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

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  1. herrmj

    herrmj Senior member

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    How would you describe the leydon/barrie difference?
     
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    tried to get in there today since I was going to be in mid town after work. forgot they closed at 6! D'oh!
     
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    I have the 11.5 B/D Barrie and 12 B/D Leydon. While I don't have any heel slippage in the Barrie, the Leydon really locks you in, cupping the heel more effectively. The toebox is a bit more narrow, moreso a U-shape as opposed to the C-shape of the Barrie. I think the instep is a bit more raised as well - a bit better for a foot with arch. I think it's my favorite last up to now.
     
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    I can't do two pairs as the store won't take the other back. I should really try to find time to try on some LWBs.

    At first I did the same size JCrew PCT as my indy boots but they were just too tight across the widest part of my foot. I stepped up a half size and it was good.

    I keep hearing that the Barrie LWB are a little roomier/wider than Barrie lasted boots. If that's the case I'm tempted to just go with my Indy size.
     
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    I want to ask this question as well.
    I didn't receive any email after that.
     
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    let's just say it yet again so everyone knows...our very own REguy made this
     
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    looks a bit like overzealous burnishing. i have a pair of AE brown calf 5th aves like this. anyone else care to weigh in?
     
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    Try using the shoe bags that came with the shoes for storage. That might help alleviate the problem in the future. I'm not sure. It's just a guess.
     
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    Don L Senior member

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    jGilbert NST's today

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    Black Medallion Cap Toe

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    Yes. I should have taken more time with the top pic.
     
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    The horsehide took to the dye differently in that spot, and it turned out darker.
     
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    great shoes
     
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    Maybe my favorite Alden boot ...
     
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