Please, please tell me where this AMAZING pants come from. Blue Blue Japan ?
So I fit pretty comfortably in to size 9.5D in the Alden Barrie last and could probably even go to 9D and deal with a break in period. I think my brannock is a 10D/10.5E (measurements given to me from Quoddy after providing some foot tracings so not sure how accurate) and I wear a size 11 in most normal athletic shoes (Nike, Adidas, Reebok) and a size 10 in Converses. I got a size 8.5UK in the Bourtons and those fit pretty well. A tiny bit of heel slipping and I have a decent amount of room to wiggle my toes but any smaller would have been very uncomfortable. I also have a pair of Monkey Boots in size 9UK that are definitely too small around my instep (needed a 9.5UK here). But yeah, sizing is tricky.
Reading your earlier posts I presumed you were just a collector so it's great to hear you aren't going to mollycoddle them. I reckon in order to truly appreciate English country boots you need to use them as the maker intended. Enjoy!
I don't know about that but the places I usually keep an eye out online for sales are these:
END still have a bunch of Stows reduced to £255.
Click on that END link above and arrange by price low to high.
I bought some cap toe boots from END and I'm very happy with them,
I checked out the sale at End. Great prices, but either things that were close to what I already have or not what I was looking for.
I ended up getting a pair of marron antique stows on dainite from Pediwear. Because the exchange rate is good lately and I'm part of their Tricker's club, it ended up being only $413 shipped.
The stow would be fine for business casual. I wear mine with chinos or nicer denim often. 11D on a brannock would likely be a 10 or 10.5UK. I started going a full size down on all of my boots on the 4497 last, but recently decided I preferred a half size down. I think Tricker's suggests a half size difference on their updated Web site. I don't know about a NYC summer. Other people here will likely share their experience.
You can also contact Shoe Healer in the UK. They are a great team and know their Tricker's well.
Depends on your office. Business casual is pretty broad. I'd just see what kind of things everyone else is wearing. If they still seem chunky, then go with Alden, Crockett & Jones, etc. Obviously a full commando sole is going to chunk it up. Double leather or dainite is better in that regard.