After seeing so many nice pictures of the LWBs (never really considered them), I decided to try them on @ the Alden Store in SF. I was determined to make a color 8 shell chukka my first shell purchase, but was blown away by the LWBs.
They looked surprisingly good with the jeans I had on (didn't expect that) and the chukkas didn't seem as versatile as I expected them to be. They didn't have cigar, so I went w/ the color 8.
One odd thing. My Indy's on truebalance last are 8.5D. I was determined to get the LWBs on barrie last in an 8.5D, but they simply didn't fit well (too big, could fit a finger in the heel when I stood up). The 8D fit fine, but I was confused. Eventually I just got them. I went home and measured the outsole and measured the width and other measurements (and aligned them side by side) and they are pretty much identical, the LWBs were even slightly bigger in certain respects. Don't want to start any second guessing on sizing, but I thought barrie and trubalance were pretty much the same--odd right--or am I missing something?