so i ordered two black cordovan cap toe boots
- grant last, commando sole, agatine eyelets plus speed hooks from Alden DC
- barrie last, double leather, blind eyelets plus speed hooks from Alden SF
haven't decided which to keep yet, but leaning towards the barrie lasted one. they both look awesome though. i initially considered the 4065 from shoemart, but i'm afraid it is slightly too dressy for what i want. any thoughts?
to offer another data point on grant sizing. i went tts and the fit is decent. there's no way i could have gotten the same size as barrie (1/2 size down). my feet tend towards the wider side so there's that. the 9d grant and the 8.5d barrie look very, very similar. my gf humored me last night and she couldn't tell which was which. she actually picked out the barrie as the sleeker of the two, but i think that was due to the sole. not much of a fan of the monster heel they use for their commando soles.