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I'm very hesitant to move to brands of shoes I can't try on before buying. That's a primary reason I've never purchased anything from Meermin (even though their cigar shell MTO a couple weeks back was gorgeous...)
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I'm very hesitant to move to brands of shoes I can't try on before buying. That's a primary reason I've never purchased anything from Meermin (even though their cigar shell MTO a couple weeks back was gorgeous...)

I had that same problem but after some experimentation (and a $60 shipping charge to send a pair back), I've been very impressed with Crockett & Jones.
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Looking at some Loakes...

 

WTF is this...

 

 

lol, they do miss sometimes.  

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My current rotation, freshly cleaned and conditioned.
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According to pediwear, the 026 G fits a half size larger than the capital F. So what I posted above minus one half size.

Ps, try a 9.5EE 5 last and you might be pleasantly surprised. I am a 9D brannock and wore a 9E strand for the longest time before I realized how much better a 8.5EE/EEE felt. My experience is that people often wear shoes that are too long and too narrow.

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Interesting.  Might be a little too late for me on the 65 lasts as I already have 3 pairs of Strands and 2 Fifth Aves.  2 of them are 10Ds - they killed my feet until I finally bought a shoe stretcher and tortured them, now they are ok.  3 of them are 10Es and they fit beautifully out of the box.

My favorite last across all makers is by far the Alden Barrie.  In a 9.5D, it's like heaven for me.

Anyway, I went and ordered the Loake Badminton in a 9G.  I'm worried about it being a little big, but it's the sort of shoe I'd probably wear with heavy socks anyway.

I am an 8.5D Barrie and 7.5 Capital meaning a 7.0 G 026. My advice to you if you are a 10 Brannock would be to order a 8.5 Badminton and even then it will likely be on the loose side.

I started out the same way you did - 9D 5-lasted shoes that killed me. Then 9E which I thought fit better before I realized they were a tad too long. Some foot pain issued caused me to re-evaluate and clear out almost all of my shoes that didn't fit quite right. That's when I realized I was a true 8.5 EE 5-last and 8.5D Barrie. Using these sizes makes it much easier to get recommendations for other shoe lasts online.
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Switched it up for tonight and made it a Mora Monkstrap Monday
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I'm very hesitant to move to brands of shoes I can't try on before buying. That's a primary reason I've never purchased anything from Meermin (even though their cigar shell MTO a couple weeks back was gorgeous...)


100% in agreement. The English brands are very alluring, but I can't manage to bring my self to pull the trigger for this reason. Maybe if I ever make a trip over there, I will buy something. There is an extremely small chance this will happen towards the end of the year for a conference, but I'm not holding out much hope as that would be a little to fantastic.

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Switched it up for tonight and made it a Mora Monkstrap Monday
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I can't tell what we love more: shoes or alliterations.

 

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Have you tried returning them?  If they measured you at that size and they do not fit, I would assume it would be their responsibility to resolve this.  

 

I'm strongly suggesting you return them because you are going to have a really hard time selling them for $345.  I've bought new Park Aves for much less than that.  Contact the main customer service center a few times if you need to and explain what happened.  I would definitely push for them to resolve this.  

 

I have not; I was under the impression that returns were not an option once they had been worn. Thanks for the advice though, I thought they retained their value better and that it would be possible to resell at that price. I will get in touch with the main customer service center and try to get them to resolve it.

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Gentlemen, how well do the chili belts match the dark chili shoes? Anyone have any idea on that one?
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I've been on the road, and saw the RDA brochure in my son's mail when I arrived. Excuse the re-post, but it seems appropriate now and I have no time for anything else

 

My Monkey

 

I have a little monkey, who rides upon my back.

He’s usually well behaved and curls around my neck.

But suddenly he awakens and screams into my ear.

Its oxfords and boots he needs and it happens several times a year.

 

First he screamed on Father’s day, but loafers calmed him down.

But then he wanted shoetrees and belts in black and brown.

Same thing happened on Memorial day and this time it took two.

This monkey makes me buy things and I’m not sure what I should do.

 

My “Black Friday!!” mailer came and the monkey started to stir.

I knew he wanted boots and shoes and what would soon occur.

So I whipped out the credit card and called up A and E.

Two pairs were not enough for him and this time it took three.

 

“Rediscover America” the website said and my monkey wanted to play.

He told me to fill my cart with four pairs and I knew he’d get his way.

So I’ve learned to accept my monkey and we’ve been friends for quite a while.

I’m just grateful that my monkey has exquisite taste and style.

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I'm curious, besides shell shoes.  What is your favorite AE in your rotation and why?

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

I had that same problem but after some experimentation (and a $60 shipping charge to send a pair back), I've been very impressed with Crockett & Jones.
It costs $60/pair to ship regular mail to UK? That's crazy! I am seriously considering ordering a pair of AS Hannover boots and Loake Rothschild cap toe bals.
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I'm curious, besides shell shoes.  What is your favorite AE in your rotation and why?

 

 

 

I'll say my AE x RL Sandersons.  I'm a big wingtip fan, and these shoes are a beautiful walnut with nice burnishing.  Despite the crummy leather on the R shoe (which is probably why they were seconds), I find myself trying to wear them whenever possible.  

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I have not; I was under the impression that returns were not an option once they had been worn. Thanks for the advice though, I thought they retained their value better and that it would be possible to resell at that price. I will get in touch with the main customer service center and try to get them to resolve it.

Normally you are right, but since you based your sizing on the advice of the sales rep you can likely get them to take a return. It may take some effort but worth it. you're unlikely to get anywhere near your asking price especially during the RDA sale. At the very least try and get the price difference back.
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