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post #20026 of 21771
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

In my experience. Soft calf, next to suede, will experience the most profound stretch. However, if your smaller toes are visibly protruding you'll never fit into the shoes comfortably and should try to return/move them. Sizing up a width may rectify the problem within the toe-box area but may create issues from the forefoot to heel. I've been able to simply size up by a half all together and it's made all the difference.

I was in this boat and when I spoke with Patrik from Skoaktiebolaget he was able to add a fitment piece in the toe box. My instep is super low and so going up in width would cause my foot to slide around the shoe so without affecting that too much he suggested adding a few CMs on both toe boxes. I took his advice on my sinatras and I just tried them on a few times and they instantly are feeling way better. It did have its upcharge but totally worth it in my opinion
post #20027 of 21771
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Originally Posted by PSNY View Post
 

I am going to Leffot today to try on a 10E again to see how they feel. Dean measured my foot and said I am definitely a 10. I tried on the trial shoes at the trunk show. The left shoe had a visibly protruding pinky finger, but he made a note to add more room. Unfortunately Leffot doesn't stock a F. 

 

Good luck at Leffot!

 

Bring your thin, fine, dress socks. GG's fit like a damn wetsuit in comparison to EG!

 

 

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


I was in this boat and when I spoke with Patrik from Skoaktiebolaget he was able to add a fitment piece in the toe box. My instep is super low and so going up in width would cause my foot to slide around the shoe so without affecting that too much he suggested adding a few CMs on both toe boxes. I took his advice on my sinatras and I just tried them on a few times and they instantly are feeling way better. It did have its upcharge but totally worth it in my opinion

 

Great insight! Thank you for sharing Justin.

 

Side question...When shipping to the US (above $800), is there truly no duty/import/customs fee's from the carrier as they advertise? 

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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

Grabbed 4 pairs from that sale. Woops.

Are you the one that grabbed the Warwick in 12F from under me a few days ago? Right when I was ordering I saw a couple pair vanish from the page & started to worry that whoever it was buying from under me might grab the boots (Wigmore's) before me as well. I hadn't seen that there was a 2nd page and I missed them when I first ordered. Those would have been the first thing I had pulled. Happily I got them...Now if they'll only fit well I'll be good to go. Lol
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Yessir.. Lol. Grabbed the warwicks, oakhams, hoves and Chesters. Missed out on the wingtips, forget the name. Someone bought those before I hit submit
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Yessir.. Lol. Grabbed the warwicks, oakhams, hoves and Chesters. Missed out on the wingtips, forget the name. Someone bought those before I hit submit

The Oak "Westminster's" in 11.5 or the or the Cherry "Westminster's" in 12? The Oakham's were a nice grab...I only saw them in 11.5. Did they have a 12 or are you between sizes? I'm risking it already with a 12E, (that's why I wanted those Warwick's), no way I was going to go down to an 11.5...But man oh man those Oakham's were quite tempting.

 

I snagged the Cherry "Westminster's"...

 


Edited by justonemore - 4/16/16 at 11:38am
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They had a 12E oakham in Cherry. Wanted the westminsters you grabbed too. Good work. I'm closer to a F as well but can make a 12E work depending on the shoe and whatnot. Break in process just sucks a bit more.
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They had a 12E oakham in Cherry. Wanted the westminsters you grabbed too. Good work. I'm closer to a F as well but can make a 12E work depending on the shoe and whatnot. Break in process just sucks a bit more.

Just an hour earlier and they all would have been mine. MINE I tell you. Lol. Happy to hear you got some nice buys as well. Although I'm a bit jealous on the Oakham's, I think we'll both have reason to celebrate next week. Lol.

Oh...and thanks for not buying the boots from under me....I've been wanting a pair of Wigmore's for about 6 years now & could never justify the price.
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Did any of you who PMed me find anything of interest & perhaps grab a couple pairs?
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Just went to Leffot today to try the MH71 in 10E again. The issue with the toe area, particularly on the left shoe, is still there. My pinky toe is being squished a tad. I tried on a EG Shannon off of the display and it was notably roomier. The G&G's are not a bad fitting shoe, just more fitted.

 

The dilemma now is, can I trust Dean Girling's "easing of the fore foot?". This is noted on my invoice. There are no dimensions, has anyone had G&G do this for their MTO order? I just want to be sure I am not getting a $1800 pair of shoes I will always avoid wearing due to fit issues. I did the MTO order at the NYC trunk show yesterday specifically to allow for last adjustments. 

 

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! 

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Yesterday placed order for straight cap Gables at the G&G trunk show in NYC.
I decided on the Deco last with Deco black calf.
So basically this design:



And this color:



I was concerned about the Deco last fit especially on the toes but Daniel and Dean assured me that they will fit exactly same as MH71 E width which I have a couple of pairs. Would appreciate if someone can confirm and provide their feedback.
post #20036 of 21771
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Originally Posted by saurabh View Post

Yesterday placed order for straight cap Gables at the G&G trunk show in NYC.
I decided on the Deco last with Deco black calf. So basically this design: (Click to show)


I was concerned about the Deco last fit especially on the toes but Daniel and Dean assured me that they will fit exactly same as MH71 E width which I have a couple of pairs. Would appreciate if someone can confirm and provide their feedback.

