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Same drill as above, but here are a pair of AE Randolphs that Brooks rebadged and sells for $318. Here's a link to the BB site: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Penny-Loafers/MH00026,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00026_Color=BLCK&contentpos=10&cgid=0522 These are a 9.5 EEE/US but beware of the random madness of AE's last sizing as I am a big 10.5 and had to size down the same way I would on a typical UK fitting. Lovely dark brown color, sole has factory installed topy, so great...
Here's a pair of Chukkas I'm about to list over in B&S, but I figured I'd give you guys a shot at them first: Loake Gatcombe (for Charles Trywhitt) in a 9.5/UK G fitting. This is very similar to the 026 last, but just a bit longer - I am a "big" 10.5/US and these are roomy and I'd bet they would work if you were an 11 as well. G fitting is a EEE US. Brown, three eyelets, Danite sole that looks new. Worn about a dozen times (see sole for wear), always stored with trees,...
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JRD - On C&J, the 325 is pretty wide..good rounded toe but not bulbous..and the 240 can work as well. The 325 is wider than the 337 (I have both) and 240 a bit narrower than the 337 Brooks sells both in the Peal line. Again, many of these are special runs for Brooks and you can gain some extra real estate if they have them in a US E (which I think is a UK F in these models) as opposed to the standard D. The 240 is available in the punched cap toe and the 325 is the split...
You can just google 'em and find different ones at various price points depending upon your need. Here is what I have: https://www.footfitter.com/p/101-011/professional-one-way-shoe-stretcher.html?gclid=CJbh2-SIkbQCFUxxQgodWFUA_A If you're more on the Sasquatch level or have odd bunions or whatever, this may be the call: https://www.footfitter.com/p/101-901/pair-footfitter-premium-professional-shoe-stretcher-2-way-deluxe.html?gclid=CI-95YCJkbQCFUjZQgodGxcA3A I bought...
'Blitz- Charles Trywhitt gets Loake to do special runs now and again. The advertised "wide widths" or "EEE" fittings are actually UK G widths that are not normally available, plus you have the eternal sales and coupons, so $200-250 is usually the target price. I've got a pile of C&Js, Aldens, and some A&Es that all fit well, but my "comfort shoe" is that 026 last Loake, followed by Alden and C&Js 325 and 337 (hand grade). I've looked at ordering the 341 which I've heard...
I have done a lot of these (both as an exec and having management teams shot) over the years. Solids across the board are your best bet - light blue shirt and a navy or black tie with with either one of the suits you mentioned. The low contrast of the ensemble will highlight your face better. Good luck with the shoot!
I have done a lot of these (both as an exec and having management teams shot) over the years. Solids across the board are your best bet - light blue shirt and a navy or black tie with with either one of the suits you mentioned. The low contrast of the ensemble will highlight your face better. Good luck with the shoot!
I have a Chelsea and a RL Richmond vest (and have tried on the Richmond Jacket). Here's my thoughts: The Barbour is heavier than the RL and mine has a very light fleece interior, so I'd consider it more of a winter jacket. The construction is a bit burlier than the Polos and the coat has some heft compared to most quilts, but the sizing has Barbour's usual vagaries so you might need to size up or down a bit to get it right. Leather trim at the wrists and underneath the...
I put an extra stud snap in the back of my chelsea (beyond the two that are there) and that nips the waist and gives it some much-needed shape. I looked at taking in the sides with a tailor, but the design of the seams are such that it was going to be an expensive pain in the ass. The extra stud was cheap, easy and effective - I did it at a camping repair store. On the flip side, taking in the sides of my Eskdale was really easy.
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