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Late lunch in snuff chukkas

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I guess my sarcasm goes over as well as BeSpiff's
Right you are sir. Never confuse droll wit for sarcasm, or in my case over reaching on a bad joke.
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Poor Ryden, he's always been nice to me.  Except for time he slapped my hand for posting a question about a Viberg shell release.

Or, the time I posted my experience with the water lock sole :deadhorse:

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I guess my sarcasm goes over as well as BeSpiff's

 

 

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Or, the time I posted my experience with the water lock sole :deadhorse:

 

coolarrow, you probably deserved rydenfan's comment.  I know I certainly deserved mine.  (jk, ryden)

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I'm thinking of picking up this mitt from Leffot, but do you feel any difference in using this than a horsehair brush? Just trying to figure out if it's just fun to use or actually helpful without duplicating efforts with a horsehair brush.
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!
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chocolate suede indys

Love these!!!

Where from?
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post

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...

BN


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).
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Love these!!!

Where from?

Could be from a number of places.

 

NRO and Unionmade have stock right now though.

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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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While you're at it...check out these too:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-A765-Brooks-Brothers-8-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Blucher-11-5-D-650-/201088803477

 

glad to see these go for $277.. I bid to $230 then tapped out (being I'm not sure they'd even fit me)

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chocolate suede indys

Really beautiful boots!
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

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!
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Just so I'm hearing this right... obviously with a Barrie last you're likely going to be sizing down half a size.  So a boot will be roughly .5 under your Brannock measurement.  However, in a chukka or LWB it's closer to a full size because the vamp isn't as tight?

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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post
 

Just so I'm hearing this right... obviously with a Barrie last you're likely going to be sizing down half a size.  So a boot will be roughly .5 under your Brannock measurement.  However, in a chukka or LWB it's closer to a full size because the vamp isn't as tight?

 

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.

 

Cheers,

BN

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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post

Just so I'm hearing this right... obviously with a Barrie last you're likely going to be sizing down half a size.  So a boot will be roughly .5 under your Brannock measurement.  However, in a chukka or LWB it's closer to a full size because the vamp isn't as tight?

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.
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