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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by HarleyBob View Post
I have really started to like Monk shoes. I have been looking at these John Lobb shoes for some time. What is your thought on these shoes? Is the pricing reasonable? Thanks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Not the best looking JLs I've seen, but not bad looking. I personally don't like rubber soles, but they'd be your shoes and you should have the soles you like
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by Laer Surtep View Post
Hey pal, do you know how to read? I didn't say Peal was the same. And an English E is a US C width. An English F is a US D. I've been buying these things for over 40 years and should know.
wrong for over 40 years. congrats
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by HarleyBob View Post
I have really started to like Monk shoes. I have been looking at these John Lobb shoes for some time. What is your thought on these shoes? Is the pricing reasonable? Thanks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

HarleyBob I would go for Vass MTO - Vass is about 20% less and with lasted trees thrown in, not seconds, and any colour and skin u like.

and they're hand - made (:

and their single monk is the bomb IMO

Vass at bottom in pic
post #19 of 23
Those shoes are really ugly - meaning both the lobbs in the op and the vass above. And I'm a big fan of both marques
post #20 of 23
Go for a Jermyn II,Vale or other classic models from JLOBB.

They're available on special orders...

Go on the website and look at the new monks on offer.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
Go for a Jermyn II,Vale or other classic models from JLOBB.

They're available on special orders...

Go on the website and look at the new monks on offer.
+1. There are much nicer options for monks from Lobb. The shoes in the pics look like something from Alden.
post #22 of 23
Petrus, I have Lobbs I bought new in D width. They fit like a narrow US D, sort of like the PA last from AE. Not even close to a B.
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Originally Posted by Laer Surtep View Post
Shoe Width Mens Shoes in the UK assume that a "standard british foot" is an F fitting. However, in order to accommodate variations in foot size, alternative width fittings are available: Narrow Fitting shoes - UK E Fitting (in the old days known as Fitting 5). In the USA, this is known as a C Fitting Standard or Average - UK F Fitting (in the old days known as Fitting 6). In the USA, this is known as a D Fitting. Wide Fitting Shoes - UK Fitting G (in the old days known as Fitting 7). In the USA, this is known as an EE Fitting Extra Wide Fitting Shoes - UK Fitting H (in the old days known as Fitting 8). In the USA, this is known as an EEE Fitting * an English D is not found very much but it's a US B
post #23 of 23
As should be noted by all, its not good to generalise as UK width markings vary with maker - eg while UK F = US D in Church's you will find Crockett and Jones E fitting means the same. Ditto Edward Green. Extra confusion when the sizing is done for UK made shoes for US market, not to mention variation in lasts
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