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

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  1. Andreas1965

    Andreas1965 Well-Known Member

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    My 10E Indys are not too snug. My heels, especially the right heel, are no way snug. The forefeet are just perfect.
    My left foot is much bigger in the heel area, don't know why, freak of nature thing going on with my feet.
    I would say, my right foot could fit in a 10D with ease, the left... I don't know, forefeet surely, heel... IDK. Depends a little bit on how these will stretch in the width.
    Hm. Too bad, if you were right. 509,- $ is a very good price. What a shame there's only a 10D left, no 10E. Returning them is no option, I'm from Germany and would have these boots sent to a friends son in the US. My friend is going to visit her son in a few weeks and will bring them back to Germany for me. I will try them on when they're already in Germany.

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    shaunw Senior member

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    I'm not sure how far you are from Netherlands but maybe you could purchase some aldens from there?

    Frans Boone bv
    FransBooneStore.com
    Kapellestraat 17
    4524 CW Sluis
    The Netherlands
    [email protected]
    phone +31 117 462 188
    opening hours: we are open 7 days a week!
    mon – fri 10h-18.30h
    sat – sun 10h-18.30h
     
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    I sure am.

    No one has asked me to leave yet, so I'm good.

    Are you kidding...the masses with their square-toed slip on moon-shoes and their salt-stained corrected-grain loafers shan't mumble a word.
     


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    Don L Senior member

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    So true [​IMG]


    JGilbert Plaza #8's NST's today - never have that problem with speedhooks catching on my pants
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  5. Andreas1965

    Andreas1965 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, but these are the European prices. I could save lots of money by buying in the States...
     


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    If it helps, I have ONE Indy in 11E that fits very similar to another one I have in 11.5D. The 11E is Chamois, which is heavily oiled and may stretch more than the CXL indy that I have, which may attribute to the fit. I tried on a 11D in the truebalance and it was too tight in the forefoot.

    I would caution you that I take a 12D on the Barrie, and a 12.5D or 12E TTS depending on the last, so maybe I am of no help at all.
     


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    I'm totally torn between these two longwing bluchers:

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    http://www.thesartorialist.com/phot...ventional-gift-guide-1-alden-cordovan-brogue/
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    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~18582/18582.jsp

    And I'm not in a situation to just snap up both of them. I'm curious to hear thoughts about which pair will be more versatile and serve as a long-term investment. I always thought the J Crew ones were exactly what I wanted but now that I'm looking at the Cordovans I'm thinking they might be smarter as I could wear them with my charcoal suit and pretty much any casual wear as well. Anyone have pictures wearing either? Thanks!
     


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    wearing mine today in the drizzle. I have 5 pair of Aldens, and these are the only one's that I'd replace with the exact model if anything ever happened to them.
     


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    Ravello LWB & EP
     


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    ^^ Love them - both the shoes and pants ^^
     


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    Thanks! EP charred forest flannel.
     


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    Outstanding! Now that's what I'm talking about.
     


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    Nice 'old' stock Ravello!
     


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    I sent a pair of Ravello Longwings in 9D back to Alden D.C. They'll be there on Monday. Go get 'em!
     


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