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Well, the 201 last and the 65 last are very similar. In my experience, the 201 last is a touch longer, with a slightly higher instep/cone.

Here's my thinking. The 65 last is a long last, but so is the 201. They're pretty much the same length. On the other hand, the 65 last is quite narrow. The 201 last is around the same width, but it's got a roomier toebox and a higher instep.

Here are your options:

10.5 D Rogue - this will probably be the best length for you, but it might be too wide.
10.5 B Rogue - again the right length, but it might be too narrow. However, since the Rogue has a roomier toebox and higher instep, you might be able to compensate for slightly narrow fit because of the last and because the Rogue is a blucher.
11 B Rogue - will be too long for you but might be a good width

If you are willing to wear slightly thicker socks in the event that the 10.5 D Rogue is too wide, go for that. If you are going to wear thin dress socks and are willing to take a chance, go with the 10.5 B Rogue. Or, order both and return whichever one doesn't fit right.

You could also inquire about having the Rogue made in 10.5C if you determine that D is too wide and B is too narrow - I believe they can do that for a fee (~$40?), but I'm not sure if they even have any C-width 201 lasts to use to make those shoes.

I suspect the 10.5B Rogue will actually work best, given the last and the blucher / open lacing style.

Good stuff- thanks a ton! 

 

T

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Merino wool socks keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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The “Web Gems” were online-only near-customs that AE used to offer up until a couple years ago. Couldn't get 'em in a walk-in AE store. That said, I got a rare pair of “Hollywoods” in burnished walnut in a leather so damned supple I've been almost afraid to wear 'em out. I found mine at a Burlington Coat Factory here in NYC (Brooklyn Atlantic Center to be precise) for $139.00. Orange V-Tap Sole on the 511-1 last—a variant on the 97 (or “7”) last with a rounder, more full toe box.

 

Will break 'em out soon, but God...the leather is butter-soft and gorgeous. These NYC streets scare the dickens outta me with these. :)

 

Hollywoods at left, Stewarts (A Lands End makeup AE did for them—basically a Navy Suede “Leeds”.) at right.

 

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Merino wool socks keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

No form of wool is keeping my feet warm in the summer. Sorry nothing is better than no socks in the summer. I don't care how satirically correct it is. I've done it and for years and plan on doing it for years to come.
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No form of wool is keeping my feet warm in the summer. Sorry nothing is better than no socks in the summer. I don't care how satirically correct it is. I've done it and for years and plan on doing it for years to come.

 

You misstated what I said? Merino wool wicks moisture away from your feet in the summer, and because it dries quickly (far faster than cotton, for example, which neither wicks moisture away nor dries quickly), it helps prevent your feet from sweating.

 

I'm curious what you're wearing all summer to pull that off, because unless you're wearing unlined shoes or boat shoes, going sockless in the summer is a recipe for disaster - for blisters, sweat, odor (foot and shoe), and the like.

 

Also - I assume you meant sartorially, rather than satirically - although I do love the concept of something being satirically correct. :rotflmao:

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Just curious, but how have folks sized their Maritimes and Kirkwoods. Tried some on yesterday for the upcoming Fathers Day sale and they seemed to run a bit large, but some had an issue affecting fit. 

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No form of wool is keeping my feet warm in the summer. Sorry nothing is better than no socks in the summer. I don't care how satirically correct it is. I've done it and for years and plan on doing it for years to come.

 

Merino wool undies are also far better than cotton wear, unless you also go commando all summer. (tmi?)


I love merino wool socks for the warm weather...as JS01 noted, I prefer dry feet.

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Just curious, but how have folks sized their Maritimes and Kirkwoods. Tried some on yesterday for the upcoming Fathers Day sale and they seemed to run a bit large, but some had an issue affecting fit. 

 

I haven't tried them, but am interested in this answer as well.  I usually use either an orthotic or at least a cushioned insert in most of my AE shoes, but would not be doing so with a pair of Maritimes/Kirkwoods (which I am planning on purchasing soon), so it throws my sizing all off anyway.

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I know this is an AE thread, but for comparison's sake (since I have a feeling many people will be eyeing up the Kirkwoods if not already doing so), I recently purchased Ralph Lauren's new beefroll penny loafer "boat shoe."  Retails for $289, but currently on sale for $170!

 

They're beautiful shoes, made of calfskin (I know many prefer CXL for this type of shoe).  Craftsmanship seems spot-on, no complaints whatsoever.  They come in brown and navy (the two colors I prefer), and then also green, red, and a brighter blue.  

 

Unfortunately, they seem a bit too narrow for my foot (the size I purchased is probably just a tad long, but still borders on being too snug width-wise.  They obviously only come in D widths.  I had considered going a half-size down and hoping they stretch out (which they might), but I also might be better off going with a pair of Kirkwoods in an E width.  The only thing is that I prefer the RL style without the unnecessary 360-lacing like the Kirkwoods, but it's a small issue for me.

 

Here are some pics:

 

 

 

 

 

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They are nice but CXL available at the price AE is offering it at is awesome (at least during the father's day sale).

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They are nice but CXL available at the price AE is offering it at is awesome (at least during the father's day sale).


+1

 

I'm thinking of picking up the Heritage** in Green CXL then.

 

**EDIT: Whoops, meant the Maritime.


Edited by JSO1 - 5/30/15 at 9:33am
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They are nice but CXL available at the price AE is offering it at is awesome (at least during the father's day sale).

Agreed, which is anither one of the reasons I am returning them. I will probably pick up a pair of Kirkwoods and a pair of Maritimes during the Father's Day sale.
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post
 

They are nice but CXL available at the price AE is offering it at is awesome (at least during the father's day sale).


+1

 

I'm thinking of picking up the Heritage in Green CXL then.


Green CXL is not available for MTOs, I've already asked. :thumbdown:
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Green CXL is not available for MTOs, I've already asked. :thumbdown:

 

I mistyped. I didn't mean the Heritage, I meant the Maritime.

 

I know the Green CXL isn't available for MTOs, because I asked about both it and Navy, too. :)

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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

You misstated what I said? Merino wool wicks moisture away from your feet in the summer, and because it dries quickly (far faster than cotton, for example, which neither wicks moisture away nor dries quickly), it helps prevent your feet from sweating.

I'm curious what you're wearing all summer to pull that off, because unless you're wearing unlined shoes or boat shoes, going sockless in the summer is a recipe for disaster - for blisters, sweat, odor (foot and shoe), and the like.


Also - I assume you meant sartorially, rather than satirically - although I do love the concept of something being satirically correct. rotflmao.gif

i spelled it incorrect and or autocorrect took care of it for me shog[1].gif

I said it a little earlier but my feet dont every sweat and therefore dont get blisters or odor. I know its very odd. But I have beater loafers that I wear to bars that are 3 years old and they smell new.

I have merino socks but I never thought about wearing them in the summer...I'll have to try this out.
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