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Hi all,

 

I am keen to buy a pair of Lonsdale's, but seeking advice on width to decide whether I should go up half a size compared to my Wembley's (360 last). On the 360, 10UK is a perfect fit length-wise on my larger foot. However, it regularly feels tight in the toe box area (and sometimes instep), especially towards the end of the day. This is after a couple of dozen wears. My smaller foot (by some 4mm) fits perfectly in terms of width.

 

From what I could find, the 363 last is similar to the 360 in fit. Is there anyone who can confirm that's the case? I would really appreciate this as there are no local options available for me to try them on and I'd like to avoid unnecessary shipping/refunds to Australia.

 

Furthermore, anyone who is willing to weigh in on whether I should stick with 10UK or try 10.5? Tempted to go up half a size to accommodate the width of the larger foot, but I'm wary of ending up with a shoe that is much too large for the other foot.

 

Thanks!

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Anyone been to the C&J factory store lately? How is their inventory typically? I might be flying in redeye to London Friday morning and I want to find out if it's worth the risk (and fatigue) to then train it up to Northampton.

I am hesitant to come on a Saturday as other stores (e.g., EG) are closed. Thanks for any input!
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Hey Suited.

 

I was in there today! In case you don't know, the only option other than Saturday morning is Friday afternoon (14:00 - 17:30).

 

The range is OK - I picked up a beautiful pair of Skye 3's in Chestnut - £200, absolute bargain!

 

If you'd like, I can give them a call tomorrow to see what they have in your size (or if there is something in particular you are after)?

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Originally Posted by SuitedDx View Post

Anyone been to the C&J factory store lately? How is their inventory typically? I might be flying in redeye to London Friday morning and I want to find out if it's worth the risk (and fatigue) to then train it up to Northampton.

I am hesitant to come on a Saturday as other stores (e.g., EG) are closed. Thanks for any input!

Mate, you'll no doubt be tired though a score like @NickDH nod[1].gif would be quite a 'shot in the arm' mwink[1].gif

Friday is the time to go (unfortunately I'm not in town next week, else I'd have chauffeured you around) as you'll know C&J open at 2 though I'd go to EG first who ordinarily like to welcome visitors up to about 4. Lobb is round the corner from C&J if you're so inclined.

Whether you will get something or be disappointed no one can say. I might drop in once a month to C&J and less often to EG and can be quite fortunate or go empty handed for ages. Thing is, if you get lucky you do get lucky!

Here are some pics of different trips to C&J and EG with some scores too. There is one pair of Lobb DMs in there as well. The last pic is of my mate @murlsquirl who came over last December and lucked out with a great find at EG!


Be lucky! (Click to show)













































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These are the Skye's I picked up.

 

It was a toss up between these and a pair of conistons (light brown) - But as I've already got a Tetbury, I fancied something a bit different!

 

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These are the Skye's I picked up.

It was a toss up between these and a pair of conistons (light brown) - But as I've already got a Tetbury, I fancied something a bit different!



They look great! Is that chestnut?
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They are indeed!

 

I first wanted the Islay, but the colour was too similar to my brown Tetbury's.

 

When I went into the factory shop yesterday, and they pulled these out in the Chestnut..... I couldn't say no!

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Does the factory shop only sell seconds?
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Does the factory shop only sell seconds?


Yeah they do.

 

Although the "faults" are sometimes impossible to see - Or if they are visible, they are irrelevant. 

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Catch of the day for your viewing pleasure :) We ordered this GMTO in May with @brogueshoesgeneva and super happy with the way they turned out ! Ghillie MTO in Tan Golf Grain with a rubber sole on the 341 last and very impressed with the workmanship!

 

 

 

 


Edited by andrel42 - 10/1/16 at 8:34am
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I don't fuss over minor cosmetic stuff. Usually the discount outweighs the blemish from what I have seen posted here. I hope I can stop by there in the future. Any chance there's a way to phone order or get a current stock of the shop?
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Originally Posted by KPDarb View Post

I don't fuss over minor cosmetic stuff. Usually the discount outweighs the blemish from what I have seen posted here. I hope I can stop by there in the future. Any chance there's a way to phone order or get a current stock of the shop?

You can call them on 01604 631515 (Friday afternoon or Saturday morning).

They are pretty good with letting you know what they have.

The more specific you can be, the easier you'll find it!
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Haven't been to Northampton for a while but managed a quick visit today. A few shoes I was interested in but decided to go for the Hoy shown below as something a bit different. They dont appear on the C&J website, can only find it on the French Upper-shoes website.

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Originally Posted by andermt View Post

Haven't been to Northampton for a while but managed a quick visit today. A few shoes I was interested in but decided to go for the Hoy shown below as something a bit different. They dont appear on the C&J website, can only find it on the French Upper-shoes website.


What size are they mate? Didn't see them yesterday when I was there!

Most of the boots they had were out the back.
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They are an 11. There were a few boots out front but noticed they were keeping most out back.
I was there at 9:30 so depends when you were there.
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