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I am in the same boat as Tifosi, all of my shoes have quite a bit of creasing. This might be my lucky pair or something because they are even half a size too big so I can't even say its because they are a perfect fit. 

I find it is more about the width when it comes to creasing. My 5 lasted fit really nicely in the width. My Barrie lasted shoes for instance, fit the same in the length, but have tons of room in the width. The 5 last in the same size has, like, half the volume of Barrie, haha.
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Looking to pick up a quality shoe stretcher, any recommendations?
Something like this?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000P4A8LM?cache=85c54e5d4342d8d2113a6d1c7a31effb&qid=1401478116&sr=8-10#ref=mp_s_a_1_10
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I find it is more about the width when it comes to creasing. My 5 lasted fit really nicely in the width. My Barrie lasted shoes for instance, fit the same in the length, but have tons of room in the width. The 5 last in the same size has, like, half the volume of Barrie, haha.

 

I have no idea clue what causes my creasing specifically. I think the cut of the leather, how it is glued to the liner (or lack of liner in some cases), the width and length of the fit, the way we walk all play roles in it. It's no big deal to me either way and I actually think both creased and non creased shoes look great. 

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I have no idea clue what causes my creasing specifically. I think the cut of the leather, how it is glued to the liner (or lack of liner in some cases), the width and length of the fit, the way we walk all play roles in it. It's no big deal to me either way and I actually think both creased and non creased shoes look great. 
The only time I care about creasing is when I see one of Mdubs pics. Then I whine "why can't my shoes look that good after I wear them??".
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My creases come at the same points on all shoes, calf, cordo, or suede (not soft cow though). I'm pretty sure it has mostly to do with my foot deformities (a bunion on one, and a botched bunion repair on the other) which affect the width of each foot differently.
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There must be a ton of factors. Mine seen to crease differently from a lot that I see on here. All my shoes crease really hard at one point over my big toe then kinda fan out in more than one crease from that single point. Most I see here crease evenly across the whole vamp in independent lines.
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The only time I care about creasing is when I see one of Mdubs pics. Then I whine "why can't my shoes look that good after I wear them??".

 

Haha totally.

 

 

One kind of bugs me and it's the right shoe on my Dundees. It's not that it creased that bugs me, just that the right shoe has a weird jagged crease rather than a normal straight line. It kind of creased uglier compared to the left shoe. Oh well, it's still one of my favorite pairs. Oh and you can see that my bayfields hardly crease apart from one past the cap on the right shoe.

 

 

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I purchased one from shoecaresupplies.com and am very pleased.
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I purchased one from shoecaresupplies.com and am very pleased.

Eh?
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Looking to pick up a quality shoe stretcher, any recommendations?
Something like this?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000P4A8LM?cache=85c54e5d4342d8d2113a6d1c7a31effb&qid=1401478116&sr=8-10#ref=mp_s_a_1_10

Oops, didn't quote the original post in my reply. I picked one up from shoecaresupplies.com and it has worked well.
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Bump. I appreciate your inputs. Thanks


Argh, the right shoe air puffing is a maddening thing - occur in both McAllisters and Strands...only the right shoe. Anyone get resolution from AE?

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Tan Amok w/ contrast laces today, just for you guys. Thoughts and feedbacks always welcome.

 

 

Full outfit (Click to show)

 

 

So this entire outfit was inspired by our discussion on contrast laces. I chose the Amok first as it is a shoe that I feel does contrast laces well. This is due primarily to three factors: 1. Light Color 2. Suede 3. Casual Style. This is important. I don't feel like contrast laces can look good on any old shoe. They need to be carefully chosen with the most casual of shoes. The more of the three factors above that are incorporated, the more successful I feel the shoe will look with contrast laces. Tying to these concepts I think contrast laces are generally much more successful in spring/summer.

 

However the laces aren't chosen with the shoe in a vacuum. It is essential to tie the decision to the rest of the outfit in a coherent way. This is where I think people generally go wrong with contrast laces. Often times they are simply slapped on in an attempt to throw in something "unique" or "fun". 99% of the time what happens instead is that the contrast laces draw too much attention to themselves and detract from the overall outfit. My entire effort here was an outfit where it felt like contrast laces "belonged", indeed where they were the BEST choice.

 

The red chinos seemed like a natural pairing here. They pick up on the color in the laces, making it feel like they belonged together. I think the "easy" way out for contrast laces is to make sure the color matches something else in the outfit. Also, this would preferably not be an accessory like a tie or square, but something more grounded and central, like the pants, jacket, or shirt.

