• Hi, I'm the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted, and where you will find more and more great sales posted as Black Friday approacheds, HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

jischwar

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2012
Messages
2,061
Reaction score
2,843
If you bought them, shouldn't you be telling us how they fit? :rotflmao:
 

jischwar

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2012
Messages
2,061
Reaction score
2,843
Oh, okay. In my limited experience they fit TTS, so 9F = UK9E, but I know some can take another half size down.
 

Patrick1053

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2020
Messages
578
Reaction score
454
I am trying to decide between MODEL 529D and MODEL 503

I plan to get them in a mid-brown maybe tobacco or milk chocolate.

What do you think I should go for?

Does anyone know if the toe caps are different lengths?
 

BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2017
Messages
2,808
Reaction score
4,417
I am trying to decide between MODEL 529D and MODEL 503

I plan to get them in a mid-brown maybe tobacco or milk chocolate.

What do you think I should go for?

Does anyone know if the toe caps are different lengths?
I find the 503 (with the brogue captoe) slightly more casual. I say slightly because it still looks like a shoe that can be used in professional settings. Considering mid-brown is less formal than either dark brown or black, by that logic I would go with the 503 with a milk chocolate color.

The toe caps should be the same length because they are on the same last. That said, I'm sure the leather type and width difference may account for the visual disparity between the two caps.
 

Patrick1053

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2020
Messages
578
Reaction score
454
I find the 503 (with the brogue captoe) slightly more casual. I say slightly because it still looks like a shoe that can be used in professional settings. Considering mid-brown is less formal than either dark brown or black, by that logic I would go with the 503 with a milk chocolate color.

The toe caps should be the same length because they are on the same last. That said, I'm sure the leather type and width difference may account for the visual disparity between the two caps.
Thanks.

Can anyone share pictures of dark brown, tobacco brown, and/or milk chocolate next to each other?
 

sdfzs

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2015
Messages
203
Reaction score
239
I am trying to decide between MODEL 529D and MODEL 503

I plan to get them in a mid-brown maybe tobacco or milk chocolate.

What do you think I should go for?

Does anyone know if the toe caps are different lengths?
Please pay attention to the back of the shoe where the 529D is lacking the back split. That clean look to me makes it the least casual of the two but again, the final formality will be all down to leather choice and what options you go with in terms of brougueing
 

Encore

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2016
Messages
2,285
Reaction score
2,664
Talk about a nice accent. They went from nice looking shoes to nice looking shoes with character.
Thanks for the kind words. The leather was a bit dry before and there were quite some color variant due to toe polishing, I used a darker color cream and I think they look way better now!
 

Patrick1053

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2020
Messages
578
Reaction score
454
What do you all think about the unique (some might say excessive) creasing on the crust leather? Can anyone compare the creasing on this to other textures and non-texture leathers from St. Crispin's?
 

BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2017
Messages
2,808
Reaction score
4,417
@Patrick1053.. I don't have crust leather from StC (2 Russ Horweens, 2 Blk Ani, 1 suede), but I can say that the vamp area is on the thinner side (regardless of leather type). I remember handling the crust at several trunk shows, and when they had their atelier here in NY.

StC’s uses a thin crust leather (I find the crust still thinner than the other leathers) which they themselves dye, unlike say pre-dyed crust which others use. So when you have house dyed crust, a thin leather (which creases like a mothereffer regardless of maker), and a high tension area like the vamp, you will have visible creasing and discoloring.
Comes part and parcel with StC and the crust leather option.
 

ryanluo23

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2019
Messages
241
Reaction score
1,268
StC fit question - as you know, there is the opportunity to fine tune with each shoe that you MTO - I have similar bump on one pair (not as extreme) - Pic taken from @Encore

Question> Can this be fixed? and if so... what will they be tweaking...

1601089259183.png
 

BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2017
Messages
2,808
Reaction score
4,417
StC fit question - as you know, there is the opportunity to fine tune with each shoe that you MTO - I have similar bump on one pair (not as extreme) - Pic taken from @Encore

Question> Can this be fixed? and if so... what will they be tweaking...

View attachment 1465606
If I recall correctly @Encore has a lower instep and/or doesn't have feet with girth to them. Consequently, there's excess space which has more room to bend which then causes that creasing or bubble. StC will probably just reduce that area by what they deem appropriate to minimize the problem area.

Hopefully the area from the bend of the top of the foot to the heel (there's a word for it but I forgot) isn't affected. Cause then you'd have closer facings, which, hopefully don't touch.
 
Last edited:

Patrick1053

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2020
Messages
578
Reaction score
454
@Patrick1053.. I don't have crust leather from StC (2 Russ Horweens, 2 Blk Ani, 1 suede), but I can say that the vamp area is on the thinner side (regardless of leather type). I remember handling the crust at several trunk shows, and when they had their atelier here in NY.

StC’s uses a thin crust leather (I find the crust still thinner than the other leathers) which they themselves dye, unlike say pre-dyed crust which others use. So when you have house dyed crust, a thin leather (which creases like a mothereffer regardless of maker), and a high tension area like the vamp, you will have visible creasing and discoloring.
Comes part and parcel with StC and the crust leather option.
thank you. What is there aniline like? Would you describe it as particularly soft? And how does it crease?
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Most Interesting Fashion Collaboration of 2020

  • JW Anderson x Uniqlo

  • Nigo x Virgil Abloh

  • Converse x Midnight Studios

  • Rick Owens x Champion

  • Barbour x Engineered Garments

  • Adidas x Bed JW Ford

  • Jordan Brand x Dior

  • Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami

  • Lego x Levi's


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
448,639
Messages
9,709,406
Members
202,684
Latest member
yenvieranhari
Top