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post #8401 of 12454
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

why are the loafer so hard to fit?

 

Different closing method usually requires different lasts for bespoke makers.

 

But for RTW, they just put loafers on normal lasts.

post #8402 of 12454
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


But for RTW, they just put loafers on normal lasts.

Some do, some don't! - Edward Green has at least four dedicated lasts, solely for loafers (or 'casuals' as they are called in English shoemaking).

Differences in the last for a loafer:

A loafer last is shorter; less allowance in front of the toe.

Higher instep to enable you to get easily into the shoe, but not too high to fall easily out of the shoe. This depends in the length of the vamp. 'Low vamps' might not need any increase at all.

Tighter top-line. The top-line should should fit snugly to the foot to avoid gaping.

Snug heel. The back of the heel is more nipped-in as to 'click' into place.

Some bespoke firms will make (and store) a separate loafer last; others will adjust a last temporarily for a particular order and reverse the changes for the next lace-up. (There are stories being told, where the reversal was forgotten and the customer got his next lace-ups made on the previously adapted loafer last. But then, these stories might just be urban myths.)
post #8403 of 12454

True.  G&G also has a loafer last.  Same with JL I think.

post #8404 of 12454
Okay,
If you got a tracking # emailed from me today - your shoes are on their way. If not, they are being sent from another store, which hopefully is closer to you and will get to their final destination faster...

Thank you guys for everything. I am off for two days, but will try to get a list of whats currently available to this thread on my day off...and of course I always respond to emails any time of day.
post #8405 of 12454
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Sadly didn't expect the rain... well, my Wigmores got a nice afternoon shower! frown.gif

nephew,
sorry to hear
post #8406 of 12454
Of course, if you go for an "Elastic on Instep" design you can avoid changing the last, as the elastic solves a number of potential fitting problems.




http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/main/main.htm

At one time the most popular style of slip-on shoes, (presumably to the chagrin of shoemakers) the design has rather fallen out of favour in the last twenty or thirty years.
post #8407 of 12454
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

True.  G&G also has a loafer last.

KN14 i think.
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Originally Posted by tacobender View Post

Okay,
If you got a tracking # emailed from me today - your shoes are on their way. If not, they are being sent from another store, which hopefully is closer to you and will get to their final destination faster...

Thank you guys for everything. I am off for two days, but will try to get a list of whats currently available to this thread on my day off...and of course I always respond to emails any time of day.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif a well deserved break for the tacomiester.
post #8408 of 12454
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Sadly didn't expect the rain... well, my Wigmores got a nice afternoon shower! frown.gif

Fear not, good sir. Getting your shoes wet is simply an opportunity to practice your shoe care techniques.
post #8409 of 12454
I'm in the process of moving...I'd rather be working... smile.gif
post #8410 of 12454
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Originally Posted by tacobender View Post

I'm in the process of moving...I'd rather be working... smile.gif

bummerz. good luck!
post #8411 of 12454
Its over 100. I'm staying indoors the whole time....gotta hit up craigslist under the labor section.
post #8412 of 12454
holy shit, batman! get some hired hands. yikes.
post #8413 of 12454
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Originally Posted by malat View Post

Why can't you return them to the Barney's store?

Final sale, no returns.

As for the loafer, I think loafers require a more precise fit because you don't have the laces to pick up the slack. That's my experience, anyway.
post #8414 of 12454
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Originally Posted by cgo View Post

just had a quick browse at barneys San Francisco and G&Gs are for sale at around the $700 to $800 mark including the burnham chelsea. Not a bad deal if anyone looking to get some G&G

Do you know what color and last are those Burnhams? To me they look like vintage cedar from Barney's web site but I cannot be 100% sure.
post #8415 of 12454
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Do you know what color and last are those Burnhams? To me they look like vintage cedar from Barney's web site but I cannot be 100% sure.

I believe so. I saw them yesterday, extremely light weight. Pretty damned nice.
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