***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. Ironminded

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    Quick question on sizing [because I can't seem to find a place that stocks E widths to actually try on]; how does a 9.5E in Barrie compare to a 10D?
     
  2. TactileOne

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    A ravello sort of day Uncle. Need to learn to use the camera in my Iphone better.
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  3. Don L

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    Adding to the Ravello day - NST on Aberdeen

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    I use to wear Barrie 10D and now have moved exclusively to 9.5E. As you would expect, the shoe fits a bit shorter and wider. For me it is more comfortable and ends up looking better. If you measure 10E on a Brannock, 9.5E in Barrie is a good choice. The size is readily available at many Alden retailers (Madison Ave, DC, SF, Shoe Mart, Leffot, Citi Shoes, etc).
     
  5. FrankCowperwood

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    Personally I find I can wear both 10.5e and 11d.
     
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    Has anyone kopped the chromexcel PTB from Epaulet or Need Supply? If so, any pics or thoughts to share?
     
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    Bootmaker Alpine/Color #8 saddle shoes on a rainy NYC Thursday:

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    Very nice.
     
  9. Burton

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    Different number size but my experience on fitting has been exactly the same. The E width is just a better fit and creates a better feel. I am an 8E in the Barrie and the 8.5D is too narrow. I need to go up to a 9D and that is just a poor overall fit--way too long.
     
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    frans boone color 8 and ravello plaza boots
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  11. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    uncle, great looking boots.
    nice looking ravello sir.
    nice looking combo donl.
    had not seen pictures of these in action before. great looking saddles, thanks for posting.
     
  12. haiglarsen

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    I picked up a pair. They fit me pretty huge for Barrie last. I don't know if it's because Chromexcel is so stretchy, or the oiled sole makes them feel less stiff, but I was surprised since everything else Barrie in that size fits me a touch tight out of the box. The outsole is also pretty big adding further to the length of the shoe. They are otherwise simple, nice shoes, well suited to summer wearing.
     
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    officially mad I didnt grab those ravellos in sz12
     
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    MrDV, details on those blue pants?
     
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