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I wear 8.5D in the Barrie and UK8 in Trickers. Trickers country line do run large though, to accomodate thick socks I guess - and everyone's feet are different anyway. But I don't think recommending a UK7 to someone with a Barrie size of 7.5 is too out of whack.That doesn't excuse the appalling service you received of course. You never considered a CC chargeback?
I'm late to the party here, but congratulations.I've got three and would not have been able to make any clothing-related decisions at the time, so well done you ..
That sounds interesting too - what is the width going to be on these? I have found I don't get on with much over 1 1⁄4".
That's good to know, thanks!
@migsy999I was meaning to ask this at the time as you must be one of the few people here with direct experience with the Surgeon jacket - does it fit similarly to the Mallory jackets?I've been looking at some of the Japanese stockists, but not sure if I should be thinking of sizing down or whatever.
Ah, kangaroo RMs, definitely on the wish list.I haven't had these CXL Vibergs very long, but the CXL Aldens I've had for 5+ years have not stretched noticeably.Yes, at least the RMs are ok with any thickness sock as the side gusset compensates well.
I wear size 8 in RMs & 8.5 in Viberg 2030. The RMs are the Craftsman, medium width (8G?). That's a close fit on me, pretty much perfectly sized.The Viberg 2030 has a bit of space in the heel and across the forefoot, but isn't too bad and has broken in nicely enough that I haven't felt the need to put in a tongue pad, insole or anything. I couldn't go down a size as then there wouldn't be enough length or room in the toebox.I hope that helps?
Oh, good point, I'd never thought of it like that.Although, are uniforms about "getting the clothes out of the way"? I suppose they are sometimes, although sometimes it's about getting the person out of the way so that you only see a policeman, a soldier, etc. Along those lines and at the risk of Godwin-ing the thread, one of the first things I think of with black dress shirts is Oswald Mosley.Anyway as far as dress shirts go I generally just stick to light blue, it is...
I would extend "similar" to include artistic settings generally .. particularly in the visual arts, dressing with a minimum of colour or fuss always looks to me like the wearer is trying to get out of the way of the art.
The thread I meant can be found at the internet archive link, on the second line of the thread you linked to. I don't know if the collar is a major reason why it looks odd to me, perhaps a non-spread collar would seem better but I think if the shirt was a more "country" cloth like a plain oxford or a tattersall then the collar wouldn't matter so much. Anyway it looks to me like your blue striped shirt wants to be a part of this: Whereas your jacket and tie want a...
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