Originally Posted by tifosi
Unless you have to have a perferated cap toe, I would look at TheShoeMart's "bootmaker edition" cap toe boot. All eyelets and on Grant instead of Barrie(if that is a positive for you or not I don't know).
I'm on the fence. I have looked at this model before, and I really really like it too. Really splitting hairs. And then to make it worse, I just saw the Leffot Naval boot in #8. I think the real solution is just get another job or two haha.
And as far a lasts go, I don't have any experience with any of the Alden lasts yet. The 1-511 last (dalton boot) from AE fits me perfectly in a 12D. So i'm assuming I would be 11.5D on barrie and 12D on grant, based on what i've read. But again, don't know the real differences of them well enough. Ordering from Canada only makes the problem worse haha