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Good lord! What a collection. Of your those boots which ones do you end up reaching for the most?
  Those PTBs do not look like Aldens. Am I wrong?
Those PTBs do not look like Aldens. Am I wrong?
What last are these shaped over?
Mike, you think you could make this make-up happen http://classicshoesformen.com/shoes/antique-hand-made-giant-tortoise-meeresschildkroeten-full-brogue-derby-circa-196042cd-0
What size?
I own both a pair of RW Iron Rangers as well as a few Aldens. I comfortably wear an 8.5e in both my Iron Rangers and Barrie LWB. I also have a pair of Barrie WT boots in 9D which fit me well. But I think that's because my true size is somewhere between 8.5E and 9D. I think that the Barrie last is a touch wider than the Red Wing lasts.
  I think the purpose of the midsole is to fix the RLH sole on to. So the midsole is stitched to the Moc and the sole is presumably glued on to the midsole. It is also aesthetically pleasing hence the phrase. 
So . . . I finally pulled the trigger on an MTO Ranger-Moc. Placed the order today with Katie at Rancourt. So far the process has been smooth and easy. We had a chat a few weeks ago about the various leather offers which resulted in her sending me a bunch of swatches. After being distracted for a few weeks, I finally decided on the Golf Green CXL. The full make up is green CXL, brass eyelets, tan contrast stitching, RLH sole, with a natural leather welt (or under sole,...
Thanks MP - As an update, I think you and the other posters have sold me on the LH soles. Even though I am concerned about them wearing out too quickly, I take comfort in the fact that Rancourt only charges about $50 for a resole and has a 3 week turn around.   I also spoke with Katie from Rancourt. She is kindly fedexing me sample swatches of all of the leather I shortlisted (for free). I think that at this point I am leaning towards the olive CXL, but I will decide once...
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