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Agree C&J handgrades are terrific value. Furthermore, the maker has by and large resisted the temptation to introduce new "fashion forward" styles (the Truro trainer notwithstanding). For me, they excel at robust English classics, such as the Bradford captoe derby and the Pembroke full brogue. One caveat about C&J's lasts, however, which makes comparison with G&G difficult: they tend to favour a higher-instep, larger-volume foot. G&G's lasts are much sleeker and suit my shallow foot much better. I would also argue that G&G's manufacture (e.g. neatness and density of stitching) is a level above, even though I often find myself preferring C&J's quintessentially English styles.

 

Thank you for your observation about C&J v. G&G re: sleek lasts and high insteps.  I am usually a UK 9E in C&J, although 9.5E in the Cranford 3, Weybridge and Chelsea 3.  I found a pair of G&G (plain black Oxford) in a UK 10.5E at Last Call awhile ago and tried them on.  They fit well everywhere except there was way too much room in the toe.  Since I have anything but shallow feet, maybe I will never find a G&G that fits me.  I feel confident that you saved me a $50 - $70 return postage cost.

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Oiled Teak MTO Conistons

Im a little bored with the color, any suggestions on patina?
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RL Double leather soled 72 Shell
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Oiled Teak MTO Conistons

Im a little bored with the color, any suggestions on patina?

 

 

Do you mean burnishing? Patina typically refers to the wear patterns that arise over time from use. In terms of burnishing, a standard approach is to darken the toe and around the bottom of the vamp. Some black polish, applied sparingly and brushed off should get you started. 

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They look fantastic and I would't try and improve them if they were mine!

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Oiled Teak MTO Conistons

Im a little bored with the color, any suggestions on patina?



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Hi All, I am looking for sizing advice, any inputs are welcome, thanks in advance.

 

I want to buy Malton, last 360, but stuck between UK 7 and UK 7.5

 

I have already owned:

 

Sydney loafer, last 341, UK 7: now bespoke fit, although a little tight in ball when break in

Westbourne, last 348, UK 7: tight fit, uncomfortable, not long enough

 

Thank you for your advice!

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Hi All, I am looking for sizing advice, any inputs are welcome, thanks in advance.

I want to buy Malton, last 360, but stuck between UK 7 and UK 7.5

I have already owned:

Sydney loafer, last 341, UK 7: now bespoke fit, although a little tight in ball when break in
Westbourne, last 348, UK 7: tight fit, uncomfortable, not long enough

Thank you for your advice!
I would recommend 7.5 on 360 last. I found that last to be tight in the toe box.
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Hey, laufer, thanks for the quick reply. I found contradicting info online regarding last 360. For me, by looking at the picture, and my own experience trying on a US 8 Barney Malton, it's on the wider end. But, I can't be sure. I will see what other say. Thank you for your advice.

 

(That US 8 Barney Malton is by no means an US 8. I could go 2 to 1.5 smaller on that pair, but was out of stock.)

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Does anyone size down from TTS (whatever your conversion is) on the Islay boot (365 last)?

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I live about 10 minutes away from Paisley Park where Prince lived and died. Yet, I don't think I could pull off these
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I live about 10 minutes away from Paisley Park where Prince lived and died. Yet, I don't think I could pull off these
patinas. smile.gif Esepcially the first one

 

 

Totally agree-- I'm not at all sure how those get incorporated into an outfit! 

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Please can anyone advise which is the wider fitting last, the 236 or 341. I am looking for a black cap toe Oxford and come down to either the Connaught (236) F width or the Radstock (341) G width. I have neither of these lasts so wonder which would give the greater width. Does anyone with a wide foot have experience of either of these please?
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Please can anyone advise which is the wider fitting last, the 236 or 341. I am looking for a black cap toe Oxford and come down to either the Connaught (236) F width or the Radstock (341) G width. I have neither of these lasts so wonder which would give the greater width. Does anyone with a wide foot have experience of either of these please?

Yes. I generally go with the wider fit when possible, however I bought the 236 Connaught in their regular E width and the fit is really good. I like the round toe, so I've chosen it over the Radstock which is also rounded, but not as round as the 236, imo. 

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