The Quintessential Dress Shoe: Black Cap Toe Oxford

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  1. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Don't have the Charlton, but I have 2 pairs in the 99 last, it's close to half a size smaller, if you have wider feet, I reckon if just for medium size feet, same size.
     
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    How does the 109 on the Armfield compare to the 724? Seems the toe is more rounded, wider at the ball and heel's a tad narrower...
     


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    correct, can't feel the heel difference though. and since the toe is more rounded, it's slightly longer.
     


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    Thanks wurger. Same size for you on both lasts?
     


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    Yes.
     


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    My latest cap toe. Part of the Original Collection of the Trading Post, a Japanese shoe store. These are made exclusively for them by Central Shoes Tokyo.

    I love how sleek and finely finished these cap-toes are. Notice also the slight tapering of the distance between the lacing holes.

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    Fit Pic (Please ignore the Chinos I was wearing)

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    And here it is compared with my "rounder" AE Park Avenues


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  7. Louis XIV

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    Very good looking pair!
    May I ask how much you have paid for them?
     


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    ^^Thank you. They cost about 400USD. They also offer full-recrafting of the shoes for about 130USD.
     


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    That sounds very reasonable for a shoe as lovely looking as that!
    Would you mind sharing pictures of a side view, the sole and maybe the heel?
     


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    Not a problem at all. Here you go:

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    I didn't take a picture of the heel from behind the shoe, but it slightly gets narrower towards the base (hope that makes sense).
     
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    Nice, all these shoes demonstrate how much "rounder" AE is.
     


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    Jason, love the shoes, especially its shinny finish, like my JL City Ii. The Japanese sure does some nice shoes at a fairly low price range.
     


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    Thanks for the shots, I think Louis wants to see how the heel seam is finished.
     


  14. Louis XIV

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    Well, seems as if I earned myself a questionable reputation :laugh:
     


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    Get a simply wholecut then you don't have to worry about any seams
     


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