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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 

 

 

 

These are actually Ravello (40664HC) - somewhat brown for Ravello but especially so in this light (the color #8 pair looks black!).

 

Some photos of this pair in better lighting:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

I do have a pair of Cigar cap toe boots, but they're the AoM model on Barrie (4074).

Very nice JSO, very nice

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Non shoe question...how do you like to hang your pants? I just secured about 5 feet of new space with no height restriction...Going to order some hangars and really had not thought about what I wanted...I see hangars by the waist both long wood style and little clamps, cuff hanging hangars, traditional over the bar hangars...

 

Will be mostly for jeans, cords and some chino styles...

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Hang the waist by clips if you can.  Avoid that dreaded knee crease.

 

I gave that piece of the closet up for wifeys dresses.   But did get some nice round bar hangers that lessen the knee crease.   

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Intense sunset today after work with AF53s. Also experimenting with some gap lacing to relieve pressure with my higher instep, so far seems to be better for my foot. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Great pics! I like that lacing idea, may try it on my Barries.

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Non shoe question...how do you like to hang your pants? I just secured about 5 feet of new space with no height restriction...Going to order some hangars and really had not thought about what I wanted...I see hangars by the waist both long wood style and little clamps, cuff hanging hangars, traditional over the bar hangars...

Will be mostly for jeans, cords and some chino styles...

Denim I hang by a single belt loop so as to not add creases where they would not naturally occur.
Chinos I fold retail style and store on a shelf in the closet.
Trousers I hang vertically by the cuffs to maintain the crease via "clamp" pant hangers.
Just how I do it, hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by Disco Volante View Post

Intense sunset today after work with AF53s. Also experimenting with some gap lacing to relieve pressure with my higher instep, so far seems to be better for my foot. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Great pics! I like that lacing idea, may try it on my Barries.
 
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Non shoe question...how do you like to hang your pants? I just secured about 5 feet of new space with no height restriction...Going to order some hangars and really had not thought about what I wanted...I see hangars by the waist both long wood style and little clamps, cuff hanging hangars, traditional over the bar hangars...

Will be mostly for jeans, cords and some chino styles...

Denim I hang by a single belt loop so as to not add creases where they would not naturally occur.
Chinos I fold retail style and store on a shelf in the closet.
Trousers I hang vertically by the cuffs to maintain the crease via "clamp" pant hangers.
Just how I do it, hope that helps.

 

Thanks - does help - my denim is pretty low grade stuff at the moment - currently I have everything except dress pants folded on some shelving so looking to free up some of that space for some newer bulkier long sleeve wear..that do not need hangars.

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Hang the waist by clips if you can.  Avoid that dreaded knee crease.

 

I gave that piece of the closet up for wifeys dresses.   But did get some nice round bar hangers that lessen the knee crease.   

 

Thanks  -  my dress pants are on some wider round hangars and since they rarely get worn I know that crease well

post #2136 of 10483
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How does the Grant differ from the Barrie?  

 

Size for size is the length of the boots the same?  I assume the toebox on the Grant is less volume.

 

 

Looking at Yenni's upcoming Tan Country Calf or Natural CXL CT's, but have no experience with Grant and no access to a store.    


The Grant last does have a narrower toe box than the Barrie but I find from the ball of the foot back it has more volume.

I have a narrow heel and lower arch and the Grant just doesn't seem to work for me.  Going TTS yields a good fit

in the toe box  but way to much volume in the heel and arch.  I've tried tongue pads and inserts but have come to the 

realization that it's not the best last for me.   The Barrie last fits me great 1/2 size down and the Plaza works TTS.

post #2137 of 10483
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The Grant last does have a narrower toe box than the Barrie but I find from the ball of the foot back it has more volume.

I have a narrow heel and lower arch and the Grant just doesn't seem to work for me.  Going TTS yields a good fit

in the toe box  but way to much volume in the heel and arch.  I've tried tongue pads and inserts but have come to the 

realization that it's not the best last for me.   The Barrie last fits me great 1/2 size down and the Plaza works TTS.


I agree on the volume through the arch/waist of the shoe on Grant. Definitely more volume in the arch area in Grant TTS than in Barrie 1/2 down from TTS.

 

I disagree about the heel, though: I think the heel in Grant fits similarly in TTS to the heel in Barrie. 

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Originally Posted by gilby View Post
 


The Grant last does have a narrower toe box than the Barrie but I find from the ball of the foot back it has more volume.

I have a narrow heel and lower arch and the Grant just doesn't seem to work for me.  Going TTS yields a good fit

in the toe box  but way to much volume in the heel and arch.  I've tried tongue pads and inserts but have come to the 

realization that it's not the best last for me.   The Barrie last fits me great 1/2 size down and the Plaza works TTS.

 

 

Excellent piece of info.  I too have a low instep and narrow midfoot.  Perhaps I will look at the Barrie & Plaza offerings, and see if I can try a Grant first so how.  

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Excellent piece of info.  I too have a low instep and narrow midfoot.  Perhaps I will look at the Barrie & Plaza offerings, and see if I can try a Grant first so how.  


Grant may not work very well for you. Plaza TTS or Barrie 1/2 down would be good for you, as would Hampton TTS and Aberdeen TTS. Grant is a lovely but strange last, IMO.

 

You also might want to look to offerings on the 379X last, as that is like the Modified last (but with a less pronounced "banana" shape) in that it has a narrow waist and heel, and is not very voluminous in the instep/vamp (but has a wide toebox like Barrie). 379X is hard to find as it's only really used in Asia and by a few German retailers.

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Perfect, thanks again guys.  

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Grant may not work very well for you. Plaza TTS or Barrie 1/2 down would be good for you, as would Hampton TTS and Aberdeen TTS. Grant is a lovely but strange last, IMO.

You also might want to look to offerings on the 379X last, as that is like the Modified last (but with a less pronounced "banana" shape) in that it has a narrow waist and heel, and is not very voluminous in the instep/vamp (but has a wide toebox like Barrie). 379X is hard to find as it's only really used in Asia and by a few German retailers.

I had thought there was confirmation a few weeks back that Brooks Brothers was using 379x last. One of the seconds on the Shoemart list matched a BB boot.
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 


I agree on the volume through the arch/waist of the shoe on Grant. Definitely more volume in the arch area in Grant TTS than in Barrie 1/2 down from TTS.

 

I disagree about the heel, though: I think the heel in Grant fits similarly in TTS to the heel in Barrie. 


Actually you're right on the heel, it does feel TTS.  I think the problem for me is the added volume in the arch/waist.  With a low instep I notice that the most.

The problem can be compounded by the variation in fit from shell to calf.  

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All - 

 

I am thinking about resoling my Indy Boots and going with the white Vibram Cristy sole.  Just curious if anyone had a recommended cobbler to do the work?  I live in a small mountain town so I'll definitely have to send them out.  I've seen B Nelson mentioned in the past.  Just seeing if there were any others I should consider sending my boots to?

 

Thx!


Edited by onehotchili - 2/5/16 at 12:18pm
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All - 

 

I am thinking about resoling my Indy Boots and going with the white Vibram Cristy sole.  Just curious if anyone had a recommended cobbler to do the work?  I live in a small mountain so I'll definitely have to send them out.  I've seen B Nelson mentioned in the past.  Just seeing if there were any others I should consider sending my boots to?

 

Thx!

 

I'm intrigued. Would love to hear more. (Sorry, I don't have any cobbler recommendations)

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How do you guys size on the leydon (unlined chukka) vs your Barrie or truebalance?
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