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post #796 of 1764
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Could you tell me if the AS "exclusive" line is equivalent to the handgrade shoes? If not, how is their quality?

I only have one pair from the exclusive line. I could not be happier with the quality of the leather used. It is comparable to the leather used by G&G. Superior to that of C&J benchgrades. It's a soft tannage with lots of depth and it takes a polish quite well. (I presume it is chrome tanned and vegetable retanned/dyed but do not know for certain.)

The workmaship/craftsmenship is more or less benchgrade standards on the uppers and the sole treatment/finishing closer to handgrade standards.

All in all a really excellent shoe - I'll be happy to own more.
post #797 of 1764
That sounds good. I'm interested in the Moore in oxblood and black. How dark is the oxblood shade, say, in sun lighting? How does 724 last fit? I've searched a little but couldn't find a consensus. I typically wear US7D and UK6, sometimes UK6.5. I found UK6 in C&J 348 last tight as new but breaks in very well.
post #798 of 1764
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

That sounds good. I'm interested in the Moore in oxblood and black. How dark is the oxblood shade, say, in sun lighting? How does 724 last fit? I've searched a little but couldn't find a consensus. I typically wear US7D and UK6, sometimes UK6.5. I found UK6 in C&J 348 last tight as new but breaks in very well.

The AS 724 last is in line with the 348, and not too tight on the width. I would suggest a UK 6F in line with your experiences.

The Oxblood is very rich and deep in colour, and with sunlight has a great depth of colour. The Black calf is also very good quality leather and will mature and wear in very well. Very good attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship on these and other AS Exclusives.
post #799 of 1764
how accurate are the measurements on the website? and are AS shoe measurements consistent from pair to pair? im anxious about the bal boot we ordered back in June. i just has an experience with another maker and wrong measurements and the boots came out too big
post #800 of 1764
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

how accurate are the measurements on the website? and are AS shoe measurements consistent from pair to pair? im anxious about the bal boot we ordered back in June. i just has an experience with another maker and wrong measurements and the boots came out too big

The external measurements for the 724 last on the site are to give customers a better idea of the total length and width of the shoe or boot.

If you let me have your foot measurements for length from heel to toe and width from the widest point on your foot we can compare this with internal measurements for the last the we have.
post #801 of 1764
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Originally Posted by ivyshaw View Post

Quite marvelous! There are too many stores online which results in a difficult decision to shop our favourites. 

I agree there are lots of store but the customer service at AFPoS is top notch. If the merchandise is similar, I definitely go with customer loyalty to deserving merchants.
post #802 of 1764
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

how accurate are the measurements on the website? and are AS shoe measurements consistent from pair to pair? im anxious about the bal boot we ordered back in June. i just has an experience with another maker and wrong measurements and the boots came out too big

Sorry to hear that N... Hope you were able to take care of it.
post #803 of 1764
First pair of shoes I bought from AFPoS: Alfred Sargent Tavistock
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post #804 of 1764
nice polish.
post #805 of 1764
Any chance you would be getting more shoes in larger sizes? AS 12.5s and C&J 12s?
post #806 of 1764
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

First pair of shoes I bought from AFPoS: Alfred Sargent Tavistock
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not to sound like a broken record. buy more on this last. It's definitely your best.
post #807 of 1764
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Originally Posted by Saratorial_Splender View Post

The 724 is fuller, but I need a wide in a boot since I have a very high arch. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I have almost all the AS lasts and I could fit in medium in all of them, except when it comes to boots. I ordered the Benson in 12.5F since I have the 99 ;ast in many others and it fits great.

just out of curiosity. a high arch and more width are not related normally? a high instep is or can be...
post #808 of 1764
im so lost with sizing on the 724. I am a tts 12D, most of shoes measure (flat welt) 330mm by 101-105mm. Would I be okay with UK10.5, or 11, or 11.5E (narrow)?
post #809 of 1764
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

im so lost with sizing on the 724. I am a tts 12D, most of shoes measure (flat welt) 330mm by 101-105mm. Would I be okay with UK10.5, or 11, or 11.5E (narrow)?

With almost all US to UK sizing queries, we usually suggest 1/2 size down from US to UK, so a 12D US will usually be a 11.5F UK. If you are on the cusp of a US C/D width then you can request in most AS lasts an E Fitting UK.

With country shoe/boot lasts like the AS 7WK we usually suggest 1 size down from a US to UK as this last was designed to take a thick country sock.

We have all the internal measurements of the AS lasts and will very happily give sizing advise if you send me your foot length and width measurements. We are committed to getting the right size for you first time!

Let me know if you have queries.
post #810 of 1764
Alfred Sargent exclusive Campridge Rustic Cap Boot.






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