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Our Winter Sale on J.FitzPatrick Footwear and The Shoe Snob are now live. See links below as well as some of the models that are on discount

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Hi Justin, I just wanted to double check with you that you would accept a shoe that had toe taps added as a return. I wasn't sure how easy they were to remove or resell after such an addition.

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Originally Posted by Sartorium View Post

Hi Justin, I just wanted to double check with you that you would accept a shoe that had toe taps added as a return. I wasn't sure how easy they were to remove or resell after such an addition.

Yes I would but I would not refund the price of the taps, just the shoe.
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Hey Justin, some sizing advice.

I am really interested in the Wallingfords in suede + calf, and would like to pull the trigger asap. I measure 10.5B/C on the Brannock device, but usually I wear 9.5/10D in my shoes. The shoes that I own:

Grenson Sharp boots, G width - UK 8.5, fit fine, a bit roomy.

Grenson Dylan, F width - UK 7.5. These shoes are meant to run half a size big, and the ones I have are a bit tight even now (have had them for ~10 months, use them often). In the beginning they were way too tight but they stretched out to be okay with thinner socks now, still pretty tight with thicker socks though. The reason that I didn't return them / exchange them was the heel - I thought I might experience heel slip so I just took a chance. I feel that UK 8 in these would have fit me better. The laces don't close completely. Attaching a photo so you can see how much they remain open.

The Grenson Dylan, with medium weight socks:


With thicker socks, I'm not sure if you can tell how much the quarters are open or not:


Rider Boots, customized 42 last. Ron took a size 9 (US 9D) last and essentially extended it. The boots fit me quite well - the best of the ones I have.

Chippewa work boots, US 9.5. These fit me okay but are a bit roomy. Better with high volume insoles.

Common Projects Achilles low, US 9. Tight. Should have gone for 10,but I wear these sock less / invisible socks and I don't like a gap between my feet and the shoe rim.

As you can see I am not good with judging shoe sizes and usually end up wearing smaller shoes. :/
I would think that the UK 9 would fit me okay for your shoes, especially the Wallingford?

My feet are just short of 11" long, just shy of 4" wide at the ball joint. I have a long heel to ball length, so relatively shorter toes.

What sizes should I look at for the different lasts that you offer? Do you think your standard E width would work for me or do I *have* to go for an MTO? I would ideally like the quarters to close (almost?) completely, if possible, but a snug fit is more important.

Btw, have been following your blog for a long time, have learned much of what I know about shoe care from you. Thank you!
Edited by Elessar - 1/15/16 at 10:34pm
post #740 of 1240
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Originally Posted by Elessar View Post

Hey Justin, some sizing advice.

I am really interested in the Wallingfords in suede + calf, and would like to pull the trigger asap. I measure 10.5B/C on the Brannock device, but usually I wear 9.5/10D in my shoes. The shoes that I own:

Grenson Sharp boots, G width - UK 8.5, fit fine, a bit roomy.

Grenson Dylan, F width - UK 7.5. These shoes are meant to run half a size big, and the ones I have are a bit tight even now (have had them for ~10 months, use them often). In the beginning they were way too tight but they stretched out to be okay with thinner socks now, still pretty tight with thicker socks though. The reason that I didn't return them / exchange them was the heel - I thought I might experience heel slip so I just took a chance. I feel that UK 8 in these would have fit me better. The laces don't close completely. Attaching a photo so you can see how much they remain open.

The Grenson Dylan, with medium weight socks:


With thicker socks, I'm not sure if you can tell how much the quarters are open or not:


Rider Boots, customized 42 last. Ron took a size 9 (US 9D) last and essentially extended it. The boots fit me quite well - the best of the ones I have.

Chippewa work boots, US 9.5. These fit me okay but are a bit roomy. Better with high volume insoles.

Common Projects Achilles low, US 9. Tight. Should have gone for 10,but I wear these sock less / invisible socks and I don't like a gap between my feet and the shoe rim.

As you can see I am not good with judging shoe sizes and usually end up wearing smaller shoes. :/
I would think that the UK 9 would fit me okay for your shoes, especially the Wallingford?

My feet are just short of 11" long, just shy of 4" wide at the ball joint. I have a long heel to ball length, so relatively shorter toes.

What sizes should I look at for the different lasts that you offer? Do you think your standard E width would work for me or do I *have* to go for an MTO? I would ideally like the quarters to close (almost?) completely, if possible, but a snug fit is more important.

Btw, have been following your blog for a long time, have learned much of what I know about shoe care from you. Thank you!

Sorry for the long delay in writing. I have been very hesitant as your sizing is all over the place and I hate to recommend the wrong thing. And the problem now is that the Wallingford in brown is all sold out from UK6.5 - Uk9.5. I am sorry. I can't really give a confident answer on whether you would be better in UK8.5 or UK9 to be honest as you want to feel snug in your shoes but have this long, narrow foot. My gut is inclined to say UK8.5 based on the fact that you like the shoes tight and don't wear socks often with your shoes. I think that they would start off snug and break in to be just how you like.
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2ND ROUND OF REDUCTIONS ON WINTER SALE --50% OFF-- NOW IN EFFECT. PLUS ADDITION OF TWO NEW MODELS TO SALE, AS SHOWN BELOW

http://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/sale





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Originally Posted by The Shoe Snob View Post

Sorry for the long delay in writing. I have been very hesitant as your sizing is all over the place and I hate to recommend the wrong thing. And the problem now is that the Wallingford in brown is all sold out from UK6.5 - Uk9.5. I am sorry. I can't really give a confident answer on whether you would be better in UK8.5 or UK9 to be honest as you want to feel snug in your shoes but have this long, narrow foot. My gut is inclined to say UK8.5 based on the fact that you like the shoes tight and don't wear socks often with your shoes. I think that they would start off snug and break in to be just how you like.

