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+1. I'm an 8.5D in my Alden of DC #8 captoe boots on the Grant last and a 8D in my Cigar Indy's on the Trubalance last, which I'm wearing today...
+1, I wear Grant last TTS (size 9D) and 8.5D in Barrie last.
Sizing up either a width or length is true... The heel/ball length on grant is shorter than trubalance (I don't have exact measurements). I'm a "true" 9.5E in Barrie/Trubalance, and my Grant boots in 10E fit great. I also can (and do) wear 10D in Barrie and Trubalance.
This is a good point... Retailers alternate between saying going down a half size in Grant (as well as Tremont) versus going true to size. If you have a wide foot (i.e. if you are measured for an E width in Barrie or Trubalance), you will be much better off getting an E width in Grant and Tremont (most retailers that stock Grant boots stock E sizes). I figured this out the hard way with a pair of Tremont color 4 Atoms - Though I can wear either 10D or 9.5E in Barrie, I couldn't really wear 10D in Tremont, and 10.5D may not have worked either. I'd imagine Grant has the same sizing issue.
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First few steps in new cigar cap toe (plaza) from TSM 2nd's list. Had a crease on the right shoe when I gottem'. The plaza is such a refined, sleek last (in the world of orthopedics). Perfect for chinos and suits (unlike #8 barries) Ecstatic about these.
Very nice. I picked up a pair of those from Alden NY back in the Spring and it has quickly become one of my favorites. Completely agree on the Plaza as well; it's become my go-to-last as I much prefer the "relative sleekness" for my business-heavy wardrobe.
They sometimes, although rarely, send you a giftcard in the mail if you have been a customer in the past but haven't bought in a while and are on their mailing list.
I think I got a $25. giftcard with a 'we miss you' greeting card in the mail, and bought my Color 8 Cap Toe boots for a discount using that.