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post #1786 of 1911
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Damn those look amazing! Proper tanks!
The AS Kelso's look great. I have a pair of AS Coldstream and they are such a comfortable shoe. I wanted to purchase the Kelso too before the price rise at Tredders but didn't have the coin. SuitedDx would love to hear more about the Kelso's. First post on SF
post #1787 of 1911
Hi all,

I am interested in the Hannover boot and would appreciate sizing tips that you can give. My Brannock size is 8.5C US. I am thinking either UK 7.5F or 8F. I pan to wear medium to thick socks with the boots. I can also use some insoles to take up some room if needed. For reference, I wear 8D in Allen Edmonda 65 last, 8.5C or 9B in 511, 201, and 108 last.

Thank you!
post #1788 of 1911
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Originally Posted by cc808314 View Post

Hi all,

I am interested in the Hannover boot and would appreciate sizing tips that you can give. My Brannock size is 8.5C US. I am thinking either UK 7.5F or 8F. I pan to wear medium to thick socks with the boots. I can also use some insoles to take up some room if needed. For reference, I wear 8D in Allen Edmonda 65 last, 8.5C or 9B in 511, 201, and 108 last.

Thank you!

I don't have any experience with the Allen Edmonds lasts you mention. I measure an 8.5 in Bannock and wear 8.5D in the Alden Hampton last. I wear a 7.5 in the AS Hannover on the 87F last. I bought it, and all of my AS, from AFPOS. This is their thread on SF: http://www.styleforum.net/t/233902/a-fine-pair-of-shoes-official-affiliate-thread Sarah does a great job figuring out your size. I'd recommend e-mailing her through their website to find the proper size. I wear different sizes on several of the AS lasts, either 7.5 or 8, and Sarah has never steered me in the wrong direction.
post #1789 of 1911
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I don't have any experience with the Allen Edmonds lasts you mention. I measure an 8.5 in Bannock and wear 8.5D in the Alden Hampton last. I wear a 7.5 in the AS Hannover on the 87F last. I bought it, and all of my AS, from AFPOS. This is their thread on SF: http://www.styleforum.net/t/233902/a-fine-pair-of-shoes-official-affiliate-thread Sarah does a great job figuring out your size. I'd recommend e-mailing her through their website to find the proper size. I wear different sizes on several of the AS lasts, either 7.5 or 8, and Sarah has never steered me in the wrong direction.

Thank you for your reply. I came across AFPOS during my search and have contacted them. Very much looking to diversify into other brands.
post #1790 of 1911
Today

Always a pleasure to wear



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post #1791 of 1911
Just arrived from Sargents, our eagerly awaited new Shoreditch longwing brogues in Mahogany calf with split welt and dainite sole





post #1792 of 1911

Herring Fiennes by Alfred Sargent: classing up my messy office.

post #1793 of 1911
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Herring Fiennes by Alfred Sargent: classing up my messy office. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I am SOOOO bummed I missed out on these. I picked up the sweeping monk to try on the fit, but by the time I received it and tried it out, the Fiennes were sold! I hope Herring makes another run of these... These are the ones on the 1966 last, right?

@Afinepairofshoes: Those look HOT!!! Just in time for the fall!
post #1794 of 1911
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I am SOOOO bummed I missed out on these. I picked up the sweeping monk to try on the fit, but by the time I received it and tried it out, the Fiennes were sold! I hope Herring makes another run of these... These are the ones on the 1966 last, right?

@Afinepairofshoes: Those look HOT!!! Just in time for the fall!

They're indeed lovely, the leather is superb, and they're very well constructed but frankly the Herring 1966 last fits me very poorly. I wear an 8 UK and have many shoes in that size but the Herring 1966 last is noticeably short and narrow in the toe box by comparison. They pinch my slightly larger left foot and I really oughtn't be wearing them if I want maximal comfort. If I hadn't accidentally scuffed the soles while trying them on home I would have returned them for an 8.5. Lesson: don't blithely assume your carpet is clean when trying on shoes at home.

But hey, looking great is all that matters, right? Right...? (Crickets)
post #1795 of 1911

Any general sizing advice for the 87F last? Compared to Loake Capital?

 

Thanks

post #1796 of 1911
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They're indeed lovely, the leather is superb, and they're very well constructed but frankly the Herring 1966 last fits me very poorly. I wear an 8 UK and have many shoes in that size but the Herring 1966 last is noticeably short and narrow in the toe box by comparison. They pinch my slightly larger left foot and I really oughtn't be wearing them if I want maximal comfort. If I hadn't accidentally scuffed the soles while trying them on home I would have returned them for an 8.5. Lesson: don't blithely assume your carpet is clean when trying on shoes at home.

But hey, looking great is all that matters, right? Right...? (Crickets)
Yes, I think Herring has many shoes from Cheaney, which are more generous IME, than the AS 1966 last. Sorry to hear they haven't worked out.
post #1797 of 1911

Yes, I have a few of Herring's Cheaney-made shoes and they are significantly more roomy albeit nowhere near the quality of the AS-manufactured 1966 line.  Really, there's a world of difference between them.

 

Just a question: I have nothing by AS other than the Herring Fiennes so I'm wondering whether AS lasts fit smaller and narrower than other British manufacturers or are my fit problems with this particular shoe just an issue with Herring's own 1966 last and its sharply angled toe and tiny toe-box?  I ask only because I'm so enamored of the overall quality of the Herring-by-AS Fiennes that I'm looking at getting something from AS themselves in the future.  The "Moore" in Cherry is particularly enticing...

post #1798 of 1911
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I think it depends on the last. I find AS to fit as well as C&J in the same size (albeit AS' F is C&J E), and comparable to EG and G&G with the latter two a half size larger.

I find brands like Cheaney, Barker (Black), and Tricker's to fit quite generously.

Subjectively, I find the 724 last to be roomier. If you consider the 99 last of AS, I'd recommend a half size larger.
post #1799 of 1911

Thanks for the info!!

post #1800 of 1911
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Originally Posted by Masry View Post

Yes, I have a few of Herring's Cheaney-made shoes and they are significantly more roomy albeit nowhere near the quality of the AS-manufactured 1966 line.  Really, there's a world of difference between them.

Just a question: I have nothing by AS other than the Herring Fiennes so I'm wondering whether AS lasts fit smaller and narrower than other British manufacturers or are my fit problems with this particular shoe just an issue with Herring's own 1966 last and its sharply angled toe and tiny toe-box?  I ask only because I'm so enamored of the overall quality of the Herring-by-AS Fiennes that I'm looking at getting something from AS themselves in the future.  The "Moore" in Cherry is particularly enticing...

It does depend entirely on the last, it isn't wise to think in terms of a particular brand fitting one way or another. The Moore is on the 724 last which fits quite true to size. However you would be best advised to decide which styles (and therefore lasts) you are interested in and then engage in discussion with a reputable retailer - or if you are lucky enough to have a shop nearby, try them on!
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