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Anybody have advice on how to size Randolphs?? They are on the 9-79 last.
Other shoes built on 79 last are (or were):
Cody
Cornelius
Fairmont
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I am probably in the minority when it comes for the love of Cordovan in that I am not as obsessed with it. Sometimes I think it looks like plastic and the "creases" look like colored plastic looks when you bend it..terrible. Who wants a bunch of light colored thick lines running through your shoes that scream hey my shoes look funny!

Of course then when i wear a pair of mine the feeling starts to change back towards the loving side....LOL - I do not see myself laying out $700 for a pair any time soon...but on sale well I say WTF! Ok I am still considering blue cordovan Rancourt boots...Cordovan rules! Screw that calf crap!

what just happened?

Haha I enjoy seeing cordovan shoes and boots but I don't think I'd ever pay for it. I would consider it when on sale but even then, I'd have to think about it. I'm most comfortable dressing casually and cxl is the way to go for me. Natural cxl (lighter variation) is the bees knees for me 😁
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I know everyone goes on about how addicting shell is, and yes I love my (now) 4 pairs. But I wouldn't say that I love them more than my 4 calf pairs, 3 cow, and 2 suede. Just in a different way. I guess I consider the shoes themselves (pattern, style, color) and what outfits they're best suited for more than any of the specific leathers' attributes.
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I have five pairs of cordovan and about 10 pairs in calf. I prefer calf in general at this point for two reasons.

 

1. Calf is actually easier to maintain than shell in my opinion. In the rain, shell is more waterproof but looks like crap after rain drops hit the shoes and leave water marks/welts on them. I then have to brush the crap out of them or deer bone them.

 

2. The more I wear shell, the more it feels like a casual material, which I didn't buy into at first. Calf is a little more versatile in that sense. Also, I just love putting a mirror shine on my shoes. 

 

That being said, there's a time and place for calf, shell, suede and CXL. I love my shell for what it is, but I don't think I'd want shell versions to replace my calf ones. 

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I find that with dress socks, my neumoks are really narrow in the toe in the same size as my other 5 last shoes. However, they fit perfectly with loafer socks. They seem to be more comfortable with every wear. Hopefully, after a few more wears my pinky toes won't be pleading with me for relief at the end of the day.

 

The shoe stretcher has helped most of my pinky-toe-woes, but I still haven't gotten that gap to close much. I can barely single knot the short, thick laces that came with them, which happen to be the same as on my Tan Finches.

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Hmm, I haven't had a gap issue. Mine lace up to about 1/4". Where did you get your shoe stretcher and how did you use it?

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Ok I am still considering blue cordovan Rancourt boots...

 

 

do it

 

(apologies for the o/t)

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Rocking the McTavish today! Love these shoes.

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do it

 

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Damn you!

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do it

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There isn't much navy shell I covet. Those are one of the two pairs that I do...
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There isn't much navy shell I covet. Those are one of the two pairs that I do...

I can loan you the other pair. haha

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Anybody have advice on how to size Randolphs?? They are on the 9-79 last.
Other shoes built on 79 last are (or were):
Cody
Cornelius
Fairmont

I had mine in the same size as 95% of my other AE's. However, I gave them to a co-worker because that style did not work well with my high instep. Once they were on, they were great, but it felt like I was going to tear them when I put them on.

Chris
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I can loan you the other pair. haha
How did you know??? Haha.

Awesome! What are your rental rates?
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I'm getting away from AE here, but...
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There isn't much navy shell I covet. Those are one of the two pairs that I do...
NAMOR's navy shell Carmina balmoral boots. (Click to show)

If they existed in AA widths, I'd happily pay four figures for those things and go 100% Smeagol on them when they arrived.
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How did you know??? Haha.

Awesome! What are your rental rates?
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A meager fee...

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