barrie is the normal go to because it fits the widest range of feet. i like the grant. a lot. it's ironic that these posts are up now because i messaged kgmessier earlier about his thoughts on a wingtip special makeup on the grant as he successfully got 2 group orders together for other shoes. i am thinking about a shortwing boot on the grant, preferrably in ravello or cigar. i'm open to one in some type of interesting calf if the shell won't work. my feet may be wide, but i don't have cankles, so the barrie is brutal without tongue pads.
you can google pics of wingtip grant last shoes. leathersoul did one a few years back that looked really nice. brooks brothers shell longwings were also on the grant.
Marg, that is exactly the boot I have been pushing for on the MTO list. I would be all over a shortwing boot on the grant or plaza last in either ravello/cigar/whiskey. Let's revive that thread and see if we can get a consensus on that. I am happy to go along with any of those on a non-Barrie/trubalance last.