I am a 23 year old yuppie in NYC and I am interested in purchasing a few pairs of shoes for work. As most of you know, NYC is notorious for terrible snow/rain, which has taken a toll on my first "real" pair of shoes, Allen Edmonds Park Ave. As a result, I am looking to invest and build a shoe collection for work. I am interested in the price/style of shoes Herring has to offer and I wanted to get your opinion on two pairs that I currently have my eye on, the Chamberlain and the Lambeth (rubber).
On that note, is the Herring Chamberlain/Lambeth a worthy shoe in terms of quality/longevity? If so, how should I go about ordering the correct size. On a brannock I measure up to a 12.5 US; however, given the AE Park Ave 5-65 "long and narrow" Last a 12 E FITS PERFECTLY. Thus, when ordering either the Chamberlain and or the Lambeth should I stick to the 12 UK (12.5 US) or should I also size down to a 11 UK (11.5 UK is not offered by Herring) which corresponds to a 11.5 US which I am afraid might be too small? I want to order the correct size the first time because I don't want to get slammed on paying customs/return shipping for the wrong size.
Any help is much appreciated!
Edited by GonC - 1/29/13 at 1:53pm