I had the same issue with the LHS, as I too have a high instep... I had the vamp stretched three times to accommodate my instep, and now they fit perfectly... and are quite comfortable...
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We're your lhs shell, Calceo? I was under the impression that shell didn't stretch much...
Shell doesn't stretch much from wearing them, but there is some stretch (IMO)... and they certainly stretch if you put a stretcher on them... That seemed to work well for the three pairs of LHS shells I have...
Yes. actually, it was not my intention to infer that I stretched my shells... I did have a cobbler do that for me... Thanks for making the point...
Hey Guys help me out! I've found several Alden I need to decide about:
993 Saddle in Black Shell Barrie last FD $399
97285 Wing Tip-Bal in Whiskey Tremont last $714
From what I can tell, the Tremont fits very similar tot he Barrie last. Is this correct?
Both are 13D so I'm not sure about the fit yet. The 14C I'm wearing today is a Barrie and I can fit my entire finger behind my heel with the shoe on. I know a pair of 13E LHS Brooks Brothers in shell fit good. So I'm hopeful a 13D Barrie will work.
Which one would you get?
Believe it or not, there are cobblers out there that know less about shell than most in this thread.
Those look real nice.
Sorry if this question has been asked a million times before in this thread, but what kind of belt do you wear with those (or with #8 shell in general)?