All sizes are Canadian, and F is our standard fit.
I found a pair of what I believe are Dack's camelskin oxfords a couple of days ago. They're a 14, and I'm a 10.5, but they were only a few bucks so I picked them up anyway. If anyone on this thread's interested, I'd let them go for almost nothing. I have a couple of pairs in bison and oxhide, and they're my favourite shoes.
This pair is Camel Skin . I sold countless pairs of them in my days with Dack Shoes. That rather unique 4 eyelet plain toe styling was one we used with very few other leathers . Perhaps only oxhide had that combination and that leather featured a much smaller and closer grain than Camel. Regards from Daxman.
Dack Shoes were in the market to expand their manufacturing base and in 1957 they purchased the Hartt Shoe factory in Fredericton N.B.They held on to the Hartt name and did all their wholesale business throught that name.The shoes were identical but in an area where there was no Dack store they marketed shoes to small independent retailers--under the Hartt name . This was particularly effective in the Eastern provinces where the Hartt name had already established a loyal customer base.
When I saw the "new" Dack offering , I thought of Cheaney right away.The Dack affiliation with them goes back some decades and the 2 brands used to borrow ideas and lasts from each other , when it suited them. The new lines should be very solidly built although maybe lacking just and little bit in suppleness and flexibility. Furthermore, the English made lines are usually made just a little generously, per size. This means that the F width from Engalnd may an F+ width according to the way older Canadian lasts used to fit. Daxman.