Medallion Perforated Captoes
When I saw these in my local BB store in Toronto I knew I wanted a pair. I can wear the walnut color medallion cap toe pretty much with a pair of dark rinse jeans and a nice shirt on the town up to a suit.
The only caveat is try the shoes on in the store before you buy. I measure size 11 but I went down a half size in these shoes for a proper fit. As usual your experience may be different.
May 18, 2011
Walnut perforated captoe
When I saw these in the new catalog, I thought that they would be the perfect shoe to fit in with a suit , and with the rubber overlay sole equally at home casually in chino's to jeans, and I was right. In researching my purchase, the shoes are made on a long narrow last, so whereas I take a 9 to 9 1/2 D depending on shoe, the 9D fit just right. Break-in only took minutes, then extremely comfortable. With waxed strings, no worry about the knot comming loose. --- If I had to add any cons, it would be they don't come with bags, as most in this range come with, but no biggie. What did cause me time was that BB doesn't carry a belt in a matching color, which took trips to several stores over the next week to find.
May 11, 2011
I purchased this shoe in Black but I believe the brown show sthe workmanship and detail of the shoe better. This does not detract from the quality of the shoe in black though. It is a comfortable show which runs true to size but maybe a little bit narrow. I feel they run pretty close to my Peal & Co. shoes This is not enough to warrant buying them wider but maybe requires a little longer break in period to stretch the width a little. All in all they are great shoes and I will purchase another pair of these in the future. My only complaint would be the shoe laces are very thin, thinner than most.
April 8, 2011