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  One of those things I could never quite understand. My Brannock size is apparently a 9D, and most general sizing recommendations seem to fit. I could not get away with sizing down my 8.5D Barrie shoes and boots, yet some 9's fit a little large on me.   I could be an asinine width and not know it, or just have a funky instep.  I take the same size in the Rain last as I do in the Detroit, but my Rain-lasted shoes are calfskin balmorals and took a long time to break in. 
First day of Fall, it only seems appropriate to wear the olive suede bluchers for the first time. The suede is perfect, I really like the subtle coloring, and there was barely any break-in required.   The fit on the Detroit last is also perfect- I went with the same size that I wear in the Allen Edmonds 1 last (UK 7.5/US 8.5), which also happens to be my Alden Barrie size.       
Hey Guys, long time no talk!  I got really busy when golf season hit :)   Anyway, I got a box from UPS last night and had  a chance to take daylight photos.  These are unbelievable.    
Finally some sun;
These really took my expectations to the woodshed. The tan thread and chestnut laces are great with the natty, and the sole is great. A real sleeper in their options! I love the lower profile compared to the usual wedge sole. These are absurdly comfortable right out of the box too.
Yep, the 2030 is an E width last. My 8.5 service boots fit very much like my 8.5 Trubalance Indy boots, although the toe boxes are shaped a little differently. I think the forefoot area of the Indy is more prone to stretching, especially with the thinner CXL.
I like that, lina. I'd love to see a sleek, straight tip black boot. Why the lining preference? Weather?
Alden's lined stuff seems to attract scuffs like the plague. The guage is noticeable thinner than my Vibergs, Rancourts, and (gasp) even my OSBs.For the troublesome marks, I'll put a couple drops of boot oil on my thumb and work it in like I'm polishing sunglasses.That being said, I've been really beating up my Indys. They need to be cleane and re-heeled.
Nope, no shipping notification yet. I will indeed post pics when they get in.
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