Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Don't wear black dress pants.
My BB Merlot McAllisters fit fine. I just got in my Chili MTO McAllisters and after a day of wearing them they are way too loose… able to completely close the vamp.
Went with the same size as all my other 565 last shoes (Neumok, Strand, BB Merlot McCallisters)
hmmmmm, what to do?! Maybe a tongue pad...
Black dress pants? Likely the black Daltons if you were looking for versatile, but since you already have a pair, you might be able to get away with black Promontory even though they are grain leather. The fifth ave is too dressy to be versatile. Too bad they don't make the Haight in black, that would be the best in your situation.
Yeah, in seriousness, I was going to recommend the Fifth Street boot.
Haha, after you said it, I realized that most of SF would recommend against black anything.
Also quite interested. Just got my first pair of cordovan, and I really don't have a clue how to treat it. I want some shine, and I don't want it to dry out over the years.
+2, I need that shine.
What do you guys think of the Neomok compared to the McTavish? I'm looking for a new pair of casual shoes to add to my rotation. Do both shoes use the same leather and are the the same quality? The only thing I really noticed was the McTavish has a lined upper while the Neomok does not.
How did you achieve such a high shine? Recently got a pair of burgundy macneils, would like them to be as shiny as yours
Inaugural night out with walnut shell Daltons (acquired in the $299 shell sale).
This has been discussed before extensively. McTavish is a better quality shoe by all standards--better construction, better leathers, better (double butyl) sole.
Do they fit you alright? They look a bit too tight in the outside ball area.
Sizing has been a bit of an issue with me since I was introduced to AE. For the last 10 years or so, I wear an 11.5 in every shoe I buy. My soon-to-be father in law introduced me to AE, and as an early wedding gift wanted to buy me a pair of AE strands. We went to a store, the SA asked me what size shoe I wear, and I told him 11.5. He did not take any measurements.
I tried on the 11.5, I thought it fit fine, so we bought them.
Several months later, I once again found myself in an AE store, and for shits and giggles I decided to ask the SA to take a measurement. I was shocked to find that my true size is a 9 EEE. I have a very wide foot, but since most shoes come in a standard width, 11.5 always seemed to fit right.
So with this newly discovered information, I've ordered a few seconds in 9 EEE. This includes the Daltons, and a pair of the Malverns. What I've quickly realized is that my right foot is clearly larger than my left. I attribute this to having broken my right foot twice.
I wore the Malverns to work one day, and by the middle of the day I had to switch into another pair shoes. My left foot was fine, but the pinky toe on my right foot was getting crushed and rubbed up against. I'm going to try and return the Malverns.
Tonight I wore the shell Daltons. They seem to be a smidge roomier than the Malverns. They are definitely snug, but I'm hoping they'll stretch a bit with more wear. I plan on keeping them.
Yesterday, due to a nice discount on Amazon, I ordered a pair of walnut Strands for $220 shipped. I decided to risk it and go up a size, 9.5 EEE. They should arrive tomorrow. I suspect that extra half inch may be what I need.
I'm also considering buying a pair of blue Neumoks before the RDA sale ends. Depending on how the Strands fit, I'll probably go for the 9.5 EEE in those as well.
Your story sounds similar to mine. Due to a mildly botched (over corrected) foot surgery, my left foot is an 11 D and my right a 9.5-10 EEE. In the longer 5 and 3 lasts I'm able to get a decent fit with 10.5 EEE, but all my life previously I've worn 11-11.5 Ds with limited success and comfort.
Fit is TTS like most all of my AE shoes.
The Neumok is made of a very supple leather, or suede. It also is completely unconstructed, so it has a sleeker toe as there is nothing to hold the toe up.
Rancourt hand dyes their Green, Navy and Espresso (from natural). They don't dye their #8, natural or black.
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