so j gilbert do make ups other than the ones listed on their website? interesting. do they do standard alden offerings aswell?
the six eyelet chukkas look great.
If you need it, you need it. The Hampton last fits me true to size.
Tremont is one of Alden's largest lasts -- right up there with barrie -- so no surprise that you would go Barrie size on Tremont.
I agree, but currently I'm holding #8 indy from LS, #8 PCT from jcrew, and #8 antique edge from leffot. the indy get most use, and I prefer antique edge of leffot over the jcrew.
the jcrews might be leaving the stable soon, which I may look for a plaza #8 of some sort (although I already have #8 plaza chukka so that might satisfy that need)
no disrepect to mac and his method, but if I followed the break in procedure, most of my shoes would never hit asphalt (as I get minimal rotation, and through warmer months, I reach for my shoes from oakstreet or newenglandouterwear)
sadly, other than some cigar chukkas and plain old 403 indys, everything else gathers dust. weather is unpredictable, and I find myself stomping through construction sites and/or in a position where I'm pulling my shoes off 7-8 times a day, so all eyelet make-ups etc get tiresome.