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post #46 of 310
For those who wish to order in a smaller size than 7 1/2 or a different width from the standard F, please submit your requests to Richard before Friday 24th of April (GMT time to be safe). If you miss the deadline, you will only be able to choose stock sizes in F width fitting from their existing shoe catalog.

The final date for all pre-order is Monday 27 April through their pre-order website.
post #47 of 310
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For those people starting a shoe rotation, this is a great deal. I've heard it often remarked that cheaper suede is acceptable, as thier just isn't as much difference between mid and high then compared to leather.

I can't say for sure if their cheaper suede is of comparable quality. What I've experienced is that suedes in my cheaper shoes tend to stain more quickly and are harder to clean. In terms of comfort or sturdiness of the suedes, I could not detect a noticeable difference when wearing them.

The way I see it, one might as well pay 15 pounds more for better suede, unless you are considering the regular suede monks, which would appear to cost 25 pounds more than the inferior one. (Monks: £125 vs £99) compared to (£115 vs £99) for the other designs.
post #48 of 310
Oh no, I'm not talking about getting the cheaper option. I'm talking about getting the normal option. It's just that I set myself a limit of Crockett and Jones or better for quality, except for seude. I've read a more than a few times that expensive suede and cheaper suede are different to cheap leathers vs good leathers, for uppers. I remember a post, saying that C+J handgrade was great value for money, and they went on to say that just get benchgrade for the suede stuff, because it doesnt matter as much.
post #49 of 310
Oh no, I'm not talking about getting the cheaper option. I'm talking about getting the normal option. It's just that I set myself a limit of Crockett and Jones or better for quality, except for seude. I've read a more than a few times that expensive suede and cheaper suede are different to cheap leathers vs good leathers, for uppers. I remember a post, saying that C+J handgrade was great value for money, and they went on to say that just get benchgrade for the suede stuff, because it doesnt matter as much.
post #50 of 310
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Originally Posted by upnorth View Post
For those who wish to order in a smaller size than 7 1/2 or a different width from the standard F, please submit your requests to Richard before Friday 24th of April (GMT time to be safe). If you miss the deadline, you will only be able to choose stock sizes in F width fitting from their existing shoe catalog.

The final date for all pre-order is Monday 27 April through their pre-order website.

Do you mean submit to him personally or submit to him via the SF closed section page? As that page clearly allows for the selection of shoes down to size 6??????? Havent all requests to be in by the 24th not just those 7.5 and lower ?????
post #51 of 310
Sorry for the confusion. I just checked their website and it seems they have amended it to include sizes down to 6. Any other special requests with regards to widths will have to be submitted to Richard by tomorrow.

For the rest, you have the weekend to ponder as they will only close the webpage on Monday.
post #52 of 310
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honestly just email richard with any questions. the guy has emailed back and forth with me and is even allowing a special one-off on a bigger size for me, 12.5. his response time is usually one day so get your emails in now
post #53 of 310
I got a special orders with Richard:
the Scotch leather with Dainite sole and in Fx width

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Is ordering a different sole an option?
I might be in for Saddle Gibson Burnished Walnut if I could get a leather sole.
post #54 of 310
Joined in!
Both suede brogues
post #55 of 310
In any discussions with Richard has he intimated to anyone that with the orders placed so far that Red Line are going to do this back order ????
post #56 of 310
Does anyone know if it is possible to order narrower sizes as well? I could probably do with a UK D width, certainly nothing wider than an E.
post #57 of 310
It is possible. Just email Richard your needs. You can customize widths and soles.

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Does anyone know if it is possible to order narrower sizes as well? I could probably do with a UK D width, certainly nothing wider than an E.
post #58 of 310
Can anyone post their experiences on US wide size vs. UK size. I read the other thin red line thread and one person posted a 9e US = 8.5 regular UK and now it's posted as conventional wisdom to do this. But it does not make sense to me to change width this way. Any more experiences to share?
post #59 of 310
if you're US9E you can either go UK8.5F or UK8G/UK8FX
post #60 of 310
Thinking of joining the fray.

Are these all on the same last? Can anyone comment on the shape of the last of the full brogue versus, say the RL Albin?

Thanks!
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