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But be aware that tracing method is not by any means foolproof for sizing. There is no substitute for trying on a boot. Baker's will send you one to try on, but I think they only have smokejumpers. Sometimes you can find a retailer that will allow returns and try one on that way. Imogene and Willie had some in stock in the past, and a place in NYC that I forget the name of.
Good luck, keep me posted. BTW, the Dainite resoling cost $143, so they bring that added value..
 The SD toe looks more tapered in pics, the SJ blockier.  Which surprised me when trying on, because you think the SD will be more narrow, but it's not. In my experience the SJ was significantly tighter on the little toe than the SD...
 There's this new line of Woolrich boots, which are lined with wool. Not sure how warm they are, but they look pretty good to me for a standard old style workboot.  I am thinking they are made for Woolrich by Thorogood, just based on looks, so quality is anyone's guess.  (Thorogood seems to have some boots higher quality, and some lower.) Anyway, here's the Yankee Boot: 
 Ha, and the 310s in meso's pic are ones that I used to own before selling them to Rafa!  We are such an incestuous bunch.. I remember taking these brown HH's out of the box when they arrived a couple of years ago.  They were the first Vibergs I ever held, and I literally laughed out loud at how nice they were. Unfortunately a half size too small.  Someone else has posted similar brown HH 310s but otherwise I have never seen this leather again.
 Will take some more today and get them up soon...
 Is this the page: http://brooklynclothingco.bigcartel.com/category/boots Incidentally, the French calf on those black boots seems pretty close to what we were talking about with regard to harness leather above.  I really like the way it looks, though haven't seen it in person.  It seems more substantial and bit less shiny than the FC from White's for example. Also, this does NOT look like an unstructured toe does it?  That's how they describe it, but it seems clearly more...
Really like the shape of those derbys!
^^ I have found Trubalance to be slightly tighter in the toe width (and lower in the toebox naturally) than SD last. As others have said, SD slightly more roomy than SJ.
 No, actually I like the resole a lot, much better than the original leather sole.  Just realized that they fit the same slot as my White's Boots, which I am now wearing regularly.  Looking to get a different style boot/shoe instead, and need the cash.  Figured if I am ever going to replace the OSBs I ought to put them up for sale now, before I put any wear on the new soles.
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