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Bruce's and Coombes as bad as each other. Expensive, surly service, very limited ability for anything but the most basic stuff. They charge like $50 just to glue on Topys. There's a guy in Parramatta in an arcade near the railway line and town hall who does better work and more like half the price of those Sydney shops. Not sure if he does sunken Taps but I reckon if you got some he would do it....
FWIW the other John LOBB rubber soles which are like Ridgeway kind of style are IMO equal to the best soles for outdoor wear - I have them on William II shoes and have worn them heavily - very comfortable under foot more so than Dainite and better traction in wet or rough conditions and have barely shown any signs of heavy wear. I haven't had their Dainite equivalent but lots of regular Dainite shoes and boots to compare with. JL are tops for me.
Yes, I recall trying on some shoes at CJ Burlington Arcade London and noticed this to be true and the assistant agreed that Handgrade generally are a little less tight. I found that I could fit into 10.5 E in handgrade models but some BG were a bit too tight. Maybe not 1/2 a size in it though? In most shoes I am closer to 10.75 I think.....FWIW
Maybe depends on the leather used but my William II (I think Ardilla) became really soft and comfortable after a few wears - I usually go walking a few times in new shoes. Very substantial leather but pliable - in my experience this one of the things I have liked about the few John LOBB shoes I have had, more bold and substantial feel than most others I think. Not sure about the sizing as my Williams 10.5 are definitely bigger and wider than the 11e in 8000 - maybe it's...
Not sure if it's generally true but my William 11 shoes which have unusually no toe cap but still called william 11 do fit on the large side and a bit looser at heel but work beautifully with thick socks. Mine are 10.5 and compared to my JL single monks on 8000 last 11 E the Williams are very generous size. Could never wear thick socks with them! And the heels much tighter.
Just fwiw the shoes in previous post are some years old and they are not even premium model but have worn very well, still look great. One thing I wonder is about the different levels of AS, I know there is exclusive etc, but how can you tell which is which? I know some have size and last in a little oval inlay like Edward Green. I have one other pair of AS that has regular printed size on the inside wall and these in the previous photos above have hand written size and...
Well, I do have a pair here on 109 but I don't know if I am high or low instep, have no idea on how to tell! But I have a question in case anyone can answer These are Aldwych on 109 last which is handwritten inside shoes My question is just because I am going to list them on B and S can anyone tell me are these double leather soles or HAF?
Btw has no tags but I bought it unworn and I have never worn it as I need slightly longer sleeve. Modern cut, amazing quality, light - medium weight fine wool fabric
Corneliani 52 8 R wool Made in Italy Partial lining lots of zips great traveller Wish it was my size.... color olive tones with dark navy flecks Shoulder 19 Sleeve 25 pit to pit 22 boc 31 Great soft wool texture and unlined comfort garment But looks elegant and cool for versatile wear situations Very good condition barely worn Will be posted fromSydney Australia Will quote as cheap as possible Reasonable offers welcome always
Avi Rossini wool 56R Super nice quality wish it fit me.... Shoulder19 sleeve26 pit 2 pit 23 length 30 Price includes worldwide postage fromSydney Australia Beautiful quality lots of hand stitching evident beautiful fabric and cut 2 vents Rare and high quality piece from Old Bond St London store $150
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