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COMPARING CIGARS - 10.5D Grant vs. 10.0D Barrie (w/ a little 10.5D Tremont thrown in)
...Basically the 10.0D Barrie LWB is more how I prefer my shoes to fit - it fits correctly everywhere, and my toes are not constrained. I like this fit a lot - my Context Tankers are perfect in 10.0D (as are my Whiskey SW Bals in 10.5D)
On the 10.5D Grant CT, I would say the fit is more snug across the toe box and arch of my foot - I can feel light pressure on my pinkie toe and that does not exist on the Barrie. I would not say it doesn't fit (it does) - its just slightly more snug across the toe box, a 10.5E or 11D may have more closely approximated the fit of the LWB on Barrie...
Exactly my experience. For me, Barrie = 10D for LWB and chukka ; 10.5D for boots (because of the tighter vamp). Grant CTB = 11D (10.5D just didn't work in the toe box).
I am going to wear them around the house tonight - I don't mind a snug fitting spring / fall boot, I am guessing that once I break them in a bit I'll be fine. But they are not the loose Barrie fit, that for sure.
I am somewhat concerned about the 10.5D Plaza boots that I have coming though...
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glad to see these go for $277.. I bid to $230 then tapped out (being I'm not sure they'd even fit me)
I don't see any difference, no. I only use it for dusting, really. I didn't want to use it for buffing and have to commit it to one color. This way I can use it more often. My wife bought it for me as part of my Valentines day gift along with a deer bone and some Saphir neutral cordovan cream. She is the best!
Got it and great gift indeed! I would use it in a similar fashion for just dusting for the reason you mentioned, but unless I receive it as a gift, I have other clothing related items to purchase with my money in the meantime. Good to know I'm not missing out on something in terms of its benefits. Appreciate it!
Assuming this is partly addressed to me, for my feet - Barrie is 0.5 down, Truebalance is 0.5 to 1.0 down, Grant and Tremont are TTS.
I do not own any Chukkas, so can't comment. LWB is NOT a full size down for me - its a Barrie lasted shoe, so I went the usual 0.5 down and it fits great, ymmv of course.
I wear 0.5 down in both a Barrie boot and shoe. I do have a Barrie CXL PCT boot that I bought TTS to wear specifically in the winter with heavy socks.
I purchased a pair of Barrie-lasted boots (JCrew PCT) true to size because of what others have reported. My Barrie-lasted LWBs are sized down by half.
While the 8.5D PCTs feel slightly bigger than the 8.5D LWBs, the 8D boot would likely have been a little too snug for my liking.