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how narrow is your foot? While carmina might not offer different widths, their different lasts offer very different fits/widths. The simpson last is supposed to run pretty narrow. Now if your in the same boat (or maybe the exact opposite one depending on how you look at it) as me where even the widest lasts aren't wide enough, then I understand where u r coming from.

 

I wear a C in US size.  I understand that my best best is the Simpson and Alcudia.  The issue is that if I like a style that is made in the other lasts, then I may not have an optimal fit. I'm not saying its impossible to get a Carmina, just harder for me.  

post #28382 of 42798
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The one pictured is a 10D.  By the luck of who knows, Nordstroms had a 10C in store.  They never carry C.  I talked to the guy working there and I brought home the 10C.  It felt pretty snug, but, judging from how much the D stretched, I'm assuming these C's will stretch as well.  I've worn them for about 12-14 hours so far (a couple days ago), and will wear them tomorrow.  I'm really hoping these stretch out in the toe box a little bit more.  I notice that around my ankle is a lot more snug which I like.  A small small small amount of bowing which will probably get a little worse, but not as bad as the D's.

 

If 10C is snug, you may want to consider trying 10.5C.  It will give you the heel width you want and extra length which may help with the toes.  It looks like you like the 10D toebox better and have an issue with the heel.  10.5C should have the same space in the toebox as a 10D.

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Two weeks after getting this pair, I finally get to wear them "in the wild."

 

Decided to go one width up with them and it seems to have been the right decision. I just hope that I have enough of a lacing gap to avoid a overlap later on.

 

 

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Two weeks after getting this pair, I finally get to wear them "in the wild."

 

Decided to go one width up with them and it seems to have been the right decision. I just hope that I have enough of a lacing gap to avoid a overlap later on.

 

 

 

 

 

Great looking shoe!

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^^Thanks! Wasn't quite sure about the Merlot when I first ordered them. But now I'm really liking how they look with blue suits/pants.

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

Ouch, AE's Bourbon is a hard to get back; unfortunately the bourbon polish won't bring it back to factory finish. Try using the polish and then finishing with the brush you use on your black shoes

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To get it back where you want it. I'd take it to a cobbler and have him polish them with black polish on his wheel. They're not terminal they're just sick at the moment. You'll get them back to where they belong.

Much appreciated. I put some black polish on the spot and it is just about even with the rest of the shoe color. It was on the inside so I wasn't too concerned about it, but I know I would remember it every time I looked down at it.

For the future, what do you recommend in the way of conditioning the bourbon McAllister? I don't want to alter the color, just want to give it regular conditioning. Would Lexol Conditioner be good? Thank you again.
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They looked pretty good in the indoor pics but they look great in the sunlight. Maybe I'll put this model back on my list of AEs to consider.

 

Thanks Spex; the Franciscan is offered in only walnut and black, so if you want another color, you'll have to go the MTO route. If you do, I'd highly recommend opting for Independence finishing, the difference is noticeable and, I think, very worth it. 

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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post
 

Two weeks after getting this pair, I finally get to wear them "in the wild."

 

Decided to go one width up with them and it seems to have been the right decision. I just hope that I have enough of a lacing gap to avoid a overlap later on.

 

 

 

These do look great, and Merlot goes with almost everything!

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Does anyone know if navy shell is offered with the MTO program?

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Does anyone know if navy shell is offered with the MTO program?

 

No. The options are Burgundy, Black and Dark Brown. There may be a bit of Cappuccino left, but not much if any. For navy shell you would need to go with Rancourt or Carmina.

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These do look great, and Merlot goes with almost everything!

 

Thanks! And I'm glad to hear that.

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These do look great, and Merlot goes with almost everything!

Thanks! And I'm glad to hear that.

The darker the brown, the more versatile it generally comes, lovely full brogues
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post
 

Two weeks after getting this pair, I finally get to wear them "in the wild."

 

Decided to go one width up with them and it seems to have been the right decision. I just hope that I have enough of a lacing gap to avoid a overlap later on.

 

 

Those look great, jason. I almost exclusively pair my merlot with navy and gray. They are super versatile, tho.

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Got some Dundees last weekend. Took them out on walkabout for the first time, today. 

 


Edited by Dugan - 9/6/13 at 5:51am
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Got some Dundees last weekend. Took them out and walkabout for the first time, today.

 

They look great! Nice pickup. Can't wait to get my MTO Dundees.

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