Please do. Will be going this way as well. I inherited some high-rise trousers from my older cousin a few years ago, and modernized them (trimmed the taper, deleted the multiple pleats) and they are glorious. The gable fabrics were just not in my style range, but I will be delving into the Taylor. Deciding on the olive or navy....
Akin is not a good description. Barrie is voluminous, but has a wide heel cup, and, comparatively, a narrow forefoot. Those who have moderately wide feet are going to be happier with the trubalance. Eastern European gents know what I'm getting at.
For your consideration:
Alden Boots in black shell cordovan. Size 11D, on the Barrie last. I have found that I need the trubalance last. I wore these for exactly 45 minutes (I stepped on concrete for probably 50 steps), and have added toe taps. They are perfect.
Price includes shipping to lower 48; elsewhere, inquire, please.