Justin, no need to apologise at all! When I consulted Ron he was baffled as well and actually advised me against buying a shoe from him since he said his shoes probably won't fit my feet as well as he would like. But it all worked out in the end to my advantage. smile.gif

I know I have problem feet, and it's practically impossible for me to find well fitting shoes. Being a student, I don't have the money for a bespoke pair (or anything over $500 to be honest). So I would like to have shoes that fit me as well as I can get them to fit - I know it won't be perfect, it's just a fact I've come to acknowledge.

For future reference (still looking at your sale actually), if I want the quarters to (almost?) come together when I wear my shoes, do you think I should try getting the UK 8.5 or 9.0 on your lasts? Assuming it's an Oxford for the quarters to close, of course.
For a Derby, would you recommend sticking with an 8.5 in any case since it's a more "open" style?

If you have any advice, great! If not, well. That's my luck - don't worry about it! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

these button boots are outstanding.

http://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/sale/products/westlake-black-calf-grey-corduroy

nice makeup

thank you very much!
post #745 of 1240
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Originally Posted by Elessar View Post

Justin, no need to apologise at all! When I consulted Ron he was baffled as well and actually advised me against buying a shoe from him since he said his shoes probably won't fit my feet as well as he would like. But it all worked out in the end to my advantage. smile.gif

I know I have problem feet, and it's practically impossible for me to find well fitting shoes. Being a student, I don't have the money for a bespoke pair (or anything over $500 to be honest). So I would like to have shoes that fit me as well as I can get them to fit - I know it won't be perfect, it's just a fact I've come to acknowledge.

For future reference (still looking at your sale actually), if I want the quarters to (almost?) come together when I wear my shoes, do you think I should try getting the UK 8.5 or 9.0 on your lasts? Assuming it's an Oxford for the quarters to close, of course.
For a Derby, would you recommend sticking with an 8.5 in any case since it's a more "open" style?

If you have any advice, great! If not, well. That's my luck - don't worry about it! smile.gif

If you would have never told me your Grenson sizes then I would recommend UK9 but considering you have a UK7.5F just mind boggles me so I still cannot comfortably recommend anything without being uncertain.
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Originally Posted by The Shoe Snob View Post

If you would have never told me your Grenson sizes then I would recommend UK9 but considering you have a UK7.5F just mind boggles me so I still cannot comfortably recommend anything without being uncertain.

Hahahaha. Understandable. I think it might be better for me to try a boot first, there I can get a feel for heel slippage. It's easier to make up for extra volume in a boot than in shoes, in my opinion / experience. So maybe I'll try a UK 9 boot from you, see how it fits me, and base my next purchase on that fit. smile.gif

Thank you Justin for your help!
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Hey Justin, I'm interested in getting a pair of navy suede semi-brogues, and saw the Greenwood on your store. What bothers me is the inconsistency in colour between the shots on the website. The first few look fine to me, but some of the middle pics look like a shade of blue that I do not like, so I'm wondering if you have more pics of this pair of shoes (or of a similar model with the same color). If anyone has experience with this colour please let me know what you think as well! I was choosing between this or the Carmina (http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/lace-up-captoe-suede-80201), but the Carmina's are a simple captoe oxford, I prefer some brogueing. 

 

I'm fine with this:

 

... but I can't stand this:

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Originally Posted by Butterfeet View Post

Hey Justin, I'm interested in getting a pair of navy suede semi-brogues, and saw the Greenwood on your store. What bothers me is the inconsistency in colour between the shots on the website. The first few look fine to me, but some of the middle pics look like a shade of blue that I do not like, so I'm wondering if you have more pics of this pair of shoes (or of a similar model with the same color). If anyone has experience with this colour please let me know what you think as well! I was choosing between this or the Carmina (http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/lace-up-captoe-suede-80201), but the Carmina's are a simple captoe oxford, I prefer some brogueing. 

I'm fine with this:



... but I can't stand this:


They are on the darker side. That second picture isnot as accurate. But tell you what. If you buy the shoe or tell me your size, I can take a picture in natural daylight with my phone and no settings to give you an accurate account for the color before sending/purchasing
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Originally Posted by The Shoe Snob View Post


They are on the darker side. That second picture isnot as accurate. But tell you what. If you buy the shoe or tell me your size, I can take a picture in natural daylight with my phone and no settings to give you an accurate account for the color before sending/purchasing

 

Thanks for the really quick reply! I'm on size 7.5UK. I haven't decided if I'll be getting it, just weighing my choices at the moment. If you could post the pictures here or send me a PM that would be great. I actually bought a pair of brown Magnolias through Massdrop a few weeks back. If I do get another pair from J. Fitzpatrick, I will probably wait until the Magnolias arrive just to be sure the sizing is correct. 

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Originally Posted by Butterfeet View Post

Thanks for the really quick reply! I'm on size 7.5UK. I haven't decided if I'll be getting it, just weighing my choices at the moment. If you could post the pictures here or send me a PM that would be great. I actually bought a pair of brown Magnolias through Massdrop a few weeks back. If I do get another pair from J. Fitzpatrick, I will probably wait until the Magnolias arrive just to be sure the sizing is correct. 

No worries will do so on Monday and thanks for supporting the Massdrop Magnolia drop
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