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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. TheArgonaut

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    quick question about fit:

    just got a pair of longwings (barrie last), everything seems to fit (besides mild heel slippage), my question is about length -I've got something like 1-1.5 inches of space beyond my toes, is this the correct fit? or do I want my big toe to come closer to the end. Also should the shoes crease pretty much immediately?
     


  2. blue collar

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    Your fit question wont get an exact answer but most alden guys are more concerned more with having the widest part of the foot line up with the widest part of the shoe. The space from the end of your toes to the end of the shoe could vary.

    Your heel slippage could also be there bacuse you have yet to break in your double leather sole.

    If you have mad creasing (assuming you have shell cordovan) this could be because, as some peolple say, you have the wrong fit...
     
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  3. Alcibiades

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    This seems like a normal fit, though you may want to consider an E in a half size shorter
     


  4. Kevk

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    [​IMG] Barrie last looks so much sleeker with a flat welt.
     
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  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    thank you
     


  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    looking good in your lwb
     


  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG]
    #8 full strap
    argyles otc
     


  8. 0waterbouys

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    Just got some calf skin wingtip boots. How much should I expect these to stretch?
     


  9. ambivalence

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    Which one is more versatile or which one will you rather get..

    #8 chukka/ snuff suede ptb
     


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    It will loosen up because your foot will 'sink' into the leather footbed as the cork underneath molds to your foot but from experience they shouldn't stretch THAT much, certainly more than shell though.
     


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    It depends. Whats already in your rotation?

    suede ptb for me though! :slayer:
     


  12. ambivalence

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    I have the #8 lwb, indy 405 and a #8lhs (that doesnt really shine..(got it from ebay)


    and im not sure if my jeans/chinos leg opening(7inch) is big enough to cover the chukka...
     
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  13. blue collar

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    With all the #8, i think you answered your own question ;)
     


  14. ambivalence

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    only have 2 #8... owell...
     


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    so amazing
     


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