Originally Posted by johnnyrich7
Just my opinion, but if you want something on a modern/sleek last, wait for the plaza. You will end up getting something on the Barrie or grant and when the plaza is available somewhere you will be second guessing yourself. Might want to try calling Yenni at JGilbert. They do a lot of plaza makeups.
Just my $.02
While that is sound advice and I agree that it is a modern, sleek last (Plaza), I have found that it is not a great last for wider feet. I have a similar issue with the Aberdeen last in terms of fit. For people like myself that border closer to "E" than "D" in the width, I find the Grant last as a great alternative to the Barrie. It is just as comfortable in the toe box as it is in the width, yet it does have a sleeker look than the Barrie. Sleek enough for me at least.
So I just wanted to add that caveat for the wider footed folks out there, looking for a nice pair of Alden shoes.