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 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...
 Some more input for you... I'm a 7.5D in Barrie as well.  I have the J. Crew PCT in #8 as well as other boots on the Barrie.  And I take 7.5D in all of them.  I have Viberg 2030 boots in both 7.5 and also in 7.  They both fit well. Two things --- one, how snug are the 7.5D Barrie boots on you?  If they are very snug, then you might want to consider going with a 7.5 in 2030.  Second, think about what kind of socks you want to wear with your 2030s. My Alden Barrie boots fit...
I highly recommend the aged bark. It is definitely a more unique color (but not really "neutral"). It's also got an interesting finish. I expected a smooth finish but it's actually like a nubuck with a very fine nap. It will take longer to break in than CXL as it's thicker and stiffer but should patina very nicely.
If you're willing to wait, you could get on a list at Moulded. Rafael usually has quite a few make ups on the Modified in the queue. Unless things have changed, as it's been over a year since I've ordered from him.
The Shoe Mart has some sometimes. Again, not that many. Most of hem go to Asia, I think.
Woodlore Epic twin tube
@patrick_b, your photos are always so awesome.  The more I see photos like yours and the other photographers on these threads, the more I'm tempted to get a nice camera and start learning.  I like what you've done with those boots as well.
 It appears to be so from what I've read.  In addition to Horween, Truman has recently started getting leather from CF Stead, giving them even more breadth and variety in what will be offered.  Because it's such a small operation, it appears that you have to jump pretty quickly when you see a popular or unique leather being offered, as the allotment seems to sell out pretty quickly.
Dan, I don't yet own any Trumans so don't know a heck of a lot about them. Also don't own any Whites. I've read through the Truman thread and was quite impressed. Vince, the owner, seems like a good guy who really is passionate about his boots and loves what he does. I like the story behind that. The quality all around seems on par with Viberg from what I've read.What's amazing is how much they look like Vibergs. Construction seems quite similar as well. One...
 As a 2030 fan boy, I'm amused about the "outrage" over this last. For me, it's not just that I like the looks of the 2030, they are an incredibly well fitting last for my feet.  And fit is everything to me.  I have a pair of 2045s (waxed flesh) that I really like the looks of, but they don't fit my feet nearly as well.  I'm tempted to try the 1035 or 110 if I get a chance.  (although Truman Boots have me intrigued at the moment as well.) Also, I think there're a lot of...
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