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

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  1. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior Member

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    #8 LWB.
     


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    Could you provide a link with info? Haven't managed to google anything
     


  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    cigar ptb or lwb
    color 8 ptb or lwb
    black shell lwb
     


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    I'd go with color 8 for sure, and then choose between ptb and lwb. Both are iconic and match everything.
     


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    Email Leather Soul


    New jumpers are barrie lasted as well with double waterlock sole. Prefer the pull tabs and all eyelets
     


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    I really don't like the larger lasts from Alden (Barrie, Trubalance etc) and have noticed that they are the norm. I read that Alden MTO is no longer possible too (is this true?).

    The only place I have found that regularly sells Aldens on the more narrow lasts is Leather Soul but they sell out quickly and usually only have a few styles available at once.

    Are there any other retailers or way I can find or have made Aldens with narrow lasts?

    Would absolutely love to get a LWB #8, cap toe boot in #8, cigar boot in #8, practically any cordovan boot or wingtip in a narrow last really..
     
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  7. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    A man after my own heart. I agree with you 100%. Best chance to get a narrow last or narrow width is to pre-order when Leffot, Alden DC, leathersoul, the shoe Mart, etc are just placing orders with Alden. A narrow lasted Barrie or trubalance looks and feels more refined even on a casual style like the indy. I've been able to get a 11.5c Barrie Ravello wingtip boot from tsm and a 12B cigar Indy from Leffot. Both fit a lot like an Aberdeen lasted boot in 12D Aberdeen 12D on left. 12B Cigar Indy on right [​IMG]
     
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    Are sure about the jumpers being made on barrie? I don't think LS has ever done their jumpers on barrie.
     


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    They are the norm for shell, but there are plenty of exceptions; they are not the norm for calf. I am definitely an Alden fan but there is no disputing their wider lasts (and I have many on the Barrie) trend towards more casual wear. And they are great for casual wear. They are - simply as a matter of fact - not terribly sleek. This is particularly evident when wearing a last like EG's 888, which I am today.
     


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    Unless they are lying to me then yes I'm sure
     


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    Can anyone confirm the Alden/BB unlined LHS is on the Van last?
     


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    yes it is

    i own it in color 8

    they are more snug than my whiskey lined LHS
     
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    Cross post from Epaulet thread cause of the olive canvas pants, but by far my favority boots. Alden Indys in Cordovan Color 8. Great combo for a dressier look, but still pretty rugged. Way comfy, too.

    [​IMG]
     
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    BB 9.5D

    Alden (2 pairs) 9C
     


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    I just purchased an unlined BB LHS in 11D that fits well (I would like perhaps a smidge more width, but they still fit well).

    If I also want a lined Alden version, would you guys suggest an 11E? I feel like there is more room for my foot to expand through the day in the unlined version and concerned that the lined version in a D-width would not allow for this (my feet tend to expand a lot in the width).
     


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