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The first of my TS 19.2 acquisitions. Love these. Jason helped me with my 511 last fit. The heel is a bit roomier than I would like, but they will certainly work. Navy shell in these more casual shoes is incredibly versatile. I can’t think of many colors (except black trousers) I wouldn’t wear them with. View attachment 1255934View attachment 1255935View attachment 1255936
What a lovely color combination you chose. Reminds me of a BMW combo I admire too which is deep sea blue exterior with brown cinnamon dakota leather interior. Almost got my wife to go for it once but over the years we had every other combination instead. lol.
 

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@ae_ashley

Thanks for the reply. I look forward to the new products you will roll out. More shell and more boots in shell specifically would be welcomed by me. I would like to see more of shades of brown shell made available over time (I hope to have the spectrum of brown shell covered one day).
 

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MacStrand is the term.
I don't think I could pull off the reverse welt and buff edge, but green shell is amazing! Wear it with pride, fellow weasel.

I like how half a year ago you were talking about how green doesn't work for you and all that. How quickly things change after one spends some time in this thread...
 

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I don't think I could pull off the reverse welt and buff edge, but green shell is amazing! Wear it with pride, fellow weasel.

I like how half a year ago you were talking about how green doesn't work for you and all that. How quickly things change after one spends some time in this thread...
I was scared of the Strand and wingtips for a long time. Funny how things change.
 

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Every season that passes my Strand backlog gets inexplicably larger. I feel like Sisyphus pushing my shoe boulder up this neverending incline.

Strand Weave, Black
Strand Weave, Walnut
Strandmok, Cognac Grain
Strandmok, Tan Nubuck
Strandmok, Brown Nubuck
Strandmok, Brown WP Grain
Strandmok, Tan WP Grain...

And now the Hamilton is looking like an instant classic, too. Proves that you can slap a Strand medallion on anything and instantly make it 5x better. HM? Slap on a Strand medallion. Randolphs? Slap on a Strand medallion. Those ungodly hightop sneakers? Slap on a Strand medallion! Strand chukkas anyone? How about a Strand chelsea? Hell I'm surprised they didn't just slap a Strand medallion on that Himalaya shearling boot. I'd probably buy three.
 
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Hello fellow styleforum members, I am new to the forum and this thread, though I have been lurking it for a while. I am looking for a little sizing advice, I live overseas with my wife who is in the military so going to a store is out of the question for me, plus the mail is incredibly slow to mail wrong sized shoes back n forth.
I need sizing help with the Strandmok line.
I have;
- Higgins Mill, CXL color 8 -13D(1757 Last) - they seem to fit well, nice room in the tow box, maybe 2 finger gap between big toe and tip of shoe (index & middle)
- Dalton, walnut 13D(511 Last)- Fit narrower that the Higgins over all (but they feel comfortable), length seems well, little gap between toe-to-tip, the heel cup feels narrow and hugs my foot
- Nomad Short Wing, Black - 13D(42N Last) - These seem to fit decently well lengthwise, though first thing in the morning I notice slight heel slip (wide heel cup), which goes away as the day goes on ( foot swelling?) Closure wise I have a slight gap on the laces, 1/4" maybe, any tighter and it's too much pressure on the tops of my feet
- Strandmok, Grey, 13D(65 Last) - these are too long, somewhere between half-to-full size (not sure) thicker socks helps them fit a little better, I can pretty much get full closure with very, very little to no gap

I really like the Strandmok's and would like to get more colors, but what size would you Guru's recommend? 12.5? Still D width, or go to an E?

Thanks!
 
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Hello fellow styleforum members, I am new to the forum and this thread, though I have been lurking it for a while. I am looking for a little sizing advice, I live overseas with my wife who is in the military so going to a store is out of the question for me, plus the mail is incredibly slow to mail wrong sized shoes back n forth.
I need sizing help with the Strandmok line.
I have;
- Higgins Mill, CXL color 8 -13D(1757 Last) - they seem to fit well, nice room in the tow box, maybe 2 finger gap between big toe and tip of shoe (index & middle)
- Dalton, walnut 13D(511 Last)- Fit narrower that the Higgins over all (but they feel comfortable), length seems well, little gap between toe-to-tip, the heel cup feels narrow and hugs my foot
- Nomad Short Wing, Black - 13D(42N Last) - These seem to fit decently well lengthwise, though first thing in the morning I notice slight heel slip (wide heel cup), which goes away as the day goes on ( foot swelling?) Closure wise I have a slight gap on the laces, 1/4" maybe, any tighter and it's too much pressure on the tops of my feet
- Strandmok, Grey, 13D(65 Last) - these are too long, somewhere between half-to-full size (not sure) thicker socks helps them fit a little better, I can pretty much get full closure with very, very little to no gap

I really like the Strandmok's and would like to get more colors, but what size would you Guru's recommend? 12.5? Still D width, or go to an E?

