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

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  1. phototristan

    phototristan Distinguished Member

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    Thanks. I still can't decide so decided to just forget it and not get any NST. ;)
     


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    You are the doctor. You tell us.
     


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    These are great. Fantastic. Last? I think CXL leather is a really tempting option for makeups with the shell shortage. My favorite shoe in my Alden collection is my natCXL longwing (leydon) by far. Wish Alden would put more lwbs on this last. Wear those well. They are just stunningly beautiful.
     


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    I think that the roundness of the Barrie works really well for the NST. For me, on the Aberdeen the toe is too pointed and accentuated. I know I am likely in the minority. I also prefer the NST boots on the Barrie for the same reason
     
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    Does anyone know what the increment is in mm when going from a D to an E? I'm unsure whether there is a standard, or it really just depends on the last. Either way, just curious.
     


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    Thank you. They are on a Barrie last, sir.
     




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    I wonder if it is constant going up the sizing scale. Like is it a 3mm difference from 7D to 7E, and 3mm from 13.5D to 13.5E?

    It would make the increase proportionately smaller compared to the overall dimensions of the shoe as size increases.

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    Edit: This would also cause the shape of the last to change as size increases. The width of a 13.5E would be smaller relative to the length as compared to a 7E.

    This leads me to suspect that there is not a constant difference (in terms of mm) between widths as size increases/decreases. It should be proportional to the length, if the last proportions are to remain constant throughout sizes.
     
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    I think green CXL would look awesome...although I can't imagine Alden using anything like that anytime soon.
     


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    [​IMG]Touche, Bakes. It seems I'm at my least sensible place when I'm on this thread. I swear, I'm much more competent and efficient in my personal and work lives.

    I work with the unconscious, not in podiatry. Point well taken. I'll call a colleague tomorrow...
     


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    I was just messing with you. I'm sure someone in this thread knows off hand.

    I think your suspicions is correct, that they swell throughout the day, but I've heard conflicting information on this topic.
     


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    Thanks for your validation. I usually pride myself on having more of a sense of humor. Today, however, I've been on the phone repeatedly between patients with real estate attorneys, the IRS and my mortgage company. I just missed my mortgage commitment date and had to ask the seller's attorney for an extension and delayed closing date because of one missing piece of paper: my 2012 tax return, which the IRS would not release because some stooge was requesting for the wrong social security number. Argh. If only these people were as cheery and helpful as Kathy from Alden of DC or the leffot folks.

    Not sure which is more difficult: closing on a house when you've got the money for it or finding the shell you're looking for even when you're willing to shell out north of $700 for it.

    Rant over. If you think I need to chill, you should see the tension that's developed over at the AE site. Our Alden boy Mediahound is getting lambasted for asking the AE CEO a simple and fair question.

    Heading to bed with fingers crossed for the IRS to cooperate with the mortgage goons and for whiskey shell that my swollen toes will fit comfortably in. Best of luck, fellow aficionados, with finding your next wished-for Alden!
     


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    These are incredible.
     


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    Green shoes ftw, wish alden made a dark green shell like gaziano girling racing green. Rancourts green is just a bit too much

    Regarding feet swelling, find tighter shoes will feel tight after 6-8 hours for me so 2-3pm if you are on normal work schedule
     


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