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@chiggyv 11D suggests it is a narrow-fitting UK size 11, E width being normal.
@ace13x   I believe I am correct - Tricker's for instance, sell something like 80%+ of their shoes overseas (that is what I was told at their factory). Selling them for dollars, yen, euros, whatever - these will all convert to a proportionately greater number of pounds when the pound depreciates. The cost for buyers will only go down if they are paying in sterling (and clearly there are some who do), but most will be paid for in the local (export) currency. Like all...
Don't overlook the fact that, like all the Northampton boot and shoe companies, they export a great deal of what they make. In that respect, the fall in sterling translates into a greater profit margin, which should easily offset the higher input prices of raw materials such as cordovan (or French calf). Far from making 'inefficient use of factory resources', they all seemed to be working flat out when I visited, two or three years ago. Not that the factories themselves...
 It is quite in order - in fact quite necessary - for the upper, or 'extra leather' as you call it, to be where it is with a veldtschoen construction. 'Folded properly under itself' is simply a nonsense. The 'bumps' your pictures showed may or may not be significant, although they looked quite likely to have been caused in transit - simple knocks of the sort which would happen anyway, assuming it was your plan to wear the boots at some point. The quality of the welt...
^ But "generous" might be interpreted that way. I like the way Cordings trousers are cut - certainly not over-large, but not tight either. With trousers, an inch this way or that can make a world of difference. Button flies are not to everyone's liking, however.
I've bought a good few pairs of trousers from them, over the years, as well as suits. The trousers have all been well cut, but slim rather than baggy. The suit trousers have been slightly fuller but still not baggy. The waist sizing was as I would have expected.
 A foolish assumption. I start reading some of yours then soon find I have better things to do with my time, so I can't truthfully say whether I agree with them, though it seems unlikely. Here, the weekend now beckons, and I would prefer it if you don't confuse my continued silence for mute assent to whatever further nonsense you might have in mind.
 It's rather hard to follow the logic of this churlish response to someone with Nick's background and reputation.
  That all three pairs wore well seems a quite valid conclusion to make - it's not a non sequitur at all. Wasn't the purpose of dissection to compare the three shoes?
 Of course they are, that is not in question. Having visited the factory a few times I am loosely acquainted with one or two people there and am wondering about drawing their attention to the issue -  they look at threads such as this from time to time anyway. The PR company would be writing at the level of the 'average' C&J customer, whatever that might be - someone who rolls up in Jermyn Street and is happy to pay £400 a pair, in return for which no doubt they expect...
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