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Cheaney (and by extension Herring) have some G fitting options. I have a wide forefoot and they worked well for me, while having a narrower heel than some of the E/EE Allen Edmonds and Aldens I've tried.
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I am planning to post the finished shoes here, so in the main time a preview of my near future entry:
post #933 of 990
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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

To my defenition "sleek" is a shoe with a somewhat "petit" overall look. So a thin sole, a narrow cut welt, a narrow waist and, most often, not a lot of brogueing. Toe shape per see has nothing to do with it.
From others comments I see that for some it means a pointy toe last and for others a chiseled toe last, even of the shoe overall is not very sleek.
With my defenition AS certainly has sleek lasts, Armfield on 109 for one (almond toe), Moore on 724 (square, slightly chiesel toe) another.
Carmina Rain, of which I have three pairs, is a square toe last but it is also a fairly wide last and hence not the most "sleek" in my view. Inca is a pointy toe last and less wide than Rain so somewhat "sleeker" (however not at all to my taste).
Other mid range makers with sleekness is IMO Vass (U-last, K-last), Yanko (915 last), Enzo Bonafé (946 last) to mention a few.
Lowest price is Yanko, most bang-for-buck i Vass and EB.

Hey thanks for this. Was very helpful. Went with the Armfield in the end! I like them a lot. Cheers mate
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Hey thanks for this. Was very helpful. Went with the Armfield in the end! I like them a lot. Cheers mate

Hello Snape,

The Armfield is great (I own a pair in chesnut), but for my feet (109.5 UK) I find it a tad pointy. I have the feeling that sleekier lasts are more "efficient" in smaller feet and keep better the proportions. As far as I have seen, the toe point is the same in size 7 or size 11 which changes the shoe. Any thoughts about this from fellow SF membrers?
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Not sure if this is allowed, but I wanted to highlight a listing I posted in B&S a few days ago for a pair of Alfred Sargent Armfields size 8UK

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/524079/alfred-sargent-armfield-black-captoe-size-8uk

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I have finally collected these today, a pair of true Balmoral Oxfords with diamond punch captoe in Freudenberg (Weinheimer) boxcalf by Antonio Esposito on my bespoke last by Steven Lowe of Crispinians Ltd







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I have finally collected these today, a pair of true Balmoral Oxfords with diamond punch captoe in Freudenberg (Weinheimer) boxcalf by Antonio Esposito on my bespoke last by Steven Lowe of Crispinians Ltd Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







They are glorious, but I believe the diamond broguing disqualifies them from this thread.
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Yes but very nice and a lovely shine too.
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Today

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Today
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EG Chelsea?

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Best way to take care of calfskin shoes? Should I use a shoe tree/leather conditioner?
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EG Chelsea?

No sir, they are Alfred Sargent for @A Fine Pair Of Shoes
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Best way to take care of calfskin shoes? Should I use a shoe tree/leather conditioner?


The simple answer.... YES.

 

The in depth answer, read this thread when you have a few months...:fonz:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

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Best way to take care of calfskin shoes? Should I use a shoe tree/leather conditioner?

Should you take a shower?
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They are glorious, but I believe the diamond broguing disqualifies them from this thread.

I think the OP @wurger has posted several punched cup toe in this thread.
I actually felt the diamond punched captoe was more elegant that the more common 5 round holes option.
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