For my 2 cents, I'd go waxed laces on these, until they're all beaten up, then switch to leather.
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My Icy Mocha Service boots arrived today, 7 days after ordering (NJ, USA)
They're a sight to behold and to hold. I sized down 1/2 from my TTS Brannock (same as my size on the Barrie last). They're a tad long but I don't think a full size down from TTS would have worked.
Thanks again to Guy @ Viberg for the help.
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Fantastic looking boots my friend! Thanks for sizing advice and I'm now confident getting 1/2 down from my TTS for 2030 last.
Thanks so much for the insight! I would rtaher be a bit big and use a thicker sock and insole than be too tight. Sounds like Barrie sizing will be right for me
That's a good point, but I feel that the overall look depends on more than just the shape of the last. For instance, I wear flat waxed laces on my black shell cordovan 1940 service boots (2030 last) but leather laces on 1950 service boots in black buffalo/buffalo roughout (2030 last). So, even tho they are both on a same last, I feel that the leather of the boot is actually something that can be considered as well. Either way, I feel that often both laces would work just fine, just a different look.
Edited by Joona - 10/9/13 at 5:19pm
Just got word yesterday from Morgan that my new MTO service boots, black horsehide on the 110 last, are shipping out -- several weeks earlier than I expected! Nothing like waiting for a new pair of Vibergs to get one's blood going. I will post pictures upon arrival. Really excited about these..
That also means that getting rid of the pair of 310s I am selling, also black horsehide service boots (10D), is more of a priority. If you're interested in them, feel free to make a reasonable offer.