I'm always hesitant to throw down too quickly because as soon as I do... Leffot springs a shoe that I can't live without.
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Both. I'm thinking the Anthony would fit similar to the 888 based on the shape. Even with the sale, I hate to drop that kind of cash on a mistake.
I was tempted to try one a half size down from my usual 10D (basically Barrie 9.5 in UK E)...it works for me on EG. I'd take the Russian leather/burgundy shell saddle in a second just for the unique factor if it was my size.
You'd definitely have to size down 1/2 from your typical US size. My main point of concern is whether you'd need to size down a whole size.
^ Unless you are a male fashion model out at a nightclub in Napoli, I seriously doubt it. I think the brown shoes with black slacks thing was a brief fashion trend last seen around 1999 or so. It is theoretically possible, but I think it fails 9,999 times out of 10,000. I also think it would be hard with an American style shoe like Alden. Maybe a sleek, chiseled toe chelsea boot in cognac would work. If you can pull it off, please post pics.
I don't happen to agree with this either. $1000 for an American made suit with a decent amount of canvas and pretty integrous fabric is a pretty good deal when looking at the options available. Perhaps you could shed some light on why you think this?
Depending on the specific model, I would just have to ask and rely on Leather Soul's recommendation. They usually seem to be spot on, but yes $800 is a lot to risk on a non-returnable shoe even if on sale.