Uncle Mac, so great to see you back on the forum. It's like Michael Jordan coming back from retirement "He's Back!"
Cigar Indy is next on my want list. Yours are spectacular.
(Many say that Barrie LWB are roomy compared to Barrie boots. I can't speak from personal experience, but I've seen this discussed enough times in this thread to think that you should be fine)
Nice makeups there. Sadly, I'm having problems navigating the site since I can't read or speak Korean. :(
Mac, as usual really nice looking pair. I've seen you post pictures of NST in all different lasts - Barrie, Aberdeen, Plaza... If I may ask, which style do you think is the most contemporary and would look the best with jeans. I'm really wanting to get an NST but can't buy all the varieties. I usually wear more casual, thus the question. Thanks.
There are a few things to take into consideration. Shoe vs boot. Closed vs Open lacing (Balmoral vs Blucher). Shoe material (suede vs calf vs cordovan lined or unlined). I've found all of these details to affect the fit to some degree.
Having said that, I have three pairs of Truebalance boots, one pair of Barrie boots and one pair of Barrie PTBs. I can tell you that my Truebalance boots are significantly larger than either the Barrie boot or the Barrie PTB. The Barrie boot and the Barrie PTB have a similar fit.
8.5 in Trubalance and was my first Alden. It fits.
8.0 in Barrie. All my barries fit identical. (including boots).
After getting the 8 in the barrie, I sort of realized I could probably have been good with a 8.0 in Trubalance, but didn't really notice the extra room b/c it's a boot and you tie it around your ankle, so I'm not swimming in it. It's super comfy too, so didn't really question it. However, 8.5 in barrie was definitely too big.
Thank you! We will add more English to the website in the future but until then I can answer any questions. We will also be ordering larger sizes in the future.