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post #10201 of 19050
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Serious question. Is there any reason why men shouldn't wear Loake's women's shoes? They make some nice brogues. Is there a significant difference between men's and women's feet? The Loake's are an 'E' fitting, which I think I might need. I am not being frivolous. 

As a general rule, a foot is a foot. Now, that's from a bespoke maker's POV. No two feet are alike but I fit what's there. Lastmakers, however, think that there should be a difference between women's lasts and men's lasts.

Sometimes the modelmaker will make the forepart a little lower on women's lasts--lower toe profile.

All such incidentals being equal, however, I think the only difference is the sizing--the designation printed on the side of the last--women's lasts being sized larger than the equivalent last men's last. I suspect that applies to both stick and girths. When I compare a woman's 8-1/2 D to a man's 7B, I don't see any difference whatsoever.

If you like the styling and the shoes fit...there shouldn't be any downside.
post #10202 of 19050
I have seen women's brogues with higher heels with all else other than size being equal as well.
post #10203 of 19050
Also to clarify (I didn't complete my train of thought)...the reason I mentioned that lastmakers and some modelmakers make women's lasts somewhat different from men's lasts--toe profile mainly--is that if you're buying RTW, you're much more likely to run across such discrepancies from your normal fit. You should be aware that you may not have enough "overhead" in the toes, for instance.

Again, these are minor issues for a bespoke maker but may be the default with RTW.
post #10204 of 19050

Thank you very much guys. 

post #10205 of 19050
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

Serious question. Is there any reason why men shouldn't wear Loake's women's shoes? They make some nice brogues. Is there a significant difference between men's and women's feet? The Loake's are an 'E' fitting, which I think I might need. I am not being frivolous. 

 

Girl germs. :uhoh:

post #10206 of 19050
I believe the proper term for it on the playground is "cooties." Munky might recognize it as "lurgi," however.
post #10207 of 19050

Lurgi is the correct term, Patrick. It's a medical diagnosis. 

post #10208 of 19050
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Lurgi is the correct term, Patrick. It's a medical diagnosis. 

The dreaded lurgi
post #10209 of 19050

You are right, DWF!  It is, of course, the 'dreaded' lurgi.

post #10210 of 19050

I'm very pleased with my Herring, Chaucer ll, whole cuts, in burgundy. Does anyone else have experience of these?

post #10211 of 19050
No, but they look nice.
post #10212 of 19050
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No, but they look nice.

+1
post #10213 of 19050
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Or....just use a good horsehair brush...

cause bones don't do anything except scratch your shoes
this. big time.
post #10214 of 19050
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No, but they look nice.

 

Thanks, guys. They are very comfortable and I'm very pleased with them. (Herring Chaucer ll).

post #10215 of 19050

I don't have those, but several other pairs of their Cheaney-made shoes.  They are of course pretty standard GW fare, but the lasts are pretty and I find them good value - especially when they pop up in Herring's sales regularly.

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