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Rogerp am in on the F width; lets see whats is decided though.

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Could you elaborate on the lasts or models so we can learn how these fit differently?

There seems to be a consensus that all models fit the same here but I'm not finding this myself. Much appreciated.

My slip on Barclay are perfect on 73, Lace up Harrow tight on round square (71?) and I've fitted into an Isham a half size down in a store and felt it fine though admittedly it was just a quick try.

Would be interested to hear your experience and whether it's the Isham (above?) that has the most generous fit.

Generally, I've found the width and instep of TG73 and MH71 to be about the same. The toe box of the TG73 did seem a little restrictive by the end of the day. For cap toes, depending on the length of the cap (and stiffener), I've had a couple with uncomfortable creasing. The MH71 Hove above fits exactly like my MH71 oxford Gables...which are perfect.

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Okay F Company - let's move toward the next step.

 

Let me say at the outset that my goal is just to facilitate the discussion leading toward sufficient consensus for at least 1 GMTO.  I'm no G&G expert - in fact I'm something of a newbie having owned but two pairs.

 

What I suggest is that you each compile a short wish list of a few pairs you would like to pursue via GMTO through Skoak. Please suggest options you would actually go for if enough members are with you.  This way we can hopefully see the models that have the best chance of being subscribed.

 

Please also indicate preference for last, material, and colour for each choice - or if you are open to multiple variations on a given model, indicate that as well.  Flexibility helps.

 

If you have pics of the model you are proposing, that's even better for relative newbies like myself, and generally visuals help anyway.

 

Top of my list is an Arran on MH71 in smooth calf, hatch or grain, reasonably open as to colour.  I'll add a couple more but feel free to start adding yours.

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I have TG73 in both E and F width. While F width fits me better, I find the TG73 last looks much better in E width than in F width. I wonder if anyone have a photo of MH71 in both E and F width for comparison?
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I don't think it will get much traction but my immediate interest is in an F Width Black Calf Cambridge (or something similar) on the MH71 last.
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Here comes my candidates for the F-width gmto

 

1 :  G&G Isham on mh71 or gg06 with either vintage oak calf or oak hatch grain

2 :  G&G Mitchell on m71 or gg06 with either vintage oak calf or oak hatch grain

3 :  G&G Arran on mh71 or gg06  with either vintage oak calf or oak hatch grain

As for sole option i was thinking about the double leather sole with metal toe tips.

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G&G Isham MH71  oak hatch grain

G&G Arran MH71 oak hatchgrain

 

 

Double leather sole

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I have an Isham in Chestnut Hatch grain and it is a spectacular shoe.
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One more for Arran in hatch grain - looks like this could be the frontrunner.

 

Also Arran in smooth leather (open to all colors but green).

 

And one shoe that hasn't been mentioned so far - Wigmore (open to all colors & combinations).

 

This is not to say that I won't participate in other designs which could be started by the group.

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Thanks gents - keep 'em coming. And while it's fine to post one option only, if you are in fact open to more than one then please say what they might be. If it's one choice or pass, that's fine too.
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I'm curious if we could start a separate thread and tag all the GG F-Width folks

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^^^ That's fine by me - go for it!

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I throw my 2 cents' worth in.

 

Montand II - demi boot (of my 8 pairs of G&Gs, this is my favourite; mine are BRG on a TG73 last).

 

Westbury - single monk.

 

Sinatra - which our very good friends at Skoaktiebolaget describe as "...one of our favourite Gaziano & Girling styles and quite   possibly the most beautiful wholecut shoe ever made.

 

Preferred lasts, in order - MH71, TG73 and DG70.

 

Preferred colour - happy to consider anything but black.

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Now is your chance to chime in with suggestions on a GMTO makeup.

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I throw my 2 cents' worth in.

Montand II - demi boot (of my 8 pairs of G&Gs, this is my favourite; mine are BRG on a TG73 last).

Westbury - single monk.

Sinatra - which our very good friends at Skoaktiebolaget describe as "...one of our favourite Gaziano & Girling styles and quite   possibly the most beautiful wholecut shoe ever made.

Preferred lasts, in order - MH71, TG73 and DG70.

Preferred colour - happy to consider anything but black.
I have to agree with your friend 100% Sinatra TG73 last is whole different animal for whole cut !!
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