You are telling me to by it, but you didn't tell me if that's the correct assessment for you guys.
Barrie 8.5D = 42 F-Last and 42 New Peter Last = 42 3636 Last
So you are an 8.5D TTS?
Oh thanks. Not C&J. They are from Bexley, a French shoemaker. I like them because they offer blake-stitched shoes in really flattering shapes, the leather is soft and feels great starting on the first wear, and at a pretty affordable price too. And while that probably means they are made elsewhere, I've got two pair that I've had for a couple years now and the durability seems to be good. The only downside is that ordering can be kind of a process, and while they will take off VAT, you can then get hit with a "brokerage fee" aka customs charges. Also I had to place my order twice, because they couldn't process the first card I used. That meant I then had to use one that charged a foreign transaction fee instead of the one I have that doesn't.
So to make this relevant to this thread, I believe Epaulet is working on getting a line of blake-stitch shoes going at prices lower than their other offerings (Alden; Carmina), which should fill this gap nicely without any of the hassle. For those of us in year-round warmer climates, goodyear welt is unnecessary and one can get sleeker shapes with the blake construction than with goodyear.
Do the Carminas still come with trees? Last pair I picked up didn't and I recall something about you guys being short.