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  • Token
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    Originally posted by kongmw View Post
    Will do. Thanks!



    Appreciate the link! Do you have any experience with their Japanese shell? I seem to recall seeing differing opinions on r/GYW regarding how they age/deal with day-to-day life. In the end I do prefer a more casual/bulbous/gun boat last shape for this pair of LWB, I think.
    Personally I prefer horween shell to shinki, granted my only experience with shinki shell is from meermin.

    I think grant stone shell is pretty similar to alden in price, I’d just get the aldens for the horween shell unless you don’t like alden’s no. 8

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by kongmw View Post
    Will do. Thanks!



    Appreciate the link! Do you have any experience with their Japanese shell? I seem to recall seeing differing opinions on r/GYW regarding how they age/deal with day-to-day life. In the end I do prefer a more casual/bulbous/gun boat last shape for this pair of LWB, I think.
    I don't have any experience with any shell.

    Also, I don't have any Meermin shoes. A friend has a couple of pairs he likes and also has the same typical comments about them being hard to break in.

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  • BIZCASUAL
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    An extremely well worn pair of red wing chukkas.

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  • kongmw
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    Originally posted by mcadamsandwich View Post
    Hmm, can't say I've seen one. I know they've done Shell before, so I'd reach out and see if they can.
    Will do. Thanks!


    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Meermin does shell long wing shoes sometimes. Much less than Alden. If you see a model you like, you can request email noticfication of the next MTO group.

    Here's one in burgundy:

    https://meermin.com/in_en/1013752510...e-burdeos.html
    Appreciate the link! Do you have any experience with their Japanese shell? I seem to recall seeing differing opinions on r/GYW regarding how they age/deal with day-to-day life. In the end I do prefer a more casual/bulbous/gun boat last shape for this pair of LWB, I think.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by kongmw View Post
    Do you know if GS has ever done a LWB in #8 shell? I'd like to get into the shell game and like the shape of the Alden last but I'd honestly appreciate something a tad more affordable than Alden.
    Meermin does shell long wing shoes sometimes. Much less than Alden. If you see a model you like, you can request email noticfication of the next MTO group.

    Here's one in burgundy:

    https://meermin.com/in_en/1013752510...e-burdeos.html

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  • mcadamsandwich
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    Originally posted by kongmw View Post
    Do you know if GS has ever done a LWB in #8 shell? I'd like to get into the shell game and like the shape of the Alden last but I'd honestly appreciate something a tad more affordable than Alden.
    Hmm, can't say I've seen one. I know they've done Shell before, so I'd reach out and see if they can.

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  • kongmw
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    Originally posted by mcadamsandwich View Post
    I reviewed a pair for Dappered awhile back. As an Alden guy, I was seriously impressed with the quality and value. The guy that started GS, his dad retired from Alden.
    Do you know if GS has ever done a LWB in #8 shell? I'd like to get into the shell game and like the shape of the Alden last but I'd honestly appreciate something a tad more affordable than Alden.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by mcadamsandwich View Post
    I reviewed a pair for Dappered awhile back. As an Alden guy, I was seriously impressed with the quality and value. The guy that started GS, his dad retired from Alden.
    The Bespoke Shoes Unlaced blog you linked to in your review is my new favorite website! I spent a couple hours reading the blog there.

    Thanks

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  • mcadamsandwich
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    Originally posted by Shade View Post
    Just checked out Grant Stone's website and they have some really nice looking shoes. I hadnt really seen much of them before, but now I am thinking of getting a pair. Back down the rabbit-hole!
    I reviewed a pair for Dappered awhile back. As an Alden guy, I was seriously impressed with the quality and value. The guy that started GS, his dad retired from Alden.

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  • Shade
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    Frye Walter Lace-up




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  • armedferret
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    Black Burgundy Rambler by Truman. I love my Truman boots.


    20191026_174236 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr

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  • TheManJournals
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    Originally posted by 77Pat View Post
    Also check J.Crew website, might be easier in case of returns. Also a good read https://www.stitchdown.com/brands/gr...wyatt-gilmore/
    Read that article and now I want one of their shoes, even though their toe seems a bit too round.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by 77Pat View Post
    They are definitely more full, but that’s why I prefer them for business casual, leaning more casual. In Allen Edmonds I’m a 9.5E, with Grant Stone the standard D is good. Couldn’t get my foot in Meermin Oxford https://meermin.com/in_en/1015031819...t-e-negro.html
    One of the main reasons I’ve been hesitant to try J.Fitzpatrick shoes
    Yes, a good reason--one of my pairs is quite narrow in the toe box and sometimes it's uncomfortable. The other is quite roomy, but those were MTO, and I got to pick the last. I don't remember which one.

    Justin and his manager (Simon, I think) are very responsive to questions regarding the fit, so if you shoot them an email at the address on the site, I'm sure they can help.

    But most of his shoes are dressier than the look you're aiming for. I feel overstocked on dressy dress shoes ever since starting to work at home. All those shoes and no place to wear them.

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  • 77Pat
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Really that good? All the toe boxes seem a little bit too rounded/wide in the photos. Of course, those are the types of shoes that fit me best, so maybe I should consider them.
    They are definitely more full, but that’s why I prefer them for business casual, leaning more casual. In Allen Edmonds I’m a 9.5E, with Grant Stone the standard D is good. Couldn’t get my foot in Meermin Oxford https://meermin.com/in_en/1015031819...t-e-negro.html
    One of the main reasons I’ve been hesitant to try J.Fitzpatrick shoes

    Stitchdown: On the last side of things, the bulk of your shoes are on your Leo last, your first. How would you describe that last?

    Wyatt: You know, that’s a tough one to answer, because I think it’s very personal. Lasts are very style-driven. The Leo last is a classic American/English brogue shape. And while it has something of an almond shape, it’s more on the bulbous side of things. I think it’s a style. In general it is very full, and for some guys, they don’t like it.

    The reality is it fits a lot of people who are, D, E, and then our triple E in this last, it’s huge. And I say that in a good sense. It’s very, very full. We’ve had so many people who have a hard time getting into an E width. They have high insteps, really wide feet. The Leo last fits a lot of people. And it’s very comfortable. If I’m traveling, I love taking a pair. And a lot of people like the way it looks.

    People are often wearing shoes that are too narrow. Especially a Goodyear welt shoe. A lot of people have it in their mind that you want your shoes to be snug at first, and then stretch them out. I’ve always been taught that’s completely wrong. And which one’s wrong or right, who knows. But I’m definitely on the side of: when you put it on, it should feel comfortable right away. You shouldn’t be stuck at the end of the day—especially if you’re in the city and you have to walk everywhere—and your feet are swollen and you can’t wait to take your shoes off, because they’re half a size too small. And so we’ve seen a lot of people gravitate towards our D, if not E, width, and we always kind of push people to go with the bigger width if they’re worried about being in between.

    We’ve seen a pretty solid return customer rate, and I feel a heavy portion of that is due to the last fitting. And I feel like a large percentage of that is people that have a hard time getting something that’s full enough that doesn’t look unattractive—because I am one of those people. I like a narrower-looking last. I like a sharper toe. Some of the European dress brands, some of the loafers and stuff, I really like the way they look. But the reality is for what we’re doing here, especially in this market, we’ve seen a lot of people who like that fuller last, because they can wear it all day.

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  • Loafer28
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    Rhodes Dean plain toe

    I have never been a boot guy (besides cowboy boots) and wanted a pair for an upcoming trip to New York. I picked these because the toe doesn’t appear as blobby as others out there in this price range. They are super comfortable and look pretty good to me. They definitely “patina” the moment you put them on.


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