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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


You could try going half a size down and for a G or wide fit in UK sizes. Some UK makers use their own sizing letters, usually F is standard and G is wide but see preceding statement.
Trace your foot - accurately - and send tracing and measurements plus volume measurement, to Herring and they'll tell you what is best.
You may still get it wrong.
Your best bet is to go into a shoe store thats sells UK shoes and try on and buy. Its not very complicated.

Yeah will do all I can at American Tailors and Double Monk; also traced my foot and compared it to the Meermin's I bought and they're just too damn wide for them T_T

Wish I had that Spoo narrow foot; also anyone know if losing enough weight can narrow your foot (my width seems to be fat) that will be all the determination I need to lose weight :)

post #22457 of 52281
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I expect the Government will announce this afternoon it will not alter the tax-free import threshold of $1,000, and will address inefficiencies in import mechanisms.
Stay tuned for wailing from out of touch retailers - and my favourite rent seeker and race horse owner - Gerry Harvey.

It said the current threshold of $1000 was out of step with other countries, and the government needed to consider ways to bolster the tax and ensure a level playing field for local retailers.
 

 

Why they think a 10% increase will solve the problem I'll never know. Plus we'll all just end up using forwarding services to avoid it anyway.

post #22458 of 52281
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Yeah will do all I can at American Tailors and Double Monk; also traced my foot and compared it to the Meermin's I bought and they're just too damn wide for them T_T
Wish I had that Spoo narrow foot; also anyone know if losing enough weight can narrow your foot (my width seems to be fat) that will be all the determination I need to lose weight smile.gif

Why are you looking at those stores instead of McClouds and Beggar Man Thief who stock a wide range of Loakes etc? Especially if you could be wearing sneakers to work. And with all due respect to American Tailors who are nice blokes - they are not shoes specialists - nor are they in-expensive. Good fitting shoes are more important than the latest SF love in brand or style..

Feet sizes can change but its not usually where you lose a lot of weight/ fat/ whatever.

Really - if your feet are very different from "normal sizes*" you should see a decent podiatrist first - before you buy shoes.

* Normal sizes are really only a rough estimation of the normal curve - in real life the outliers of even 1 SD, not to mention 2 or 3 SD, are people walking around with real feet - in badly fitting shoes - not some theoretical construct that can be ignored..
post #22459 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

But it's closed tomorrow and Sunday.

got it done lunch time today

could not believe the humidity in sydney forced to strangle cold one just to cool off
post #22460 of 52281
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Why are you looking at those stores instead of McClouds and Beggar Man Thief who stock a wide range of Loakes etc? Especially if you could be wearing sneakers to work. And with all due respect to American Tailors who are nice blokes - they are not shoes specialists - nor are they in-expensive. Good fitting shoes are more important than the latest SF love in brand or style..
Feet sizes can change but its not usually where you lose a lot of weight/ fat/ whatever.
Really - if your feet are very different from "normal sizes*" you should see a decent podiatrist first - before you buy shoes.
* Normal sizes are really only a rough estimation of the normal curve - in real life the outliers of even 1 SD, not to mention 2 or 3 SD, are people walking around with real feet - in badly fitting shoes - not some theoretical construct that can be ignored..

Was really lusting after this wingtip and was looking for a more midrange shoes (C&J or Carmina are at American Tailors) so yeah :)

P.S.

I think this guy is an owner(s) of Double Monk (last sentence).

post #22461 of 52281
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

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Why are you looking at those stores instead of McClouds and Beggar Man Thief who stock a wide range of Loakes etc? Especially if you could be wearing sneakers to work. And with all due respect to American Tailors who are nice blokes - they are not shoes specialists - nor are they in-expensive. Good fitting shoes are more important than the latest SF love in brand or style..
Feet sizes can change but its not usually where you lose a lot of weight/ fat/ whatever.
Really - if your feet are very different from "normal sizes*" you should see a decent podiatrist first - before you buy shoes.
* Normal sizes are really only a rough estimation of the normal curve - in real life the outliers of even 1 SD, not to mention 2 or 3 SD, are people walking around with real feet - in badly fitting shoes - not some theoretical construct that can be ignored..

Was really lusting after this wingtip and was looking for a more midrange shoes (C&J or Carmina are at American Tailors) so yeah :)

P.S.

I think this guy is an owner(s) of Double Monk (last sentence).

 

I can't imagine the Rain would work that well for you, but I could be wrong. I know Carmina will MTO a wider fitting, but only on the Forest last. MTO fees are pretty high at the moment though, unless you can get a group MTO going.

 

Honestly, talk to Herring first. They do a lot of nice styles in a G fitting, both from Barker and Loake through their own home brand. Nail your size down first before jumping to C&J etc, unless you can try it on. You'll have a smaller risk if you have to resell, etc.

 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=450

post #22462 of 52281
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Yeah will do all I can at American Tailors and Double Monk; also traced my foot and compared it to the Meermin's I bought and they're just too damn wide for them T_T
Wish I had that Spoo narrow foot; also anyone know if losing enough weight can narrow your foot (my width seems to be fat) that will be all the determination I need to lose weight smile.gif

TB, I have the same issue with my feet. They are 12.5cm wide, but average length. In other words I am a 9 - 9.5 in length, but need an 11EEE for width. There are three things you can do. Firstly, accept you just need to wear longer shoes than is ideal and get used to it. Secondly, have your shoes made for you - cheapest way to do this with acceptable results is a business like Zees in Hong Kong. Or you can look to the US makers like Alden, which (with the size of their market) have some very non-standard lasts available (the only problem being these last can produce shoe of truly majestic ugliness ...though some are okay - have look on their site).

If your feet are flat and you need a special foot bed, Option three above might be your best bet.
post #22463 of 52281
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Was really lusting after this wingtip and was looking for a more midrange shoes (C&J or Carmina are at American Tailors) so yeah smile.gif
P.S.
I think this guy is an owner(s) of Double Monk (last sentence).

Bunny - don't end up like that unshaven stitches bloke with 37,000 posts and either never listen or absorb any advice.

I don't want to be rude, but I and others always have the same message, if your feet are in any way a bit hard to fit in grown ups shoes - don't order online - go and get fitted - in a low to mid range shoe first and then SEE HOW IT GOES before you buy more on that same last or brand or online or in shop.

There are plenty of good brogues in Loakes lines. Sure you won't get a picture you can post on WTFexpensiveshoesI'mWearingToday but you will have some high quality shoes that will look good, wear well and fit you.
post #22464 of 52281
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Still not open afaik. They will stock EG too.
post #22466 of 52281
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

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That ladder doesn't fit their aesthetic at all. 

post #22467 of 52281
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looks similar to the carmina store in paris

post #22468 of 52281
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That ladder doesn't fit their aesthetic at all. 

 

I thought it was interior design sprezzatura.

post #22469 of 52281
Thanks to everyone who turned up to the Brisbane meet, it was delightful. A special shoutout to Windowpane1967 for the organising the meet.

Elvish, I'm somewhat keen for the breakfast if you and or others are still interested.

On double monk have we heard anything on prices?
post #22470 of 52281
Store looks nice. Not sure if it's been mentioned by anyone else but I'm really not sold on the name. It's shoe relavant, but too relavant to the present fashion. And what I mean s in 10 years time double monks will most likely have come and gone and wont be remotely #menswear anymore and the name will be useless.
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