Question for those who wear barrie last shoes sized down -.5 but the J. Crew captoe color 8 boot true to size: Have you found that other boots on the barrie last fit true to size as well or is the J. Crew boot the exception?
Also, I'm very close to dragging my brother into this mess as he's considering buying his first pair of Aldens. I'm more excited about his potential purchase than he is. He's deciding between the following:
- Natural chromexcel plain toe boot, leather sole (don't have details on the sole), modified last
- J. Crew color 8 perforated captoe boot, barrie last
I've recommended he get both but he hasn't yet reached that level of irrationality. His foot fits the modified last perfectly but he's a bit unsure about the look of the pigeon-y toe. I know modified last is harder to come by but shell is shell and would likely push him one step closer to geeking out with me over edge trims and lacing styles.
Thoughts on his first Aldens?