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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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  1. newbiealden

    newbiealden Senior member

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    Anyone have heel slippage issues when wearing unlined barrie shoes? I already suffer from some (I have narrow heels) when wearing most Barrie's - concerned that the unlined will result in more heel space... Thoughts?
     
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    @BenLeamanYou are dead to me, sir. LMAO!!!
     
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    My CXL unlined dovers are a bit loose in the heel but no slippage.

    On an unrelated note, I am looking
    My unlined CXL dovers are a bit loose in the heel compared to my #8 LWB but no heel slippage.

    On an unrelated note, I am hoping to add my first pair of LHS to my collection. How does the Van last vs. Barrie last in the same size compare in terms of length? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    The shoes are built on the same last, which implies the same internal volume - lined or unlined. The only difference being when you can't last a leather very tightly (eg Shell). Narrow heels and the Barrie last don't mix. Fit is key, consider something else.
     
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    The Van last fits short in the toe box relative to the Barrie. In fact, the two lasts aren't really comparable in any way. The Van is a "try before you buy" last.
     
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    BB x Alden Color 8 Wingtip for my job interview later today

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    Looking good! & good luck with the job interview! [​IMG]
     
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    All the chukka talk yesterday and I broke mine out.

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    Hey guys does Brooks Brothers carry a tan suede LHS? I don't think I see anything but wanted to check with the experts here. I'm looking to take advantage of the corporate 30% off sale today and I wanted to pick up some type of suede loafer for the summer. Might have to go with the brown tassel, which is still a good option.
     
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    They had one recently, but I'm not seeing it today.
     
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    They did carry one. It is ironically lined. DonL has a pair and I had one for a short while.

    -Mike
     
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    I found snuff tassels, which I think I actually will put to better use than the tan LHS, so I'll go with those. Aberdeen, so TTS, correct?
     
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    TTS is my experience.
     
  14. MrDV

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    @katch you're hired!
    Best of luck today sir.
     
  15. katch

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    Thanks for the kind words fellas!!!
     
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    I welcome chilly and cloudy Spring days...
     
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    what last are these?
     
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    Those look like the Alden x J.Crew captoe shell boots, which are on the Barrie last, though they do tend to run smaller than other shoes on Barrie lasts.
     
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