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post #8626 of 21771
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


Go width up. Don't size up.

If a last is not for you it's not for you.

 

Yes.  A thousand times, yes.

 

Dare I say it, there are people in this thread who are kidding themselves that their shoes fit. nest.gif

post #8627 of 21771
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Dare I say it, there are people in this thread who are kidding themselves that their shoes fit. nest.gif

I would be interested to read more information on the hallmarks of a proper fit. My knowledge is limited to proper creasing on the vamp, nice secure heel, no bowing on sides, and a slight gap on oxford lacing.

In the end i defer to my foot comfort, shoes that i thought that fit a year ago now agitate the sides of my pinkie and big toe. Comfort in the toe box is always the most difficult for me.
post #8628 of 21771
I need some insight:

I am considering this used pair of GGs on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/181053237821?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
There is one point of inquiry that i am still unsure off, there seems to be some cement/glue near the toe taps (i might be wrong)



Any ideas on what that might be?
post #8629 of 21771
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I need some insight:

I am considering this used pair of GGs on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/181053237821?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
There is one point of inquiry that i am still unsure off, there seems to be some cement/glue near the toe taps (i might be wrong)



Any ideas on what that might be?

Maybe he didnt clean off soles fully?
post #8630 of 21771
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I need some insight:

I am considering this used pair of GGs on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/181053237821?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
There is one point of inquiry that i am still unsure off, there seems to be some cement/glue near the toe taps (i might be wrong)



Any ideas on what that might be?

It looks like maybe topy was removed from the shoe, but I'm no expert.

Aaron
post #8631 of 21771
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


I would be interested to read more information on the hallmarks of a proper fit. My knowledge is limited to proper creasing on the vamp, nice secure heel, no bowing on sides, and a slight gap on oxford lacing.

In the end i defer to my foot comfort, shoes that i thought that fit a year ago now agitate the sides of my pinkie and big toe. Comfort in the toe box is always the most difficult for me.

 

Proper creasing isn't part of fit determination as creasing don't really set in after several wears.  Same with bowing on sides.  Actually, the gap in lacing is the least important part of proper fit; lacing gap does not hurt your ability to walk but just look unsightly.  However, lacing without any gap is much more problematic to walk and requires some padding to fill the space.

 

It's experience, preferences, and touching the right places.  Maybe I will find time to repost old AA thread from '08 and/or taking some fit determining methodology pictures from Men's Ex/Last.

 

Some people prefer a very tight fit, like a foot straitjacket/corset.  And some prefer normal or a loose fit.  So the individual feedback is part of the process.  And of course, there will always be some who buy shoes due to the brand and the look on the display rack, not due to good fit.

 

Whoever claim a pair of RTW shoes fits like a glove is just lying to themselves unless they have identical left and right foot shape/measurements.  But who does?

 

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I need some insight:

I am considering this used pair of GGs on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/181053237821?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
There is one point of inquiry that i am still unsure off, there seems to be some cement/glue near the toe taps (i might be wrong)



Any ideas on what that might be?

 

Mud?  How clean are the welts?

post #8632 of 21771
could be that the flap was coming loose and was cemented back down, but done sloppily.
post #8633 of 21771
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

could be that the flap was coming loose and was cemented back down, but done sloppily.

I was thinking that as well.

Sorry Chogall, there are not too many pics of the welt all around.

The more i think about it, i should just pass and save up for a new pair, would be disappointing to find a surprise later...
post #8634 of 21771
Just got the St James II in Vintage Cherry MH71 last.... a while wait from Edward of Manchester sale back in late Jan.

post #8635 of 21771
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Just got the St James II in Vintage Cherry MH71 last.... a while wait from Edward of Manchester sale back in late Jan.

This was MTO? If you do not mind me asking you how it was shipped?
I placed the order too but for EG MTO
BTW they seem to fit great, congratulation.
post #8636 of 21771
those look great, such a versatile shoe.
post #8637 of 21771
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Originally Posted by cgo View Post

Just got the St James II in Vintage Cherry MH71 last.... a while wait from Edward of Manchester sale back in late Jan.


wear in good health
post #8638 of 21771
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Originally Posted by cgo View Post

Just got the St James II in Vintage Cherry MH71 last.... a while wait from Edward of Manchester sale

Very nice!
I got mine (on TG73) a week ago but I had to send them back due to bad finish. Never thought that would happen with a pair of G&G. Now I'm waiting to hear what EoM has to say.
post #8639 of 21771
I got measured by Tony late last year and he recommend a 5.5D (small, i know) across the board size. He insists that all the lasts should fit the same but given the last few responses on this thread, I'm beginning to think different. Would it be more prudent of me to go for the MH71 or the DG70? I do great in the same size for EG's 82 last but I'm not quite sure how EG's 82 last sizes up with G&G's lasts.
post #8640 of 21771

Isn't the 82 based on the 888? Normally your size in the EG888 will fit G&G across the board.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong.

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