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post #106 of 169
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Thought this would be helpful to people with high insteps

http://www.styleforum.net/t/362916/pants-tailoring-question-military-hem/0_50
post #107 of 169
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

But aren't AS G fitting and C&J/GG F fitting equivalent to only a US E? Those still really won't help us guys with wide feet. I don't really consider an E width as wide, since most manufacturers actually make shoes in these widths.

C&J seems to make some G width shoes which should be EE.

Yes I believe you are correct. I have a few Aldens in E and EE and with a little natural stretching they get very loose and lose shape. My feet may not be as wide as those of others but, when I tried a pair of AS oxfords (Armfields, 107 last) in a standard width and it was absolutely crammed.. I had to send them back.

As I mentioned, if enough of us (~15) wanted to put in for an AS group MTO, we could all capitalize on getting something wide on a hand-grade last without paying the full MTO mark-up. But I digress...
post #108 of 169
Did you have something in mind with the AS group mto?
post #109 of 169
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Did you have something in mind with the AS group mto?

I woukd be flexible but, I think for the wide-foot crowd it would be good to aim for something nice but not too flashy. I think many others SFers can get their routine/every-day/essential shoes RTW so they tend to go for something more unique than I couldn't pull off day-in day-out, for an MTO. I think a pair of the Handgrade styled oxfords, Herrick/Pendle/Keats in an Oxblood or Burgandy on the 48 last (soft-square) would be an excellent addition to any shoe line up.

Alternatively the cap-toe Drayton in black would be great as well since this is a go to style for many.

I could also be interested in a monk Benson/Ramsey for fun if the color was right.

http://alfredsargent.co.uk/handgrade-range/
http://alfredsargent.co.uk/test-pages/
post #110 of 169
UK E width is wide?
post #111 of 169
Not really.
post #112 of 169
UK E is usually the normal width.
post #113 of 169
It's a little late for natural light photos, but I've got a pair of Carmina Fitzgerald shortwings on the forest last in 10.5 wide/EEE for sale. They're the brown calfskin bluchers from Carmina.

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/carmina-footwear/products/fitzgerald-shortwing-brown-calfskin


I'll have proper pictures and a b&s page in the morning but pm me if interested.
post #114 of 169
Hello fellow wide-footers,

I have a pair of BNIB AE brown shell cordovan Dundee chukkas I am selling, size 11.5 EEE.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/364683/bnib-allen-edmonds-shell-cordovan-dundee-chukka-11-5-brown

Joel
post #115 of 169

FWIW, I'd be interested in a group buy MTO wide-fitting for just about anything tasteful in AS (or comparable manufacturer).  Agree that a MTO would need to be a little bit special to warrant the extra coin.

 

Having visited Mallorca recently, I walked out of the Carmina store rather disappointed that I couldn't find anything RTW in my size (all a little too narrow).  Their MTO premium (of 30%) didn't seem to add-up once you factored in shipping, taxes etc.

post #116 of 169
I'm in for the AS MTO. The Hulatt really caught my eye. So did the Portland.
post #117 of 169
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I'm in for the AS MTO. The Hulatt really caught my eye. So did the Portland.

As I understand it, based on AS 's visit and trunk show two years ago, their MTO program basically "customizes"
on existing lasts. For example, if one want a three eyelet derby in Soctch Grain, which is not offered RTW, they'll
make it up for you. What they don' t do is resize existing models. In my case, I require a 3EEE-4EEE width with
a disproportionately narrow heel. AS couldn't do this.
post #118 of 169
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As I understand it, based on AS 's visit and trunk show two years ago, their MTO program basically "customizes"
on existing lasts. For example, if one want a three eyelet derby in Soctch Grain, which is not offered RTW, they'll
make it up for you. What they don' t do is resize existing models. In my case, I require a 3EEE-4EEE width with
a disproportionately narrow heel. AS couldn't do this.

Not sure there isn't a way to get around this...If we said we wanted a wide-fitting cap-toe oxford, it would look awfully similar to the Drayton.  How different could they possibly make it?  I don't think it's much of an issue, really, but I'm not talking from personal experience.  Did you really think they were that strict?  If so, I'm sure we can come up with some unique shoe that they don't make RTW and that we would all be happy with.

post #119 of 169
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Originally Posted by diadem View Post

Not sure there isn't a way to get around this...If we said we wanted a wide-fitting cap-toe oxford, it would look awfully similar to the Drayton.  How different could they possibly make it?  I don't think it's much of an issue, really, but I'm not talking from personal experience.  Did you really think they were that strict?  If so, I'm sure we can come up with some unique shoe that they don't make RTW and that we would all be happy with.

I don't think that I made myself clear. I am somewhat familiar with the C &J Drayton. I believe it comes in a "g" width.
If one needs an "h" width- which C & J does not offer on any of their shoes AFAIK, than C & J has nothing
for you. For AS it is the same. I wear 4E running shoes. No last from AS, according to Chay- that's his name
isn't it., would fit me. AS doesn't, or didn't modify lasts. It modifies the type of shoe that is made on the last,
as far as color, leather, etc. That what their MTO program does. Anything beyond that is bespoke and a fortune.
I do not think that AS does bespoke.
Edited by comrade - 10/11/13 at 9:22pm
post #120 of 169
Subbing.

I too have wide feet and it's not easy finding stuff that fit perfectly. I usually have to go with some compromise and the break in process of some shoes are just awful. (Alden, I'm looking at you)
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