 

The open collar white ocbd screams "summer casual" like the rest of the choices thus far. I had previously mentioned a navy jacket. While I think that would work, tan linen is often an excellent choice with a colored chino. Additionally, it matches the shoes which is a huge plus here. In order to avoid overdoing it with a casual outfit, I recommend keeping the palette very simple. The more colors you add, the greater the chance it looks incoherent imo.

 

The square seemed "summer casual" as well. I waffled on including it or not, as it introduced another color, and as I said it's best to keep the palette simple. That said, I felt it added more than it took away.

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Also for those playing the drinking game, I think you only have one shot to take. :p

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Tan Amok w/ contrast laces today, just for you guys. Thoughts and feedbacks always welcome.

 

 

Full outfit (Click to show)

 

 

So this entire outfit was inspired by our discussion on contrast laces. I chose the Amok first as it is a shoe that I feel does contrast laces well. This is due primarily to three factors: 1. Light Color 2. Suede 3. Casual Style. This is important. I don't feel like contrast laces can look good on any old shoe. They need to be carefully chosen with the most casual of shoes. The more of the three factors above that are incorporated, the more successful I feel the shoe will look with contrast laces. Tying to these concepts I think contrast laces are generally much more successful in spring/summer.

 

However the laces aren't chosen with the shoe in a vacuum. It is essential to tie the decision to the rest of the outfit in a coherent way. This is where I think people generally go wrong with contrast laces. Often times they are simply slapped on in an attempt to throw in something "unique" or "fun". 99% of the time what happens instead is that the contrast laces draw too much attention to themselves and detract from the overall outfit. My entire effort here was an outfit where it felt like contrast laces "belonged", indeed where they were the BEST choice.

 

The red chinos seemed like a natural pairing here. They pick up on the color in the laces, making it feel like they belonged together. I think the "easy" way out for contrast laces is to make sure the color matches something else in the outfit. Also, this would preferably not be an accessory like a tie or square, but something more grounded and central, like the pants, jacket, or shirt.

 

The open collar white ocbd screams "summer casual" like the rest of the choices thus far. I had previously mentioned a navy jacket. While I think that would work, tan linen is often an excellent choice with a colored chino. Additionally, it matches the shoes which is a huge plus here. In order to avoid overdoing it with a casual outfit, I recommend keeping the palette very simple. The more colors you add, the greater the chance it looks incoherent imo.

 

The square seemed "summer casual" as well. I waffled on including it or not, as it introduced another color, and as I said it's best to keep the palette simple. That said, I felt it added more than it took away.

Beautiful details of elegance. Compliments.

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

Tan Amok w/ contrast laces today, just for you guys. Thoughts and feedbacks always welcome.

 

So this entire outfit was inspired by our discussion on contrast laces. I chose the Amok first as it is a shoe that I feel does contrast laces well. This is due primarily to three factors: 1. Light Color 2. Suede 3. Casual Style. This is important. I don't feel like contrast laces can look good on any old shoe. They need to be carefully chosen with the most casual of shoes. The more of the three factors above that are incorporated, the more successful I feel the shoe will look with contrast laces. Tying to these concepts I think contrast laces are generally much more successful in spring/summer.

 

However the laces aren't chosen with the shoe in a vacuum. It is essential to tie the decision to the rest of the outfit in a coherent way. This is where I think people generally go wrong with contrast laces. Often times they are simply slapped on in an attempt to throw in something "unique" or "fun". 99% of the time what happens instead is that the contrast laces draw too much attention to themselves and detract from the overall outfit. My entire effort here was an outfit where it felt like contrast laces "belonged", indeed where they were the BEST choice.

 

The red chinos seemed like a natural pairing here. They pick up on the color in the laces, making it feel like they belonged together. I think the "easy" way out for contrast laces is to make sure the color matches something else in the outfit. Also, this would preferably not be an accessory like a tie or square, but something more grounded and central, like the pants, jacket, or shirt.

 

The open collar white ocbd screams "summer casual" like the rest of the choices thus far. I had previously mentioned a navy jacket. While I think that would work, tan linen is often an excellent choice with a colored chino. Additionally, it matches the shoes which is a huge plus here. In order to avoid overdoing it with a casual outfit, I recommend keeping the palette very simple. The more colors you add, the greater the chance it looks incoherent imo.

 

The square seemed "summer casual" as well. I waffled on including it or not, as it introduced another color, and as I said it's best to keep the palette simple. That said, I felt it added more than it took away.

 

 

 

I hate to be a naysayer, but that outfit is clownish and brands its wearer as a dandy fop.  It certainly matches, and probably fits within other style "rules," but come on -- that's not an outfit a man wears.  It screams, "I'm trying too hard to look pretty."

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