Originally Posted by chipshot
Does anybody know what last the McCallum is on? I use the Marlow Shortwing 9.5D as well as the PTB 9.5D. I tried sizing down one to 9D as recommended but they were too tight with the somewhat narrow toe box. I wear the 9D in the Marlow Penny as I like a very tight loafer to begin with as they do stretch over time. Would the 9.5D McCallum work for me? My guess is the toe box is along the lines of the Marlow PTB or Shortwing. Better looking than the Barrie last but a little dicey fit wise.
Originally Posted by thinman
IIRC the MacCallums are on the 325 last, the same as the Marlow shortwings. On me, they both fit slightly large in the toes, though I'm not sure I could size down 1/2 size (never tried it). I can check tonight.
chipshot, I don't see an obvious last number inside my MacCallums. FWIW, the numbers are, on one side "1183374/49895" and on the other side, "ALM 46140 11 1/2D". Comparing these numbers with those in my Marlow shortwings, which I know are on the 325 last, I can find no last number here.
Although I didn't remember this, my Marlow shortwings are US size 12D and my MacCallums are US size 11 1/2 D, so I sized down 1/2 size for the MacCallums and they fit similarly to the Marlow shortwings, with ample room in the toebox (US size 12D is my normal shoe size in most makes and lasts). I bought the MacCallums in-store, so I was able to try them on and bought the best-fitting boots. Of course, YMMV, but I would recommend sizing down 1/2 size from your size in the Marlow shortwings, so 9D MacCallums.