Originally Posted by Sartorian
I have narrow feet, and many shoes don't fit my size. I wear Allen Edmonds, and I've been told that most of the shoes that will fit smaller sizes are made by American shoemaker's. I have heard that Bally's makes shoes that fit smaller sizes, also, though. Good luck, it's a tough search.
Are you kidding? My foot is a 7.5 C, and due to the lack of nice shoes in size C, I usually wear D width and look for shoes with a narrow last. I have shoes from AE and Johnston & Murphy (both American), Charles Trywhitt (English), Yanko (Spanish), and Ferragamo (Italian). I find American shoes are quite wide. The Ferragamo Tramezza line shoes are very narrow, followed by the Spanish Yankos. The Charles Trywhitt shoes would be wide if I got them in a 7.5 UK size, but I sized down to a 6.5 UK size and they fit very well.
As for the American shoes, they are by far the largest and widest in my size. If you have a small and narrow foot, I suggest European for sure.