Once again, I am scratching my head over sizing issues regarding the 337 last. Some of you may recall an earlier exchange regarding the difference between U.S. & U.K. sizing, specifically dealing with the Seymour & Savile ( http://www.styleforum.net/cgi-bin....saviles ). After months of trying to convince myself that my Saviles fit ok, I finally realized they didn't; they were too roomy, subsequently I was not wearing them and you know the old adage there... I ended up selling them to a SF member this weekend, with some regret. I would like to buy a new, smaller pair from Mr. Doshi, or possibly even a pair of the new handgrade boots--the Sandown--but I am still unsure as to whether a 6.5 E will fit, or possibly be too small, as were the 7 D U.S. Seymours that made the rounds a while back. I am still not convinced that these 7D's were the equivalent of 6.5 E's U.K. although Alias seemed to suggest that was the case, since he ended up with them and has another handgrade pair (Audleys) in 6.5E. To resummarize, I found the 7E Saviles extremely roomy in the toebox, both lengthwise and width/heightwise. I find it hard to believe that dropping down 1/2 size would make a difference from overly roomy, to quite tight, although I guess Dan found quite a difference between the 7d & 7.5D Seymours that he tried on at Barney's. For those of you who own C&J's on the 337 last, what has been your experience regarding sizing & fit? Is it possible that the 337 last just won't fit my foot properly? It seems odd, because I have no problems with other shoe lines, including C&J benchgrade, which I actually have in 7E, contrary to the 6.5E that was first suggested to me by Mr. Doshi and others here. The 6.5E's were just too restrictive. Apologies for going on a bit, I'm just so frustrated, and would like to figure this thing out before I attempt to reorder.
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12/12/04 at 10:32pm