Originally Posted by LA Guy
Buy European. A size 50 Eu actually translates better into a 39 US. The US size = European size - 10 is just a convenient fiction. Don't take my word for it. Do the math. That's why a lot of sales people mistakenly say "Oh, Italian brand X is cut small." Now, you can just smile and nod to the smug bastards working the floor at Neiman Marcus.
Thanks for that clarification -- depending on the maker, US 38s or 39s fit me best, and I've tended to not even look at Eur 50s, assuming that they'd be too big.