I agree. With all of the great choices out there I would be looking to drop $425 elsewhere. I think my Darlton Wingtips cost less. For a boot on of the chromexcel Indys or Roy boot should be better.
The brown calf on that boot looks much better in person. The Roy Boot with the pull up leather would be a nicer boot and of better value, imo, but some don't like the eyelets or the wide Barrie last. I like both (and am waiting for a Roy). But the Carmel boot on the leydon is a dressier alternative for a plain toe boot.
OK, so many of the of the discussions in this (and other) forums take Clark DB's as a point of reference. While I like Clark's, I find them too narrow so have never owned a pair, thus I don't my DB size. I'm looking to pick up a pair of of longwings, and I'm wondering if you all can help. I'm a 10 Nike, a 42 in Paul Smith, and a 9 in certain Red Wings (the Wabasha line). Should I buy a 9 for the Barrie last? Much obliged.
gnatty, is chromexel from JCrew? I am really considering the JCrew Indys. Also, does anyone know what the "H" means on the sizing? JCrew has some sizes in 9 or 9H but I am not sure if that means wide or narrow.