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post #11851 of 12023
Quick update to my long running attempt to secure a pair of the now discontinued Purdey's Islays from here and here - a fellow forum member happened to have a pair of them in UK9s that weren't working for him that I rolled the dice on. I'm happy to report that the actual foot fit is perfect except the vamp which is just a bit snug. However, after some extensive test sessions around the house, I'm convinced they are going to break in just fine.

I'm also ecstatic to report that while my original pair from Purdey was a dark chocolate brown with no color variation at all, these are more of a mid-brown that leans darkand are just the sort of color I was hoping for.

Some quick shots of their maiden voyage - can't wait until fall!



post #11852 of 12023
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Quick update to my long running attempt to secure a pair of the now discontinued Purdey's Islays from here and here - a fellow forum member happened to have a pair of them in UK9s that weren't working for him that I rolled the dice on. I'm happy to report that the actual foot fit is perfect except the vamp which is just a bit snug. However, after some extensive test sessions around the house, I'm convinced they are going to break in just fine.

I'm also ecstatic to report that while my original pair from Purdey was a dark chocolate brown with no color variation at all, these are more of a mid-brown that leans darkand are just the sort of color I was hoping for.

Some quick shots of their maiden voyage - can't wait until fall!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



looking good Razl, congratulations biggrin.gif
post #11853 of 12023

By the way, Purdey has an awesome sale till July 31st -- 25% off £350 or more. Especially good for non-UK/EU folks because of VAT deduction, and shipping and returns are free for orders over £250. Doesn't hurt that the exchange rate favours the USD :-)

post #11854 of 12023

So I posted a little bit back that I would comment on the Vincent loafer once I got it. Well, I have finally have a chance to wear them (twice) and I have to say its an interested last. The 337 that the vincent tassel loafer is on is a nice last, with a nice shape to it. It's a bit like the 348. It fits long and a little bit big overall. I would say same width as the 348, maybe a hint more narrow, but for sure longer, with a much bigger heel cup.

 

I fit the following for reference:

 

Alden barrie: 11.5D great fit, maybe a hint large in the heel, but very comfy.

11.5E UK in the EG 82 last, alright in the old lasts, great in the new resin.

11E UK 325, 348, 326. All fit well, but the 325 (cavendish) and 348 are especially enjoyable, if 1mm too narrow across the width.

 

The 337 in an 11E uk fits a bit longer than most of these, maybe on par with the 82, and comparable width the 325, maybe a touch more narrow. Its an alright fit for me, but I get a fair amount of heel slip. The shoe itself looks amazing, and the oversized tassel is extremely nice in person. I wish my cavendish had that feature. But as I get a bit more discerning with my footwear, I think that while these work, i'm going to try and sell them on the B&S, since I'm not in love with the fit, and will hopefully sell them to purchase another cavendish. I can provide comparison pictures sometime soon if time permits.

 

In terms of the handgrade. The suede is a bit nicer and smoother, the soles are much nicer, the finishing is a bit tighter, the waist of the shoe is a bit more narrow and beautiful. Is it worth the up charge? Yes, I think so, if you can afford it and the style agrees with you. I think it takes them to the next level, and brings them closer to EG and JL (while still being a notable step below in my eyes).

 

Hope this helps someone.

post #11855 of 12023
Many thanks for your thoughts,
(However it is made on 363 last not 337)

So you wear the same size in cavendish and vincent and you suggest to take the same size?

Do you have some comparision pictures?

Thanks in advance
post #11856 of 12023
KPDarb, I have the C&J for RL SWB and PTB. I believe both were built on the 325 last. Both are sized 10.5D which I have been told to equates to 10E UK. I also have a 105D Alden chukka built on the Barrie last. I find the fit to be comparable on all 3 pairs, although the Alden's may have a little less room in the toe box. I believe the biggest difference may be in the vamp where the laces come together. The C&J's come together almost like a good fitting balmoral, whereas there is a more significant gap with the chukka, although that may be a reflection of the design rather than the last. Hopefully others with more experience will chime in.
Edited by tocohillsguy - 7/28/16 at 10:15am
post #11857 of 12023

Hey guys, looking for some help here!  If I fit well in the Alex2 (barneys) in a size 8 what size would I be in the Overton in UK sizing?  I assume the sizes at barney's are US sizes?  Can anyone confirm?  Any help is greatly appreciated - (sorry about the conversion + different lasts).

post #11858 of 12023
My recently acquired Purdey Islays. Now I just can't wait for cold weather and to bust out some flannels icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif





post #11859 of 12023

Hope those treat you better than they treated me Razl!

post #11860 of 12023
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

Many thanks for your thoughts,
(However it is made on 363 last not 337)

So you wear the same size in cavendish and vincent and you suggest to take the same size?

Do you have some comparision pictures?

Thanks in advance

Sorry, I mixed up the lasts, thanks for the correction.

 

In terms of sizing, if your foot isn't too wide, I would recommend going a half size down for the Vincent. IE 11Euk cavendish, 10.5E UK vincent. The heel is just too big, and the shoe too long to stick with the same size. The cavendish is one of my best fits, and I would say it is snug and comfortable in an 11E, borderline too short, but great in the heel and nice to wear all day as a loafer. The Vincent in an 11E has tons of heel slip, comparable width, and much more length. 10.5E or F would likely be a better option for me.

 

I took some quick and dirty pics, I hope these help a bit.  From top to bottom. Vincent on its own 11E uk, compared with Cavendish in 11E uk, compared with Westbourne (348) in 11E uk, and compared with EG chelsea 11.5E UK on the 82. I tried to match up the heels as best as possible but they might not be exact, so take these with a grain of salt.

 

 

 

 

post #11861 of 12023
Many thanks, very helpful
post #11862 of 12023
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Originally Posted by Juhuatai View Post

Hope those treat you better than they treated me Razl!

I promise fistbump.gif
post #11863 of 12023

 

 

 

Got a pair of handgrade Audley from C&J

 

I opened the box and saw those bothersome areas sticking out. It's where the vamp meets the cap area. I know it won't cause problems while walking but is this considered a fault? I have bought some captoes from other brands in the past but never encountered this "problem" before. What would you guys do?

post #11864 of 12023
@Lee Ken I believe they have just been tried on by someone before they posted them to you, a common practice from CJ lately as we could see.
post #11865 of 12023
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

@Lee Ken I believe they have just been tried on by someone before they posted them to you, a common practice from CJ lately as we could see.

I wouldn't be surprised if they're a pair of allen edmonds but for a shoe over 500 pounds...
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