***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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

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  1. zazaza

    zazaza Senior member

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    instead of the requisite sizing down (e.g. 12D to 11.5D) on Barrie, can anyone with experience speak to keeping the same size but reducing the width? (e.g. 12D to 12C)



     
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    barrie fits me best when i size down 1/2 size and 1 width to C from D
     
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    any aldens on sale? i feel like buying a pair
     
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    Alden directly, yes, but like I said I have a pair of Alden for BB black shell captoe balmorals and a pair of Alden for BB #8 shell tassel loafers. This'll be my first pair of high boots since my black paratrooper jump boots from just-post college. Actually I still have those around the house, I think... hmmm...
     
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    While yes I can, and, since you asked, I will.

    I am TTS 9.5D. I consider my regular Barrie size to be 9D (I have 18 models on the Barrie and 1 model on the M-58 (like Barrie)). However, I prefer my PTBs (in color 8 and black) to have a slimmer silhouette, particularly when I dress them up.

    Hence, I have the 9901 (black shell ptb) in 9.5C (Barrie) and the color 8 Alden for BB PTB in 9.5C (M-58). They both fit well, and my objective of a slimmer silhouette is obtained. :nodding:

    Curiously, the "official" Alden sizing guideline for the Barrie is to only go down one width (e.g., 9.5D to 9.5C).
     
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    Are the LWB built on a Barrie last?

    If I am trubalance 8.5 should I go with 8.5 for color 8 LWB?

    Is the Barrie a narrower last because I definitely do not want to go narrower?
     
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    If you take your size in this shoe - Alden for BB black shell captoe balmoral - and go down a half size (e.g., 11.5D to 11D) for the Barrie-lasted boot, you should be fine.
     
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    That's what I did. The BB is a 10D and I got a 9.5D for the Barrie boot.
     
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    Should be good to go ......
     
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    I second this sentiment.
     
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    trubalance is the widest last.

    any other last will be "narrower".

    Although most people get the same in both.
     
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    My Alden shoes are size 8D. so i have to Shoes tree in size S or M.
     
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    #NAMORproblems
     
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    unlined #8 ptb, flex welt, barrie last, from Alden SF

    for those in the states, everyone have a relaxing and safe holiday weekend
     
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