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Originally Posted by Tuur View Post

 

Interesting. I'm gonna buy either the Lonsdale in the 363-last or the Audley in the 337-last. I have shoes on the 348-last and I'll make the choice Audley/Lonsdale on which one fits the closest to the 348-last.

 

On the basis of this chart I would say the 363-last is closer to the 348-last then to the 337. Or not?

 

Tuur, ditto.  

 

I recently purchased a pair of 348 Milton boots and will upload some photos of them shortly.  Like yourself, I've been closely studying the rearranged last comparison chart above and am leaning towards the 363 Lonsdale too, for my next C&J purchase of capped Oxford shoes.  Also, I'm considering the 341 Radstock too.

 

I do prefer the sleek looking (square toe) 348 last, albeit for my C&J Tetbury and Milford boots.  I think the small round toes of the 363 last are just as sleek looking as the 348 last however, they are arguably more traditional (classic) in their appearance than the 348 to my (conservative / 50 years old) eyes.  

 

Of course, this assumes the actual 363 Lonsdale shoes received are as they appear in the above last comparison chart.   Good luck with your planned purchase.  In my own case, I will provide an update once my new 363 Lonsdale (or 341 Radstock) shoes have been received.

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Tuur & FredAstaire1899,

 

I've prepared another last comparison. This time for the capped Oxford shoes that we're all actively considering, which you may find helpful for decision making.

 

Hopefully, the actual shoes we purchase won't disappoint us.  Especially, if you're ordering long distance mail order (I'm on the opposite side of the world to C&J, down under in New Zealand) like me.  

 

Enjoy!

 


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 8/14/13 at 7:00am
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Originally Posted by BespokeKiwi View Post


I've prepared another last comparison. This time for the capped Oxford shoes that we're all actively considering, which you may find helpful for decision making.

 

 

I'm tossing up all of this as well!

 

The Radstock then the Audley look the best.

 

Muchas Gracias!

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I'm tossing up all of this as well!

 

The Radstock then the Audley look the best.

 

Muchas Gracias!

 

Michael Sy, glad you found the last comparison useful.  Both of those last models you like are more symmetrical. than the other two that are more asymmetrical, i.e. in the forefoot area.  See the marked up last comparison chart below.

 

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I guess we're all in the same boat, prefer a round classic, but an appropriate one doesn't exist in the HG range, so we go with the soft square instead.  The wider appearance of the 337 particularly in the heel probably complements a classic suit better than a 363.  The 236 Connaught would probably be best for me, but I really do prefer a HG.

 

I'm not 100 % sure I'll get a UK 7 in the Audley.  Based on Double Monk's recommendations, I'm hopefully going to try a 6.5 at Patrick Johnson, just to see if a slightly shorter shoe alleviates the pinching in the vamp.  Is the Double Monk pricing $695 for the Audley?  I know that's the case for the Lonsdale.

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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post

I'm not 100 % sure I'll get a UK 7 in the Audley.  Based on Double Monk's recommendations, I'm hopefully going to try a 6.5 at Patrick Johnson, just to see if a slightly shorter shoe alleviates the pinching in the vamp.  Is the Double Monk pricing $695 for the Audley?  I know that's the case for the Lonsdale.

Are you saying that the Audley isn't TTS and that you should size down?

 

Do you have any Loake in the Capital last? I'm a TTS 6.5-7. I was going to get a 7 in the Audley.

 

$695 for the Audley/Lonsdale at DM.

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Sorry, I do have a 337 Clifford (Brogue) in UK 7 and a Lonsdale in Suede in UK 7.  The Lonsdale digs back in the vamp, but I'm not sure if this is because of the toe cap, inadequate width, the excess length or a combination.  Which is why I was thinking of sizing down for an Audley due to the cap toe - although this is highly unlikely.  My Clifford fits fine, but it doesn't have the toe cap, so I can't be sure.

 

I believe the 337 is true to sizing. 

 

Shame, they used to be cheaper.  But its probably only going to get worse ...

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Are you saying that the Audley isn't TTS and that you should size down?

Do you have any Loake in the Capital last? I'm a TTS 6.5-7. I was going to get a 7 in the Audley.

$695 for the Audley/Lonsdale at DM.

The Audley is TTS for me.
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As mentioned above, here's some pictures of my new 348 Milton boots in Polo Suede.  I plan to buy a pair of 348 Tetbury boots in dark brown leather next.

 

 

Business Attire:

 

 

 

 

Casual Attire:

 

 

 

 

 

Edit:  I can't delete the attached file below, which is just a repetition of one of the above pictures.  So, no need to download it.

 

 

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Edited by BespokeKiwi - 8/15/13 at 2:50am
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I just had a post of some pictures of my new 348 Milton boots deleted from the thread without explanation.  Presumably, by the admin or moderator.  Did I do something wrong?  

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I think the photos didn't upload properly, you will need to repost.
post #4482 of 12801
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Originally Posted by BespokeKiwi View Post

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I'm tossing up all of this as well!

The Radstock then the Audley look the best.

Muchas Gracias!

Michael Sy, glad you found the last comparison useful.  Both of those last models you like are more symmetrical. than the other two that are more asymmetrical, i.e. in the forefoot area.  See the marked up last comparison chart below.



Great comparison pictures, and the yellow line to show the asymmetrical of the shoes are very informative.
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New 348 Milton boots worn with business attire pants:

 

 

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New 348 Milton boots worn with casual attire jeans, i.e. slim-fit with improvised boot cut alterations:

 

 

 

P.S. I'm happy with my recent 348 Milton boots purchase.  So, my next planned C&J purchase will be 348 Tetbury boots in dark brown leather with (double?) leather soles.  After that, I will move onto purchasing some of their capped Oxford shoes as we've been discussing in recent posts above.  Once completed, I will then have a nice "basic set" of C&J footwear to build upon, which I'm greatly looking forward too.


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 8/15/13 at 4:40am
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Hi peeps, a newcomer to C&J seeking sizing advice here. I wear a US9D AE 5 last (8.5E suits me better I think), and a 41.5 in Vass F & U (F seems pretty big though).

 

What size should I be looking at on the 317 last? What profile of feet does the 317 last fit best i.e. instep, width?

 

There was a shoe size guide posted on SF a couple of months back. Members get to post the shoes and sizes they had experience with. What is the link please?

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