PS. Mike you might want to put some pertinent info in your "signature" (at the bottom of your comments) which makes is easier to click on your website etc.
Yes, go to your profile page and scroll to the bottom of the page to where it reads: Your Forum Signature and click on "edit".
Really appreciate your help Bebop but that is where I was looking and there is no option for a signature. I have emailed my account manager - hopefully it is something they can enable.
In the meantime some news - we have added 3 new fields to each product page:
Construction (Eg Goodywear Welted, Blake Stitched etc)
Sole (Leather, Rubber Studded, Rubber Commando etc)
Country of Origin (England, France etc)
Most of our stock should have these values already assigned but we will add the rest in the coming weeks. We hope this is helpful.
We will also be adding this to the search facility very soon.
I have finally managed to get our signature sorted out. it turns out you need to have made so many posts before the option to create a signature appears.
I wanted to mention some MTOs which have been arriving with us this month. They are all made in England - from a variety of manufacturers including Sanders, NPS and Barker. I am starting with three styles made for us by Sanders (there is a forth Chelsea boot to follow).
David and I had a wonderful time being shown round the Sanders factory. It is great to see all the processes involved in constructing Goodyear welted footwear - I never grow tired of this. It is our intention that these styles will be the first in a long time of MTOs from Sanders.
This is the wonderful Pediwear Teddington,
It is a tan calf leather boot with a natural welt and a studded rubber sole. Perfect for arduous days in the country and casual urban wear alike.
We hope that this presentation of a tan country brogue has a combination of quality of construction and style which will appeal to our customers.
In a similar vein we have the Pediwear Bruno - which for those who know Sanders range will recognise. It is a Sanders Bruno, but in black calf (which they do not offer) with a natural welt and matching tan laces (with a bright green option if you are more daring)... I have a pair of these and they are already drawing plenty of admiring comments and orders.
And finally for this post we have the Pediwear Leicester. We had this made to fill what we perceived was a lack of offerings in this area - this is a very reasonably priced English made black calf toe cap Oxford in a G fitting. I also own a pair of these (testing your own products is obviously absolutely essential) and I can testify to their excellent fitting and comfort.
Thank you for taking the time to view these - if you have any comments, questions or feedback we would be most grateful to hear them. I have some shots of the Sanders factory which I will up load as soon as I get a chance.
I'm considering a pair of those Leicester oxfords. I think I actually submitted an e-mail via your contact form last night, but I figure it can't hurt to ask here, as well. Can you comment on their fit for somebody with a slightly wide, flat arch? The only sizing I can offer for comparison would be the Allen Edmonds 65 last, which I understand you may not have personal experience with. I take a 9E in that shoe, so if anybody familiar with the sizing can comment, I'd appreciate it.
Also it would be nice to get some reviews on quality of the Pediwear brand shoes from anybody that's bought them.
Edit: Just read somewhere that the standard width in the UK is F, so that your G sizing would be approximately equivalent to my E width here in the states. Does that sound about right?
Thank you Coburn, we am pleased to hear you were happy with our service.
I am hoping to be able to show you very soon, they were due for delivery in September - I am just waiting to hear back from Betty regarding an up to date delivery date.
Thank you Foxhound, good to hear you are happy with the service you received.
Hi Perco - yes we wish the GBP wasn't so strong too! Hopefully it will drop back down to more reasonable levels sometime soon.