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

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  1. lagsun

    lagsun Senior member

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    The last picture shows the inside numbers (978xxx). I have seen some LWBs on Leydon but my guess this is Barrie.
     


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    Shawnc:

    I for one would love some two tone saddles too. I'd love a pair on the Barrie with a Ravello front/back and Navy mid-foot. It'd basically be my AE Finch but in Shell. YUM.

    Ok, I'll keep dreaming.
     


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    tifosi, I wear the exact same size Barrie and Grant as you and I find that size 8.5C Van works best for me. It took me about 10 wears to break them in fully though. Good luck.
     


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    Hmmm. Down a width, huh? That might be something to consider. Thanks, alex!
     


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    Barrie size works best. I went down 1/2 from Barrie once on Whiskey LHS. Too short and had to flip. The unlined BB Cordovan version is tighter overall than the lined, I've never had a Suede unlined LHS, maybe someone could chime in on that model fit?
     


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    On subject of LHS, if I can score one in an exotic color i like and in my size -- even if I don't know yet that I really love the LHS (though I like it) for use in my wardrobe -- should I buy first, make up my mind later? I'm torn. I can probably flip (for cost) right?

    I know this sounds a bit obnoxious. Thanks.
     
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    That is one way to do it. I don't see you having an issue selling them. We aren't the same size are we??? haha
     


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    It's not obnoxious at all.

    It'd be obnoxious if you were buying them and they weren't in your size and you were doing just for $$$.
     


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    sorry but no.


    . I appreciate. Have to figure out if I can justify the $ for a loafer. A boot or shoe is easier for me to swallow.
     


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    I agree. It's tough when some shell boot models are less money than an exotic shell loafer.
     


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    Gentlemen, I know this question has been asked before but I'll try again. Where can I find a good shell belt in color 8 to wear with my #8 captoe boots? I've had BB shell belt but returned it some time ago.

    thanks
     


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    Even though my 9016 from yesterday got no love, I will not be discouraged.

    Suited up again with the 9015 today. This time paired with a charcoal instead of last week's navy. Herringbone instead of yesterday's solid charcoal.
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    Great looking shoe, Bakes. Something like that will be my next balmoral purchase.
     


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