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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Not to be a butt head but its not TH73 it's TG73 (After Tony Gaziano). DG20 is after Dean Girling. And I forget what the others stand for......because I'm old and I'm usually having a martini while I'm on here at night.
And, for you last minute Christmas shoppers out there, I do just fine in all G&G lasts in a UK7. tongue.gif

Isn't it DG70?
post #6197 of 12457
How's the savoy fit? I'm a lobb 7000 UK7/US8 what size should I buy of the Savoy?

Also what,s the sizing marked on barneys box? If the box mark US8 for example the shoe is UK7 or 7.5?
post #6198 of 12457
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

How's the savoy fit? I'm a lobb 7000 UK7/US8 what size should I buy of the Savoy?
Also what,s the sizing marked on barneys box? If the box mark US8 for example the shoe is UK7 or 7.5?

 

These are my first G&Gs, so other opinions should be much more valuable than mine. That said, I wound up with the Savoys in a 9UK, which the Barneys box labels a 9.5US.  This is the exact size I wear in Edward Green (9/9.5E), but I actually sized down 1/2 a size in the Gables (8.5/9) as they just felt better.  I feel a little long in the toe box in the Savoys, but the vamp is much better than the 8.5/9 Savoy and 9.5/10 was just way too big for me.  Obviously, YMMV.

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post #6200 of 12457
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

Also what's the sizing marked on barneys box? If the box mark US8 for example the shoe is UK7 or 7.5?

they are a half size down. a box marked with a barneys US8 sticker will be a GG UK7.5.
post #6201 of 12457
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

Isn't it DG70?

lol, yes it is.
post #6202 of 12457
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

lol no. they sent the gables in 11.5UK and the windsors are 11UK.
for some reason, on the barneys site, when you choose your size from the drop down list for the shoe you want, they show the UK size to be a full size down from the US size, and they say the same in their size conversion chart. but in reality, all the GGs are only a half size down.
when i ordered the gables i chose the 12US/11UK, and got an 11.5UK. by the time i figured this out, they were sold out of the gables in 11UK. so if you want a GG shoe in an 11UK, you need to order an 11.5US which will say 10.5UK, but in reality it will be a GG 11UK. that is what i did for the windsors.
so fucking retarded, i know.
the gables are on the TH73 and the windsors on the MH71.
so far i am a consistent 11UK in GG.

It´s really retarded as you say. I was about to pull the trigger on a pair of 9US/8UK Gables when they first got out on sale but didn´t do it becasuse VAT + shipping was to much. Then i read your posts about this sizing thing and understood that they did have the wrong size online. So when they dropped to 490 dollars i couldn´t resist and NAMOR helped me with the purchase. The only size left was 8.5US / 7.5UK, i was a bit nervous that i had understood things wrong but when NAMOR posted pics of the box and shoe it clearly stated 8UK. I wonder how many people that have bought the wrong size?
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

Isn't it DG70?

yes!
post #6204 of 12457
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

How do you guys feel about the inverted toe cap?it took a while to get used to but I think I like it

I looked at these for a long time a Barney's. I don't think the stitching was the issue. That looked fine in person. And I really liked the look of the Westfield in person. So I'm thinking it must be the captoe - people keep calling it an inverted but I'm not sure that is describing it accurately.

Thankfully I did not see the G&G spectator there as I'm a sucker for creme suede.
post #6205 of 12457
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

It´s really retarded as you say. I was about to pull the trigger on a pair of 9US/8UK Gables when they first got out on sale but didn´t do it becasuse VAT + shipping was to much. Then i read your posts about this sizing thing and understood that they did have the wrong size online. So when they dropped to 490 dollars i couldn´t resist and NAMOR helped me with the purchase. The only size left was 8.5US / 7.5UK, i was a bit nervous that i had understood things wrong but when NAMOR posted pics of the box and shoe it clearly stated 8UK. I wonder how many people that have bought the wrong size?

I mentioned to Spoo the other day that I got into an Abbott and Costello routine with the SA at Barneys about the sizing. He kept saying a size but it was totally unclear whether he was referring to uk or us sizing.
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

It´s really retarded as you say. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I was about to pull the trigger on a pair of 9US/8UK Gables when they first got out on sale but didn´t do it becasuse VAT + shipping was to much. Then i read your posts about this sizing thing and understood that they did have the wrong size online. So when they dropped to 490 dollars i couldn´t resist and NAMOR helped me with the purchase. The only size left was 8.5US / 7.5UK, i was a bit nervous that i had understood things wrong but when NAMOR posted pics of the box and shoe it clearly stated 8UK.
I wonder how many people that have bought the wrong size?

well, im glad you saw my post, and made sure to confirm before doing any kopping. i hoped my post would alert people to the possible sizing snafu.

i would imagine that for people who have bought GGs before and are familiar with the brand, and have not bought from barneys before, that many of them ended up with the wrong size. i know i did and spoo did. im sure there are others.

on the other hand, i assume that many people buy from barneys and have no idea what GG is about, and have no idea about the whole UK/EU/US sizing conversion. and ill bet they have never bought GGs, or any shoe for that matter, from outside the US. they just have money to spend, and buy them because they like them, or the SA tells them to.

for that consumer, which i will bet is the far majority, they just go by whatever the US size is, thats all they know. so the whole conversion issue is almost a non issue for them. i will also bet, that many of those consumers have some slightly ill fitting shoes in their closet and dont even know it.

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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

I mentioned to Spoo the other day that I got into an Abbott and Costello routine with the SA at Barneys about the sizing. He kept saying a size but it was totally unclear whether he was referring to uk or us sizing.

had the same convo. it was infuriating.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

windsors arrived. smile.gif
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nephew,
wear your monks in good health, looking forward to pictures of its maiden voyage
post #6208 of 12457
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
wear your monks in good health, looking forward to pictures of its maiden voyage

thanks, unc! hopefully soon. smile.gif
post #6209 of 12457
oh gosh....didn't have time to even try on my shoes yet and of course they are the wrong size like stitchy posted baldy[1].gifbaldy[1].gif


this is so frustrating!
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Not my first choice of shapes - but on a shoe without lacings it does sort of take up a little more space than a standard cap. And that seems a good thing in this case.
(BTW - you will note I own almost NO captoe shoes. I just am not drawn to them. What can I say, I'm a freak.)

nephew,
you need to try a cap toe, you will like it
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