Polo Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GR13, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. GR13

    GR13 Member

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    Does anyone own both the Polo Tellman Oxfords and Carlson Oxfords? If so, do they fit about the same? I bought a pair of the Carlsons recently in 8.5 and they are a bit snug. I am having them stretched today. I usually wear an 8.5 in dress shoes but am thinking about going up to a 9 in the Tellmans because of the tight fit in the Carlsons. Unfortunately, trying them on before I buy is not an option.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. dare-

    dare- Senior member

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    I usually wear a 9.5 in most dress shoes and wear a sz 9 tellman. I don't own the carlson.
     
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    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    Where is the tightness? The Tellman is a rather elongated last. If its your little toe in the Carlson's, then I would stick with the 8.5 Tellmans.
     
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    blaidan Active Member

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    I can't speak for the Carlsons, but I own the Tellmans, and took a size 10... I measure a size 10 so I think these will fit pretty true to size.
     
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    gj555 Senior member

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    Carlsons are made in Italy and Tellmans I believe in England. Since they are made by 2 different companies I would presume the fit of one is not the same as the fit of the other.
     
  6. LegB4Wicket

    LegB4Wicket Well-Known Member

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    I own two pairs of the Carlsons (one black, the other brown and both purchased from Grapevinehill through eBay) in size eight.

    I found they fit true to size after a couple of wearings and are now very comfortable.

    Not to high-jack the thread, but does anyone know who makes the Italian Carlsons?

    Ragards,

    LBW
     
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    rajesh06 Senior member

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    I have the Tellmans in a 10. With the elongated last - I have room in the toe area, but they basically fit me well everywhere else.

    For refernce I am a 10D in AEs and Aldens and a 9.5E (UK) on the single pair of C&Js i have (Westfields).
     

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