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post #16 of 24
Ken, thank you for your reply. Appreciate it.
post #17 of 24
My experience with the two pairs of Grensons that I own is that the Rugby captoe seems to be marginally wider than the Radley loafer. I am wearing a 10.5D in the Rugby but a 11D in the loafer and both seem to be more or less perfect fits. I am getting a full brogue captoe today so I will compare that one as well and post pictures tonight.
post #18 of 24
That's weird. I wear the 10D in radleys and 10.5D in Stowes and they both fit well. If anything, the Radleys are a bit loose. In general I wear loafers .5 size smaller than oxfords. It's interesting that for you it's the other way around.
post #19 of 24
jerrysfriend mentioned that the Stowe last is narrower than the others, that could be the reason you have that issue as well.
post #20 of 24
Ken, grateful thanks for your comprehensive reply. And to my other fellow Style mavens, fraternal greetings. Gentlemen, if in your travels you happen upon any ridiculously long Grenson, Edward Green, C&J, Cleverley, etc. footwear in narrow widths (American size 13AA), please keep me in mind.  By doing so, you will earn the eternal gratitude of your over-elongated colleague. Here is the place for me to reiterate my deep appreciation to Chuck (Sartorial Solutions) and Ken (the famous Johnston & Murphy Handmades, aka "Pollocks") for their selfless efforts on my behalf. So, fellows, when you are tempted to curse the malignant Fates, think of me, struggling to look presentable while on a life-long quest for 44XL and 13AA. [Exit, to the sound of sobbing violins.] Mike mbkim@pacbell.net
post #21 of 24
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So, fellows, when you are tempted to curse the malignant Fates, think of me, struggling to look presentable while on a life-long quest for 44XL and 13AA. [Exit, to the sound of sobbing violins.] Mike mbkim@pacbell.net
After reading Mike's travails, I feel better that the Grensons are not available in wide sizes.
post #22 of 24
wow, that's almost the same size as me. maybe not AA, but A anyways (ok i can be comfortable in a B, too)...and just a 44 'L', not XL... man you must be a gorilla. that reach would make a good boxer. (the fighter, not the pants.) but i feel your pain WRT the shoes...13 is the top end of any off-the-rack maker, and the selection is usually real poor. never mind they seem always to be D width. yours in ski feet, andrew
post #23 of 24
faustian- I'm pretty close by (in Burlingame). Now I know who's been beating me to the punch. BTW, have you been to the Alden shop in the City (Sutter and Kearny)? IMO, rather clunky shoes. But well-made, of course--and a really tremendous selection in large, narrow sizes. Best of all, they or their last equivalents can be tried on for fit. I bought four pairs, but must await delivery on all but the shell cordovans (tassel loafers). As I may have mentioned elsewhere, just the sight of the backlit case full of those gleaming beauties is well worth the trip. Regards, Mike
post #24 of 24
you know, up until about a year and a half ago i worked in union square, and a couple years before that i worked on sutter street not a block away from alden's. i hesitate to say this in public, but i never actually went in the store. wasn't in the market then for an expensive (to me) shoe. even now i'm not really deep enough pocketed to pay full retail. also i window shopped a few times at church's when they were still in the galleria. /andrew <- who is temporarily relocated, working in berkeley near the 4th street shops for a few months
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