The Shoe Snob Blog

December 6, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

The more and more that you see my personal collection, the more that you will realize that I love to gravitate towards two-toned shoes. This is actually a pair, despite being colors that I don’t particularly think go that well together, is one of my favorite models. The only shame is, the more that I spend wearing bespoke shoes and shoes that come in narrow width, the more that I feel that many of the shoes that I bought in America, are too big. In the sense that being the fool that I can be, I would just always buy US 8D, thinking that they would be fine. But like shoes do, some fit bigger than others, and if you look closely you will notice that the sides of these are gaping, indicating that there is too much space. Needless to say, after wearing these for the first time in about a year or two, I came to the conclusion that I am going to sell them, as I no longer need them and need to free up space in my miniature European closet. So after I clean them up a bit, I will be putting them up for sale! Be on the look out if you fancy them.

Shoes: Magnanni
Suit: Gieves & Hawkes
Shirt: Primark
Tie: Gieves & Hawkes

  • paul van der hart

    I have noticed these problems with sizes too, but these Magnanni are particularly a bit of a problem.

    I usually have a European 43-44. So when I bought a pair of Magnannis I tried a 44. Nope. Then a 43 and a half. Nope. A 43? A 42 and a half? I ended up with a pair in 42. I was truly amazed about the difference.

    But there you have it.

  • Ike

    Magnanni has done a great job penetrating the US market. Currently I own only the Weave Opera style shoes. I eBayed 2-3 pair I previously purchased at Nordstrom. I still think that you get your money’s worth with the Magnanni shoes.
    I was wondering if everyone feels the same.

  • Paul – Yes, they do run incredibly big sometimes…

    Ike – I personally think that they are good for what you are paying. Nothing amazing, but not paying so much for a name as you are for design and good leather.