Originally Posted by fritzl
Just curious, how you'll define a little too big?
I'm a 12D and can wear some 12.5 and some 13. My non LB Sheppard shell Hanovers were 13D and were long and wide on my feet. I wore them for 8 months with a padded leather insert that helped alot but although they were a beautiful color, `I thought I could do better by selling them and buying pairs of better fitting shells down the road. I did the same with some AE Shell Cambridge 12EEE. I' ve since bought the following shells in 12D: Darlton, Alden Revello PTB, Alden #8 NST, Florsheim imperial PTB, BB LHS 763 and ALden 986 in 12.5C for an exact average of $150 each thanks to ebay, SF and thrifts.
I just sold a pair of LB Shepards in shell on ebay last week. They we NOS with the horween cordovan tag still attatched. They were very well constructed, and were as nice as AE in my oppinion.
In my humble opinion they have AE shells beat hands down. In the Fall, I sold a pair of NOS that I bought from a widow. She sent them to me in the original package with the packing/order slip from Hanover(dated 1987) and they had the Horween tag and shell cord card. They were not LB Sheppards but were the sturdiest example of shell wingtips I had ever seen. I wonder if it was because they were small, 7.5D?