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Hello guys. I'm planning to order my first pair of JL online, and I have one or two questions. I wear 7EEE in Allen Edmonds, should I get the same size in JL, size down or up? Many thanks in advance.

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Hello guys. I'm planning to order my first pair of JL online, and I have one or two questions. I wear 7EEE in Allen Edmonds, should I get the same size in JL, size down or up? Many thanks in advance.
size 6 length wise. For width, F or G maybe. I am not sure. I am 7D on AE and I wear 6E on JL 7000 and 8000 last.
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Hello guys. I'm planning to order my first pair of JL online, and I have one or two questions. I wear 7EEE in Allen Edmonds, should I get the same size in JL, size down or up? Many thanks in advance.



Most people will say 7...but I'm not so sure. I have an AE Mora 2.0 in 8D US. I bought a Chapel in 7E UK and it was a bit too big, especially the heel, I kept getting heel slippage. (btw I'm selling some 2 week old Chapel  Dark Brown Museum Calf in 7E UK with flush metal tips if anyone is interested). I bought a few JL shoes in 6.5E UK...and they are definitely a great fit and I'm sure I'm a 8 US (I measured myself with those feet rulers multiple times). 

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Hello guys. I'm planning to order my first pair of JL online, and I have one or two questions. I wear 7EEE in Allen Edmonds, should I get the same size in JL, size down or up? Many thanks in advance.

tough to say - nothing beats trying the shoes on in store, if that is possible. I wear 12E US, my JL 7000 & 8000 last shoes are  11 in JL.  For you, I'd suggest either a F or G width shoe, as someone mentioned before.  

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Hello guys. I'm planning to order my first pair of JL online, and I have one or two questions. I wear 7EEE in Allen Edmonds, should I get the same size in JL, size down or up? Many thanks in advance.

I find that Lobb sizing was trickier than most brands bc of the heel slip. One size down from USA size was actually fine width wise but my heel was slipping too much (maybe a length issue) on the 7000 last. I ended up going down 1.5 sizes USA and going up in width and that worked well (went from E width to EE/F). This is for oxfords. Boots i can just go down one size from USA.
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I find that Lobb sizing was trickier than most brands bc of the heel slip. One size down from USA size was actually fine width wise but my heel was slipping too much (maybe a length issue) on the 7000 last. I ended up going down 1.5 sizes USA and going up in width and that worked well (went from E width to EE/F). This is for oxfords. Boots i can just go down one size from USA.

I agree that go down 1.5 size will be best for length. I tried 5.5 and 6 in the store on City II. 5.5 fitted very snug and i do not really like snug fitting. So I wound up taking size 6. It was good for me.
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Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your input :). I think I'll go down size 1 from my usual US size and see what happens. Hopefully they fit. I'll do well to post pictures of my first pair.

 

A side question. Just wondering. Do you guys think people could actually tell the difference between say JL, EG, AE, etc by just staring at your feet? Women in my social circle tend to compliment on the Kenneth Cole type of shoes that my colleagues wear. It really annoys me. I cant' really tell what they see in them. Makes me wonder whether women can tell the difference at all. I wore a Berluti last week to work and one of my colleague asked, "is that a Cole Haan?" "something like that," I responded. I really didn't want to bother explaining the difference. It's really a sad state of affairs in my building.:uhoh:

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Hello guys. I'm planning to order my first pair of JL online, and I have one or two questions. I wear 7EEE in Allen Edmonds, should I get the same size in JL, size down or up? Many thanks in advance.

 

Depends on the Lobb last my friend. The new last nowadays are slimmer, pointy & sharper looking for the younger generation.

 

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Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your input :). I think I'll go down size 1 from my usual US size and see what happens. Hopefully they fit. I'll do well to post pictures of my first pair.

 

A side question. Just wondering. Do you guys think people could actually tell the difference between say JL, EG, AE, etc by just staring at your feet? Women in my social circle tend to compliment on the Kenneth Cole type of shoes that my colleagues wear. It really annoys me. I cant' really tell what they see in them. Makes me wonder whether women can tell the difference at all. I wore a Berluti last week to work and one of my colleague asked, "is that a Cole Haan?" "something like that," I responded. I really didn't want to bother explaining the difference. It's really a sad state of affairs in my building.:uhoh:

 

JL, EG, AE = Yes....most guys on SF can.

Cole Haan, JL, EG, AE = a BIG YES  :-).....

 

Maybe your female colleague been reading the SF forum to troll you ;)

 

Have fun and welcome to the JL club!!!

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Only shoes I get compliments on are my racing green G&G or my Pierre Corthay's. My JL shoes tend to blend in more for a more professional look.
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My Vass racing green boots gets a lot of "cómpliments" too. Green is different!
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I got remarks Lopez loafers are grandpa shoes, mostly from those friends proud of wearing $150 sneakers and jeans. Someone who's not into shoes can't distinct a $100 from a $1,100 shoe, IMO. Plot twist they would opt for those cheaper if they would have a free choice with hidden price info.

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Only shoes I get compliments on are my racing green G&G or my Pierre Corthay's. My JL shoes tend to blend in more for a more professional look.

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My Vass racing green boots gets a lot of "cómpliments" too. Green is different!

As with clothing, color attracts way more attention than silhouette, make, or quality.
post #3448 of 4410
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Hello guys. I'm planning to order my first pair of JL online, and I have one or two questions. I wear 7EEE in Allen Edmonds, should I get the same size in JL, size down or up? Many thanks in advance.
I'm an 8EEE in all AE lasts and I have an 8EE on the 1105 last that fit well. Now, they are suede derbys so they are probably more forgiving than an oxford in calf. I think it is also very last dependant.
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A side question. Just wondering. Do you guys think people could actually tell the difference between say JL, EG, AE, etc by just staring at your feet? Women in my social circle tend to compliment on the Kenneth Cole type of shoes that my colleagues wear. It really annoys me. I cant' really tell what they see in them. Makes me wonder whether women can tell the difference at all. I wore a Berluti last week to work and one of my colleague asked, "is that a Cole Haan?" "something like that," I responded. I really didn't want to bother explaining the difference. It's really a sad state of affairs in my building.:uhoh:

 

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Square-toe shoes: the most sinful combination of words in the English language, as far as most women are concerned. Apparently, this footwear faux pas can cost a man his respect, his reputation, and even, in some cases, his ability to “seal the deal”—his footwear becoming the sartorial equivalent of erectile dysfunction, so to speak. “We were in this guy’s bedroom and all I could think about were the terrible square-toe shoes he had worn to dinner,” recalls a Parisian fashion consultant friend, shuddering over her glass of Sancerre, while claiming that the memory had served as a mental impediment to their brewing connection.

 

http://www.vogue.com/13372838/boyfriend-bad-taste-shoes-deal-breaker/

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lol
What is wrong with square toe shoes.

My GG St James II in Vintage cherry on MH71 last gets compliment all the time.
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