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

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  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    oh man soooooooooooooooooooooo pumped for mine

    you will be pleased
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    a long long wait for these

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    ends up they don't come in E width [​IMG]


    enjoy wearing your ravello lwb. remember to use the break in procedure
     


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    enjoy wearing your ravello lwb. remember to use the break in procedure
    Wear them around the house for several hours? Or do you mean the "pen trick", or something else entirely?
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    Wear them around the house for several hours? Or do you mean the "pen trick", or something else entirely?

    wear at least three different times walking on carpeting before you take the shoes to walk on the concrete to ascertain that the fit is right for you
     


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    wear at least three different times walking on carpeting before you take the shoes to walk on the concrete to ascertain that the fit is right for you
    The mac method. : )
     


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    wear at least three different times walking on carpeting before you take the shoes to walk on the concrete to ascertain that the fit is right for you

    Excellent advice. I like to wear them longer each time, although with shell it's difficult (for most of us, anyway, seemingly not you!) to keep from creasing them.
     


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    Thanks, I use Venetian shoe cream for the Ultimate Indy + horsehair brush + flannel buff, I want to keep it dressy enough.

    Yes size 13D trubalance is a little wide but I wear my hiking boots pretty often, if I want to wear dress socks then put a thin insole.

    I get my Ultimate Indy and #8 from LSBH and Cigar from Leffot. I'm hunting for snuff suede and whiskey now...


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    zippyh, that's evil post haha. I wish Alden allow independent group order easily.
     


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    Red Brick Sole Longwings at Frans Boone.
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    If only those weren't on the Barrie last, and didn't cost $590 (with 20% VAT refund), they would be my perfect spring-summer shoe!
     


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    If only those weren't on the Barrie last, and didn't cost $590 (with 20% VAT refund), they would be my perfect spring-summer shoe!

    Wish they had my size still...would kop.
     


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    color 4 and black saddle
    argyles otc
     


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    The Trubalance is just a really wide last, I've had the same experience fitting it as you described. I never tried going down a width, but what I ultimately ended up doing in your situation is going with the larger of the two sizes and wearing thicker socks. That ended up being the more comfortable solution for me.

    I sent you this already, but I think with boots, it is not bad to have some extra room in the shoe to account for thick socks. Given the truebalance is a wide last, it will fit wide. I'm not sure if E is necessary if you are between D and E (as I often am). I would just size up a half and stay in D. I find with Alden, E is necessary with narrower lasts like Aberdeen but less so with fuller lasts like Barrie/Truebalance.

    Friend, you are asking the wrong person.
    This forum is great for looking at pictures and finding out about the interesting things that are out there, but at the end, I wouldn't trust sizing advice here. Case in point- my 3 month sizing disaster.


    Thanks guys, I placed a very thin insole and they fit spot on.
    And now that you mention it when I first tried them on I may have been wearing a thicker sock back then, seeing how it was colder up here in February...oops, my bad[​IMG]

    So, wore them today and so far so good. Leather is a little stiff but that's to be expected.
    Cheers.
     


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    Thanks guys, I placed a very thin insole and they fit spot on.
    And now that you mention it when I first tried them on I may have been wearing a thicker sock back then, seeing how it was colder up here in February...oops, my bad[​IMG]

    So, wore them today and so far so good. Leather is a little stiff but that's to be expected.
    Cheers.


    which insole did you use? from Shoe Company?
     


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