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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhcam8, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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  2. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Guys, I have a pair of RL shell Cordovan Giffords that I'm thinking to let to. They were only worn a few times and practically new. Size 11D, comes in the box, etc.
    See couple of pictures and pm me if there is interest.

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    Thrift Couture Senior member

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    Any thoughts on the Frye James PTB in brown shell cordovan?
     


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    DXBMark Well-Known Member

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    WANT! And the US made Frye boots and shoes are great if you need lots of arch support and room up front.
     


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    Thrift Couture Senior member

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    Cool. Would you go TTS, or size down like the Alden Barrie last?
     


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    DXBMark Well-Known Member

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    I go true brannock device size but I have archetypical ‘weird feet’. However my good guess is that TTS will be good but give an ‘american’ fit. If you’re used to Italian or French shoes or like a snug fit perhaps go down a half size. But since too small can’t be fixed and a maybe half size too big is resolved with boot socks or a thin insole, I’d go TTS.
     


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    Most people go 1/2 size down from TTS on Barrie -- it is a roomy last for sure.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Tuesday. Rancourt x RL Natural Shell Cordovan Penny Pinch Loafers. Marcoliani Brown Argyles OTC. Epaulet Butterscotch Cotton-Cashmere Walt Trousers.

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    -Mike
     


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    OP was inquiring about Frye - which generally runs ever so slightly smaller than Barrie- basically same width with slightly lower insteps - think Tremont or a slightly roomier Grant.
    Practical example, I can wear either 10 or 10.5 from Frye in any last, but Alden Barrie is too big in 10.5.
     


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    Brown shell cordovan MacNeil, in the wild. 20171021_182312-1.jpg
     


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