Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Oct 1, 2011.
Returning a pair of 10s and 11s tomorrow afternoon in marlow wingtips. edit:returned. They have only been tried on on carpet and are not creased.
I'll take one pair if you don't mind Steve.
What was the problem with these shoes? Both of them a bad fit? Man, that is just plain bad luck.
Thanks Gerry for your kind words ... seriously though, our discussion went further as she was genuinely interested where to buy 'em for her boyfriend..so i pointed her to RL website/store. She was very courteous asking about the price. Note that I was very uncomfortable, as I don't want to appear snobby or being a douche, so I said it was over $350..and she was like "Really?" ..After that I just excuse myself and walk away....
A friend was admiring my shell tassels (Alden for Brooks Brothers) and asked if they were expensive so I just said yeah and moved on.
Reading through this I am beginning to wonder about the size of my own Marlows now.
I am a 10D in the Barrie Last. a 9F G&G, 9.5/10F in EG 888 and I have previously owned 10D Marlow wing tips which I always thought were a great fit, a tad too long by about a bee's dick, but still a great fit.
After I received my new Marlows I sold my old 10D Marlows, which fitted just fine. Both size 10D
I have worn my new Marlows for two days now and I could swear they seem bigger than my old pair of 10Ds. Maybe the older cordovan stretched less? Maybe they were really an incorrectly marked 9/5 D, who knows, but these new 10Ds definitely feel slightly bigger after a few days of wear.
Now that the leather has stretched a little, my foot slides forward just a bee's dick but far enough for me to get that "too big" feeling.
While it was still brand new it was tight enough to prevent this movement.
10D Barrie last and 10D Marlow was what I always thought was right. I went back and tried on all my Barrie 10Ds again, just to check and, no, they are all a perfect fit.
Maybe it is my imagination after reading all these posts about sizing down 1/2 size, but my new Marlows definitely feel too long, but my old ones always felt perfect.
Does anyone know what I might be missing here?
Shit shit shit shit shit!!!
After all that trouble getting these Marlows at such a great price, and now the darned things might turn out too big!
Maybe the Marlow wingtips you got this time isn't made by Crockett & Jones
LOL. My mother-in-law said something like that to me when I was wearing some Purple Label Dellers.
Similar wifely reaction later.
Marlow penny loafers:
The Mac shot:
what a beauty
Thank you! They come up nicely after a good brushing.
Reading through this I am beginning to wonder about the size of my own Marlows now...
Has anybody owned the Marlow Penny Loafer for six months to a year here? Mine are being very tough to break-in. They are pretty tight still after about 7-8 wears. I could go up a size but don't want that sloppy loafer shifting you normally get years on down the road. My PTB's and Wings fit well, with the Wingtip being the best and most roomy. I did size down 1/2 on all but this damn Penny seems too tight, maybe miss marked size, who knows. I did go down an additional size in the Tassel as the 9 was way too much heel slippage. So ... I have net net, 9 US on all but the Tassel, I won't start the breaking on those till I get the Penny right. I personally believe these are all on different lasts. Anyone else struggle with the Penny? Suggestions?
i sized down and it was too tight. then i tried on a tts pair and it felt like a breath of fresh air. my feet felt relieved with a 12D, sold the 11.5D pair shortly thereafter
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