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 I seem to recall there is some debate about whether Ralph Lauren lists the U.S. sizes as 1/2 or 1 full down from the UK size.  As a result, sizing discussions in the RL C&J thread focus on whether to go true to size or 1/2 size down from your normal U.S. size.  I seem to recall penny loafer is one of the TTS shoes, but it's worth a few minutes confirming this in that thread.
 I think there is more polish on there than you think.  Keep at this routine:  wipe down with a damp cloth and let dry; apply renovateur; brush like a mad man.  It may take a few weeks of this before you get down to the bare shell.  When that occurs, I would consider adding Saphir cordovan creme, but you should not need it to moisturize new shoes.
^^  Ask your local AE store.  Those may only need new heels.
I love the Carmina snuff suede string loafers, but a close second is a snuff suede tassel loafer.  Love the way both look in the Summer, but the tassell loafer is easier to dress up.   If you are looking at penny loafers, why not try a brown shell loafer.  I've got the AE Patriot in brown shell and I wear it frequently with chinos and jeans in the Summer.  Also check out the Ralph Lauren (C&J made) brown shell Marlow loafers, which are $365 or so in B&S, while supplies...
 Yes to both questions.  Obviously your best bet is to buy something that fits you and does not need to be shortened, but, absent that, a good tailor can usually shorten a jacket an inch or so.  The key is where the pockets and the buttoning point are and how much needs to come off.  If the pockets and button point are too low in relationship to how much needs to come off, it will look awful, so cannot be done on every jacket. As someone who is between an R and an L in...
 I think you just answered your own question.  When you find a good deal on an EBay jacket that needs to be shortened an inch, take it to your tailor.  Otherwise go MTM.
 These babies are going to sell like hotcakes.  Get yours now before they sell out!
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He's gunning for you PP. I see some competition in your future.
 I saw the medallion issue, but think that might be just be a result of the angle of his IPhone when taking the picture.  The heel issue looked like a polish issue when I clicked on the picture.  I went with uneven heels due to how he has the shoes placed for the picture.  Survey says . . .
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