Having doubts about keeping my Islays at 13E. Will decide over the next week. Either they go on Ebay for sale as New (w/ box) or I keep them.
The fit is good especially with thick socks or an insole as discussed on the last page; just not sure I can get past them being 0.5 to 0.75" longer than all of my other US 13's. The UK 11.5 / US 12.5 size would be perfect I feel, but Paul Stuart doesn't carry this half size and wasn't part of the sale. Doesn't appear Barney's carries the 12.5 size either. Doubt I'd purchase 12.5 at full value if I sell the 13s.
Decisions, decisions. Man I love the look of these boots. Katch worded it perfectly a week ago, "The last is not slim or tapered and these should not be confused with dressy boots. These can be your coolest sh-t kickers and also cleaned up to go out. I really like them"
Pm me also if you're considering letting them go. I tried on the 12UK in london, which I think is what you have, and it fit me well. Remember though that the boots are generous fitting.
Also, when I was in London, they didn't have the boot in and F width (wider than standard), but they did have 11.5E UK. If you really loved them, and 12UK isn't the right fit, you should consider ordering right from C&J. It's gonna be a bit more expensive sure, but over the life of the boot (hopefully 10+ years) it won't make a huge difference. You'll wear them more and like them more if they fit.