If you had a choice between snuff suede flex PT vs snuff suede Safari as casual boots?
Edited by Steel28 - 2/16/13 at 12:09pm
+1. I think many LHS owners may not have considered sizing down one width from their Barrie size, but it can work very well for the Van last. 8.5D Barrie, 8.5C Van for me.
I am quite surprised to hear this. I wear the LHS in 10D and the 990 in 10C. But, I have narrow heels and, at least on the right foot, a high instep. I need the 10C in Barrie to avoid heel slip, and the 10D in Van to have room for the instep. Maybe I just have funny looking feet!
I concur with all of the above, I actually go down a width for both Barrie and Van, however, it may be very difficult to find Ravello, Cigar, or Whiskey LHS in a C width. If you end up settling (if you can call it that) for Black or #8, I encourage you to check out the unlined LHS exclusive to BB. Very comfortable! I heard that once upon a time the Madison BB offered an Unlined Whiskey LHS, which would have been great for you.
Good Luck! Don't forget to post pics!
My girls, back from restoration, it's a whole new shoe, gents. Forgot how heavy and substantial they are, i'd worn them to the nub before, and they felt much lighter. Was considering having the resole done locally, a la Don Ville on La Brea, but I'm glad I went with Alden's program. I was wondering if they'd replace the cork footbed, and they definitely do.
And those cedar trees they give you are the business. jah bless