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***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. afixedpoint

    afixedpoint Senior member

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    I find the J. Crew #8 captoe on the Barrie to be very narrow relative to a LWB in the same size.
     
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    If you have a wide-ish forefoot, your TTS size in Barrie would likely have an E width... So if you are TTS 10E, sizing down to 9.5E in Barrie tends to work really well. However, if an E width is not available, then it is best to stick with a 10D

    From what I can tell, retailers are starting to order more E widths, which is a good trend for guys with wider feet
     
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    I suppose it all depends on the individual. These different lasts are certainly a double edged sword. It's confusing, or can be, and maybe difficult to find your correct size, but the options are nice once you do.

    In Allen Edmonds, I have some that are 10D and some 10E.

    With Alden, I'm 10D in the Hampton last and 9.5D in the Barrie. I think the LWBs are the most comfortable shoes I own.
     
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    Sevenfold,

    Quetion for you - I agree with the concept that PTBs run a touch smaller than other Barrie lasted shells. Do you think this follows for the Chukka which is kind of a PT? Very curious because I want the chukka but really only get a good fit with the PTB on Barrie.
     
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    I found the same thing with the Unionmade Captoe. The barrie seemed to run much narrower than in my PTB.
     
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    i dunno PTB and captoes in barrie fit the same
     
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    Is there a Allen edmonds or Florsheims last that match the barrie last for a size comparison?
     
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    Maybe it is because the Unionmade makeup is a boot? I don't know other than to say I feel a definite difference in how they fit. I don't know how else to explain it.
     
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    I'm an 11D on the brannock with a slightly high volume foot. 10.5D on most barrie shoes works great but I had to go up to 11D on the J. Crew cap toe boot. Glad I had the opportunity to buy in store and try on both as I would have likely gone 1/2 size down if I ordered online.
     
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    How do aldens soles hold up on a motorcycle? or should i look at red wings or LL bean
     
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    Roguls, these cigar boots have got to be the most desirable boots for me. They are right at the very top of my list, and when I get past my two-month moratorium on boot purchases, I will patiently try to find a pair of these. Did you order these via phone or go to Paris to get them? I understand Anatomica won't deduct VAT but if you pick them up in Paris you can do that at the airport, right? And customs shouldn't charge duty since they are a US product, correct?

    Anyway, that is an awesome pair of boots to own. Enjoy and thanks for sharing even though you were hung over!
     
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    Happy Xmas eve. These are my Xmas present to myself.
     
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    In my experience, chukkas fit slightly looser than PTBs, so, IMO, chukkas do not fit a touch smaller than other Barrie lasted shoes.
     
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    Thanks - I trust your experience on this. I doubt anyone here other than Mac has the wide of assortment of shell shoes you have.
     
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    I have noticed this as well. I wish they would go in the opposite direction too and start carrying more narrow shoes. Other than waiting 2 years for a pre-order, I have a hell of a time finding narrow widths.
     
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