Damn you, you fast-fingered 8.5D-ers! Er, I mean, thank you for saving me time and money!
Ever the crack addict, I emailed Leffot to see if they'd add another 8.5D to the list.
To alleviate my pain on potentially missing out--yet again--on the tankers on Barrie, let me make a whiskey weds contribution:
These lhs's just arrived from Alden of SF this morning. Perfectly consistent color. Nice touch for them to throw in the tan paste wax. A $5.00 gift plus their not sending me a defective pair will go a long way toward making me a repeat customer. I'm just thrilled because the whiskey lhs was going to be my first shell shoe ever when I got into the game last year. Of course, when I ordered last year, I got a mismatched pair in which left and right shoe were off by about a half inch from one another. Ended up with the cigar lhs instead, which I sized totally wrong, going 9C. These whiskeys are 8.5D, ie my barrie size, and they fit like a glove. Sometimes I overcomplicate things. Lesson learned. Just listen to Macarthur when it comes to sizing advice.
Anyway here are some pics with and without flash