Originally Posted by Bsquared
If the wife thinks they're sexy, I must ask, how does the Truebalance last compare to the Barrie last for size.
Haha... I once had a woman say that they were "cute." Sexy sounds so much better than "cute." Trubalance and Barrie are supposed to be the very similarly sized (typically down half size from normal shoe size.)
Originally Posted by CBtoNYC
+1. It seems as if the coloration on the #8s and the Cigars converges after a while? Is there any point then in getting both, if the eventual result is as good-looking as the above?
There is still a difference in coloration between #8 and cigar. The #8 still has a slightly redder tone to it. However, you're right they do seem to converge. I haven't worn the cigar shell ones as much or exposed them to as much sunlight. I wonder how the cigar shell ones will eventually look once they've developed as much "character" as the #8s.
Originally Posted by Wes Bourne
And as much as I've abused the search function, I haven't been able to find pictures of a factory EG recraft, or factory recraft of an English shoe of any make.
I will absolutely be using EGs recraft when the time comes. I have not had a pair recrafted, but when I tore the loop on the back of my Shannon boots, I sent them across the pond to have them repair the loop. They said that it probably wouldn't look as refined. However, when I got the boots back, to my eyes they looked absolutely as good as new. I even had them swap out the top eyelets for speedhooks. They even all of did this free of charge. Now, if that's the free repair job, I would imagine their recrafting to be just as phenomenal.