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post #8956 of 11071
Roger. I wear 8.5 Olfe and 9 New Rey UK. And 42.5 Vass U last. I find the fit of U to be very similar to the Rey and slightly narrower in the toe box than the Olfe. I reckon as you wear the same size in all 3 Vass Italian lasts you'd be pretty good in your equivalent size in Olfe and half size up in Rey
post #8957 of 11071

Thanks Ozzy - much appreciated.

post #8958 of 11071
Count me in on the austerity brogue museum calf aswell! Thumbs up for the initiative!
post #8959 of 11071
Seems like we've got a few going on the navy museum austerity. Now if only Meermin would email me back!
post #8960 of 11071
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Seems like we've got a few going on the navy museum austerity. Now if only Meermin would email me back!

 

I might be interested as well - keep me posted.

post #8961 of 11071
Count me as one of the people that went with Meermin's advice and got the wrong size. Not their fault at all, but I am not going to return these puppies. Long story short, I have a pair of Classic line Olfe Captoes in size 8.5uk (dark brown). PM me with your best offers peeps!
post #8962 of 11071

I received a pair of Loake Rothschild in size 13 today. They are on the Duke last in a UK E width, which is supposed to be a narrow fit. Unfortunately, they're too wide for me; the laces close all the way before being at all snug on my foot.

 

The Meermins in 13 New Rey are much more snug, even though the laces close all the way (which also happens in a 12.5). If they stretch much, I should be able to correct any issues with tongue pads. Plus they're hand welted instead of Goodyear welted. I'll be holding onto the 13 Meermins.

 

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I received my Meermin order a little while ago, two pairs of Linea Maestro style 10172, Black Freudenberg Calf in size 13 and 12.5. I ordered them at the beginning of September, and it took four months to receive them.

 

I'm very impressed with the shoes! I have been searching for ages for a black captoe oxford that would fit me. FWIW, I measure 13.5C left foot and 13C right foot on a Brannock device. I can squeeze into a 13C on the Allen Edmonds on the 1 and 8 lasts, but they're not very comfortable. Now if only Meermin made a black plain toe blucher that I could wear in uniform...

 

Style 10172 is the captoe oxford without any stitching on the cap in a New Rey last. (There's nothing wrong with no stitching, right?) I'm leaning towards keeping the size 13 shoes; there is a little more rubbing with my left foot's little toes in the size 12.5 that might be uncomfortable after wearing them all day, but otherwise the 12.5s also fit alright. The right shoe in size 13 isn't excessively big on me. It still creases in the correct area and there's no heel gapping. I previously had a pair of Meermins in the Hiro last in size 12. I ordered a 12.5 and the wrong size was sent to me. Even so, the 12 Hiro was too wide for my feet.

 

It's great to finally find a pair of shoes that fits me well. I also have a pair of Loake Rothschild on the way in size 13 in case they end up fitting better, but if they're comparable in fit, I will probably keep the Meermins. I have a hard time believing the Loakes will match the quality of the Meermins, and they were about the same price.

 

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Quick shot of the size 13 New Rey shoes on my feet. I think my feet are a C width up front, low instep, and narrow heels. I might need to use a tongue pad on the right shoe, there's a little gapping.

 

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Interestingly, the laces also close all the way for both my feet in size 12.5. I must have a very low instep.

I think it might just be something I have to live with when I'm wearing oxfords. I find it hard to believe I'll find something substantially better fitting in my size.

Edited by Ketawa - 2/1/14 at 11:37am
post #8963 of 11071
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The Loake Rothschild IS indeed quite normal in width so I'm not surprised it doesn't fit you.

post #8964 of 11071

Apart from the navy museum austerity, just wonder if anyone is interested in a plum/golden/brown museum austerity brogue?

post #8965 of 11071
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Apart from the navy museum austerity, just wonder if anyone is interested in a plum/golden/brown museum austerity brogue?

Count me in
post #8966 of 11071

What last are you all considering for this museum calf austerity brogue?

post #8967 of 11071
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Apart from the navy museum austerity, just wonder if anyone is interested in a plum/golden/brown museum austerity brogue?

I would be interested in joining for a golden/brown museum austerity brogue. If the last is appealing of course.

 

 

An adelaide in st james II-style is also on my shortlist.

post #8968 of 11071
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What last are you all considering for this museum calf austerity brogue?

I'm thinking of olfe/new rey? Any thoughts?

post #8969 of 11071

Off the top of my head I'd say austerity brogue in the New Rey is a no go. Would need to see one to believe it actually works. Works very well in the Olfe though (I have a pair). Think I'll Google if someone has pulled this off in the New Rey...

post #8970 of 11071
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What last are you all considering for this museum calf austerity brogue?

My original plan was to have it done up in the new chisel toe last. I'm going to set up a referral in my sig so people and check it out and sign on.
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