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Can anyone speak to the sizing difference if any between the Players shoe and any shoes on the 5 last? Thanks. 

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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

Can anyone speak to the sizing difference if any between the Players shoe and any shoes on the 5 last? Thanks.

 

my experience is that you size up half with the players shoes compared to the 5 last.

 

i had a casual conversation with one of the AE SA's the other day and he also agreed but i wasn't sure if he agreed just for the sake of it or he truly agreed (he was in the process of selling me a pair of shoes).

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Apologies if this has already been asked before, I would just like to ask MacNeil and Strand owners their experience regarding the differences between the 7 last and the 5 last. I currently own an 8.5D Strand (5 last) and 8.5D Chukkamok (4 last). Both are very comfortable but I do find that the width of the Strand fits better.

I'm wondering whether I should get an 8.5C or 8.5D Macneil. I have read some reviews saying that the Macneil is wider than the Strands and some people suggest sizing down the width if you prefer the width of the Strands.

I know best thing for me is to try them on, but unfortunately this is just geographically impossible at the mean time.

I wear the same size in both, and both fit well. I would not go down in width, as the toe box may get cramped.
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Black shell Leeds today:
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Black shell Leeds today:

 

Beautiful. I will have to get a pair of cordovan PTBs one of these days. How is the sizing compared to the 5 last?

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Beautiful. I will have to get a pair of cordovan PTBs one of these days. How is the sizing compared to the 5 last?

Thank you! I have black, burgundy and brown (C&J for Ralph Lauren) these days and they get plenty of wear.

I am a 12d in these and a 12d or 11.5e in 5 last shoes (highly dependent on the shoe, I have found). 11.5d Barrie last in the Alden world, for what it's worth.
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^the black Leeds in shell are stunning....a great classic shoe

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Those black shell Leeds do look great. I had them on in the AE store. Even though I had them on with an outfit I normally wouldn't wear them with, I really liked them.
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I finally got my Strands in 10.5E.  They feel more comfortable than the 11D's that I originally had...The heel is a little bigger, but the toe and overall fit feels much better.

Would it be the same size in Long Branch boots? 

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Excited to see pictures of everyone's 2 for $250 pickups after today. I recently picked up a pair of shells, so I don't think I'll be getting any this time around. 

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Originally Posted by rpearlberg View Post
 

I finally got my Strands in 10.5E.  They feel more comfortable than the 11D's that I originally had...The heel is a little bigger, but the toe and overall fit feels much better.

Would it be the same size in Long Branch boots? 

 

What was the issue with the 11D? Too long? Too tight in the toes? Both?

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
 

 

 

Well, "casual" varies, of course, from office to office.  But, of the four colors in which the McTavish is offered, it would be last on my list.

 

To me, a black oxford wingtip just doesn't seem a good choice for casual wear, despite it being rougher than typical calfskin and with "waxed infused" leather.  The "dark brown cognac" and the "natural" (close to AE walnut) seem like good looking, casual shoes that would be more versatile than black, both as to the colors and types of casual pants one might pair with them at the office.

 

Others have commented and I generally agree that "browns" are more versatile however in this particular shoe I happen to think that black is my favorite color aesthetically. 

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What was the issue with the 11D? Too long? Too tight in the toes? Both?

Mainly just too tight in the toes, and top of my foot...

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Excited to see pictures of everyone's 2 for $250 pickups after today. I recently picked up a pair of shells, so I don't think I'll be getting any this time around. 

 

 

Hoping I can show off my BB Burgundy McAllisters and Bradys... fingers crossed they will have inventory by the time my purchase is processed!

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Maiden voyage for the Spiaggias. I like the stock red laces on it but wanted to tone it down a bit today so I switched them out for some navy laces.

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