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post #19696 of 29358

Hi there, i'm looking at picking up a pair of Men's Katahdin Iron Works Engineer Boots from LL Bean.
My (Brannock measured) shoe size is a 9.5 E+(Meaning a little larger than an E). Unfortunately they only offer widths EE and D in the bean boots I want. 

If I go 9.5EE will the extra width be a big issue? If it will be, what size should I go for, or are there another pair of recommended boots that would look similar but have a better fit for me? (I live in Canada, so something I could check out in a store would be best)

 

Thank you,

- Mat

post #19697 of 29358
If someone (me) were to wear a burgundy dress belt with dark brown shoes, would you

1) Notice
2) Think it looks strange/wrong
post #19698 of 29358
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Originally Posted by mHo2 View Post

Hi there, i'm looking at picking up a pair of Men's Katahdin Iron Works Engineer Boots from LL Bean.

My (Brannock measured) shoe size is a 9.5 E+(Meaning a little larger than an E). Unfortunately they only offer widths EE and D in the bean boots I want. 



If I go 9.5EE will the extra width be a big issue? If it will be, what size should I go for, or are there another pair of recommended boots that would look similar but have a better fit for me? (I live in Canada, so something I could check out in a store would be best)



 



Thank you,



- Mat



There's a big thread on this boot in the SW&D forum, might want to check there for a more knowledgeable opinion smile.gif
post #19699 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

If someone (me) were to wear a burgundy dress belt with dark brown shoes, would you

1) Notice
2) Think it looks strange/wrong

I probably would not notice but if I did I'd think it look wrong
post #19700 of 29358
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

According to the weather, it wasn't supposed to start snowing until midnight so I wore my leather shoes to work. However, it's coming down heavy outside and I have leather shoes on. I have a 1 minute walk from my office to the parking garage, and after I get to my townhome, a 1 minute walk from my car to my front door. I'm wondering how I should handle this situation.

1. Just walk in the snow with your shoes, it's not a big deal if it's only 2-5 minutes. Just make sure to clean them when you get home.

2. Take off your shoes and walk to your car and home in your socks. Better to replace a pair of socks than a pair of shoes.

3. Other?


What should I do?

Number 1. Your question remins me of the "Seinfeld" episode of his seude jacket.
post #19701 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

If someone (me) were to wear a burgundy dress belt with dark brown shoes, would you

1) Notice
2) Think it looks strange/wrong


2) Think it looks strange/wrong

If you choose a different color for belt/shoes, it looks better with a bigger difference - e.g. dark green belt and mid brown shoes.

post #19702 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Sahadoha View Post

Hey guys,
What do you all think about these shoes?



I would have loved something less shiny and a bit more worn looking but these look alright. Was also hoping for the holes or whatever those things are called that are on a couple of the shoes here. Any insight is welcomed. I didn't make the purchase just yet.

Also what could I pair with these? I'd probably wear them to church and just casual settings.

I wouldn't pull  the trigger on them. The red is... meh.

post #19703 of 29358

So, I got invited to this James Bond-theme thing. Not wearing a tux, likely to get wasted, and so are all other participants. Wine stains does not make for a good look on a tux.

 

Is this James Bond enough? Thoughts on the trench?

 

 

 

 

post #19704 of 29358
Gents, my hope is running out, as is my time. I need to find shoes that fit me. G lasts are in general too slim in size UK8,5-9, with feet measurements L:27,5 W:11,5. I don't know what to do, I was hoping for Meermin, but that seems like a dead end. Does anyone have any ideas?
post #19705 of 29358

Posted in wrong place, sorry!

post #19706 of 29358

Hi, does anybody have an opinion on Zara shoes...what do you guys think of these 3....I was thinking the 2nd looks best, followed by the first, ending with the third

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/ca/en/zara-W2012-s/317602/828133/OXFORD%20LACE-UP%20SHOES

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/ca/en/zara-W2012-s/317602/948059/FADED%20OXFORD%20SHOES

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/ca/en/zara-W2012-s/317602/933545/DRESSY%20BROGUE%20SHOES

 

Much better than aldo which is the only other option I have in my country without getting taxed 30+ dollars just to bring the shoes in on import...so for my first pair of dressier shoes, I'm looking at one of these 3...

 

 

Secondly...are wingtips something you buy after plain and cap toe shoes? I mean...If I don't have a plain toe shoe or cap toe...I shouldn't be buying a wingtip first...this is to be worn with a sports coat and as smart casual....hence why I thought maybe the first link was the best. Thanks.

post #19707 of 29358

Sorry for the double post (my old one is awaiting moderation since I'm new so I can't edit it)...but Zara apparently doesn't ship to Canada like that...I'd have to visit a retail store in Toronto far from where I am to take advantage of the sale...once again...trapped in a corner with no light. smh...still would like opinions on the above though.

 

Edit* for some reason this post isn't awaiting moderation like my old one is...which is strange...anyways in my old one I was asking about how Zara's reputation is for shoes such as their "faded oxford shoe" and whether or not wingtips are something you should buy before or after plaintoe/captoe in smart casual wear often paired with a sports coat.

post #19708 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Braddock View Post


2) Think it looks strange/wrong


If you choose a different color for belt/shoes, it looks better with a bigger difference - e.g. dark green belt and mid brown shoes.

What? No. Dark brown and cordovan is fine. The idea that belts have to match shoes exactly is wrong- as long as you're in the ballpark, you're fine. And cordovan is just a reddish shade of brown, you'd be fine with a different shade of brown for the belt. Just so long as you keep to browns with browns and black with black.

It won't look off to anybody but the slavishly rules obsessed, and for them, it won't look off because it looks bad, it'll look off because it violates their strict interpretation of a phrase they were told by someone.
post #19709 of 29358
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


What? No. Dark brown and cordovan is fine. The idea that belts have to match shoes exactly is wrong- as long as you're in the ballpark, you're fine. And cordovan is just a reddish shade of brown, you'd be fine with a different shade of brown for the belt. Just so long as you keep to browns with browns and black with black.

It won't look off to anybody but the slavishly rules obsessed, and for them, it won't look off because it looks bad, it'll look off because it violates their strict interpretation of a phrase they were told by someone.

I agree that this is completely fine. I actually have trouble distinguishing my dark brown belt from my burgundy/merlot one in the morning in dim lighting. It makes me wonder if purchasing the 2 different belts was even worth it.

post #19710 of 29358
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Originally Posted by OJKD View Post

So, I got invited to this James Bond-theme thing. Not wearing a tux, likely to get wasted, and so are all other participants. Wine stains does not make for a good look on a tux.

 

Is this James Bond enough? Thoughts on the trench?

 

 

 

 

Does James Bond even wear a trench coat? I honestly don't know, just asking. I also think James Bond would wear shoes (those are socks in the picture, right?).

 

I like velvet blazers. I think James Bond would be more likely to wear a true smoking jacket though. The biggest issue with the whole thing is the tremendous collar gap you have with the jacket. Also, try tucking the pocket flaps in, assuming they are trimmed on the top and bottom.

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