Originally Posted by CEE88
Here's a side by side of a Barrie (left) and the Wolvernine Model 744 (right):
Judge for yourself which one you think looks better.
The 744 is 11D and the Barrie is a 10D.
The 744 feels narrower in the heel area than the Barrie, and has a roomier toebox. I personally find the 744's relatively narrower heel/wider toe box combo very comfortable. In order for me to get a proper fit in Barrie, primarily in the heel and arch areas, I've had to move to 10.5C, which appears visually longer than a size 11 744 boot (C width addresses most issues that I had with the Barrie last fit).
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster
I wear barrie 10D and Wolverine 774 LTD 10.5D... barrie is a MUCH better looking last than the 774
Thanks for the feedback, I do agree that the Barrie last is much more attractive.
The ShoeMart's notice of a pending price increase has forced my hand ... I opened a JCrew CC account and ordered myself the PCT in 8.5 before it too goes up.
My 8D 975 fits perfectly with dress socks so I bought the 8.5D PCT to account for the reported tighter fitting Barrie boot last. As usual, they are back-ordered and so I don't expect to see them until mid-May.