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post #16 of 54
Thanks. Just snagged the double monk. Ron, I'd recommend adding this sizing information in your auctions, and possibly even bill them as the standard size instead of the tagged size. Also, I believe there's a special field you can specify for shoe size and type, this makes searching for size much easier than looking through each of the listing titles.
post #17 of 54
Just to add more mud to the water re sizing:

I'm normally a narrow 8.5 and, after I'd tried on nearly a dozen pairs of Martegani that Ron had been kind enough to send, we determined that I'm best fitted in a 7.5 in the 3B last and an 8 in the 42 last.
post #18 of 54
Keeping an eye out for plaintoe monks or maybe some wingtips on the 3B
post #19 of 54
I am a perfect 9 D in AE Park Avenue. What size/last would you recommend I try?
post #20 of 54
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
Thanks. Just snagged the double monk.

Ron, I'd recommend adding this sizing information in your auctions, and possibly even bill them as the standard size instead of the tagged size. Also, I believe there's a special field you can specify for shoe size and type, this makes searching for size much easier than looking through each of the listing titles.

Thanks Kent!

I do list the sizes on the drop down menu, and I list them in the US equivelants....I do the translations in the descriptions as well. For example, a UK 8 is listed as US 8.5 on auctions concerning 3B last and US 9 in other lasts. I prefer to provide the UK sizes as that is the stamp and I think it would be more confusing if a client received something with a different stamp than a different explaination. Also, about 30% of my business (and growing) is International where UK sizes are much more recognized than US sizes.

So, for any of my auctions where I am getting shoes that originated in the EU, I will list the PROPER TRANSLATION, AS I KNOW IT, in the listings description for the US market. The sizes in the listing title are US SIZES.

thanks again...let me know when you receive them -

Ron
post #21 of 54
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nsoltz View Post
I am a perfect 9 D in AE Park Avenue. What size/last would you recommend I try?

8.5 in 3B....9 in everything else.
post #22 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsoltz View Post
I am a perfect 9 D in AE Park Avenue. What size/last would you recommend I try?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RIDER View Post
Half size down. If you wear a 10, in A/E for example, you would look at 9.5 in 3B.

For reference, my experience would be:

10 Park Ave. =

9.5 in 3B and 71
10 in just about every other last
10.5 in 8R and 7Y

And if you like the low-vamp styles (not listed yet) then you would actually look at 11!

Ron

That says it all right there.
post #23 of 54
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Originally Posted by RIDER View Post
Thanks!

What I call a 'Zip' sole is what most here call a 'Topy'. It's the Vibram tap sole in the picture. Honestly, I have no idea how it ended up on a new shoe, but there it is.

Ron

Thank you. That is what I thought, just wasn't sure. I have a bid in on the black double monks as well... So it may be two pairs of monks for me Thanks again Ron!!!
post #24 of 54
This is too tempting.
post #25 of 54
Anything in shell hitting ebay Ron?
post #26 of 54
I bought the brown chisel toe loafer in 9D to replace a pair of Cole Haan split toes that I wear all the time. I'm very excited to have a pair of Marteganis to rely on.
post #27 of 54
where are the boots in 10D?
post #28 of 54
Thread Starter 
WHAT A DISASTER!!!!

GUYS, I SCREWED UP -

Kent was right, and I was not thinking clearly when I listed the Double Monk 3B fits.

I MEANT to ADD 1/2 size, but in reality I SUBTRACTED 1/2 size in the suggested fits. Next time I won't try to outsmart myself.....I was just trying to make it easy but now I am afraid I might have really caused a problem.

FOR ALL THOSE WHO WON THE 3B LASTED DOUBLE MONKS - PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT AND VERIFY THE FIT IS GOOD. IF NOT, I WILL ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR FREIGHT BOTH WAYS AND TAKE ANYTHING BACK THAT DOES NOT WORK.

I was thinking as a wholesaler, not a retailer - I thought

'is UK 9, so add 1 whole size for the US, means US 10....now they run 1/2 size big, so subtract 1/2 size so I'll list as 9.5'. Problem is I should have listed as 10.5!

I can't believe it....just used to telling retailers to scale down 1/2 size for 3B lasted shoes like the Lucca2.

I AM REALLY SORRY, BUT I WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS A PROBLEM....I'LL SEND MAILS OUT AS WELL, BUT THAT MIGHT TAKE A LITTLE WHILE AND I KNOW SOME OF THESE HIT TODAY. BESIDES, I DON'T THINK I HAVE BEEN HAMMERED YET ON-LINE, SO I THOUGHT I SHOULD START BY BEATING MYSELF UP FIRST......I AM REALLY SORRY GUY'S.

PLEASE TELL ME ASAP WHEN YOU GET THEM.

RON
post #29 of 54
Ron,

You are a true Gentleman

If anyone here received a UK7 in the brown doublemonks and they don't work please let me know. If anyone is interested in a uk7.5 I received mine today which are to big
post #30 of 54
Thread Starter 
And to show how really crazy shoe sizing/last fittings can be - I just looked/traded mails, and it seems 6 out of 8 that delivered today are perfectly fine! I am really confused now, but you never know until they are on the foot, for sure.
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