Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci
if anything the SWB is MORE versatile because it's a sleeker profile, easier to wear with suits. no less easy to wear with jeans.
I respectfully disagree with the versatility argument. Because it is an oxford/balmoral, it looks as though it should be paired with more dressy attire; to me it's out of place with jeans, although the broguing makes it more doable. While it may have a more sleek profile, the tremont last has a big rounded toe which makes the shoe look more noticeably bulbus, which in my opinion negates the sleek profile.
On the other hand, I should explain that I very much like the slightly bulky look of the barrie last, and the bigger rounded looking toe of the tremont doesn't bother me a bit. I like the 974 (and my whiskey version), but I do not wear it with jeans. I do however, wear the LWB with dressier attire (some suits) and casual wear as well. Thus, the LWB is much more versatile imho.