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    Looking for a classic shoe, with a slimmer profile



    I feel like any true Oxford I try is huge on my foot. At size 11 and not wide, I don't feel like that should happen. I'm resigned to only looking at Bluchers for a more tapered look but would love input.


    The only shoe that I've tried that I feel looks good on my foot is

    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/ProductDisplayView?cagpspn=pla&CAWELAID=1012127537 &storeId=11001&productId=324578&CM=GPL&catalogId=1 0050&ddkey=http:ReferralView


    This shoe felt large on my foot:

    http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=396244&productGrou p=396246


    but I want to find something other than Johnston and Murphy, hopefully something that has a better construction. I've tried a few AE's, Cole Haan, J&M, even Ballys. Is there something in the descriptiong that I can include to find a shoe that doesn't appear so....bulbous? Or am I just crazy.


    Thank you in advance


    #2


    I am so with you on this. Need help as well.


    (Although some Allen Edmonds are a bit trimmer. As well as some far more expensive shoes. I need stuff in the $100-$150 range.)

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      #3


      Certainly not cheap still, but you could look at the shoe makers listed here to see if any of the shoe shapes are appealing to you: http://putthison.com/post/22590776970/five-footwear-brands-under-250-theres-no-article


      One thing I've done is I've looked at some of the higher end shoe makers to see what their shoes look like and which shapes I like, and what I find is that I don't often see similar sleek shapes on lower price point shoes. Go figure: you pay for looks .

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        #4


        Pretty much any decent made shoe > $200 runs a bit slimmer.


        AE, Crockett & Jones, Loake 1880, etc. Also look at that new Meermin line from spain for ~ $200 USD per shoe.


        Alden actually is a bit clunky. J&M seems a bit clunky as well.


        If you need to stay really cheap, I'd say look for maybe Magnanni or To Boot NYC at Nordstrom Rack.

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          #5


          Wait until you get older and your feet get much bigger. Then you'll really have a complex.


          I wear 11D and have never felt like a shoe looked big on my foot.

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            #6


            I'm definitely willing to pay a higher price point for the shoe. I consider it an investment that I will be able to reap the benefits of for years.


            Thank you for the suggestions. I liked the look of the Loakes and the Meermin. Also the Crockett and Jones. I've never bought internationally, being from the US, so I'm a little bit more hesitant to purchase online without trying them first.


            I'm hoping that by the time my foot stretches out to be a wider fit that my shoes will either stretch with me or I can wear boat shoes 24/7.

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