I'm looking for a potential alternative to Park Avenues for a black cap-toe oxford. I measure 13.5C/13C left/right foot on a Brannock device, so I'm tricky to fit. I can kind of wear a 13C on the 5 and 8 lasts.
Can anyone speak to the quality of the Loake 1880 Rothschild? I haven't been able to find anything on SF about it. According to their size chart, their 13 UK is about a 13.5 US. It also comes in a UK E width, which is narrower than normal. I also like the placement of the toe cap a little better. Link: http://www.loake.co.uk/rothschild.html
ETA: Of course, Wikipedia claims that UK shoe sizes are typically 1 whole size difference from US. Who to believe?
Great find! I was just about to bite the bullet on Park Avenues but i am now highly considering these. They look great.