burningbright! I have a black shell ptb on the barrie last. Size 11.5D. PM me for a special price. Also, Barrie would be a be a borderline decent name for a chile. Perhaps Grant would be better? Aberdeen? Copley, Leydon, Trubalance?
I love Cordovan but I cringe when I see the bulging wrinkles. any way to prevent that?
i'm kind of in that boat too: I agree that getting models with brogueing/cap toe help a lot. If you like your shoes fitted closely, then sizing down half a size might help as well. and of course, a good set of shoe trees goes a long way.