I've been thinking of stepping up my boot game. I have been obsessing over the Galway. I read through about half of this thread and see some familiar faces from the Alden forum. I have 6 pairs of Alden shell boots, but now I think I might go for quality over quantity from here on out. Am I looking at the right boot?
I own north of 20 Aldens, about a third of which are shell boots, and I love the Galway more than any boot I own (though WT Ravello is a close runner-up).
As to the 82 last, for reference: I wear 9.5D Barrie, 10 D Plaza/Aberdeen, and my EG 82 size is 9.5/10E (UK/US). The 82 is sleek with a rounded toe - very modern and shapely, yet timeless in its simplicity.