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Quote: Originally Posted by bachbeet I'm considering a pair of C&J Radstock shoes. I find them to be really attractive and PLAL's prices are amazing (I had to convert from Malaysian currency to really understand this). For example, Ben Silver charges around $655, but PLAL is less than 1/2 that. I'd like to know if others here recommend the Radstock. I am consistently a size 11 (D or M in some types of shoes). I figure I'd take a 10 E in UK sizes. If...
Why not take it that extra mile and add: "Jeez, you said you liked it when I got it. Don't you remember? Sheesh."
Quote: Originally Posted by nmoraitis Ok, thanks all for your assistance! Actually, it has just occured to me that I am going to Japan in a few days and was wondering if any stores carry Vass there? Does anyone know for sure? If not, than I will have a hard time in decided between the advice given by Roger and gdl203! Well, I'm not sure there's an inconsistency now that I read gdl203's post again. I do have a narrow foot, and so gdl203's...
Quote: Originally Posted by gdl203 Roger seems to have a completely different sizing experience though... Yeah, gdl, and I've noticed a variety of different experiences forumers have had with the fit of Vass shoes, particularly those on the U-last. I'm a pretty true 9.5B US. My EGs are 9/9.5 Cs. I now have three pairs of Vass U-last shoes--the one pair of balmorals, the Oxford Medallions mentioned, and two pairs of bluchers, the 3-eyelet...
Quote: Originally Posted by nmoraitis Thanks all. Roger, unfortunately I live near Toronto, so there is nowhere near that I can try Vass shoes on. I never have any problems fitting into an american D. I was looking at the Old English or the Oxford Medallion, so I had the same thoughts as you mention how tightness with a balmoral. On my 337's (Weymouths), I have about a good 1/2 inch space at the top of the vamp (or whatever the top part is called...
Those are just beautiful. Is that the antique burgundy finish? (My monitor doesn't do color very well.)
The rule-of-thumb is that you should have the belt relatively snug (but not too snug) with the buckle prong in the middle hole. Most belts have 5 holes, so you want the fit just right with the prong in the third hole. This looks best and also gives you some leeway for weight gain and loss. I've found that a 5-lb. weight change results in about a 1-inch change in my belts--i.e., having to go to the next hole in the belt (since the holes are 1-in. apart). Any belt...
Quote: Originally Posted by nmoraitis I see. I always have some wiggle room on the 337, but I do have a high arch. Would this have any impact on the width? The impact of a high arch will be much greater if you are planning on one of the Vass balmorals than if you are looking at bluchers, where it shouldn't have nearly as much impact.
Agree with Aportnoy. That size sounds right for you. I'd wear an 8.5 C&J in the 337 last, and a 42.5 Euro is exactly right for me with the Vass U-last. But heed Cantabrigian's advice re width of Vass U-last shoes. In the overall scheme of things, the U-last would not be seen as a really narrow last, but it is the narrowest of the Vass lasts. If you find a US D-width a little tight, the U-last will probably not work for you. Can you try on a pair in NYC at...
http://cgi.ebay.com/678-STUARTS-CHOI...QQcmdZViewItem Almost certainly not EG (as seller maintains), but instead Grenson Masterpieces. Still nice shoes, although the 4-eyelet lacing strikes me as slightly off for shoes like this. The example the seller gives in current Paul Stuart stock as similar (and selling for $678) is really a different shoe--a 5-eyelet wholecut. Seller is right, I think, in stating that the 9D sizing is in the US system.
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