Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Liquidus, Jun 15, 2012.
Just bought a pair of the Cliftons in black. Good deal
cliftons are bluchers, no oxfords. Wonder why Nordstroms has them listed that way.
In the US, the term oxford often means lace-up. Balmoral and Blucher are terms used to distinguish the lacing style.
well, regardless of what it is often called, its wrong.
It isn't wrong, it is just a difference in usage based on geography.
Anyone know when the Nordstrom sale ends?
picked up a pair of players in walnut.
Doesnt make sense to me since i already have the mcAllisters in the same color. but oh well.
I did gamble a bit though, i normally wear a 12E and i went with 12D on this order.
We shall see how it turns out.
The Players and McAllisters fit a bit differently, as they are on different lasts. I wear a 9.5E in McAllisters (5 last) and 10D in Players (2 last). The 2-last is not quite as long as the 5. Do you find that you have a little extra toe room in the McAllisters?
100% the wrong move.
the players are on the 2 last, which runs very narrow. I would have gone wider, not narrower.
Is Clifton unique to Nordstrom only? I can't find it on AE.com.
yes, nordstrom exclusive
Really though, when is this sale over.
I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on these. I'm having trouble deciding between the walnut and burgundy. Which is more versatile for a business setting?
Thanks for the catch. I guess Nordstrom are maybe referring to the shape and overall style of the shoe, as opposed to a strict definition re: closed and open lacing?
Whenever I've typically looked at bluchers (Derbys), they have typically looked less elongated and streamlined than Oxfords. I guess this perception is based on the fact that I'm relatively new to knowing the characteristics and construction of shoes. Hence, I need to do some more in depth reading on the subject and browse shoes to update my mental framework to not erroneously confuse 'Oxfords' and 'Derbys' [lacing] with particular styles i.e full / half brogue, plain toe, etc.
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