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For me, the Barrie is 1/2 size down from TTS. My Leydon is TTS; however, if I buy another Leydon (doubtful), I would consider going 1/2 size up from TTS.
But most go TTS.
This NRO sale reminds me that I'm still waiting on a pair of tan suede chukkas that I bought the last time their sale didn't exclude Aldens.......about 6 months ago. I just tried calling their customer service and they were "unavailable" and I was forwarded to voicemail. Oh yeah, and my card was charged when the order was placed, but I still have no ETA on when I'll get my chukkas.
Not a good sign ...................
I'll admit, the savings definitely had me close to pulling the trigger on some 975, but the documented issues with NRO kept me from going thru with it
Superb! Great purchase & as always wear them in health.
I just saw that. Any thoughts on the Hampton Last and this shoe?
I have those in both black and #8, pretty much my go to dress shoes, I rarely go a week without wearing both. I like the Hampton last, 10D in it and 9.5D in the Barrie.
You can't go wrong at that price, assuming they will actually follow through on the order.
I am a comfortable fit in the 5.5D unlined barrie last (Suede PTB) . I have very narrow small feet but a horrible bunion that the barrie last accommodates quite well. The rest of the foot still swims in the shoes though particularly in the the heel. Its a small price to pay.
Will a lined shoe in 6D in a plaza last offer the same comfortable width ? Trying them on is not an option as I have to purchase them online. Any advice from guys with experience in these lasts would be greatly appreciated.
I got em in Black and #8 too. I like them just fine. Bought them for wear with suits. Aberdeen/Hampton 9D Barrie/Van 9C I consider my true size US9.5 (Tod's & Gucci Loafers)
986 (Sorry for the indoor lighting, but it is night time.