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I think they are Broadlands - I just got mine after a minor DHL debacle and the heel looks identical. Mine look wonderful and I don't see any flaws. They smell like fresh glue! Hats off to the guys at Broadlands for delivering a great product on time. I do wish they included a shoe bag but that isn't a big deal.
I like the design but I think a higher vamp would be preferred for me to be honest, would make them a bit more versatile I think. At the least if I got another pair I'd ask them not to pad the "tongue".
Sooo, what socks do I wear with these & tuxedo - your basic black (silk) dress sock? How would you rock these with jeans or other pants?
Also should I put some kind of shoe tree in these? I don't want to kill the quilting but I don't want these to lose shape either.
About sizing, I got 7.5F UK - they are still a bit narrow for me, I got some wide dogs, but the overall fit is pretty good. I guess my right foot is a little shorter than my left though! I normally wear a size 41 or 41.5 shoe so these run just a little small I guess.
I just recieved a pair of black velvet broadlands slippers for a black tie event I have comming up. I emailed them stating I was a size 43 in EU sizing, and asked what UK size would fit me. They reccomended a 8.5 UK, so I ordered. When they came they looked noticably smaller, tried them on and they were very tight compared to my other shoes of similar slip on style (loafers). I emailed them and they insisted that they would stretch, not once did they suggest a return or exchange. Been wearing them for about two weeks now, still very uncomftorbale. I reluctantly ordered another pair in a size up, should arrive sometime next week. They're still resonably cheap at around $180 shipped US, so i figured it would still work out to be more cost effective than locally buying from S&W or Del toro. I just hope the size up does not cause more problems than its solving. Other than that, the quality is very nice, and once I get the size nailed, I can see myself ordering more.
+1 on 1/2 size up.
I ordered Opera Pumps from them a couple of years back. They were very responsive to my emails and also emailed me with the progress. I did an outline of my foot as well and gave them my US size.
I find that the pumps are a bit snug (not tight). For me it is ok as I have low arches and slippers/loafer flop a little on me. The material of the shoe is the thinner patent and is very pliable. I only wear the pumps 4 times a year and they are soft so its no issue. If I had to do it over again I would have gone a 1/2 size up.
I ordered opera pumps from them a while back and there were sizing issues; but not that they were too small at first but because they were too big! The thing with pumps is that they are meant to fit closer, etc so now I advise people to order a size or two down when ordering opera pumps (or indeed try a pair at C&J etc to find the correct size before ordering).
Here is my full blog on them:
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