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That is a very nice price for LCA trees.

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Yamauchi Chihiro (Guild of Crafts) seems to be quite popular in Hong Kong. He just did a trunk show this past April. Now he's going to be on a TV show biggrin.gif





from Guild website

At the rate my job is going, I might move to HK in 3 month..., well, at least I know where to start looking

edit: and have to say this, the girl is cute biggrin.gif
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a question for theose familiar with japanese rtw, do the lasts tend to run wider than US/UK lasts in general?

I have a very wide foot and for the past several years have been buying soccer shoes made in japan or for the asian markets, as they tend to run quite a bit wider. It makes me curious as to whether this would be a better option for me (purchasing some Japan rtw) than trying to find any decent dress shoe in a US 3E or UK G/H.

Any insight is appreciated.
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

a question for theose familiar with japanese rtw, do the lasts tend to run wider than US/UK lasts in general?

I have a very wide foot and for the past several years have been buying soccer shoes made in japan or for the asian markets, as they tend to run quite a bit wider. It makes me curious as to whether this would be a better option for me (purchasing some Japan rtw) than trying to find any decent dress shoe in a US 3E or UK G/H.

Any insight is appreciated.

Yes Japanese RTW dress shoes tend to run a smidgen wider in general, but just a smidgen. They're definitely not as wide as US EEE or UK G. I think you may be better off looking for a brand that offers width options. Unfortunately, not many Japanese RTW brands offer width options though...
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Be careful comparing English lasts:  a "G" fitting in C&J is "extra wide" like a US EE or EEE.  But a "G" fitting in Church's or Cheaney or Barker or Loake or Alfred Sargent, is regular wide like a US "E".

 

JL, EG, GG all use "E" as their regular fitting, like C&J, but have a tendency to slimmer lasts anyway, more like a US "C", so their wider "F" might only be as generous as the "regular F" from AS or Loake.

 

And Tricker's use numbers, because fuck everyone else. 

 

Please don't blame me for being English.

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And anthony cleverly use D as standard width... Just for the sake of being confusing
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And anthony cleverly use D as standard width... Just for the sake of being confusing
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And anthony cleverly use D as standard width... Just for the sake of being confusing
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Be careful comparing English lasts:  a "G" fitting in C&J is "extra wide" like a US EE or EEE.  But a "G" fitting in Church's or Cheaney or Barker or Loake or Alfred Sargent, is regular wide like a US "E".

 

JL, EG, GG all use "E" as their regular fitting, like C&J, but have a tendency to slimmer lasts anyway, more like a US "C", so their wider "F" might only be as generous as the "regular F" from AS or Loake.

 

And Tricker's use numbers, because fuck everyone else. 

 

Please don't blame me for being English.

 

Bengel Stripe posted something many moons ago about the fitting standards. If I remember correctly, they are all the same fitting standard for girth but the base of the last are very different.  Or something.

 

Yes, its confusing as hell.

 

To add to the confusion, SC uses F as the standard fitting and G for wide.  RMW uses G for standard fitting and H for wide.

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EE is the standard fitting for Japanese shoes. Not all manufactures oblige to this standard, but most do.

Here is the sizing chart for reference

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R&D, the former importer for La Cordonnerie Anglaise shoecare products, will be selling off their remaining stocks of LCA trees.
Online sale (from their webstore) starts from 7/3/12 12:00. All models are priced at ¥3150 yen, a phenomenal deal.
Sorry I won't be able to to proxy for overseas members (I expect them to be sold out quickly), though members living in Japan may want to take advantage of this sale smile.gif

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http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/resources-shoecare/a5a2a5a6a5.html

 

NC, do you have any info for LCA above sizing? i've read in some blog that you have to downsize from your usual shoe size?

i'm 9 US so should i buy 42/43?

thanks

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Originally Posted by bozzkeren View Post

NC, do you have any info for LCA above sizing? i've read in some blog that you have to downsize from your usual shoe size?
i'm 9 US so should i buy 42/43?
thanks

42 sounds right but you may have to upsize/downsize depending on the brand/last.
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They don't ship to the USA. frown.gif
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KOJI SUZUKI @ The Armoury this Friday & Saturday (7/5~7/6)

Bespoke 35,000~ HKD ($4500 USD)
MTO 15,000~ HKD (1900 USD)

from thearmoury

Some pictures from the show would be appreciated smile.gif
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

a question for theose familiar with japanese rtw, do the lasts tend to run wider than US/UK lasts in general?

I have a very wide foot and for the past several years have been buying soccer shoes made in japan or for the asian markets, as they tend to run quite a bit wider. It makes me curious as to whether this would be a better option for me (purchasing some Japan rtw) than trying to find any decent dress shoe in a US 3E or UK G/H.

Any insight is appreciated.

Regal tend to be a bit wider, and they offer EE/EEE.
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