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Can you wear these boots as dress shoes? Or are they too casual?
I'm getting ready to buy my first pair of Alden's on the modified last. They don't offer too much in shell. I've narrowed it down to the shoe above of this shoe in calf.
Which would you choose and why?
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?
Interesting. When I was in a store sizing up I found that I was a 10D (Half down from normal) on Trubalance, but a 10C actually fit best on Barrie.
this color 8 cap toe boot can be worn with a suit and tie.