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post #436 of 1460
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


+1. Most JL is size down 1 size, 1/2 size from EG & GG

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post #437 of 1460
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Originally Posted by puffy View Post

Lobb, the Patek of shoes.

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Lovely and with daenite soles. Brilliant :)

post #438 of 1460
i concur. pleasantly surprised with the dainite. doesnt add any heft to the look either
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Puffy, lovely monks!
post #440 of 1460
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

I'm trying to catch up on the 'SHIGEMATSU' discussion. What's so special about it? i.e., why is it 8k?

Bespoke.
post #441 of 1460
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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

I dont understand.
I thought a US10 was a UK9.... approximately, which would imply that you wear the same size or 1/2 size down.


http://www.size-chart-shoe-clothing-international-sizing-conversion.com/

Anyways.
I snapped a crappy picture of my UK7 EG 888,  UK7 JL 8000 and UK6 1/2 CJ 337 side by side and tried to align them as accurately as possible.
I am a solid UK 6 1/2 for CJ and can wear UK 6 1/2 for EG (really tight), but I prefer UK7, for JL 8000 (which is the only last I have) I can only wear UK7, UK 6 1/2 for JL 8000 is definitely too small. I initially just mailed this picture to wurger, but realized that someone else might be interested in this as well.

I see another 6.5 kin... well in EG at least. I'm UK6 in the 8000 and 337 (which runs generous for me). Our variability shows how important it is to have the opportunity to try shoes on.
post #442 of 1460
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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

Lovely and with daenite soles. Brilliant :)

 

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

i concur. pleasantly surprised with the dainite. doesnt add any heft to the look either

 

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Puffy, lovely monks!

thanks guys. yes Dainite is needed in a rainy place like London. don't want to be caught out in the rain and as Namor adds, does not add any unnecessary weight or nastiness to the refined look of the shoes

post #443 of 1460
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Originally Posted by puffy View Post

Lobb, the Patek of shoes.

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Nice watch sir.

 

Oh, and great shoes too.

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post #445 of 1460
thanks for all the sizing advice given by the various SF member, I decided to stick to my normal size as I was worried about the width of the shoe.

City II in action

post #446 of 1460
Don't know if you guys already knew about this, but JL shoes at Harrods are pretty cheap compared to Barneys and Bergdorf when the VAT is deducted (over $500 in savings).

These beautiful monks are over $600 cheaper than NA pricing (they deduct VAT at checkout).

http://www.harrods.com/product/ashill-monk-strap-buckle-/john-lobb/000000000003146596
post #447 of 1460
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

i concur. pleasantly surprised with the dainite. doesnt add any heft to the look either

 

This is Lobb's October sole (recognisable by the hexagonal studs) which is a thinner version of the familiar Dainite sole (circular studs). The manager at Jermyn Street explained that this was intended for shoes where the full Dainite treatment would look overly "agricultural", as with these elegant black monks.

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Black museum...

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^ Spectacular. 

post #450 of 1460

^ Gorgeous!

You can't go wrong with Philip II.

 

Congrats!

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