Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Dark Brown Strands today
I'm a newbie here, so please bear with me....if I'm normally a size 12, will I be a size 12 in AE's?
Your absolute best bet is to go get fitted. Either visit a local Nordstrom or better yet go to an Allen Edmonds retail location.
Shoes are built on different lasts and will certainly fit differently; so depending on which shoe you are looking it, you may be a completely different size than another.
Ok thanks. There's a store near my office (NYC) so I guess I'll just head over there. Also, do you guys get treads on them or go naked?
Jim4 - If this helps at all, on the Brannock sizing device (old school metal device used to measure for many years) I come out at an 11.5 in length, between a D and E width-wise with a relatively high instep. On my AE shoes an 11.5D seems a bit long and narrow for me - on the #5 last they are especially narrow. After trying on multiple lasts it appears as though an 11E fits me much better than an 11.5D or 11.5E. Thus, I went a half size down in length and a size up in width. Lots of people here have done this, however, I would really encourage you to get fitted first before ordering any shoes. If there isn't an AE store near you simply go to a Nordstrom and try on a few pairs. And, also keep the slope of your instep in mind when getting sized. Lots of folks seem to forget about this.
LOL very well played indeed!
There is a flip side to that coin.... After more than 40 years of fly fishing I have almost as many fly rods as I do shoes and boots. A couple of years ago the g/f wanted to learn how to fly fish so I took some time to teach her then went to a pond that was just stocked with trout and she caught and released 30 fish in a couple of hours. I created a monster. She wants her own rods of course even though I have many and she currently has 4. Every time we go into a fly shop together she walks over to the rods and somehow picks up the most expensive one in the rack, jiggles it and announces she really would like it. The first time it happened I was tempted to say what about this nice little (and much cheaper) Cortland rod over here? But she now knows the difference and there is no turning back. Tight lines to you David.
I too live in NYC. I frequent the store on Madison and the one in Rockefeller Center. Being that this may be your first time, head over to the Rockefeller location. Its much bigger and will be a more comfortable experience. Liz, a sales associate there, is a great help.
Prefer the go naked approach.... always have.
Sooooo how narrow is B width? Because I just found a Dalton in 11 B at a really good price...
If you are a D width, that will be too narrow
You talking about that buy it now listing on eBay? Sweet price, shoes looks good too
Speaking of eBay a couple of the fall release boots are out there now in 9D. Including the Gwinnett which is going to be part of the Independence Collection
first even though i was at max width 3e it was tight so i think if i went with a D or a E no way my foot would have gotten in without creasing it. these shoes are beautiful but definitely made in mind of narrow feet.
sending them back thanks for all the help
Being far far away from any Allen Edmonds store or Brannock device, I've printed out Allen Edmonds Shoe Fit Guide.
Has anyone used it and found the results accurate?
Had a quick go at sizing myself with it and it's telling me I'm a 8.5D in US sizes.
This might explain why the one pair of AE shoes I do own, (Quinton), are slightly tight. They are 8D. Thought the length on them seems fine, it's the width that's tight.
My wife will probably be visiting the US later this year and I'd love her to pick me up one, (or maybe two) styles of shoe that you really can't find in Europe. Quintessential American classics, longwing bluchers, and nice saddle shoes.
I'm thinking MacNeil and Shelton.
gah. Why cant the daltons run big?!
Not at all. Nooooo >.>
Just kidding. I am. Sometimes Im hesitant to post about auctions in my size, but sounds like this isnt, so yeah. If anyone needs the link I can post or pm it. But its a pair of dark chocolate daltons in 11B for 90 bucks.
Yeah they look sweet and for $90! A steal. Too bad they are not a 10D
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