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In Their Shoes: Sarah Chan + Don Iveson

3-minute read

Who’s walking around in Poppy Barley shoes? Here, we spend a few minutes with our customers to find out who they are and what they do.

 

NAME(S)

Sarah Chan (SC) Don Iveson (DI)

HOME

Edmonton, AB. Both Don and I were born and raised here (with the exception of Don being born in a St.Albert hospital)

 

OCCUPATION

(SC) Piano Teacher; Mom; Woman-At-Large (DI) Mayor of Edmonton

POPPY BARLEY STYLE YOU OWN

The Feminine Slipper (now sold out) in Black Python and Metallic Gold, 5 1/2 (SC) The Edmonton Oxford in Grey, 14 1/2 (DI)

 

5 Minutes With (Valentine's Day Edition) Sarah Chan and Don Iveson

Describe your typical work day.

(SC) I’m up and at ‘em with the kids; dealing with house stuff; hopefully having some admin time at the computer; taking meetings regarding my various initiatives; teaching music to my students; and, if I’m not out at an event, I get to put my kids to bed! For Don: council meetings; public hearings; speaking engagements; media scrums; interviews; appearances of all sorts; hopefully time at the office to check in with the team; if he’s home in time he helps the kids brush their teeth and never rushes story time. He does special voices for all characters and all that jazz. Mayor Don Iveson wears The Edmonton Oxford - Narrow to extra wide - mens grey leather oxfords - Size 14.5 men's shoes - Poppy Barley

If you could turn into any animal for a day, what would you pick? What would you do?

(SC) I’d want to be an Edmonton river valley coyote, so I could see the city from another perspective. (DI) An eagle. I’d fly.

How do your personalities complement each other? Is there anything about your personalities that clash?

I’m (SC) the extrovert and Don is the introvert. I am excessive in the talking department. He is very good at listening. We challenge each other to be our best! We’ve been working at our communication for a long time, so clashing has been less and less over our (almost) 10 years of marriage. It also helps that we genuinely find each other interesting and respect one another - what a concept!5 Minutes With (Valentine's Day Edition) Sarah Chan and Don Iveson

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

(SC) Patience (DI) Mind reading

How has becoming the mayor and first lady of Edmonton impacted your lives in a way that you never expected?

(SC) I have met so many wonderful people doing amazing work to make our community better. (DI) Getting to meet really interesting people. The Edmonton Oxford - Narrow to extra wide - mens grey leather oxfords - Size 14.5 men's shoes - Poppy Barley

If you were going to lose one sense, what would you be willing to give up?

(SC) If I had to pick, probably sight. (DI) Smell

What's your ideal date night?

(SC) Good food, cocktails, and snuggles.

What's your favourite dish?

(SC) My dad’s pork, onion, and tomato stir fry (DI) Waffles with peanut butter

If you could spend 5 minutes with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

(SC) Grandma (DI) Abraham Lincoln The Edmonton Oxford - Narrow to extra wide - mens grey leather oxfords - Size 14.5 men's shoes - Poppy Barley

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The Harley Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How To Measure:
The Harley Heeled Sandal: Take a tape measure and wrap it around your foot, right below your ankle bone as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 26 cm
5.5 26.5 cm
6 27 cm
6.5 27 cm
7 27.5 cm
7.5 27.5 cm
8 28 cm
8.5 28 cm
9 28 cm
9.5 28.5 cm
10 28.5 cm
10.5 29 cm
11 29 cm
11.5 30 cm
12 30 cm

The Esther Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How to Measure:
The Esther Heeled Sandal: take a tape measure and wrap it around your ankle, above the ankle bone, as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 23 cm
5.5 23 cm
6 23 cm
6.5 23 cm
7 24 cm
7.5 24 cm
8 24.5 cm
8.5 24.5 cm
9 24.5 cm
9.5 25 cm
10 25 cm
10.5 25.5 cm
11 26 cm
11.5 26 cm
12 26 cm

Belt Sizes

Natural Waist Measurement Typical Jean Size Belt Size for High‑rise Pant Belt Size for Mid‑rise Pant Infinite Belt Size
23-25" 23/24 26" 28" 1
25-26" 25 28" 30" 1
26-27" 26 30" 32" 1
27-28" 27 30" 32" 1
28-29" 28 32" 34" 2
29-30" 29 32" 34" 2
30-31" 30 34" 36" 2
31-32" 31 34" 36" 2
32-33" 32 36" 38" 3
33-34" 33 36" 38" 3
34-35" 34 38” 40" 3
36-37" 36 38" 40" 3
38-39" 38 40" 42" 4
40-41" 40 40" 42" 4
42-43" 42 44" 46" 4
43-44" 43 44" 46" 5
44-45" 44 46" - 5

Sizing Note: For the most accurate fit, measure around your body where you plan to wear the belt. Choose the closest belt size to that measurement.

Belt Diagram Accent Belt and Complement BeltThe Accent Belt, The Polished Belt and The Complement Belt size measurements start from the beginning of the leather to the middle hole.

Belt Diagram Infinite BeltThe Infinite Belt size measurements cover the entire length of the leather.



Belt Measuring Guide

Belt Measuring Guide

A - High-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt around your natural waistline, wrap a measuring tape around the narrowest part of your midsection. Then, add 3” to determine your high-rise belt size.

B - Mid-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt lower than your natural waistline, you will require a dierent size. If you have a particular pair of bottoms you intend to wear your belt with, wrap a measuring tape through the belt loops while in a relaxed position.

When wearing your belt in your preferred style, it should fasten in the middle hole. The belt will relax with wear allowing you to cinch it tighter, as needed.

If you plan to wear the belt in both the high and mid-rise styles, you have two options:

  1. Select your high-rise style and fasten it more loosely when worn in the mid-rise style.
  2. Select your mid-rise style and fasten it more tightly when worn in the high-rise style.