After a longer break, here's another update: Sizeadvisors got a new design
: It looks a little bit better, hopefully. I've also fixed a few older issues, and implemented a suggestion to provide better help when adding measurements. The big news, however, is that you can now get recommendations based on your Brannock profile
. It basically works in the usual forum style, by adding or subtracting sizes compared to the Brannock profile as a reference point. For example:
- Member 1 has a Brannock profile of (US) 9 D and wears the AE Park Avenue in (US) 9.5 D.
- Member 2 has a Brannock profile of (US) 6 D. He gets the Park Avenue recommended in (US) 6.5 D.
However, there is an important caveat, too: I've found no way, yet, to aggregate and average the results in a meaningful way. Recommendations are a simple list of shoes, not fittings. Consequently, the results need more interpretation! The advantage is, the recommendations cover a broader and more varied spectrum of shoes. If you'd like to use Brannock recommendations, make sure you got recent
measurements and -- most important -- you stood upright
during the procedure! For those, who just like to try it, there's the option to delete
your Brannock profile. Make sure to do this, otherwise other members get recommendations based on guesses. In related news: Sizeadvisors has been found by a Finnish community about clothing, shoes and good life in general, called "Keikari".
In other words: Very much like Styleforum, just a tad smaller.
They seem to be great fans of traditionally-made British shoes, thus available ratings for Church's, Grenson, and Loake
increased quite a bit. I was told good shoes are rather rare locally, thus the Finish community relies on online shopping. Since they seem to be interested in wider shoes, on average, I'd like to ask everyone wearing (US) E, EE, EEE
or their English equivalents: Please help and add ratings for shoes you've tried or own. Thanks.