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Relaxing today at the university with some lovely cigar chukka's.

Those are stunning!!!




BB King Straight Tip, maiden voyage, even though I've owned it for several months. Still have a dozen unworn pairs in the queue #mdubsproblems
Beebs, those look great! Yeah, these mdubs problems really suck!!!


AoC cigar LWB for their first wearing on this beautiful sunny day
Mr.K, the color on those look great, thank you very much for sharing them with the thread! Enjoy your longwings!


AF53s today. Love these boots! On another note, I finally caved the other day and gave Alden DC a call and got on the cigar captoe boot list.

Disco, I am not a plain toe boot guy (despite liking Chukkas and PTBs) but those look great. Nice having the Commando sole as well!

This is probably a question that no one could answer without knowing my foot, but if I wear a 12D in Barrie, would a 12E in Grant work well?
Handcuffed, I got 10.5B on the Barrie and wear 10.5C on the Grant for what its worth.

-Mike
 

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Yeah, I am slightly delinquent with posting photos... So here is my massive shoe upload...

Last Tuesday - Alden x Brooks Brothers Black Shell Cordovan Wingtip Balmoral on the "Plaza" Last














Last Wednesday - Cigar Cap Toe Blucher














Last Thursday - Alden x Frans Boone Color 8 "Indy" Boot on the Plaza Last















Last Friday - Alden Whiskey Wingtip Balmoral on the Tremont Last














This Past Saturday - Alden Color 4 Wingtip Boot















This Monday - Color 8 Full Strap Loafer














This Tuesday - Cigar Cap Toe Balmoral - Maiden Voyage from TheShoeMart Seconds. Were the pair labeled as "Color 4", but the box said Ravello, and an inquiry with Alden yielded that they are indeed the Cigar version made for CitiShoes.















Today - Alden Color #8 Wingtip Balmoral on the Tremont Last















-Mike
 

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Finally, some of my recent acquisitions...

Alden Cigar Medallion Cap Toe Boot.






















Alden Cigar Chukka Boot
















Alden Ravello Chukka Boot - Dang this is a yummy shade of Ravello!


















Alden Ravello NST Shoe





















My finally complete collection of rare Chukka boots! The first time I went to Alden DC some 3 years ago, I got to try on every color and of course bought Color 8... It has taken me this long to recover from that mistake. But somethings are worth the wait.



-Mike
 

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Those photos are stellar! Thanks for showing your collection. T
Finally, some of my recent acquisitions...
Alden Cigar Medallion Cap Toe Boot.
Alden Cigar Chukka Boot
Alden Ravello Chukka Boot - Dang this is a yummy shade of Ravello!
Alden Ravello NST Shoe
My finally complete collection of rare Chukka boots! The first time I went to Alden DC some 3 years ago, I got to try on every color and of course bought Color 8... It has taken me this long to recover from that mistake. But somethings are worth the wait. [COLOR=A74345] [/COLOR]
 

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My experience with having a wide foot and high instep says "yes," you can do that. It depends where your arch is on the Barrie. If just before or not entirely centered with the widest part of the last, AND you have a wide foot, then I'd say keeping length the same and going up in width should work.

Bear in mind that a 12.5D and 12E are supposed to have similar volume, but the E feels a hair wider.
Comparing between those sizes and widths (11D vs 10.5 E in my case), the biggest difference in the E width in my experience is in the heel, which will be MUCH fuller in the E width. I ended up going TTS, as the 10.5D was pinching my big toes at the welt, and my heels in the 10.5E were almost coming out of the shoe, 11D, TTS, was my ticket in the Barrie, and I have 2 pairs at that size which feel great.

Disclaimer: One of my two pairs of Alden is the Brooks Brothers plain toe blucher, which allegedly is the Barrie last, but I've seen conflicting reports on this.


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Yeah, I am slightly delinquent with posting photos... So here is my massive shoe upload...

Last Tuesday - Alden x Brooks Brothers Black Shell Cordovan Wingtip Balmoral on the "Plaza" Last









Last Wednesday - Cigar Cap Toe Blucher



Last Thursday - Alden x Frans Boone Color 8 "Indy" Boot on the Plaza Last






Last Friday - Alden Whiskey Wingtip Balmoral on the Tremont Last



This Past Saturday - Alden Color 4 Wingtip Boot










This Monday - Color 8 Full Strap Loafer











This Tuesday - Cigar Cap Toe Balmoral - Maiden Voyage from TheShoeMart Seconds. Were the pair labeled as "Color 4", but the box said Ravello, and an inquiry with Alden yielded that they are indeed the Cigar version made for CitiShoes.










Today - Alden Color #8 Wingtip Balmoral on the Tremont Last







-Mike

Finally, some of my recent acquisitions...

Alden Cigar Medallion Cap Toe Boot.





Alden Cigar Chukka Boot







Alden Ravello Chukka Boot - Dang this is a yummy shade of Ravello!




Alden Ravello NST Shoe






My finally complete collection of rare Chukka boots! The first time I went to Alden DC some 3 years ago, I got to try on every color and of course bought Color 8... It has taken me this long to recover from that mistake. But somethings are worth the wait.





-Mike
Mike, Your pictures and your collection are stunning!
I especially like the Color 4 Wingtips and the Cigar Medallion boots from this round of photos.

I dunno how you do it. If I had this many shoes to choose from Id have to wake up 2 hours early everyday just to decide which pair I wanted to wear with what outfit.
You sir ARE the man.
 

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Can't even keep up with the dubses pics, forget the collection.

J/k fantastic collection Mike. Need some Mr DV style pics of the color 4 wtip and cigar medallion. What an acquisition. Jealous man. :slayer:
 
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Mdubs,

As a beginning collector who is new here, your collection just made my jaw drop. Outstanding in every way.
 
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