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The Quintessential Dress Shoe: Black Cap Toe Oxford

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wurger, Sep 15, 2013.

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    @wurger inspired purchase. Was going to get the armfields but for the same price I couldn't resist. Will write a comparison review versus my Johnston Murphy cap toes shortly.

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    Are those the AS Armfields? Nice looking shie
     


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    Agreed on the "all class". If I might ask, where did you get the EG for the price of AS? Was this a one-off kind of thing? Or, is a similar price still available?
     


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    @southbound35, actually I bought it off B&S and it might have been a second. That being said, really, the only place you could get one for around that price is directly from their factory where they regularly have almost flawless EG seconds for over half off.
     


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    Trickers Henley.


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    I have been amazed at how much of step-up over park avenues these are: Closed channels, perfect finishing, and oh-so-supple calf. Fits me a tad wider than I thought a "5" width fitting would, so I'm currently just looking at them and deciding whether to return these (unable to exchange - pediwear don't have my size), or wear them with thick socks.
     
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    Definitely return/exchange. Few things are more annoying than that pair of shoes that doesn't quite fit correctly. You almost certainly don't want your quintessential dress shoe to be that pair. That said, very nice looking shoes you got there.
     
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    Dear wurger, now that you have experience with both, how would you compare the fit of AS 109 to Vass F?
     


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    What about the volume of the toebox and vamp?
     
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