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@mammothnguyen sorry to hear that - snug fit is fine as long as it is comfortably snug.

But when they cut into your pinky toes that is an indication that you should let them go, the earlier the better, especially when they are still relatively new.

I learned it the hard way, tried to persuade myself that i could make them work, but they never did, even for a long time breaking in
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@EnglishShoes I was actually going for a wholecut, as I love its simple lines, or as I tend to call it - understated elegance. The pain actually does not come until after a straight few hours of walking, so a short half-hour commute would be perfectly fine for me. In fact, I'm wearing the Weymouth as I am typing this.

 

The Weymouth last is 337, and it seems to be one of the most elegant lasts that they have (according to the diggings that I did).

 

@NewStart, I hope I won't be letting it go, since I don't want to let go of something so beautiful after such a brief acquaintance.

 

J. Fitzpatrick from the Shoe Snob actually said in his blog about shoe break-in, saying that it's normal at this early stage. And I hope he is correct.

 

From the look of it, I might be toughing it out for the full month. And since I'm taking my first steps in appreciating quality English shoes, a few hard lessons would help along the way (and possibly help in hardening my feet too :)

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All this talk of whole cuts, here and on GNAT...

Getting reacquainted with these today



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@mammothnguyen One thing you can try, which has worked for me before, is to add something to your shoe trees to stretch the offending areas gently over a few months. I use one or more layers of insole leather, cut to size, and attached to the appropriate part of the tree with double-sided tape. For an all-round stretch I envelop the tree in a sock.

Of course, it's far better to identify good and bad fits when trying shoes on, but for me this skill has come only with experience and failure. You must learn to "know your feet". The less typical they are, the more you need to know.
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All this talk of whole cuts, here and on GNAT...

Getting reacquainted with these today



 

Very nice!  I wish C&J did more shoes in this kind of mid-brown.  The dark brown they use is ok, but doesn't wow me.

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All this talk of whole cuts, here and on GNAT...

Getting reacquainted with these today Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Stunning! I love the patina...
post #11137 of 12795
Thanks Gents

These must be something like 15 years old, Grenville not around anymore iirc, shame really

weymouth and rosemoor closest? meh
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Does anyone know about the fitting for the 360 last? I wear Park Avenues in 9.5E US and Carmina Oscar in 9 UK.
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UPDATE: C&J Dark Brown Cordovan Dundee Boot GMTO:

C&J Dundee GMTO Makeup





Interested folks...

Styleforum:
hoit1981
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ErikW
Akeem
kczsilence
DavidLane (possible)
Cheesecake (possible)
schmallo15 (possible)

Reddit:
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This make us 9 potentials... For anyone that might be interested this is your chance to take part. It's taken a long time to wrangle enough interest in this boot and I can't foresee another round being made for quite some time. C&J require 12 to get a GMTO rolling, so if anyone is on the fence about joining this, NOW IS YOUR TIME - SEIZE THE DAY!
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From the look of it, I might be toughing it out for the full month. And since I'm taking my first steps in appreciating quality English shoes, a few hard lessons would help along the way (and possibly help in hardening my feet too :)

 

Have you got some shoe trees yet?

 

Perhaps one of the shoe trees similar to the Woodlore Epic (with a large-ish head) will stretch out the leather a little.  Check out some of the cobblers that sell them, and find out that exerts a good deal of pressure inside.

 

Failing this, you could take your shoes to a good cobbler to stretch a bit.  Good luck!

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Those look fantastic. A bit more reddish than most other C&J chestnut I've seen (or owned).

 

C&J needs to do more oxblood shoes, would look brilliant.

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There are these in burgundy kind of shade country grain, I love them
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Does anyone know about the fitting for the 360 last? I wear Park Avenues in 9.5E US and Carmina Oscar in 9 UK.


Pointy and slightly wider E last, mine are true to size

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C&J needs to do more oxblood shoes, would look brilliant.

100% agree here. All of my current shoe plans are with Vass since they do oxblood. Tough color to find really, and surprising given its versatility. G&G vintage Rioja is very close but I'm not really feeling the $1k+ price.
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