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Thanks alot SlimJohny, I have considered those options but I would prefer if I could actually shrink the shoe without causing any damage to it. Putting insoles/heel grips would only serve to expand the shoes in the long run?

 

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Originally Posted by SlimJohny View Post

Hey kludi, I had the same problem too - bought a suede drivers Hugo Boss and found out that they are too big. I did put a leather pads in the shoes and it is much better now. They are still a bit big, but it is a partial solution. It is also possible to buy heel grips that can reduce the space between the shoe and the heel, so you can try it aswell. Hope it helps.

 

 

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Originally Posted by kludi View Post

I recently bought a pair of suede loafers from BM, which were half a size too big (compared to my usual size UK6) but they fit snugly when purchased. Now, especially after I have put in shoe trees (woodlore's ultra S), they have expanded to the point of being uncomfortable. My other shoes (leather loafers from moreschi) have also experienced the same expansion, though not as severe. Other than utilizing insoles, is there any way of 'shrinking' the shoes and prevent the heel area from expanding or will they adapt to my feet as time goes by?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #15917 of 28787
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Originally Posted by kludi View Post

Thanks alot SlimJohny, I have considered those options but I would prefer if I could actually shrink the shoe without causing any damage to it. Putting insoles/heel grips would only serve to expand the shoes in the long run?

 

 

 

 

I am not sure if it is possible to shrink the shoes without risking doing a permament damage. You are right that the shoes could expand ever further if you would put the insoles/heel grips in the shoes, but I did put the insoles in, worn the shoes every day for about a month and  did not notice any expansion. 

I would reccomend you going to some shoemaker in your area and asked him, if it is possible to make the shoes smaller - I think that the construction of the suede loafers is not complicated and it would be possible to re-cut the shoes, but that is just my guess and it will be best just to ask a skilled shoemaker. If this does not work, try the insoles (which should not expand your shoe) and as a last option try the heel grips.

Hope it helps and good luck!

post #15918 of 28787
Who are the shoes made by?
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Who are the shoes made by?


Bruno Magli - suede loafers

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Any thoughts...

I've tried on alot of suits the past few weeks and even had one Made to Measure.
From Brooks Brothers, Armani, Joseph Abboud, Z Zegna, Boss Black... And I even bought a Made to Measure Thick as Thieves suit which came out incredibly wrong beyond repair and unwearable but they were nice enough to REFUND my money. The owner took my measurements in person so it was their fought. I was extremely disappointed because I was so looking forward to this suit, but at the very least I want to GIVE Thick as Thieves PROPS for refunding me. THANK YOU!!!

That being said... I know everyone here for the most part does NOT like Boss suits... but the Suit that so far fits me best is the Boss Black Jam Sharp.

And at this point I want to buy it (it will be on sale for about $500) but everyone keeps saying don't buy Boss. Any thoughts?

Also there Boss Black has a similar cut suit called the Hour / Sharp (Dark Grey) that is normally $1,000 on sale for $660.
http://store-us.hugoboss.com/mens-suits/traveler-collection/hour-sharp-two-button-suit/hbna50219894,en_US,pd.html&cgid=21100#!i%3D5%26color%3D021_Dark-Grey

And I like the Hour / Jam even more then the Boss NAVY since I'm looking for Dark Grey / Charcoal.

So does anyone have a good Boss story that could re-assure me to buy it or should I just run away from Boss?

What I'm thinking is BOSS makes really good fitting suits and good style... but perhaps the quality is NOT good and doesn't last?
Is that why so many do NOT like BOSS?

Thanks~


@Stone34 my 2c is if you like the fit and don't mind the price then go for it. I think most of the hate/dislike for Boss on SF is actually the apparent lack of value for money. Most people will steer you towards other brands that can be had for the same or less and give a 'better' made suit (Polo Ralph Lauren springs to mind). Personally, I own 4 boss suits and 2 sportcoats, am wearing a blue pinstripe Selection label one today, and have only good things to say about them. Maybe when funds allow I'll jump into a 'higher' bracket and search for a similar cut but for now they're perfect for my 4 days a week in a suit and tie. Bear in mind, I have taken the somewhat cheaper approach and only one of them was purchased near full price at a B&M - the others were either new or gently used off of eBay and the B&S here - which you may want to look at if time isn't a big factor.

Hope that helps and good luck with the hunt.
post #15921 of 28787
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Originally Posted by kludi View Post


Bruno Magli - suede loafers

Some makers offer to take shoes down half a size when they are re-crafted. I don't know whether BM offers this as it is rather rare.
post #15922 of 28787

Thanks, much appreciated guys, especially since its my first post on sf. Will use insoles/see my cobbler as a short term solution, hopefully I can find a long term solution that does not spoil the shoe - will post back here then!

 

If there is anyone who has similar experience please PM me or respond to this post.

 

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Originally Posted by SlimJohny View Post

 

I am not sure if it is possible to shrink the shoes without risking doing a permament damage. You are right that the shoes could expand ever further if you would put the insoles/heel grips in the shoes, but I did put the insoles in, worn the shoes every day for about a month and  did not notice any expansion. 

I would reccomend you going to some shoemaker in your area and asked him, if it is possible to make the shoes smaller - I think that the construction of the suede loafers is not complicated and it would be possible to re-cut the shoes, but that is just my guess and it will be best just to ask a skilled shoemaker. If this does not work, try the insoles (which should not expand your shoe) and as a last option try the heel grips.

Hope it helps and good luck!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post


Some makers offer to take shoes down half a size when they are re-crafted. I don't know whether BM offers this as it is rather rare.
post #15923 of 28787
Need some opinion on these shoes, Ferragamo Tramezza, with a 70 percent discount, fits perfectly, a little bit on the fence about the white part.
I know that pants look too long on these photos but they are good, it's just the end of day, crumpled and pose.

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Avoid.
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Avoid.

+1

There is a reason they're on sale.
post #15926 of 28787
What's the take on TM Lewin and CT Shirts?
Which one should be preferred over the other?
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

What's the take on TM Lewin and CT Shirts?
Which one should be preferred over the other?

Harvie & Hudson.
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Originally Posted by IsteRed View Post

Need some opinion on these shoes, Ferragamo Tramezza, with a 70 percent discount, fits perfectly, a little bit on the fence about the white part.
I know that pants look too long on these photos but they are good, it's just the end of day, crumpled and pose.
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Ugh, any two of those colours and they might be wearable spectators, but all three is just too much.
post #15929 of 28787
For those of us who wear a suit without a tie to work, should our shirt collars be button down or not? Is either acceptable?
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Originally Posted by Paul5588 View Post

For those of us who wear a suit without a tie to work, should our shirt collars be button down or not? Is either acceptable?

I would call it personal preference. The only time I pull a button down from wardrobe is a OCBD worn casually. If opting for a dress shirt, the collar absolutely cannot be a floppy vagina
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