Great shoes. Where did the trousers come from?
You are in for a treat. Got my day trippers on Friday. And wow—they are just as good looking as the original pics posted on Leffot. I haven't worn ravello before, but they seem to be right on.
I’ll offer up some testimony I wish I had been able to find from others while they were on order... In sum, ½ size down on the grant fits very well...for me.
My 9C shell LWBs are roomier than my 9D reverse chamois LWBs, so I believe the axiom that cordovan fits looser than other materials on the same last. My Leydon lasted 9.5D suede chukkas felt snugger than both of those when new, but they are now perfectly comfortable and not sloppy. The good gents at Leffot assured me that I should order the Grant-lasted DTs in the same size as my shell LWBs. I did, and after reading more claims that Grant was TTS, so began 13 months of fretting that they would be too tight. There are differing opinions on the Grant, and I suppose for good reason: If the sizing chart is to be used as a guide (I forget who gets credit for that), the Grant straddles the line between TTS and size down. Some say shell stretches, some say it doesn’t; some say it merely molds. I was afraid that some stretching would be needed. These are comfy out of the box, and if these babies only loosen by breaking in the footbed, they’ll be perfect. Perfect, as in mine.
Well crap. Mine arrive on Wednesday and I was told to order true to size by Leffot and SF. I wear an 8.5d on barrie and trubalance, and I ordered a 9 on the daytripper. I have a pretty narrow foot and it looked like a narrow last. Now I am extremely concerned. Shitty shit shit shit.
Whew... Thanks I definitely remember several users saying this same thing. I've been waiting for the daytrippers/ravello so damn long even if they are a bit big it might be worth wearing hiking socks with them everytime lol.
Good lord man, I thought I had been waiting a long time. Best of luck, truly.
Hogwash, I've worn cordovan for years, rain, snow, sleet, doesn't matter, it's a membrane, unless you cut it, it just goes forever... this is why it's $$$ Learn how to take care of your horse's ass...