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

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  1. RevisIsland

    RevisIsland Senior member

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    Hey,

    Just picked up a pair of seconds last week and I feel like I'm getting a little too much crease... I'm thinking I need to size down, does anyone else agree?

    And the left definitely creases more than the right...




    Here's the pictures while I'm wearing the shoes


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    and this is after wearing, brushing, and putting in trees:

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  2. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Austerity straight tip?
     


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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    if they seem to fit other than the creasing (in terms of feel) than they are probably fine. Many people don't get the same creasing pattern on both shoes. Could be the way you walk, one foot slightly larger, variations in the stiffness of the leather because of thickness or grain or density, perhaps.
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    Oh great one. Sooth sayer. Wizard. Knower of all things Alden. Will my son wear the same Barrie size as I your humble servant?[/quote]

    he will be the same barrie size as you; however, he will wear the big and heavy aldens until he reach the age of 36
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    I am in agreement with your explanation. revis -I would keep and enjoy wearing in good health
     


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    Same here. My left foot is a little shorter so I always get an extra crease on the left shoe compared to the right, even if I use the pen trick to set the creases where I want them.
     


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    Nope - not a stupid question. It seems there is no uniformity on this. However, I believe some of the confusion comes into the picture when one does not specify bal or blucher. With all of that said, I tend to describe them, for example, as follows:

    captoe blucher (straight tip) - 2160
    captoe blucher (perf tip, with medallion toe) - 2145

    captoe bal (straight tip) - 9070
    captoe bal (perf tip) - 9015
    captoe bal (perf tip with medallion toe) - 9841
     


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    I'm not sure what creasing has to do with sizing down. Your shoes look normal...
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Then we can tackle the question as to why Norwegian Split Toes aren't actually split at the toe.
    And why v-tips are called that.[/quote]

    And why some say u-tip and some say v-tip ..... :D
     


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    A close call. A very close call. :nodding:
     


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    Based on your pictures, and assuming they fit correctly, there is quite literally nothing wrong with that pair.
     


  12. RevisIsland

    RevisIsland Senior member

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    Thanks all for the replies-- im glad everyone thinks I should keep my shoes---so keep them I will

    In reply to meso-- ive read on these forums that creasing can be excessive if the size of the shoe is too large---

    I think my left creases more than my right b/c my left foot is smaller than my right---
     


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    I have various tassels, including tassels in color 8 and mocha kid suede. I would take the color 8 tassel going away - when compared to any tassel in any color of suede.
     


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    PTB in color 8, cigar, or ravello
    or
    captoe blucher (straght tip) in color 8
     


  15. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Agreed. I also have the King, the MKS, and the Cigar. Would like to add the tan, but will refrain. The king is a good first Tassel. Once you have mastered the King, then think about trying some less majestic Tassel.

    Plus, Leffot Suede Tassel $535 x 1.085 (sales tax where applicable) +$15 (Shipping) = $595.48

    Color 8 Tassel from Alden SF, Free Shipping, No Tax = $619

    (Not sure about NYC Sales Tax, perhaps Uncle can assist me with his accounting expertise. IIRC, you are in the NY Metro area, so not sure if you were going to buy them in person or have them shipped, but under any circumstances, less than $100 to upgrade to shell.)
     
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