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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. brooklyn

    brooklyn Senior Member

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    I have a fit question on a pair of lwb #8. I tried on a pair of 7.5 and 8. The 7.5 was a bit snug in the width but fine in the length. The 8 felt fine but maybe to big. The salesperson measured my foot and told me that the 7.5 would be my size and i also did not need a wide fit. If I go with the 7.5 will they eventually stretch? I have read cordovan does not stretch like calf. If i go with the 8 i am worried about excessive creasing because they maybe to big.
     


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    It won't stretch per se, but will loosen up, which does tend to make it feel a bit larger over time.
     


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    how thick of a sock were you wearing? I am always amazed at how much the feel of the fit changes based off the sock I am wearing. I do match up particular thicknesses to particular pairs...
     


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    I've never received an email from the Alden DC "special make up" list either, other than the initial confirmation.
     


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    How snug? is the question?

    And where are they snug? What part of your foot?
     


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    Agree. I can literally wear either an 8D or 8.5D LWB equally well, depending on the thickness of the socks I'm wearing.
     


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    It is astounding how many people buy really nice shoes and wear cheap cotton socks. They also don't account for how much their feet expand during the day. Merino wool or cashmere/silk over-the-calf socks aren't a large expense after one pays over $700 for some Alden shell cordovan shoes.
     


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    Uniqlo 4 pair for $10 is better for me in terms of everything than any other socks I've worn like sozzi or panthrella however you spell it.
     


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    I LOVE those socks, actually I'm a fan of all their socks I've tried so far.
     


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    Which ones are they? Or is it any of them? Looks like they have several choices:

    http://www.uniqlo.com/us/search/socks
     


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    Yeah I think I bought 10 pairs of the same 3 colors of the marls, pretty much all their socks are nice and have lasted me forever, have ones from like 2 years ago with no holes yet. Granted I do have like 40 random pairs but one does get lazy and wear the ones you just washed
     
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    Thanks. I think I'll order some. Shipping is $7.00 so probably order a few sets.
     


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    Also, what color socks go best with Color 8 and jeans?
     


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    Coming Soon: Phototristan Youtube video about Uniqlo Socks. [​IMG]

    (Respectfully jestful, of course) [​IMG]
     


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