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Moreschi Is Huge!

post #1 of 11
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I just tried on a pair of Moreschi shoes. What's with some of these Italian makers? The shoes were huge!

I usually wear 9 1/2 US when the shoes run true to size, but even 9 US was too long and wide!

Why don't they just make it to size??!!
post #2 of 11
While awaiting a post from someone with lots of Italian experience (and I have noted the same problem as you have), I might comment that it is almost like the Ebay sellers that think a e54 is really a 44 US. It isn't but if they claim it is so than maybe it is. Kinda like if a "tree falls in the forest with noone near does it make a noise?" So maybe the Italian's are correct and the rest of us are wrong......

I can definitely tell I need to close my computer and do something useful today.

Perry
post #3 of 11
many of the italian makers use the english standard of measurement. unless the shoe actually said 9US, i'd bet it's a 9UK.
post #4 of 11
Interesting, I find Moreschi in 7W (mine list the US size, not the European) runs slightly small relative to Allen Edmonds in 7EEE.

Oh, just for reference, what does an European 46 suit compare to? I thought a European 46c was equivalent to a US 36S.
post #5 of 11
As with all shoes, one must try several pairs on in attempt to find a good fit. This has been my experience with all makers.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by summej2
Interesting, I find Moreschi in 7W (mine list the US size, not the European) runs slightly small relative to Allen Edmonds in 7EEE.

Oh, just for reference, what does an European 46 suit compare to? I thought a European 46c was equivalent to a US 36S.

46c = 92 centimeters around (i.e., 46 * 2), which converts to 36.22 inches.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
46c = 92 centimeters around (i.e., 46 * 2), which converts to 36.22 inches.

Right. To do the metric to US conversion in suit sizes, multiply the Euro size by .7874. The usual way to convert, by subtracting 10, is an approximation that only works for smaller sizes and gets worse as the size gets larger. It's wrong by more than 1" by the time you get to Euro 52.

I recall trying on Gucci bit loafers with an elongated toe in a Neiman-Marcus one day. First I tried on my normal size at the time, US 11.5. Then I tried 11, 10.5 and 10 before I decided the shoes were too narrow and gave up. The Moreschi shoes I've tried on in the US, though, seemed true to size, probably because the men's store that stocked them insisted on accurate US sizing.
post #8 of 11
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many of the italian makers use the english standard of measurement. unless the shoe actually said 9US, i'd bet it's a 9UK.
The shoes I tried on had the following marking: "9 US 8 Europe"
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Sartorially Challenged
The shoes I tried on had the following marking: "9 US 8 Europe"

but what about the quality and the appearance of the moreschis?
post #10 of 11
I bought a pair of Moreschi tassel loafers on Ebay that were far too large at 10.5. I take an English size 10, but I think these shoes are probably closer to a US 12. I'd be more than happy to sell these to an SF member who wears whatever size they are. They'd make an excellent antiquing project. Yes, they're brown.

In my experience of buying Magli and Zegna shoes, I take an Italian 9.
post #11 of 11
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but what about the quality and the appearance of the moreschis?
I am a newbie so take this with a grain of salt. Moreschi seems to have very soft, buttery leather (so soft, in fact, I wonder about its rigidity and longevity). The contsruction seems at least on a par with Allen-Edmonds. The ones I tried on had (I think) what are called Blake stitching rather than Goodyear welting... although Moreschi does make Goodyear welted shoes.
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