Originally Posted by johnnyrich7
Thanks. I think you may have found them to be slightly more snug because it is very possible they are on the leydon last rather than the barrie last. The barrie last in 8D has never worked for me, and these are 8D and are perfect. This wouldn't be the first time Alden mixed up a last for Unionmade. On Unionmade's first captoe color 8 boots Alden mistakenly did them on the grant last, rather than the barrie. It was corrected on the second run. Epaulet does their unlined ptb's on the leydon, so it certainly is possible Alden did the same last for Unionmade, despite Unionmade's specifications.
You've had an interesting experience .....
By all accounts mine are on the Barrie - 9D. I had the same barrie-lasted "more snug" issue with my unlined
color 8 ptbs as well. If they were 9D on the Leydon last, I couldn't wear them (too small all around) - I have one Leydon lasted shoe - 9.5D - and it is snug. The next Leydon I get (if I get one) will be 10D.