Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
I would suggest you try EEE
Looks like a special make up suede MacNeil.
Actually, this is the tightest I could lace them up.
EE already causes great slippage on the heel. I think EEE would make it worse. Thanks for the suggestion though!
If the welt were natural, I would have guessed they were the version AE is making for FSC (Freemans Sporting Club), but I guess they were either a sample or custom order.
Good call; they're very close: http://shop.freemanssportingclub.com/collections/footwear/products/ae-x-fsc-mcneil
Yeah, that's a bit too wide. I would go up in width. If you find that the bigger width leads to heel slipping, you might find that you do better by also going down a half size. The increased width lets your foot slide just a bit farther forward into the shoe, which can be countered with the shorter length. The risk, of course, is that your toes might be jammed in there, which is worse than a gap. Of course, if that happens, then it may just be that the last doesn't work for you, and you need something with more volume.
The biggest advice I can give someone is to not assume that a given size is correct just because it's what you've always worn. I used to swear I was a 10.5, and then I was a 10 wide, now I'm a 9EEE or 9.5EEE (except in boots). And don't assume that every kind of shoe is going to work for everyone. Bluchers are more forgiving, balmorals aren't.
Very difficult to tell, but I actually think they might be a special make-up MacNeil. Comparing to my MacNeils, two things are similar: the leather piece around the eyelets is squared off, and the interior has the extra stitching on the side - looks sort of like the Adidas 3 stripes (just catch a glimpse on the insole shot).
Third thing I just noticed: the heavy storm welt. Now I'm pretty sure they are MacNeil.
You can make a custom pair of MacNeils in Brogue Suede on the website. I wonder if this is a special order that someone didn't want.
Sadly Allen Edmonds does not make a 6.5 in EEE. I think my foot is not meant for the 5 last. Do you think the Vernon on the 8 last would make a good formal shoe?
I am just wondering out of curiousity if i can use it or not... because if I can't, I'll just give it to someone on here who already asked for it.
I'll take a look at the ingredients later.
Model number (5603) indicates 3 last right? Not sure if it looks like the 3 last though.
Anyone have the McAllister in Burnished Merlot? I'm thinking they might be the next piece to add to my collection, which currently includes the walnut Strand and the Players Shoe in navy suede.
Background info: I'm self-employed, work in the entertainment industry (lighting and media production) so I never have to wear a suit, or even dress particularly nice (though I am making a lot more of an effort.) I'm in the early stages of building my wardrobe, and trying to work in as much versatility as possible. I wear the Strand a lot, frequently two days in a row, so I'd like to have another shoe to rotate in there.
Yeah, I thought so, too. But couldn't remember how it works. It certainly does not look like a 3, though.
I have the McAllister in burgundy - I have had it since 1991. It is a great shoe - very versatile. Looks good with a suit or with slack/sport coat. And I think bugurndy would be a good color for you since you have walnut and blue. Burgundy goes with a lot of colors.
I don't own the burgundy McAllister, but I have owned the burgundy Lloyd which is essentially the same. Burgundy or merlot is a very versatile colour and can be dressed up or down. It will be a great addition to your wardrobe.
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