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post #8731 of 122416
I don't have a pair of good dress shoes at all - what do I get for a first pair? I was thinking a shell #8 wingtip balmoral would be best for a good investment....
post #8732 of 122416
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Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post
I don't have a pair of good dress shoes at all - what do I get for a first pair? I was thinking a shell #8 wingtip balmoral would be best for a good investment....
That or this in 8 shell would work for a first pair: http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/f...olor=Color%208
post #8733 of 122416
second John's suggestion for the #8's
post #8734 of 122416
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Originally Posted by number9dream View Post
I wonder if the heels are different sizes? (For reference, I own the Shoemart boot in Color#8 and the JCrew Cordovan Captoe boot. Both are on the Barrie last, but the heel and overall footprint of the JCrew boot is much narrower and sleeker.) From the pic of the Epaulet boot, it looks more like the JCrew footprint, but I can't tell.

Anyone have any ideas?
The Shoemart wingtip boot has a 360 degree reverse welt. The J. Crew Captoe has a regular welt with a close heel. Based on the configurations, the J. Crew would have a narrower footprint at the heel. From the discussions about how configurations can affect the fit, the J. Crew might also fit narrower in the heel, and even in the forefoot.
post #8735 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jaydc7 View Post
alden monks look off...

I agree. Don't like brass buckles and don't like the aberdeen last.
post #8736 of 122416
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Originally Posted by PorterInjax View Post
Uploaded with ImageShack.us Ravello Wingtip Boot from Epaulet
Does it look like the sole edges are being trimmed too closely for a boot? Anyway, will know soon enough as my short wing boots from SM are due tomorrow.
post #8737 of 122416
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Originally Posted by harrythedog View Post
so, i am hoping someone can help? considering a pair of 986's on the van last. i own 2 pairs, one longwing and one chukka on the barrie both 9.5d and one indy on the tru balance also 9.5d. do i go true to size and get a 10, or follow the half size down rule of thumb?

thanks in advance for any and all help!

I have personally given up completely on purchasing loafers on the Van last. I have a very high instep, and after some expensive trial and error, found that though 9E (my usual size) fits perfectly in width and length, they pinch the tops of my feet terribly. I've purchased and given up on whiskey penny loafers, #8 penny loafers and black shell penny loafers in different sizes and sold them off. Not a fan.
post #8738 of 122416
anyone been successful in getting 10% off Aldens from shoe mart over the phone?
post #8739 of 122416
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anyone been successful in getting 10% off Aldens from shoe mart over the phone?


Yes.

I spoke to one of the owners, Joe. He was very helpful and efficient. Stand up people at Shoe Mart, I'd say.
post #8740 of 122416
#8 Indy boots.
post #8741 of 122416
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Originally Posted by cimabue View Post
Yes.

I spoke to one of the owners, Joe. He was very helpful and efficient. Stand up people at Shoe Mart, I'd say.

Agreed on all counts.

Just got a pair of plain toe boots in Natural Chromexcel from them. Pretty excited.
post #8742 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post
anyone been successful in getting 10% off Aldens from shoe mart over the phone?

They did give me 10% on my 2 pairs of unlined chukkas last year since I had to wait almost 7 months for them.
post #8743 of 122416
Got a pair of Chromexcel Leather Indys from a consignment store for $180
post #8744 of 122416
I just pickedthese up on ebay for 61 bucks.

What I am really interested in is buying into the latest pre-order for some Alden Roy boots from Context. When I saw these on for 60 dollars I figured I would give them a try also.

Would this auction price be considered a reasonable deal? Can anyone lend some insight on the AA/B sizing?

Thanks in advance.
post #8745 of 122416
The AA refers to the heel size and the B is the width. They are a 12 B or narrow.
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