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Since the 348 is an elongated last how much extra room in the toe box is normal? I just bought the Hallam which seems to fit my foot perfectly with about an inch of extra room in the toe box is this to be expected? Or should I size down by 1/2 size
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Originally Posted by yeknal View Post

Since the 348 is an elongated last how much extra room in the toe box is normal? I just bought the Hallam which seems to fit my foot perfectly with about an inch of extra room in the toe box is this to be expected? Or should I size down by 1/2 size

Well keep in mind that unless your foot gets really narrow at the front, there's no way you can fit it in at the end. But if you can, try to try on a half size smaller.
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Thanks metranger, exactly what I was looking for.  I think it helps that the sole edge dressing is distinct.
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I have narrow feet and I usually use UK7, the 348 in Uk 6.5 works nice for me.

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My preparation for this winter.

 

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Beautifull boots, I love this brand

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Thank Gates

And in action
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great, what model is that?

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Thank Keller, they are the Conistons
Edited by NewStart - 9/21/14 at 7:32am
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Marlow out today.

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Working on the sabbath, today -

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  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

nice work Met, welcome nod[1].gif

 

+1

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 


I put them on a lot of my shoes...but I only do it with the following pre-requisites:

 

1. they are done by the manufacturer of the shoe or "an extremely talented" cobbler that I know will do it properly and not ruin the shoe

2. they are cut flush with the sole

 

If they are done properly...you are not ruining the shoe...you are actually helping to preserve the sole by preventing the toe wearing out too quickly requiring a re-sole.

 

@PCK1I thanks for that.  Like @MattyDC I been pondering metal taps too, but in the heel not the toe.  


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 9/21/14 at 11:03pm
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Anyone have experience with C&J G width? Particularly interested in the 325 last and what might be some equivalent sizing in other brands.
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@Cleav

 

I would appreciate your advice to round off my growing C&J collection.  Advice from everyone else is most welcome too, of course.  Thank you!

 

BK

 

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Background

I work in the ICT industry, about as far away from CBD as white collar work permits.  However, I'm trying to find my way back home to classic menswear from the ICT sartorial wilderness.  I started my working life in the military officer, where military/semi-formal dress ruled.  So, my civilian working life began with bespoke civilian lounge suits in the wardrobe but I gradually lost my way, as the ICT industry became progressively more casual in recent decades.  Joining SF recently was a last ditch effort on my part to arrest my sartorial decline.

 

Clothing  Plan

Being over 50 now, my plan is to wear mainly odd jacket ensembles in solid colours, perhaps with a bit of texture too.  However, I'm not big on the bold patterns that are popular nowadays.  Fabrics preferred are medium weight wool blends/worsteds/linens for summer/tropics and heavy weight wool blends/worstead/cashmere/tweed for winter/three season.  My modest new lounge suit collection will be limited to basic solids and PoW checks in various cuts.   

 

C&J Footwear Plan

Given the above, I favour low cut ankle boots, specifically Chukka/Desert boots as they can pull double duty either casual/country and or semi-formal/town.  If I was more CBD, then I would go for Chelsea boots rather than Chukka, as slightly more formal.  Presently, my Oxfords are all semi brogue (both blind and medallion style).  Again, so they can pull double duty (casual/country and semi-formal/town) at a stretch.

 

My C&J Collection 

Below is a picture of my growing C&J collection today, in the shape of an upside down triangle.  Arranged from the most frequently worn footwear in the top row  to the least frequently worn in the bottom row.  From the more formal on the left to the least formal on the right.  I would appreciate you advice to fill in the gaps, as I notice from your pictures that my C&J preferences are similar to your own.  Obviously, making appropriate allowances for different locations and working environments.  

 

Anyway, what say you mate?  Again, thanks.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (My C&J Collection) (Click to show)

 

Warning: Spoiler! (C&J Future Purchases?) (Click to show)

Top Row:  [1C]  348 Milton boots in ocean blue suede?  [1E] 359 Hartland boots in ocean blue suede or special order in antique dark brown?

Middle Row:  [2B]  348 Westbourn in chestnut brown or special order in dark brown antique calf?  [2D] 363 Barrington 2 special order in dark brown antique calf.

Bottom Row: [3A] Plain capped Oxfords in black or whole cuts for semi-formal/DJ use?  [3B]  341 Sydney in snuff suede?  [3C]  Driving slippers in suede?

 

Note: I do have other non-C&J footwear that covers off the rugged country footwear side, i.e. black and dark brown leather Chukka boots with commando soles) and black leather Chelsea boots with double leather soles.  


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 9/24/14 at 6:29pm
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