This is my first pair of Fryes, and if life is good
and the Stock Market behaves itself, it won't be the last. When I first put them on, they felt a bit too small and a bit narrow, and thought that I'd have to order a larger size. Happily, after about 15 minutes of strolling around the house I realized that the leather somehow magically released, and they became like those wonderful Italian leather gloves
you hope will never wear out. They now fit perfectly and seem to adapt to either thicker hand knit wool socks
or thinner dressier socks
. I, too, wished they came in black, but my daughter reminded me I have too much black already, and the Fatigue color is a perfect shade of darker taupe that goes great with cords, khakis, jeans
, and even my nicer dark wool slacks. The price is really very reasonable, given the excellent quality, and they are just a tad more fashionable than other similar mocs you see this season. If you decide to purchase these, make sure you open the laces all the way, then re-tie them, and give them a 15 minute chance in your usual size. I normally wear a 7 or 7-1/2, and the 7 is perfect for me.