Glad to see my original Gable mod is striking a chord smile.gif.

My experience with the deco has been that the MH71 sizing proved to be an acceptable proxy when testing for fit - 9.5E in both lasts is, for me, the appropriate size for my feet. Hope that helps.
post #20037 of 21771
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Originally Posted by PSNY View Post

Just went to Leffot today to try the MH71 in 10E again. The issue with the toe area, particularly on the left shoe, is still there. My pinky toe is being squished a tad. I tried on a EG Shannon off of the display and it was notably roomier. The G&G's are not a bad fitting shoe, just more fitted.

The dilemma now is, can I trust Dean Girling's "easing of the fore foot?". This is noted on my invoice. There are no dimensions, has anyone had G&G do this for their MTO order? I just want to be sure I am not getting a $1800 pair of shoes I will always avoid wearing due to fit issues. I did the MTO order at the NYC trunk show yesterday specifically to allow for last adjustments. 

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! 
You may be more of a gambler than I am, but I would not place an order for a pair of $1,800 without knowing for certain they were going to fit. Can you trust Dean? Sure, but are you on the hook for the shoes if they do not fit properly or will he take them back? I personally would not place this order under these specific circumstances.
post #20038 of 21771
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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post

Did any of you who PMed me find anything of interest & perhaps grab a couple pairs?

Picked up 2 - st James in vintage Rioja & the lazy mans (I keep forgetting their name) in black. I would've preferred a brown or burgundy but I gotta go with what they have & it's not like black is bad (I could even use them for black tie I suppose). Seemed a tad picked over, no boots left, no wholecut shoes. But I figured I couldn't go wrong with st James ii. Thought about the hove and the double monks (similar to the lobb chapel) but I couldn't justify 3 or 4 shoes. I liked the lazy mans & figured I should get another one since I'm paying for shipping anyways.
post #20039 of 21771
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Originally Posted by jonathanS View Post

Picked up 2 - st James in vintage Rioja & the lazy mans (I keep forgetting their name) in black. I would've preferred a brown or burgundy but I gotta go with what they have & it's not like black is bad (I could even use them for black tie I suppose). Seemed a tad picked over, no boots left, no wholecut shoes. But I figured I couldn't go wrong with st James ii. Thought about the hove and the double monks (similar to the lobb chapel) but I couldn't justify 3 or 4 shoes. I liked the lazy mans & figured I should get another one since I'm paying for shipping anyways.

I usually justify it by saying that I'd just get the styles anyways so why not go a bit bigger when a quality product is up for sale on the cheap side. It's an easy one to use and works every time. Lol. Happy to hear you found a couple to pairs to suit your needs. The St. James 2 is a nice semi-brogue. I too took one in the vintage Rioja...and another in "mole suede".

I think I grabbed the last (only?) boots. Didn't see wholecut but perhaps they sold out before I arrived. It was a nice little sale for the bigger footed gent. Would I have liked a bit more choice? Sure...but there was/is competition while purchasing & I sure can't complain as to what I got. All except perhaps a lighter color one should see regular use.
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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post

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Originally Posted by jonathanS View Post

Picked up 2 - st James in vintage Rioja & the lazy mans (I keep forgetting their name) in black. I would've preferred a brown or burgundy but I gotta go with what they have & it's not like black is bad (I could even use them for black tie I suppose). Seemed a tad picked over, no boots left, no wholecut shoes. But I figured I couldn't go wrong with st James ii. Thought about the hove and the double monks (similar to the lobb chapel) but I couldn't justify 3 or 4 shoes. I liked the lazy mans & figured I should get another one since I'm paying for shipping anyways.

I usually justify it by saying that I'd just get the styles anyways so why not go a bit bigger when a quality product is up for sale on the cheap side. It's an easy one to use and works every time. Lol. Happy to hear you found a couple to pairs to suit your needs. The St. James 2 is a nice semi-brogue. I too took one in the vintage Rioja...and another in "mole suede".

I think I grabbed the last (only?) boots. Didn't see wholecut but perhaps they sold out before I arrived. It was a nice little sale for the bigger footed gent. Would I have liked a bit more choice? Sure...but there was/is competition while purchasing & I sure can't complain as to what I got. All except perhaps a lighter color one should see regular use.

Ohh they had a suede st James I guess that was gone by the time I came around which is fine. Yeah. It was content. I think if the monks had been in vintage Rioja I would've pulled the trigger on those (and I'm also skeptical the monks will stick around as a classic style like the st James). I thought long & hard about the hove but I always felt they're more suited for fall / winter (with flannel trousers & a cashmere sportscoat) & I'd prefer to grab a Dover if I could.

Either way, I'm happy. Would've loved to pick up a grant or westbury but I can't really complain at the price I paid haha. I'm satisfied with the chester was well - i like that I don't even have to bother with laces. Thanks for letting me know about the sale!.
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