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Just noticed the new First Avenue boot is only available until Nov. 18. http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1193_1_40000000001_-1_1193 If anyone orders it, please report on your findings. I'm going to wait this one out - not willing to spend $425 on an AE shoe unless I can see in person and try on in store.
The standard conversion on the Stow 4497 last is 1/2 size from UK to US. For example, 9.5UK = 10 US.But it is a roomy last, and even after conversion, it is intended to be worn with thick socks (it's a country boot, after all). So some people size down an additional 1/2. But I would recommend that only if you a) intend to wear with dress socks and b) prefer tighter fitting shoes. I myself prefer non-tight shoes, and I find the Stow a tiny boot roomy at 1/2 size down,...
Beautiful shoes, and agree - you can't go wrong.
Sort of a PSA. Noticed Shoebank has the Shaker Heights in brown and chili at $127. I know these are popular here. Also have the Promontory Point in black at $127, though some have reported fit issues with that boot.
I purchased 34 tagged and the waist is almost 36. So seems to be the usual 2" larger than tagged.I usually wear 32 or 33 tagged in RRL, depending on the style. I am going to order 32 and see how it fits. The 34 is too large in the waist, but it's hard to gauge how the thighs will be in the smaller size.Edit: I wear 32 in the old straight fit. But in the slims I have to get 33 or 34 because of the thighs.
Is the Ro Buck only made in even sizes? Seems like all the odd sizes and smaller sizes are sold out - but maybe were never there.The fit on these is great everywhere but the waist. I'm probably going to take your advice and plan on having the waist taken in later.
This is the issue I had. I had to size up.But I would still say MacNeil. If you plan to wear with suits, calf is a good option.
Most important thing is to try them both on to make sure one is not disqualified for fit.Assuming they fit equally well for you, I vote MacNeil by a large margin. To me, the wingtip style is the standard for cordovan. Get those in burgundy and you are off to a great start with a classic.
Wow. This is sounding like they are designed to be looser in the waist.
I got mine today, too. Same opinion and same fit issue. Thinking I will order 2 sizes down and see. But if that doesn't work, I won't force it.. I'll wait for next time they make this style and fit. As sgrprod said, they are a great fit and a nice change from the slim stuff.Also, on second thought - the other option for you, koidragon, might be to have a tailor take the waist in. If the thighs fit well, that would probably be your best bet. Mine are a little loose...
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