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Can anyone suggest some MTO programs that will allow me to request a shoe that has a wide forefoot, wide midfoot and narrow heel cup in width? Will they also build/form a special insole/footbed for me? I have very little volume due to collapsed arches. My price range is under $1,000 and it would be best if I could visit the company/one of its stores to try on shoes/get measured by an expert.

 

Do any of the popular companies we SFers love to buy from(particularly Carmina) offer this? I will stray away from AE and Alden as I am beginning to enjoy sleeker looking shoes. I was never entirely sure if MTO was like MTM in suits in that you can attain a better fit.


Edited by forbritisheyes - 3/29/15 at 8:46pm
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Why do the skin tone/hair color rules go out the window when wearing a tux?


What are the skin tone/hair color rules for menswear?

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What are the skin tone/hair color rules for menswear?

With all the respect I can possibly give you, I think you can find most of the answers to your questions if you just searched before you asked. I read through many of your questions you've asked and I swear I've read the answers to the majority of them before by just searching, especially the one above that you just asked. Like that guy that kept posting fit pictures of his shirts.

 

If I am out of line, please let me know fellas.

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Can anyone suggest some MTO programs that will allow me to request a shoe that has a wide forefoot, wide midfoot and narrow heel cup in width? Will they also build/form a special insole/footbed for me? I have very little volume due to collapsed arches. My price range is under $1,000.

 

Do any of the popular companies we SFers love to buy from(particularly Carmina) offer this? I will stray away from AE and Alden as I am beginning to enjoy sleeker looking shoes. I was never entirely sure if MTO was like MTM in suits in that you can attain a better fit.

You might check on these guys. They do bespoke for less than $1000. They do the lasting for free, and their shoes start around $500. Now I can' speak to the quality. I've never used them, but they came up when I did a search a few days ago. 

 

http://www.adlershoes.com/index.html

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You might check on these guys. They do bespoke for less than $1000. They do the lasting for free, and their shoes start around $500. Now I can' speak to the quality. I've never used them, but they came up when I did a search a few days ago. 

 

http://www.adlershoes.com/index.html

THank you, Koala, for the suggestion. I should have specified that I'm looking for a company that has shoes I can try on physically or a traveling professional rep. From there I can have modifications made. In my head, it's like measuring myself and sending the numbers to Indochino/Black Lapel vs going to a trunk show by Samuelsohn/HF/Steed and getting measured/fitted by folks that are properly trained(which I am not).

 

I've been a bit wary of anything in which I send my measurements(measured by my own hands) online and am not "fitted" or measured by a pro. Again, thank you for the input. I will modify my OP. If anyone else has input, I'm all ears.

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THank you, Koala, for the suggestion. I should have specified that I'm looking for a company that has shoes I can try on physically or a traveling professional rep. From there I can have modifications made. In my head, it's like measuring myself and sending the numbers to Indochino/Black Lapel vs going to a trunk show by Samuelsohn/HF/Steed and getting measured/fitted by folks that are properly trained(which I am not).

 

I've been a bit wary of anything in which I send my measurements(measured by my own hands) online and am not "fitted" or measured by a pro. Again, thank you for the input. I will modify my OP. If anyone else has input, I'm all ears.

I totally understand the wariness. The first time I did an online made to measure suit, i fucked it up so badly I had to spend another $150 getting it fixed. These guys do a self-casting process, so no measurements to take. That said, I see the benefit of trying on a shoe in person. Have you had luck getting shoes altered in the past? Not something I've heard of.

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I totally understand the wariness. The first time I did an online made to measure suit, i fucked it up so badly I had to spend another $150 getting it fixed. These guys do a self-casting process, so no measurements to take. That said, I see the benefit of trying on a shoe in person. Have you had luck getting shoes altered in the past? Not something I've heard of.

Sorry, that's not what I meant to say. I don't think you can alter shoes after they're finished other than stretching. I have very difficult feet to fit. My Chiro said that I have SEVERE flat feet because my arches collapse 8mm+(astonishingly) from sitting to standing position. I really had no idea it was so bad. It's like 2 parallel lines that run for 2/3 of the length of my foot and then converge into a V at the back of my heel. I meant to say I'd try on all the different lasts and select the one that fit best and then have the company take that last and create one for my foot that is similar to the ready-made one(somehow). From there they'd make a shoe that fit me better than RTW.

 

I've heard of companies that make shoes that fit a 12D in the front half and then a 12B or C in the hind quarters but I don't know what companies offer this. The narrower cup would "cup" my heel better and provide more support on my navicular bone to reduce the amount of collapsing my arch undergoes. I love the aesthetics of Carmina, EG, C&J and am hoping they offer an MTO program that can accommodate my funnily-shape feet.

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Sorry, that's not what I meant to say. I don't think you can alter shoes after they're finished other than stretching. I have very difficult feet to fit. My Chiro said that I have SEVERE flat feet because my arches collapse 8mm+(astonishingly) from sitting to standing position. I really had no idea it was so bad. It's like 2 parallel lines that run for 2/3 of the length of my foot and then converge into a V at the back of my heel. I meant to say I'd try on all the different lasts and select the one that fit best and then have the company take that last and create one for my foot that is similar to the ready-made one(somehow). From there they'd make a shoe that fit me better than RTW.

 

I've heard of companies that make shoes that fit a 12D in the front half and then a 12B or C in the hind quarters but I don't know what companies offer this. The narrower cup would "cup" my heel better and provide more support on my navicular bone to reduce the amount of collapsing my arch undergoes. I love the aesthetics of Carmina, EG, C&J and am hoping they offer an MTO program that can accommodate my funnily-shape feet.

Ah, I understand now. Thanks.

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Ah, I understand now. Thanks.

If you find out any more info, don't forget to pass it by little ol' me :]

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Hi! Can you please help me find this tie:

 

it has this raised diamond pattern/texture. I can't find it anywhere...

 

thank you.

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