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post #15796 of 31071
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post


Depends on your feet and preference and shoe material (type of leather). Those of us with toughened feet due to wearing leather shoes for a good amount of time can be perfectly comfy in an initially snug fitting shoe. Tenderfoots may need to size up as you feet will get larger during the day.
 

 

 

Thanks for the input. My preference is a rather snugg fit, and this case it's essential since the shoes in questions are loafers (still deciding between boxcalf and suede)

 

In this case however, I did get a white blister on my right heel from walking maybe two dozen steps on the store carpet (left foot was perfectly comfortable, I suspect I have a minor difference in feet size), so maybe I'm overdoing it.

 

Let me ask this way: if I a shoe is comfortable while standing up and feels tight (not painfull, but still enough to cause a blister initially)), while walking, can I safetly assume it will break in eventually?

 

What material (suede vs. boxcalf) have a greater chance to break in sucsessfully?

post #15797 of 31071
I wouldn't buy a shoe that caused my foot to blister after a few dozen steps. What brand of shoes were these?
post #15798 of 31071
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I wouldn't buy a shoe that caused my foot to blister after a few dozen steps. What brand of shoes were these?

 

Outsuka. 

 

I don´t know what´s wrong with my feet, but typically when I try to shop for shoes, the sales assistant shoves my foot in the bannock, hands my a UK9 or equal size and then baffels when the shoe just falls of my foot. For some reason I tend to need a full size down from the recommended size for my foot lenght. Probably in part due to a rather narrow heel.

post #15799 of 31071
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Can this belt be used as a wedding belt for the groom ? Black suit, Black shoes, White shirt, Silver cufflinks.

 

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Yeah sure no biggies.

post #15800 of 31071
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Can this belt be used as a wedding belt for the groom ? Black suit, Black shoes, White shirt, Silver cufflinks.
There are those who would maintain that once you cross the line and wear a black suit, details like choice of belt fade into insignificance.
post #15801 of 31071
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if I a shoe is comfortable while standing up and feels tight (not painfull, but still enough to cause a blister initially)), while walking, can I safetly assume it will break in eventually?
Typically, I would not assume this.

It's at least as likely that your foot could swell a little, and take the fit from "tight enough to raise blisters," to "unbearably painfully tight."

In general, I look for shoes that fit right, from the start. Not too tight, not too loose. A shoe that fits properly from Day 1, is much more likely to continue fitting properly, than an ill-fitting shoe is to "break in." The notion of shoes breaking in isn't quite a myth, but it is a thing both less common and more subtle than many people choose to believe.
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Michael
post #15802 of 31071
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I have two Harvie and Hudson dress shirts that I recently noticed were really creased up. I had hand washed both of them and hung them to dry, and I must have not been careful because they each are incredibly creased up with lines. I tried to iron one this morning and had little luck getting it smooth. 

 

Can I fix this issue simply by throwing it in the washing machine and washing them in cold water? I really hope the shirts aren't ruined. 

 

anyone?
post #15803 of 31071
Did you dampen the shirt before ironing?
post #15804 of 31071
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Did you dampen the shirt before ironing?

 

No, I guess I should try that.
post #15805 of 31071
What are some brands that have nice quality slim dress pants? I'm lookin for one in black, willing to spend up to 170

Also, whats the best quality dress shoes I can get for under 300? I have small feet so finding the right shoe is hard sometimes(I'm a 7.5 in vans, 7D in red wing, and 7 in Clark DB)
post #15806 of 31071
Generally, rather wash them in the machine than hand-wash.

And yeah, dampen works wonders. Try an atomizer (I have a small pocket-fragrance-atomizer which I fill with water, I suppose those water atomizers with a fine spray should work, too). Just damp them, don't make them wet.
post #15807 of 31071
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Originally Posted by Hype View Post

What are some brands that have nice quality slim dress pants? I'm lookin for one in black, willing to spend up to 170
Also, whats the best quality dress shoes I can get for under 300? I have small feet so finding the right shoe is hard sometimes(I'm a 7.5 in vans, 7D in red wing, and 7 in Clark DB)

Buy pants via this forum on B&S. You will find nwt pants for a fair price as Borrelli, Loro Piana, RLPL so check that out!

For shoes you can go Allen Edmonds, good quality for that price. They also have a sale now on their website :)

post #15808 of 31071

I've just started to wear leather soled shoes on a regular basis, but am not sure what to do when the weather is less than perfect. I will be getting myself a set of Swims, but am not sure how anal I need to be about using them. Should I throw them on when the ground is wet even a little bit? Or is it okay to wear leather soled shoes when the ground is a bit wet? Any tips?

post #15809 of 31071
Can you afford to have your shoes resoled? Can you afford another pair? If so, it's only worth worrying about this so much. Leather soles will survive getting wet.

You can always get a pair with rubber soles for rainy weather.
post #15810 of 31071
does waterproofing the sole help?
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