Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.
Dundees are awesome. I love mine:
Personally I think chelseas are hideous and should not exist. But I am probably in the minority there.
Hey Warwick owners, I have a fit question. My high instep and wide feet usually need 511 or 678 last with a blucher lace. Any thoughts on how a Warwick would work?
I would like to know as well. Perhaps I'll buy one and save it and sell it later.
This shoe also needs a navy belt, which might be challenging to find. I see AE has a few of them, but they are very casual.
Amazon has plenty of navy belts for every taste.....
As far as Navy loafers go, what are your thoughts on the Cavanaugh (now on clearance for $157) vs. the Sea Island? Is the main difference that one is unlined and the other is lined?
I'm a wide-ish D and have a high instep (not sure how to measure that, but...) and the Warwick in 11.5D wouldn't work for me - too tight across what would be the lacing area and had a strange wrinkle there on both feet as result. A 12 solved that problem, but introduced unacceptable heel gap/slip. I was trying to buy the Brooks Dark Chili model. An "E" might have solved that, but not available in Brooks sizes and not If I liked Walnut more I'd be tempted to try these in an E in those... (not a fan of black or oxblood).
Cavanaugh is made in USA, Sea Island is made in DR from better suede.
Edit: also; Cavanaugh is pinch penny, Sea Island is beefroll.
Bitter Chocolate Players
Yesterday - Fifth Streets newly relaced with flat laces
No idea why the jeans look so broad, must have been mid-step.
Wishing McCallisters were included in this sale :/
A little repetitious, but would you all deem a pair of brown Cornwallis as too formal for a 22 year old in a business casual office?
I concur they are too formal for jeans and going out..
Also see McCallisters are on sale on amazon for $299 in my size. Or I could take a risk with Meermin loafers..
Choices... Will a connoisseur guide my selection considering i'm 22 in a business casual environment please?
I recently purchased the blue suede cavanaugh, personally find them much sleeker and more attractive. My pair had a couple very very minor flaws but for the price I have 0 complaints.
If the blue was the slightest touch lighter I would enjoy them more, they can come across as very dark in the dim lighting in my opinion.
If I were you I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on the C's.
Let me know if you want pictures
For me the smaller toe box pinched my little toe. Going up a size was too loose.
The 1943 has an even smaller toe box than the 5? Then that's a total no go for me.
OK, I'm an idiot and I asked the right question about the wrong monkstrap shoe. So let me start over.
"Hey Warwick Norwich owners, I have a fit question. My high instep and wide feet usually need 511 or 678 last with a blucher lace. Any thoughts on how a Warwick Norwich would work?
Thanks for the forbearance and answer.
I'm in for the walnut strand. Perfect timing as I've been on the hunt for a pair at a deal and my shoe addiction needed feeding. Also the latest Amex Offer for $50 off $250 makes this a steal.
My brannock size is an 8.5D but I ordered two pairs: 8.5D and 8.5E. Recently I've found my feet swell quite a bit especially if I have to walk a lot or after a meal which makes my 65 last shoes in D width feel too tight.
Thinking if I upside the width to an E it will solve my problems even though it will feel wide at first. Anyone else upsizing width to account for feet swelling over the course of a day/evening?
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