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

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  1. elisiX

    elisiX Senior member

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    I have located and am seriously considering the Alden Color #8 LWB in US8 E.

    The issue however is that the Alden Snuff Boots I have are an 8.5D. Both the boots and the LWB are Barrie as you would know.

    Now the boots do feel like they could be a tiny bit long, but generally they are incredibly comfortable with no comfort issues at all.

    Basically they fit better, more snug with thicker socks.

    What I am wondering is whether or not the LWB is likely to fit slightly bigger or smaller than the boot assuming both were 8.5D.

    Is it a bad idea to big .5 a size down again on the LWB? Any idea's?
     
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    So THIS is the secret to a Mac like shine! I knew I was doing something wrong. I'll have to enlist one of my nieces or nephews.
     
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    She's not quite ready to handle cordovan yet. Maybe when she's 3.

    Here is the finished product of her labor.

    Alden For J Crew tobacco LWB
    I use AE Chili polish on them to get some red tones. Inside they look very Ravelloish
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    The color is quite different from inside to outside. Looks great!
     
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    Quite a few people here have observed that barrie high* boots run smaller than barrie shoes, myself included. Some don't find the discrepancy to warrant different sizes, whereas some do.

    Here is my experience: my Tanker boots on the barrie are 11D, and they fit about the same as an 11C barrie shoe (and somewhat like a 10.5D barrie shoe, though 10.5D is noticeably shorter in length, so not quite). An 11D barrie shoe is without question larger than my 11D Tanker boots. I have also tried on the JCrew PCT boot in 11D and found the same thing.

    *I say "high" boots because I don't think this is true for barrie chukkas because (1) I haven't heard such things here and (2) I tried on a pair of 11D shell chukkas on the barrie and was swimming in them, to the point I thought they might be a mislabeled 11.5D. Go figure.
     
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    My experience with the shell LWB has been that it is larger than other Barrie lasted shell shoes I have. Others might have different experience and I imagine it has much to do with the specific shape of your foot, but I found the difference to be noticeable.
     
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    Well by the above, if the 8.5D in the suede boot is fine if not a little long, than the LWB would be ideal in an 8E.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    My experience is different in regards to Barrie chukkas. Before I took the alden plunge around 6 months (and thousands of dollars) ago, I was a size 10 , though depending on the shoe I could get into a 9.5. I picked up a pair Alt Wien's from Epaulet in a 9.5 and they are a little roomy but still a god fit. I also picked up a pair of commando sole chukkas from alden of Carmel in 9.5 and there is noticeably more room in them. If I knew then what I know now, I probably would have sent the chukkas back and went with a 9.
     
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    Your choice of shoes and polish is really good. Those shoes look amazing. A very nice and unique shade. However, I would not discount the efforts of your daughter in all of this. There is a noticeable level of intensity in her as she is attacking the shine.
     
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    Alden #8 captoe on Grant.
    I just couldn't pass up a deal from a local member on these! Great guy and I got myself some great boots! Only worn a couple times and barely creased. [​IMG]

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    what size? good looking boot btw
     
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    These are 8.5D on Grant. They fit absolutely perfectly. I am a TTS 8.5D and an 8D in Barrie for reference.
     
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    Quite the score tifosi. Congratulations! They look almost like an English country boot in a C&J sort of way, but still distinctively Alden. Wear them in the best of health.
     
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    Ravello NST

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