Thanks!
Not all Strandmoks are the same animals. The new nubucks are lined and fit tighter. The unlined CXL and Steerhide ones are unlined and fit bigger. You may need to decide on which Strandmok you are looking before anyone suggests a size.
 

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Hello fellow styleforum members, I am new to the forum and this thread, though I have been lurking it for a while. I am looking for a little sizing advice, I live overseas with my wife who is in the military so going to a store is out of the question for me, plus the mail is incredibly slow to mail wrong sized shoes back n forth.
I need sizing help with the Strandmok line.
I have;
- Higgins Mill, CXL color 8 -13D(1757 Last) - they seem to fit well, nice room in the tow box, maybe 2 finger gap between big toe and tip of shoe (index & middle)
- Dalton, walnut 13D(511 Last)- Fit narrower that the Higgins over all (but they feel comfortable), length seems well, little gap between toe-to-tip, the heel cup feels narrow and hugs my foot
- Nomad Short Wing, Black - 13D(42N Last) - These seem to fit decently well lengthwise, though first thing in the morning I notice slight heel slip (wide heel cup), which goes away as the day goes on ( foot swelling?) Closure wise I have a slight gap on the laces, 1/4" maybe, any tighter and it's too much pressure on the tops of my feet
- Strandmok, Grey, 13D(65 Last) - these are too long, somewhere between half-to-full size (not sure) thicker socks helps them fit a little better, I can pretty much get full closure with very, very little to no gap

I really like the Strandmok's and would like to get more colors, but what size would you Guru's recommend? 12.5? Still D width, or go to an E?

Thanks!
Not all Strandmoks are the same animals. The new nubucks are lined and fit tighter. The unlined CXL and Steerhide ones are unlined and fit bigger. You may need to decide on which Strandmok you are looking before anyone suggests a size.
Still, you are on the right track, many of us drop some length from 511-65 lasts, and add a little needed width back. I am a 15d in most AE, and in absence of 14.5E now find a good fit at 14EEE on the 65.

12.5 E is my guess but unlined is a wild card.

Could you share a pic of 08 CXL HMs in sunlight? :)

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Strand light?
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Still, you are on the right track, many of us drop some length from 511-65 lasts, and add a little needed width back. I am a 15d in most AE, and in absence of 14.5E now find a good fit at 14EEE on the 65.

12.5 E is my guess but unlined is a wild card.

Could you share a pic of 08 CXL HMs in sunlight? :)

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ME: Feeling really well stocked, wearing favorites every day. Not looking for new footwear.

AE:
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Still, you are on the right track, many of us drop some length from 511-65 lasts, and add a little needed width back. I am a 15d in most AE, and in absence of 14.5E now find a good fit at 14EEE on the 65.

12.5 E is my guess but unlined is a wild card.

Could you share a pic of 08 CXL HMs in sunlight? :)

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ME: Feeling really well stocked, wearing favorites every day. Not looking for new footwear.

AE:
View attachment 1256119
I happen to have my Higgins on today, I will try and snap a pic in the sunlight later, as I work in a building where I cannot have my phone on me. I hope by saying Color #8 I wasn't wrong, AE list's it as Brown, however it appears to be the same as the Color #8 from the Horween website, please correct me if I'm wrong

Thanks for info on sizing, so what I'm taking from this is I should look at 12.5E for my next purchase, I'll post up which make-up I choose before ordering just for confirmation, at the moment I have this in my cart
Strandmok Cap-Toe Oxford with Dainite Rubber Sole
Item No: 2900-125-D
Color: 2900 Brown Nubuck with Olive Sole
size: 12.5
width: D
 

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I happen to have my Higgins on today, I will try and snap a pic in the sunlight later, as I work in a building where I cannot have my phone on me. I hope by saying Color #8 I wasn't wrong, AE list's it as Brown, however it appears to be the same as the Color #8 from the Horween website, please correct me if I'm wrong

Thanks for info on sizing, so what I'm taking from this is I should look at 12.5E for my next purchase, I'll post up which make-up I choose before ordering just for confirmation, at the moment I have this in my cart
Strandmok Cap-Toe Oxford with Dainite Rubber Sole
Item No: 2900-125-D
Color: 2900 Brown Nubuck with Olive Sole
size: 12.5
width: D
If they are AE brown, then similar but not a full-on red cxl pair. Post the pics anyway please, as we all like real world shots!

Why is that olive sole screaming my name? Why?

BTW,
Fit suggestions from me have limited value, would shore anything I say up with input from others...as my size range leads to fitment variations.
 

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