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Uncle Mac - your shades of the exotics are so good. Great pics!
Good question. I measure 11.5D to 12D on the Brannock device. I'm a VERY comfortable, but snug fit on the Alden Barrie last in my Color 8 PTB's. The Barrie last seems to agree with my wider foot with a low instep pretty well. The Ralph Lauren/Polo Marlow PTB's by C&J I wear an 11.5D, also very comfortably, although just a tad looser than the Alden PTB's in the instep area. The RL Marlow PTB's are a little sleeker at the toe and the extra bit of length by going from an 11D to an 11.5D is necessary for me. They are both very comfortable shoes in those sizes on me..... and unless I'm looking down at my feet I can't really tell the difference between them because they both feel the same...... like a horse's ass gently hugging my feet. ;)
You're too kind.
These were a grail of mine for the longest time.
A perfect example of where a great design supersedes some fancy exotic color.
Thanks! I vaguely remember both makeups. IIRC, The Bureau's was on the crepe soles and Unipair was neocork, so it's not one of them.