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    Massdrop Carmina Captoe Oxfords

    Just got an email about this from massdrop.

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdro...-brogue-oxford

    For anyone who's been looking for a pair of captoes or wants to try out Carmina, this is a higher quality version of AE fifth ave for a tiny bit more $ ($350): cap placement is more balanced (imo), leather is equal or slightly better quality, JR sole is durable and hardwearing, and comes with Carmina shoe trees which are great. The Rain last is one of Carmina's more common and popular lasts, and is on the slightly wider side. Downside is that you're taking a gamble on sizing, and I'm not sure what MD's return / exchange policy is.

    random note: I think it technically is not an Adelaide oxford, since an Adelaide oxford has no break between the vamp and the quarter.
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    This is a great deal. Rain is my favorite last, just enough edge that makes it look much better than the AE super traditional 5 last without being inappropriate for interviews. Rain also fits my slightly high instep perfectly. Leather and build quality is superior to AE imo and it comes with high quality shoe trees. $350 is a great price and I'd pick up a brown pair if I needed another pair of shoes. Marron is also the perfect shade of mid brown imo, similar to the bourbon but much more even.

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    Outstanding deal for very high quality shoes (especially with trees!) in a great last, as Scofield said.

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    Just a shame they only cater to people with one certain foot width.

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    Thanks for the headsup! Excited.
    Best,
    Paul

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    How do I turn this down?

    It's a great deal with shoe trees included
    You can never have enough shoes

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    My gosh those are beautiful! The wife might shoot me if I surpass her in footwear count though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armedferret View Post
    Just a shame they only cater to people with one certain foot width.
    Is your fear they are too narrow ?
    You can never have enough shoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNJ83 View Post
    Is your fear they are too narrow ?
    The opposite actually. Too wide. I'm a 9.5B brannock. "standard" width shoes just don't cut it. Far too much slip. I can get away with it in certain boots (like the Sturgis and Shaker Heights from AE, for example) and HAVE to live with it for other things like running shoes (which can actually be snugged down quite nicely I've found, at least a couple brands) and my combat boots for day-to-day stuff (cause dudes don't wear ladies' boots. purriod.) but for dress shoes and the like, I haven't found a Carmina offering that really works. Everything's made for a D-width foot.

    Have tried numerous models from a stockist in Philly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armedferret View Post
    The opposite actually. Too wide. I'm a 9.5B brannock. "standard" width shoes just don't cut it. Far too much slip. I can get away with it in certain boots (like the Sturgis and Shaker Heights from AE, for example) and HAVE to live with it for other things like running shoes (which can actually be snugged down quite nicely I've found, at least a couple brands) and my combat boots for day-to-day stuff (cause dudes don't wear ladies' boots. purriod.) but for dress shoes and the like, I haven't found a Carmina offering that really works. Everything's made for a D-width foot.

    Have tried numerous models from a stockist in Philly.
    Oh, I see. Sorry about that. Fortunately you've got Alden, AE, and some English shoes that will work for your needs .
    You can never have enough shoes

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