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That's hot. The silver laces are a bit silly, but who cares?!? Is this another Jewish festive (or other, sorry for my ignorance) model? I know there was a previous shoe that was black/blue as I recall as an alternative festive shoe to the red/green.
...I think I'd rather have these than my navy shell Strands...
maybe? glad i'm not the only one who couldn't be sure of the theme. The model name is a bit odd for a hanukkah shoe though. They should rename it the macabee or something.
 

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That's hot. The silver laces are a bit silly, but who cares?!? Is this another Jewish festive (or other, sorry for my ignorance) model? I know there was a previous shoe that was black/blue as I recall as an alternative festive shoe to the red/green.
...I think I'd rather have these than my navy shell Strands...
But is this full grain leather?
 

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Serious question for those of you with shoes in both the 65 and 201 last do you change your size for them? If so which way do you go from your current 65 size?
 

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Serious question for those of you with shoes in both the 65 and 201 last do you change your size for them? If so which way do you go from your current 65 size?
I don't because of toe pinch, but I wish I could for volume (these have way more than 65 and even feel longer as a result despite not being so). Hell, I can't even make them work except in boots, and that's a compromise fit. Some go down a width, some go down a length. Depends on how the 65 fits you.
 

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Serious question for those of you with shoes in both the 65 and 201 last do you change your size for them? If so which way do you go from your current 65 size?
I go from an E (65) down to a D (201). That said, this is assuming you’re talking mainline 65 shoes. If you’re talking something like unlined Strandmok’s it’s a different story (I take a D in those)
 

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So I'm wearing my jinglebellmoks today in 12E, I've got enough room length wise. However I have a pretty healthy V-gap and find them to be tight across the laces area. (I know I can loosen the laces)

I also have strandmoks in 12.5D and 12.5E though I have a hard time deciphering which pair actually fits better, both pairs are Nubuck. (since we're only talking roughly 1/16" difference in width)

I have a pair of CXL strandmoks in 13D which i get perfect V-gap closure but find them to be super long (though the last is known for extra length it just feels weird to me as compared to athletic shoes)

I wanted to get a McTavish to replace my cement construction JM for something of better quality, but not sure where to go sizing wise as not a lot of options are offered online.
 

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Serious question for those of you with shoes in both the 65 and 201 last do you change your size for them? If so which way do you go from your current 65 size?
This is a question with more than one answer. For me, the 65 last fits as a shoe or boot and blucher or oxford in 10.5D. However, this is not the case for the 201, which has such a full instep that my foot cannot fit it properly, and my heel pops out when worn in a shoe version. So here is how I wear each:

65 Oxford shoe: 10.5D
65 Oxford boot: 10.5D
65 Blucher shoe: 10.5D
65 Blucher boot: 10.5D

201 Oxford shoe: Doesn't fit in any size
201 Oxford boot: 10.5D
201 Blucher shoe: Doesn't fit in any size.
201 Blucher boot: 10D
 

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This is a question with more than one answer. For me, the 65 last fits as a shoe or boot and blucher or oxford in 10.5D. However, this is not the case for the 201, which has such a full instep that my foot cannot fit it properly, and my heel pops out when worn in a shoe version. So here is how I wear each:

65 Oxford shoe: 10.5D
65 Oxford boot: 10.5D
65 Blucher shoe: 10.5D
65 Blucher boot: 10.5D

201 Oxford shoe: Doesn't fit in any size
201 Oxford boot: 10.5D
201 Blucher shoe: Doesn't fit in any size.
201 Blucher boot: 10D
Thanks, the struggle is real
 

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I use Mahogany on my Merlot Jeffersons. I have no shoes where I have used Hermès red exclusively. I usually rotate the red with other colors.
Below are my merlot Randolphs, bought in a clearance sale as a sizing experiment (I had no AE loafers then) and subsequently polished only with Hermes Red in an experimental attempt to differentiate them from my (subsequently acquired) burgundy shell copy of the same shoe. The effect is hard to capture in an indoor photo, but they're basically a ruby red now and that has let them keep a spot in the closet.

IMHO Hermes Red, along with Marine Blue, is pretty indispensable as an accent color mixed with applications of other polishes, even if you don't own any "red" or "blue" shoes.


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I wear my brown Aligator belt with any brown shoe.
Me too — from snuff suede chelseas to chocolate mad dog goat cowboy boots to brown shell Patriots. The other advantage of gator is that it has enough visual interest to stand up to interesting shoe leathers like shell or ostrich or whatever without looking too matchy-matchy. The AE alligator belts are awesome and an incredible deal when on sale, like recently.
 

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When not in a suit or a tux... :cool:

In the late spring/summer:
I wear lots of khaki/stone*/british-tan* chinos with navy/light blue/light pink/forest green/white polo shirts.

Other times:
I wear lots of navy/olive/british-tan* chinos with white/blue/blue stripe/pink button down dress shirts.

So, I would probably not have many occasions to wear a white suede Leeds.

I have this image of myself in clothes (very dapper) and then the current reality (boring but classic). When I was younger, 20s and 30s, working in Advertising Corporate IT wearing suits or jacket/tie most days, I was a very smart dresser and often complimented on my suit/shirt/tie/shoe pairings. Since most work environments went (business) casual, I went more boring and classic. For me, I simply can't pair a dress shoe (i.e. PA, 5A, Strand) with chinos because IMHO they should be worn with wool trousers.


* I have no idea why a chino lighter in color than khaki is called stone or why there is a color called british-tan when khaki was worn by the British military but that is a conversation for another day.
White suede shoes are sort of the summer version of the Jingle Bell Mok -- when you wear them, you spread happiness and good cheer to everyone you encounter. People LOVE my white suede Nomads and my white and blue suede Ealdwine Alden saddle shoes. Interestingly, in my experience white suede shoes do NOT look showy, they do NOT look out of place... they are just awesome. You can wear them with khakis or a blazer and wool slacks.

White suede shoes seem very look-at-me, try hard, fussy -- but they aren't, not at all. People LOVE them. And on the foot, with clothes, they look like normal suede shoes, just lighter.
 

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I would go with whatever size best fits you with the unlined 65 balmorals. My Hopkinson fits fairly similar to my Strandmoks in olive. I wear the same size in 65 and 201 shoes and speaking only for myself, I don't feel and see much difference.

@stook1 Were these the ones you were looking at?

 

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Uh oh, Strand King...

Those need red laces on one shoe and green on the other. The current laces seem out of place.


That's hot. The silver laces are a bit silly, but who cares?!? Is this another Jewish festive (or other, sorry for my ignorance) model? I know there was a previous shoe that was black/blue as I recall as an alternative festive shoe to the red/green.
...I think I'd rather have these than my navy shell Strands...
No offense to anyone but real Jews do not do tinsel.

But in a strange way, I do like the rough blue leather (for those who do celebrate Xmas).
 

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I would go with whatever size best fits you with the unlined 65 balmorals. My Hopkinson fits fairly similar to my Strandmoks in olive. I wear the same size in 65 and 201 shoes and speaking only for myself, I don't feel and see much difference.

@stook1 Were these the ones you were looking at?

Can I just pretend to not have seen this?
 
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