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NEW Polo Shell Cordo Marlows (US 8)

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Super discount!

Manufacturer:
Crockett & Jones for Polo Ralph Lauren
Style: Brown Shell Cordovan Derby
Model: Marlow
–Full Shell Cordovan Upper with double sole
MSRP: $695
Last: 325D (guess?)
Size: 8D US, Made in England
Length: 12"
Width: 4 1/4"
Condition: NEW, shoes were display so there is a hint of creasing in the uppers and minor imperfections in the sole.
Box and dust cloths INCLUDED. These are outlet overstock. I would keep these, but I already own a pair in the 341 last!

PRICE: A little secret...
Direct payment via PP. CC payments, split PP fees.



 

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What do they measure heel-to-toe Norcal?
 

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The fit is true to size--they accomodate for a higher instep unlike the newer Polo English-made line (Tellman & Chawner).

Length: 12"
Width: 4 1/4"

Length appears closer to a 8.5-9 due to the extended double welt. Width is slightly wider than comparable sized RLPL 888.
 

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NCT, you're correct that these are 325-lasted shoes. I find the 325 gives a generous, but not overly large fit through the toe box. I find it quite comfortable.
 

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I have these in size 11 and they are among my favorites. I find that they are either a bit narrow or 1/4 size smaller compared to my other size 11 shoes, but I have D/E feet.

These are a great deal at $250, that's for sure. They are currently on SALE at Polo.com for $476
 

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I usually wear a 7.5D.

These above and these RLPL Monks in 8D would likely be too large, correct?

 

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Originally Posted by StockwellDay
I usually wear a 7.5D.

These above and these RLPL Monks in 8D would likely be too large, correct?



Yup, they're both almost certainly too large. IIRC, when I tried on the Polo monks, they ran about 1/4 size larger than the stated size.
 

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Thanks Thinman.


What would you wear these shoes with? Are they more on the casual side or are they appropriate with a suit?
 

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Originally Posted by StockwellDay
Thanks Thinman.


What would you wear these shoes with? Are they more on the casual side or are they appropriate with a suit?


I'd wear the Marlow's with anything other than a suit or jacket made from a hard-finished fabric. I might wear them with a tweed suit, but they are a casual shoe because of the shape, the double sole, and the extended welt.

The RL monkstraps I would wear with anything other than a suit. I think the light color makes them inappropriate with a suit, though I'm sure someone here could find a combination that would look great.

So I'd wear either of these shoes with anything ranging from jeans to odd jacket and trousers, but the Marlow I would probably restrict to wear with soft-finished fabrics at the higher end of the formality scale.

NCT, sorry for the mini-hijack. Someone buy the shoes!!
 

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