Any leads on a #8 or Cigar long/short wing on something a bit sleeker than Barrie? (e.g. the "one-shoe")
I'm willing to wait but I'd like to lock something in soon if possible.
Right now, I'm pretty close to trying this Carmina pair, but I wouldn't mind something a bit darker as I already have something in the shade shown.
I'd also try some Marlows if I had easier access to them...
My friend, if I had it to do all over again, I would start out with the Alden for BB shortwing oxford on the M-75 last (very similar to plaza).
Currently the BB website only indicates 11D and 11.5D in stock. However, the inventory of local BB stores across the country are not included in the website stock. For instance, I found the shoe in my size at the BB store on Madison in NYC about a month ago. It is spectacular by all accounts... may be the best fitting Alden I've tried and it's hands down superior to the RL Marlow, IMHO. Go to a local BB store or call one (call the Madison store) and ask them to do a search for them. I bet you locate one. It's worth it!
Best of luck my friend...