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Another rec for the Dalton boots in walnut. I got a really good deal on a pair here on the forum, and have been wearing them all winter:They look great and have held up very well. I find that AE quality varies tremendously by model, and these are among the best I've seen. Very happy with them.
Here is a good historical clothing site that has info on dress of the 1920s: There are some suggestions on putting together outfits at
I like lightweight Italian cotton, linen, and cotton/linen blends for summer.
Get insoles that fit your arches. I like these: 3/4 length are good for dress shoes as they don't take up space in the toebox.You just have to find the ones that fit your feet and your shoes best.
Pantherella cashmere socks for 17 GBP / ~$24 shipped
Can anyone recommend a good alterations tailor on the North Shore?
I would go with a wholecut, something like Or perhaps a dress boot that you can wear in bad weather.
Also olive/natural.
Beyond AE and Alden, the main options for narrow shoes are: Some major English makers like Alfred Sargent and Crockett and Jones are available in narrow sizes branded as Brooks Brothers' Peal or English lines and Polo Ralph Lauren's Made in England line. Similarly, Grenson makes the Stuart's Choice line for Paul Stuart. Spanish makers Meermin and Carmina have narrow lasts. Some Italian makers like Santoni, Ferragamo, Barrett, and Cortina/Martegani have narrow sizes and/or...
 These are very, very high on my wish list.  If I had normal-size feet then I would have bought a pair in the end-of-year sales.  As it stands, it seems that I am probably limited to Alden, Carmina, and Allen Edmonds to get these boots in a narrow size.  Here I must say that shelling out (ha ha!) a lot of money for boots that might not fit is unappealing, so I might go with ones that I can try on in a brick-and-mortar store.
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