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post #1501 of 1764
Anyone have the Hannover? Been considering a rugged boot on a commando sole. I don't want speed hooks b/c I will wear them with both jeans and flannel/tweed trousers and I don't want to lose my hem.

Considering these or something from Alden, but I've loved every AS I've bought so far from AFPOS, so these are in the lead.

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post #1502 of 1764
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Anyone have the Hannover? Been considering a rugged boot on a commando sole. I don't want speed hooks b/c I will wear them with both jeans and flannel/tweed trousers and I don't want to lose my hem.

Considering these or something from Alden, but I've loved every AS I've bought so far from AFPOS, so these are in the lead.

x-post with AS thread
I have the Hannover's since a little more than a year. Great boots. Roomy last but not at all "blobby" look.
post #1503 of 1764

i have had them for a year also. very light and flexible in comparison to their country brogue boots (i also have alfred sargent dumfries boot) They are really nice if you have a relatively slender foot.

post #1504 of 1764

How has the AS Handgrade line been going?  I think I can safely speak for a number of members that we'd love to see you carry some beautiful English classics at that level in standard widths - especially the Miller Boot.


Edited by FredAstaire1899 - 3/4/14 at 1:35am
post #1505 of 1764
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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post

How have the AS Handgrade line been going?  I think I can safely speak for a number of members that we'd love to see you carry some beautiful English classics at that level in standard widths.

Thanks FredAstaire1899, we have had a lot on interest in these, and rightly so. I will bare your request in mind.
post #1506 of 1764
I got CJ Tetbury (348) in UK 8.5E, anyone got advice for 724 last, same size or 9E?
post #1507 of 1764
leaning towards the same size, 8.5E
post #1508 of 1764
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

leaning towards the same size, 8.5E

ok, cool, thanks!
post #1509 of 1764

Hi, was on your site looking for shoe wax and somehow got drawn to the AS Dalham which has the 7WK last.

My shoes are Cole Haan 9.5E - US size, and my feet measures 26.8cm by 10.4cm width.

Should I be getting the 9FX size?

Lastly(not a pun :embar:), what colour Saphir wax polish would go with this?

post #1510 of 1764
Hi, thank you for your enquiry - 7WK is an FX last ((meaning f (medium) + 1/2 width)). You measure up as a UK 8FX in the AS Dalham. They do polish up really well and have a really great antique leather look to them.

Let me know if you have any further questions and we are more than happy to help!
post #1511 of 1764
Here are a pair of AS Dalham I hand polished for another customer recently and I think they look great!

post #1512 of 1764

kensolee

 

Coincidentally, your foot measurement is practically identical to mine in length and flat width at ball joint (268mm length / 104mm width) - my ball circumference measurement is 245mm unweighted / 252mm weighted in a medium/thick weight sock. 

 

I have the Dalham on the 7WK last in a UK size 8½. It is certainly a generous last - consider also that these are not a dress shoe, instead are a country shoe intended to be worn with thick sock -  and the recommendation to take a half size down will I am sure work for most, however I personally find the toe box to be cramped. 

 

Here is an image of the last. It is worth noting the taper of the toe and comparing to the shape of your own foot.

 

 

The volume of the shoe is felt primarily, and quite significantly, in heel through waist, while the actual toe box is narrower than the wide storm welt would otherwise suggest.

If like me you have a square, blunt toe shape you may find that 'sizing down' to an 8 (or as in my case, 8½) to be too constrictive. If you have a tapered forefoot/toe shape then you could do well. 

Worth taking a foot tracing and looking at the shape. I can supply physical measurements of my Dalham if you would like them.


Edited by Chanklebury - 3/22/14 at 10:15am
post #1513 of 1764

Thank you Chanklebury, and yes, I do have a blunt squarish toe end. I, too suspected that perhaps 8 might be too cramped at the cockpit and seeing the actual last actually confirms my suspicions. Much appreciated.

post #1514 of 1764
You are welcome, but please don't let my opinion influence your judgement. I like room for my toes and probably - largely due to having 'short' feet for the relative size - am perhaps accustomed to having had in the past a shoe marginally bigger than necessary.

The AS 7WK last is prevelant on a number of their shoes and boots, so there must be more opinions on this board, yet everyone is keeping quiet. Perhaps try also on the Sargent thread.

I suspect though that members here would consider the last somewhat 'blobby' ( I hate the term ) as favour is definitely toward the sleeker, dress lasts. Still, doesn't hurt to ask.
post #1515 of 1764
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Originally Posted by Chanklebury View Post

kensolee

Coincidentally, your foot measurement is practically identical to mine in length and flat width at ball joint (268mm length / 104mm width) - my ball circumference measurement is 245mm unweighted / 252mm weighted in a medium/thick weight sock. 

I have the Dalham on the 7WK last in a UK size 8½. It is certainly a generous last - consider also that these are not a dress shoe, instead are a country shoe intended to be worn with thick sock -  and the recommendation to take a half size down will I am sure work for most, however I personally find the toe box to be cramped. 

Here is an image of the last. It is worth noting the taper of the toe and comparing to the shape of your own foot.




The volume of the shoe is felt primarily, and quite significantly, in heel through waist, while the actual toe box is narrower than the wide storm welt would otherwise suggest.
If like me you have a square, blunt toe shape you may find that 'sizing down' to an 8 (or as in my case, 8½) to be too constrictive. If you have a tapered forefoot/toe shape then you could do well. 
Worth taking a foot tracing and looking at the shape. I can supply physical measurements of my Dalham if you would like them.

Great last pic Chanklebury!
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