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***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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    Are you trying to make an argument to people on this thread about not having the same style shoe/boot in different leathers??? Haha

    I hear you though. I think its a great casual boot. I don't wear shell casually so this style would be cool to have to wear with denim. With that being said I am still passing.
     
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    I am a 7.5D in Barrie shoes, I find 7.5D in my Barrie boot to be pretty snug and may move to 7.5E for future purchases. My question is should I be ok in an 8D in grant boot or should I go to an 8E?
     
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    Grant toe box is more narrow than Barrie. So not positive a D would work for you.
     
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    If the toes are snug, go to an E. Although I find the grant in general is more narrow compared to the Barrie so my suggestion would be to go to the E.
     
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    I know better than that. I'm trying to justify it to myself how it's too similar and I don't need this pair as well. What really helps is that my wife will be like 'they're the same shoe!' and get pissed at me.
     
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    True story

    This is the precise reason that I don't have the LWB in natty CXL. My wife would see them as analogous to the LWB in whiskey
     
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    Wow. I didn't even know Alden produced these outside of the custom make ups for epaulet (innsbruk) and leather soul (ultimate indy).

    Bummer I've already left the city to be home for the holidays other wise I'd be calling up the shop right now! Hope they still have some when I'm back in town next week!
    Is it just me, or are these exactly the same as the ultimate indy by Leathersoul?
    http://instagram.com/p/vjmYyGqSY_/
     
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    Wow, you are a man of few words, but good taste. Nice 975s!!!

    -Mike
     
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    Gotcha. Those makes sense! -Mike
     
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    So you guys are saying that even in a half size up the Grant toe box feels narrow compared to Barrie. I suspected that may be the case. Thanks for the advice guys. Kind of debating selling off the Bayfield for the new Leffot Daytripper in chamois, seems like a better fit for the weather here. Plus I liked those Plaza chamois shoes but wished they were on a less formal last.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. Unless it's the lighting, the edge trim appears lighter on the Alden Madison version. And the stitching at the top of the boot is matching on the Alden Madison version, as opposed to white on the LS Ultimate Indy. Subtle differences if there are really any differences.
     
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    That was the case for me. 8.5D Barrie is roomier than 9D Grant.
     
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    :nodding:

    good luck with your decision




    CHUP Army
     
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    Here is a Leffot tanker in 7.5E Barrie side by side with the daytripper in 8E Grant. I'm actually surprised how similar in length the lasts are with these boots.
     
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    Shouldn't be too surprising. The Day Tripper is a half size bigger. That should make them about even in length.
     
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    That exchange rate has me debating since its a lot for a non cordovan boot.



    Great comparison, thanks!
     
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