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Nice pair of J.F shoes on Massdrop

 

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/jfitzpatrick-footwear-magnolia-captoe

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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post
 

Nice pair of J.F shoes on Massdrop

 

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/jfitzpatrick-footwear-magnolia-captoe

I'm interested in getting these, but unsure about the sizing. 

 

I have a Loake 1880 Cornwall pair of derbys (Duke last) on 7.5UK, and it fits well... not too snug so there is some play when my feet are in them. They are derbies too so maybe that explains the slight looseness. 

 

The only other proper pair of shoes I have is from Meermin's classic range (just got them a few days ago) - an Oxford on the Hiro last, also on 7.5UK.It's hard to get my feet into this pair, but once my feet are in them they feel snug and comfortable. The laces close together just nice, even though I heard the Hiro last has a high instep.

 

That last point is troubling me a bit. I'm leaning towards a 7.5UK on the Magnolia, but I'm afraid the laces won't close... how does the instep of the TMG last compare to the Hiro? Anyone knows? 

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Hiro is a pretty narrow last. Nonetheless, you would be UK7.5.
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I did a write up about selling our shoes on Massdrop for those that might be interested to read it and have a few more details into what is being offered that Massdrop has yet to mention

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2015/12/j-fitzpatrick-magnolia-on-massdrop.html
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Thank you for the write-up Justin! On a related note does anyone own and have non-professional pictures of the burgundy magnolia cap-toe? Or have no picture but an opinion as to how red the burgundy is? In the pictures, the magnolia burgundy looks closer to ruby red to my eyes and not a dark burgundy, so I might opt for brown in Massdrop.
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I recently received my pair of J Fitzpatrick Magnolia Captoe Oxford from Massdrop.  They are almost too pretty to wear.

 

I'm frugal, but prefer quality over quantity.  When I was searching for the go to captoe, I opted for some black Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Seconds.  Nothing wrong with them at all, but at 229, I thought why not move up to the J Fitzpatrick for a few bucks more and give them a shot.  Sizing US8 / UK7, they are a perfect fit.  The last isn't as stumpy as the AE's for my small feet.  Gorgeous gorgeous shoes. 


Now that they are back on sale again, I'm thinking about picking up another pair.

 

 

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In case you aren't already aware of the charity auctions for the Ronald McDonald House, please check out today's.  We are auctioning off, starting bid of $280, ANY pair of footwear courtesy of Justin, @The Shoe Snobhttp://www.styleforum.net/t/512486/styleforum-gives-2015-our-annual-holiday-charity-auctions-for-the-ronald-mcdonald-house/550_50#post_8239598

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Thank you for the write-up Justin! On a related note does anyone own and have non-professional pictures of the burgundy magnolia cap-toe? Or have no picture but an opinion as to how red the burgundy is? In the pictures, the magnolia burgundy looks closer to ruby red to my eyes and not a dark burgundy, so I might opt for brown in Massdrop.

my pleasure. Allow me to help with your other query.

The burgundy is not quite a ruby red but not a dark burgundy either. It's hard to guarantee what color they will be exactly as each batch is slightly different since the color is applied by hand and leather always reacts differently. But it is intended to be on the lighter side as my "dark burgundy" would be my color called "shaded merlot". That being, these would be more on the reddish side than anything.

But I promise you, it's a striking color that most are fearful of at first, but don't regret it at the end.

Maybe @Shawl Lapel can put his two cents on that last statement?
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Originally Posted by The Shoe Snob View Post

my pleasure. Allow me to help with your other query.

The burgundy is not quite a ruby red but not a dark burgundy either. It's hard to guarantee what color they will be exactly as each batch is slightly different since the color is applied by hand and leather always reacts differently. But it is intended to be on the lighter side as my "dark burgundy" would be my color called "shaded merlot". That being, these would be more on the reddish side than anything.

But I promise you, it's a striking color that most are fearful of at first, but don't regret it at the end.

Maybe @Shawl Lapel can put his two cents on that last statement?

I'll take a picture versus Carmina burgundy and AE merlot when I have a chance.
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Originally Posted by Shawl Lapel View Post

I'll take a picture versus Carmina burgundy and AE merlot when I have a chance.

Thanks!

I was thinking more along the lines of how you feel about the color overall and how versatile it is.

Most people I think are a bit daunted by the brightness of it but then realize after wearing it that it goes well with most things and most of all, gets lots of compliments by other people....if you can second that, then it helps. If you feel otherwise it would be good feedback.
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Thanks!

I was thinking more along the lines of how you feel about the color overall and how versatile it is.

Most people I think are a bit daunted by the brightness of it but then realize after wearing it that it goes well with most things and most of all, gets lots of compliments by other people....if you can second that, then it helps. If you feel otherwise it would be good feedback.


I have the burgundy with burgundy suede boots. I love them. In office lighting, they are red but not very noticeably so; in direct sunlight (at least the strong African sunlight we get!), it's definitely more red. I did a treatment of blue cream polish and a couple of rounds of black wax on mine to darken them up just a touch and I think they look fantastic. They still go quite red in the sun, but even more to the "dark burgundy" in the office. I will say that I get compliments on them frequently, which is nice, but also means they're more noticeable than my other shoes/boots. I'm fine with that (I live/work in a very casual place, so the fact that I'm wearing a jacket already marks me out as unusual), but if you're trying to dress (U)CBD, I'd get something in a dark brown, black, or the merlot colors Justin offers. Again, I don't find the burgundy outrageous and, as Justin says, they are very versatile, but they're not ideal if you're trying to go CBD/UCBD.

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@gdknight64 They're definitely a color that shines in the sun. Under office lighting, the burgundy is subdued and I don't think they'd be out of place color wise in a cbd environment. Still a lighter red than most other shoe options out there, but not in a bad way, and certainly not like a rubi shell. I'll post pictures on Thursday.
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Hi @Shawl lapel, when you get a moment can you post the pictures of the burgundy? Trying to get a better idea before buying a pair. Appreciate your help in advance!
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All is can say is Wow. These fit great and look even better imho. Also, the last is much sleeker than the pix on Justin's website.


Phillip:)

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