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How close to TTS do the RL marlow wingtips run? What are other members fit experiences with this shoe? I wear an 11D, -.5 size from my TTS which is 11.5, in my barrie lasted Alden LWB's. Any help appreciated. Thanks!

I am an 11.5 US with feet that are a touch narrower than the median. I wear an 11 in the RL Marlow and it is just a touch wide on me. Perfectly acceptable, but not the best fit I own.


I went with my barrie size (10D) because my tts (10.5D) was much too long; couldn't walk without having my heel pop out of the shoe.  However, the 10 D was pretty narrow.  I used shoe-stretchers and they fit perfectly now.  I think a 10E would have been ideal.  BTW, great pic BeSpiff.  Looks like you took the pic in my bedroom! biggrin.gif

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Hello,

I size uk9 in many c&j last (coniston, Swansea, connaught). Should i take us10 for Marlow penny loafer ?

Fred
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Congrats BeSpiff and wear in great health!
RTP, your are the bomb schizznitty my friend. Thank your so much. It was because of your encouragement and familiarity with the RL Marlow that I was able to take that leap of faith. It's apples and oranges as far as the difference between Alden shell cordovan and the Crockett & Jones wingtips. You can see the european styleling in the Marlows sleeker last and higher vamp. I also would like to thank all the other SF members who follow this thread for giving me some much needed sizing information and their positive endorsements of these really nice shoes. I've only had them for a couple of days, not long enough for a proper Mac method break in, but I'm going to wear them anyway tomorrow for Easter Sunday.
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BTW, great pic BeSpiff.  Looks like you took the pic in my bedroom! biggrin.gif
I'm not the only one whose been in your bedroom to look at your shoes. My Marlows are getting a little sun on the deck today before tomorrow's maiden voyage, We're going with the lilac laces for Easter, and because spring can't get here soon enough.
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I always wondered about Marlows and why such a gorgeous-looking shoes were so often for sale by their owners. Now I know. The shoe is literally unwearable. God knows I tried. The Achilles heel of the shoe is a XL heel pocket. Even with tight lacing and with my high instep I still could not get the heel not to slip up and down while walking. Extra thick double sole does not help these matters. So after trying to live with Marlows for a year I flipped them for the same price I paid 420.00 , with much regret . They are opulent, beautiful and smell great , too bad they suck at walking.
Good luck with yours and they do keep their residual value very well.
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I'm not the only one whose been in your bedroom to look at your shoes. My Marlows are getting a little sun on the deck today before tomorrow's maiden voyage, We're going with the lilac laces for Easter, and because spring can't get here soon enough.

 

 

Ha! Nice one! I did something similar to mine but the weather's heading in the opposite direction here in the Antipodes.

 

 

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I always wondered about Marlows and why such a gorgeous-looking shoes were so often for sale by their owners. Now I know. The shoe is literally unwearable. 

 

Depends on your feet, of course. They are among my most comfortable pairs of shoes.

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I always wondered about Marlows and why such a gorgeous-looking shoes were so often for sale by their owners. Now I know. The shoe is literally unwearable. God knows I tried. The Achilles heel of the shoe is a XL heel pocket. Even with tight lacing and with my high instep I still could not get the heel not to slip up and down while walking. Extra thick double sole does not help these matters. So after trying to live with Marlows for a year I flipped them for the same price I paid 420.00 , with much regret . They are opulent, beautiful and smell great , too bad they suck at walking.
Good luck with yours and they do keep their residual value very well.

Yeah my marlows are comfy, toes do get tight after 6-8 hours but still wearable
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My Marlows took about a year to break in fully, but they are a great fit now. 

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Congrats BeSpiff and wear in great health!
RTP, your are the bomb schizznitty my friend. Thank your so much. It was because of your encouragement and familiarity with the RL Marlow that I was able to take that leap of faith. It's apples and oranges as far as the difference between Alden shell cordovan and the Crockett & Jones wingtips. Your can see the european styleling in the Marlows sleeker last and higher vamp. I also would like to thank all the other SF members who follow this thread for giving me some much needed sizing information and their positive endorsements of these really nice shoes. I've only had them for a couple of days, not long enough for a proper Mac method break in, but I'm going to wear them anyway tomorrow for Easter Sunday.


You're more than welcome friend!  I couldn't agree more with your assessment of the European styling.  Your pictures look great.  Enjoy your maiden voyage on Easter Sunday with the theme laces.

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I always wondered about Marlows and why such a gorgeous-looking shoes were so often for sale by their owners. Now I know. The shoe is literally unwearable. God knows I tried. The Achilles heel of the shoe is a XL heel pocket. Even with tight lacing and with my high instep I still could not get the heel not to slip up and down while walking. Extra thick double sole does not help these matters. So after trying to live with Marlows for a year I flipped them for the same price I paid 420.00 , with much regret . They are opulent, beautiful and smell great , too bad they suck at walking.
Good luck with yours and they do keep their residual value very well.


While I love my Marlows, I think you raise a good point.  They are not the most comfortable shoes I own.  If it's going to be a long day on my feet at work, I would much prefer any of my Alden LWBs.  That said, my Marlows are wearable and comfortable enough for me.  As Gerry Nelson mentioned, it does depend on the individual's foot.

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Medwed is on point. You just end up living with the bruises or in my case, the excessive creasing.

I will so though, the Lindrick, fits perfectly and should be owned
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Yeah my marlows are comfy, toes do get tight after 6-8 hours but still wearable
Same here. I wear shoes between US 8 E to 8 EEE. The days I plan to stay out for 12+ hours (after work drinks nights) I wear my EEE width shoes. I think its natural for feet to expands after long hours being out or being on feet.
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Which is the C&J model equivalent to the Marlow penny Loafer?
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