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post #16 of 28
Tattersall - beautiful shoes - I love that Budapest in Cordovan, though I'm partial to the Budapest last myself.
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I'm literally obsessing over those C&Js, I'm thinking of buying them for work that starts in September. Would they be too stylish to wear in the workplace? What color suit would they go well with. Right now my only pair of shoes is some black, Bruno Magli captoes.
MikeC - I don't think that the Weymouth is a good second shoe for office wear. A 2nd pair of black cap-toes, brown cap-toe oxfords, black/brown plain-toe bluchers or wingtips would all be more sensible choices. Whether they would be too stylish for your new workplace would depend where you work and what position you occupy. I would work there a few months before deciding if you're not sure right now. But you could get the Weymouths now and use it for casual wear - they'd be well broken in by the time you decide whether it's OK for work or not. As for color matching, I'm guessing the Weymouth would go with any color suit that can be worn with brown shoes: navies, olives, tans,...
post #17 of 28
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Pitonboy: The Weymouths are UK 8.5 E on the 337 last - the fit is perfect. For non-handgrade C&Js I wear UK 8 E and I find the fit is identical. My comparable size for US shoes (Allen Edmonds) is 9 D. The Vass are sized 42. I seem to fit standard sized shoes quite well - my feet are pretty normal with somewhat of a high arch.
Hmmm, I was under the impression that the 337 last would fit similar to non-handgrade C&J's, i.e. a full size down from U.S. sizing. Specifically, I just ordered 3 pairs of C&J's, two non-handgrade in 6.5, and one handgrade: the Savile monk, also in 6.5. Do you think this is a mistake and that I should order Savile in 7? I wonder if its being a monkstrap might fit differently, i.e. possibly looser than a lace-up (though my Ferragamo monks fit similar to my lace ups)? Also, I could swear that some here have suggested the 337 last runs a bit longer than some other handgrades. I'm sure I still have plenty of time to change my order; I'd hate to have to send them back. Opinions? Thanks, Andrew
post #18 of 28
Just wanted to second Andrew's question. I am very interested in acquiring the Savile, but don't want to be stuck with a poor fit..
post #19 of 28
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Hmmm, I was under the impression that the 337 last would fit similar to non-handgrade C&J's, i.e. a full size down from U.S. sizing. Specifically, I just ordered 3 pairs of C&J's, two non-handgrade in 6.5, and one handgrade: the Savile monk, also in 6.5. Do you think this is a mistake and that I should order Savile in 7? I wonder if its being a monkstrap might fit differently, i.e. possibly looser than a lace-up (though my Ferragamo monks fit similar to my lace ups)? Also, I could swear that some here have suggested the 337 last runs a bit longer than some other handgrades.
Andrew (and Duveen):  perhaps you'd be safest ordering a single pair first to confirm your sizing (Plal has an excellent return policy for first purchases in that they'll pay for shipping one way).  The length of the shoe is basically irrelevant, it's the width you should be concerned with. The handgrades, in particular the 337, run narrow but until you try them on it's just a guessing game  . If you can get yourself a pair of non-handgrades to try on you can be confident that the handgrades will be more snug and then judge for yourself if you take the same or a half-size larger. My C&J Chelsea boots fit perfectly with thin socks - knowing that I couldn't wear thinner socks, I went up half a size for the Weymouths.
post #20 of 28
Just wanted to chime in on the Savile. As I just bought four pairs of C&J Handgrades and the Gordon Scott sale I posted about. All were a half size smaller than my normal US Size. Which included the Savile.
post #21 of 28
I have about four pair C&J shoes, including two Handgrade. My U.S. size is 9E and the C&J 8 1/2F sizing fits comfortably. I'd be concerned about ordering a full size down in terms of the width.
post #22 of 28
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I have about four pair C&J shoes, including two Handgrade. My U.S. size is 9E and the C&J 8 1/2F sizing fits comfortably. I'd be concerned about ordering a full size down in terms of the width.
Are the Handgrades made on 330 or 337? The concern here is specifically that 337 runs larger than 330.
post #23 of 28
My C&J Whitehall handgrades are on the 330 last (inscribed inside shoe).
post #24 of 28
The one pair of handgrades I have is on the 337 last, which while slightly larger than the 330, is still quite narrow.
post #25 of 28
I do not find any real appreciable differences between the 330 and 337.
post #26 of 28
Andrew - from my experience with the handgrades on last 337, I'd order 0.5 size smaller. US size I'm generally 9.5D, and I do okay with 337 in 9D - snug just so, but comfortable nonetheless. Non-handgrade C&J I usually take in 9.5D, other than the too-wide last 325 (mostly country shoes), which I also take in 9D. As said before, the 337, while indeed longish, runs quite narrow - the added length up front is essentially 'dead space' which will not be occupied by your feet... I don't suppose you're located in NYC - if so, you can always go to Barney's and try the handgrades on.
post #27 of 28
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Andrew - from my experience with the handgrades on last 337, I'd order 0.5 size smaller. US size I'm generally 9.5D, and I do okay with 337 in 9D - snug just so, but comfortable nonetheless. Non-handgrade C&J I usually take in 9.5D, other than the too-wide last 325 (mostly country shoes), which I also take in 9D.
I was under the impression that a US "D" width was equivalent to a UK "E" width (this has been my experience with all my English shoes). Lomezz, are you sure that for non-handgrades your US size (9.5D) is the same as your UK size (9.5D)? I'm a full size down, but then everyone's feet are shaped differently...
post #28 of 28
Wow, thanks for the profusion of responses. Based on what I'm hearing, I'm definitely going to bump up the Savile's a half size to 7 "E", particularly as my foot tends toward the wider side rather than narrower (though most US "D" widths fit me fine). Tattersall--I suspect Lomezz simply made a typo, intending UK 8.5 "E" rather than 9.5 "D", otherwise it would make no sense...
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