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Polo RL Shoe Sizing

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I bought a pair of Polo Carlsons this summer from Grapevinehill in my normal shoe size. I have found that they are a bit snug (even after stretching); they seem to run about a half size smaller than my other dress shoes. Has anyone else found that the Carlsons run small? I am tempted by some of GVHs new offerings. Do Polo shoes generally run small, or is this unique to the Carlsons, which were made in Italy?

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Their made in England (both C&J and EG) run pretty true to size for me. Perhaps it's a unique attribute of the Carlsons?
 

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I came very close to buying a pair of Carlson's. I really like the simple, clean, look. I didn't have a problem with the length. I did have a problem with the width. Those shoes, like some other Polo's I have purchased, run quite narrow.
 

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I bought a pair of these in my regular size and found them a bit narrow. I had them stretched and they fit fine. I suspect with repeated wearing they would have stretched for a snug fit.
 

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Carlson's used to be made in Italy. The ones you have are marked Made in England? If so, I haven't heard anyone speculate as to the maker. It isn't CJ or EG.

Carltons are a different shape than the Darlton/Marlowe, which was the 325 lasted CandJ shoe many forumites have.

For some people (me) the marlowe/darlton runs small. I'm an 11E, but wear 11D in most shoes. My Darltons are narrow and a bit short too!

For others, it runs true to size or slightly big. Maybe this is for the narrow sizes.
 

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