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RL Marlows wingtips arrived today. I ordered two different sizes for comparison. A half size down from my tts of 11.5 are the ones that fit the best. Their construction is first rate for a mass produced shoe. Here are a couple looks on feet. w/Marcoliani Merino wool argyle OTC These are for the style conscious and fashion forward shoe aficionados. Don't forget the Marcoliani cashmere/silk argyle socks. Thanks to everyone who turned me on to these very nice shoes. My feet are happy!
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^ lookin sharp!

Some were talking about shine and I'll just add that Venetian did wonders for mine. Gave them a slightly darker glow and really buffed out beautifully. I was surprised... I'll try to add a photo or two tomorrow
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How do you like the EG's? What's their fit and comfort level like?

They were good - I was on the Dark Oak Dover. The quality is superb but having troublesome flatter feet, the last was pretty pointy and cramped in the toebox...
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Nice shoes, Be. I'm glad that ordering the second pair didn't end up being a waste of effort. Enjoy!
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phorm, you've probably heard this saying before, "help me help you." Well, you absolutely did my brother. Thank you!
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Man this thread died. Lindricks on the beach
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Hampton, very nice looking boot. I appreciate a well worn shoe. Comfy?
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Hampton, very nice looking boot. I appreciate a well worn shoe. Comfy?

It's quoted from stevent as you can see :D

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It's quoted from stevent as you can see biggrin.gif
sorry, hard time seeing in the dark.
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I'm considering picking up a pair of the marlow shell cordovan tassel loafers from the megathread in the BST here. He's only got a size 10.5, and my TTS is b/w a 10 and a 10.5. Don't have much reference with C&J lasts; only reference I can give is that I wear a 10D in the AE 5 last. Could I work with a 10.5 with some tongue pads or something or is my money better spent elsewhere? 

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I'm considering picking up a pair of the marlow shell cordovan tassel loafers from the megathread in the BST here. He's only got a size 10.5, and my TTS is b/w a 10 and a 10.5. Don't have much reference with C&J lasts; only reference I can give is that I wear a 10D in the AE 5 last. Could I work with a 10.5 with some tongue pads or something or is my money better spent elsewhere? 

In my opinion, you are better off wait for 1 pair of 10D to come around.
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Hampton, very nice looking boot. I appreciate a well worn shoe. Comfy?

Super comfy more so than Marlows as they for a bit bigger so pinky toes feel a little better after a day or wear. Still a bit too narrow for me though
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In my opinion, you are better off wait for 1 pair of 10D to come around.

I think so, too, but I was hoping I could cheat with this one because the wait is agony. 

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Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Cordovan (Marlow, Darlton, Gifford, Garran, L

As promised, a few examples of what Venetian can do. I can't say enough how great their product is.

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What type of shoe trees does anyone use on their RL Marlow wingtips? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I've seen the French perfecta beechwood trees for european lasted shoes on the Hanger Project website for $125. They've also got some $35 Woodlore Ultra cedar wood trees. On the UK Pediwear Menswear website I ran across some actual Crockett & Jones solid forfoot shoe trees that are $91.06 or something very close to that price. I'm not sure what they're made of or who makes them. There's always the $15 Woodlores from Nordstrom Rack, but I'd like to get something that would better approximate the shape of the Marlows if I could. Any help at all would be great. Thanks


I use Woodlore from Sierra Trading Post: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/cedarbrooke-by-woodlore-combination-cedar-shoe-tree-for-men~p~94022/?filterString=s~woodlore%2F&colorFamily=05

I just bought 8 pairs, with an emailed coupon for 35% off and $2.50 shipping.
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I Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
've found these Washburns to be a very good fit: http://www.cedarvillestore.com/p-107-mens-washburn-shoe-tree.aspx

But.. I think it also depends on shoe size as much as shoe shape. For example, the Woodlore Ultras are a poor fit for most of my shoes, because they tend to be too wide and too short for my size, but others report that they are the best fitting trees for them.
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If you have several pairs of shoes, I might suggest ordering a small assortment from Cedarville and seeing which work best for your Marlows - which I assume are near your "best shoes" - and then relegating the others to "less important" shoes.

The Ultras are adjustable. I noticed the small holes drilled in the wood and experimented with a small Phillips screwdriver to see which way to turn to make them shorter and narrower. They are still large enough that I only use them for my boots and "clunky" shoes built on larger lasts, but they work OK.
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