In an earlier thread, Rider mentioned that JM Weston's most frequently used lasts for the American market were the 11, 12, and 18 lasts; that the 180 signature loafer was made on the 41 last, and that the Hunt shoe was made on the 32 last. So, what are the other lasts that Weston uses, what are their characteristics, and how do I tell what last a particular shoe is made on? For example, my 598 demi-chasse bluchers have the following interior markings: 598-22 9 1/2 D 908385-19 I figure that the last number is either 22 or 19 and that the 908385 is a serial number or something like that. My 637 demi-chasse bluchers are a bit harder to figure out: 327396-8 HO-162-637-10 9/ D Anybody have any insight? And for T4phage or anyone else who might know, what degree of latitude does Weston allow for special orders? What details can you specify? Could I, for example, request that a particular shoe be made on a different last, a la Edward Green?
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2/1/04 at 3:02pm