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post #30661 of 33197
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Any recommendations for olive chinos? Not looking to spend much ideally. $50 or below. Something that fits slim.
Uniqlo? Tried on their chinos a few weeks ago, because I wanted something in a brick color, but it was too slim for me.
post #30662 of 33197
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Uniqlo? Tried on their chinos a few weeks ago, because I wanted something in a brick color, but it was too slim for me.

Thanks. Ordering Uniqlo and sizing up 1.
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Thanks. Ordering Uniqlo and sizing up 1.
In case you didn't order yet there is a $15 off $125 coupon: MAYDAZE

I was there today to pick up some linen shirts. $20 each not bad.
post #30664 of 33197

Hi all!

 

obviously this is not quite the right sub forum ... but let's see: Does anybody know about MTO groups for women's cordovan shoes? Maybe there is a more female-frequented forum that I don't know about. Thanks!

 

 

Minthe

post #30665 of 33197

Meermin, I think, works with both cordovan and women's shoes. At leas they used to. I doubt there is an ongoing MTO group for that, but if you wanted to start working to put one together, they'd be a good starting point (they have several female lasts)

post #30666 of 33197
Rancourt can make a ladies shoe in shell, no need to GMTO - unless you're looking for some sort of shared experience.
post #30667 of 33197

^ Thank you! I've looked at Rancourt (and admired their options, unlined #8 Cordovan and neutral finish on the welt sounds pretty perfect) but as I understood they only offer moccasin style shoes and boots in women's sizes, not for example the handsome Blake boot. Life's hard...

post #30668 of 33197
I think their hand sewn models absolutely kill the welted stuff. What's your shoe size? You might be able to get away with a narrow men's shoe. There's always the 1000 mile line. Not shell, but all sorts of nice cxl options.
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I would probably need a men's 5.5 (I'm women's 7.5 or 7). I'll try to find some manufacturers offering that size. I really do like to look of the 1000 miles ... but I'd like me some shell. Don't know if there will be ever a cure for my horse-hide-lust...

post #30670 of 33197
Iirc the conversion from woman's to men's is only minus one size. In any case, I'm a 7.5 in dress shoes and it's a pain in the ass to find narrow widths that small. You should try carmina. They sell shell and women's models in calf.
post #30671 of 33197
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Iirc the conversion from woman's to men's is only minus one size. In any case, I'm a 7.5 in dress shoes and it's a pain in the ass to find narrow widths that small. You should try carmina. They sell shell and women's models in calf.

Two sizes.

 

C&J make women's shoes, and they work in shell. To my recollection, they have a flexible MTO pattern, but the upcharge is ~50%. You might try Leffot – there's a woman who works there who always has incredible shoes from some of the brands they carry.

post #30672 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Iirc the conversion from woman's to men's is only minus one size. In any case, I'm a 7.5 in dress shoes and it's a pain in the ass to find narrow widths that small. You should try carmina. They sell shell and women's models in calf.

Probably best to ask the maker, but standard is indeed two sizes.
post #30673 of 33197

I have flat feet and a low instep and I've found that most bluchers I try fit great-no heel slippage, snug but not tight on the toes, etc- except for the instep - when I lace up the shoe enough for my foot to be secure, the quarters come very close together and the leather at the top of the vamp bunches up. Unfortunately, where I live, there's no width or half sizes, and sizing down a full size hurts my toes. Is this caused by my low instep, or would I benefit from a half size down? Also, would a tongue pad alleviate this problem , or should I give up on bluchers and just stick to oxfords?

post #30674 of 33197
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I have flat feet and a low instep and I've found that most bluchers I try fit great-no heel slippage, snug but not tight on the toes, etc- except for the instep - when I lace up the shoe enough for my foot to be secure, the quarters come very close together and the leather at the top of the vamp bunches up. Unfortunately, where I live, there's no width or half sizes, and sizing down a full size hurts my toes. Is this caused by my low instep, or would I benefit from a half size down? Also, would a tongue pad alleviate this problem , or should I give up on bluchers and just stick to oxfords?

Isn't St. Crispins from Romania? If you have the money, they can definitely set you up with narrow widths and half sizes. You could also try an insole, which will elevate your foot within the shoe.
post #30675 of 33197
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Isn't St. Crispins from Romania? If you have the money, they can definitely set you up with narrow widths and half sizes. You could also try an insole, which will elevate your foot within the shoe.

Funny that I never knew St. Crispins were made in Romania, or had even heard of the company before becoming interested in style, but that may be because they just don't retail in Romania. Anyway, they are definitely out of my price range.

And I have tried insoles before, but they distort the fit, squeezing my toes and causing heel slippage and blisters from the heel counter.

I just want to know if the excess material and puckering in the vamp is caused by a too big size or by my flat feet not being compatible with a high-instep blucher last.

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