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Thanks chip. If I'm honest with myself, the 341 fits me only okay. For some reason, English lasts seem to not fit me as well so far.
I love whiskey Saturdays...
 Alden makes a ton of different style boots, from quite dressy to very casual.  Why not peruse some Barrie-lasted Aldens?
 I don't yet have experience with Trumans.  They look very similar to Vibergs.  Are they truly less bulky?
 As a boot guy, I can certainly appreciate the beauty and sheer goodness of these boots.  And you're taking some pretty good pics, tif!
I was reading and going, oh god, don't ask about "not liking the 2030..." and start that whole discussion again...
 Double zug!  Triple zug!! I love my brown calf Conistons.  Sure tempting...
I've wondered what to use when I get to the point of needing to condition as well. That was prompted when I discovered that the aged bark had a nap. I kind of like the nap so not sure what I'm going to do.
 To me, the Vibergs are a lot more substantial.  The 7.5D Barrie #8 PCT boot weighs 1lb 8oz.  The size 7 Viberg 2030 Service Boot in aged bark weighs 1lb 12oz.  That's a good 4oz more for each boot.  The Viberg midsole and Dainite (or leather) sole together are thicker and much more stiff than the Barrie double-leather sole.  Hence, comments that they take longer to break in.  It's not so much that the uppers are stiff and uncomfortable in the Vibergs.  It's that the soles...
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