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post #23176 of 37396
C&J Westbourne.
Any objection to this noodling?
Will it be fine with my CBD?
Or does it overlap with Hallam?
post #23177 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

C&J Westbourne.
Any objection to this noodling?
Will it be fine with my CBD?
Or does it overlap with Hallam?

Remind me what you have at the moment? 2 navy suits and one grey one, and one black cap toe and one dark brown one?
post #23178 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post


Remind me what you have at the moment? 2 navy suits and one grey one, and one black cap toe and one dark brown one?

 

Navy Birdseye (Click to show)

 

 

 

Blue Plaid (Click to show)

 

 

 

PoW (Click to show)

 

 

 

Brown Hallam (Click to show)

 

 

 

Black Hallam (Click to show)

 

 

Then just beaters...

post #23179 of 37396

Your shoes consistently don't seem to fit.

post #23180 of 37396

Huh? I got them sized properly. What's wrong with them?

(I am wearing thick winter socks btw)

post #23181 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Huh? I got them sized properly. What's wrong with them?
(I am wearing thick winter socks btw)

I had a pair which looked like yours when worn. I sized down half a size and immediately felt better.
post #23182 of 37396
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I had a pair which looked like yours when worn. I sized down half a size and immediately felt better.

Size shown in the picture is UK8.5E and when I sized down by 1/2, it was too small. Them socks are thick winter socks if you all think it is too small. 

post #23183 of 37396

There are gaps all over the place. At least it looks like there are in the pics. I would imagine that the gaps would be even worse with thinner socks.

post #23184 of 37396

Interesting. UK8.0 was just too small. UK8.5 was just right.

Can you all comment on whether or not the Westbourne would be a good addition given what I have now?

post #23185 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Interesting. UK8.0 was just too small. UK8.5 was just right.
Can you all comment on whether or not the Westbourne would be a good addition given what I have now?

I'm in a similar situation with my stock of cbd shoes, and my ideal next addition would be an Adelaide, but in a deep burgundy.
post #23186 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Interesting. UK8.0 was just too small. UK8.5 was just right.
Can you all comment on whether or not the Westbourne would be a good addition given what I have now?
Knowing what you have suit wise and what you're aiming for given your work environment, if I were you, I'd opt for a darker shade of burgundy than the Westbournes. I had a pair of and wasn't comfortable pairing them with suits.

And the gaps around your ankles are worrisome. Were you able to fit your feet into size UK8? Some shoes need a break in period, which sometimes is painful.
Edited by DonRaphael - 5/9/15 at 9:23am
post #23187 of 37396

Nood, those shoes are boss. Have you tried them on at the shop? If they feel just a little tight and vaguely uncomfortable all over, buy them. If they feel comfortable and roomy with slippage, size down. If they feel painfully tight at certain points where you have previously experienced blisters, size up.

 

If OTOH they feel just right but your heels are slipping a little as you walk around, or they feel comfy except for your toes hitting at front, don't kop at all. The last is wrong for your feet.

 

If you're not 100% sure, make your excuses and try them again another day, preferably in the late afternoon when your feet are at their most swollen.

 

I have made countless egregious mistakes with clothing, but insh'allah I have never fucked up with shoe sizing. Follow the above simple rules and you should be fine.

 

Those adelaides are great. Just baller enough without being too ballmer.

post #23188 of 37396
The 348/58 is a super difficult last to get a god fit in. I have five pairs (Tetbury, Selbourne x2, Lowndes x2) and am happy with two of them. I can't see buying this last again. Given the location of the creases it looks like Noodles's pairs are probably fine but not perfect, and the gaps may be bending down to take pics etc.

Regarding the Wesrbourne, two thoughts. First, like DR I would opt for burgundy/oxblood before C&J chestnut. My Chestnut Selbournes are hard to wear with suits. Second, I would try on a different last or two. Noodles I don't know what your foot shape is (maybe one of the only topics not yet discussed here) but the 337 may fit better if you're sticking with C&J, or the Vass F last. If you're averse to online risks then you can try the former at SkyValet, and Greg can sort you with the latter. Given your rotation the Vass OE2 in Oxblood on the F would be perfect, and more or less the same as the Westbourne price-wise. @Mimo has posted pics of his
post #23189 of 37396

The C&J 348 last is just great for me.

 

But then again, I have beautiful feet.

post #23190 of 37396

Westbourne is an awesome shoe. Highly recommend. 

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