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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

Allen Edmonds are not any less "stylish", they are just a different style than you are after. Longer with a square toe would be the Vass U last, several of the G&G offerings, Berluti, Andrew Lock, and Carmina to name some.

 

don't get me wrong, they are absolutely great shoes, build, quality, and heritage. I'm younger and more stylish apposed to the more classical dress. nothing to extreme, but the shoes on my feet feels like my dads shoes when he was in the military. several people say they look plain in comparison to my other shoes i wear. today is my 1st day wearing my fifth ave, and so far so good.
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

Allen Edmonds are not any less "stylish", they are just a different style than you are after. Longer with a square toe would be the Vass U last, several of the G&G offerings, Berluti, Andrew Lock, and Carmina to name some.

333 Last?  Maybe not as square and sexy as the G&G last, but similar.  See the Larchmont

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333 Last?  Maybe not as square and sexy as the G&G last, but similar.  See the Larchmont

 

You are absolutely right. this is true, but the price tag is killing me. I really like the rutledge. I got my fifth ave for $200, but the rutledge is 475. i really, really, really, really, want the rutledge, but the price is killing me. I am looking for the $200 range. I don't even want to pay $345 for the fifth ave, but i can't turn down a great deal. when does the rutledge go on sale. :)
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Originally Posted by WiredandTired View Post


Think of it as two dimensions you are fitting for. You should identify what is tight. Is it tight across the ball of your foot/top of your foot or the widest part of your foot? That is usually a width problem. Do your toes feel cramped, but the widest part is comfortable? That might be more of a length issue.

The reason people advise moving out a width and down a length is because the last/shoe design runs long. If you find there is a fair amount of empty space beyond your longest toe, you can move down in length. Also is the ball of your foot resting before the widest part of the shoe? That may make the shoe feel tight. Moving down a length may place the ball in the right place, lining up where the widest part of the shoe is with the ball of your foot. You add moving out a width and it may lead you into a more comfortable fit. I would advise giving it a shot.

Finding the right fit will give you more enjoyment. I was sized as a 8 or 8.5d, maybe in between on the bannock. I went with 8.5d on the 5 last. The fit is pretty good, but I believe a better size for me is 8E. It's an even better idea to do this if you plan to buy more shoes on that last. I now have the Mcallister and kenilworth, which also fit okay, but now I wonder if I should've tried more sizes first.

Hope this helps.

How much space should there be between the end of the shoe and your big toe?

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Some say about an inch or a thumbnail's worth, but really one should focus on comfort. as long as your toes are not cramped or actually touching the end of the shoe, you may be able go down a size and out a width. Too long shouldn't be a huge issue, unless you are over sizing by a large margin over your brannock. I'd recommend sizing close to your brannock size, trying both width and length.
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Good evening gentlemen,
I'm going to try again...
I've been wanting to buy a split toe/apron tie for a while now to round off my collection and I seriously can't seem to decide what to get.
The Delray and the Lasalle are almost identical (few details in the shape and the heel cap), then there's the Parkway..
Help?!? Fit, style, anything?
Thank you,
Max
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Originally Posted by guasc1 View Post

Good evening gentlemen,
I'm going to try again...
I've been wanting to buy a split toe/apron tie for a while now to round off my collection and I seriously can't seem to decide what to get.
The Delray and the Lasalle are almost identical (few details in the shape and the heel cap), then there's the Parkway..
Help?!? Fit, style, anything?
Thank you,
Max
Hey Max, I own the Delray in both black and chili, but have seen the Parkway and Lasalle IRL repeatedly. I actually like the Lasalle a lot, very elegant shoe. It gets my vote

J
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Max, I personally like the shape of the LaSalle. It looks more sleek and elegant to my eyes than the Delray.

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Originally Posted by WiredandTired View Post

Some say about an inch or a thumbnail's worth, but really one should focus on comfort. as long as your toes are not cramped or actually touching the end of the shoe, you may be able go down a size and out a width. Too long shouldn't be a huge issue, unless you are over sizing by a large margin over your brannock. I'd recommend sizing close to your brannock size, trying both width and length.

Perhaps an inch for larger sized shoes but probably not for a size 7 shoe. It's definitely more than a thumbnail, but my thumb isn't exactly the largest. I marked the general area where my big toe should be when I stick it up to meet the top of the shoe.

I've also worked a little on paint showing where the ball of my feet feels like it is. Should it be at where the cap toe ends? The knuckle of my big toe is about where the cap toe line is.

post #20470 of 49665
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Originally Posted by guasc1 View Post

Good evening gentlemen,
I'm going to try again...
I've been wanting to buy a split toe/apron tie for a while now to round off my collection and I seriously can't seem to decide what to get.
The Delray and the Lasalle are almost identical (few details in the shape and the heel cap), then there's the Parkway..
Help?!? Fit, style, anything?
Thank you,
Max

 

The difference is that the Delray has a slightly more elongated toe and the LaSalle as a cushioned insole that the Delray lacks.  I had the same debate between these two shoes and ended up going with Delrays.  Haven't regretted it for even one second as I think the Delray is slightly more dressy and versatile.

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I can confirm, delays are great and on the best last IMO
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I have decided I want to pick up a pair of black Mctavish. I have the opportunity to save a few bucks and get this pair gently used. My question is are these creases normal? The creases, to me, look significant. For those that have this shoe is this the normal crease to be expected? If it is I'm fine with it but just wanna know if I should save a few bucks and pick these up or just buy new. The discount is significant. Thanks gents. 

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I have decided I want to pick up a pair of black Mctavish. I have the opportunity to save a few bucks and get this pair gently used. My question is are these creases normal? The creases, to me, look significant. For those that have this shoe is this the normal crease to be expected? If it is I'm fine with it but just wanna know if I should save a few bucks and pick these up or just buy new. The discount is significant. Thanks gents. 

 

Let me get my microscope so I can check

post #20474 of 49665
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Originally Posted by guasc1 View Post

Good evening gentlemen,
I'm going to try again...
I've been wanting to buy a split toe/apron tie for a while now to round off my collection and I seriously can't seem to decide what to get.
The Delray and the Lasalle are almost identical (few details in the shape and the heel cap), then there's the Parkway..
Help?!? Fit, style, anything?
Thank you,
Max

For me it is not even close - Delray.
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I picked up these shell macneils cheap with the intent of having them recrafted:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111064815881?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

 

They fit, but Im wondering if an 11 might be a better fit. They are not uncomfortable, but my big toe more or less touches the side of the shoe at all times, I feel that extended wear might get uncomfortable. Can I ask AE to stretch them out when I send them to recrafting?

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