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post #24766 of 55257
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

While on the subject of the capital last. It is easily the best fitting last I have experienced for my feet. So if anybody knows of lasts from other manufacturer's that fit similarly I'd be keen to hear about them.

is this not the same as the 026 on the herring loakes?
post #24767 of 55257
Oh, you're lucky man. Capital last doesn't fit me - I remember trying on an 8.5 and it fit well everywhere except the heel was very wide on me. That said, I think some of Beggar Man Thief's stock is offered in wide fittings, and so I may not have actually tried on an 'F' fitting.
post #24768 of 55257
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post


is this not the same as the 026 on the herring loakes?

I don't think so. They might be similar but from the look of them the 026 has a round toe while the Capital has more of a chisel toe. I'd love it if they were close though as the Herring Campden is a nice looking chukka on the 026.

post #24769 of 55257
Herringbone Navy Check Suit, trigger pulled!

Both Barrels are Blazing!
post #24770 of 55257

God, RMW online presence + customer service is poor. 

I've been trying to get one of their little '6 steps to boot care' brochures they were giving out before Christmas (only found out about them when the site updated). None of the staff in my local outlet had a clue when they were coming in, and customer service gave me an 'um, I don't know'

It's like they don't want my business, or at least don't want it now that I've blown $1K on their shoes. 

post #24771 of 55257
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

I don't think so. They might be similar but from the look of them the 026 has a round toe while the Capital has more of a chisel toe. I'd love it if they were close though as the Herring Campden is a nice looking chukka on the 026.

I have both, but have not worn them enough to distinguish/ compare properly. Plus I don't really notice intricacies between lasts etc (inexperience mainly, and they all seem to feel good).

 

That being said, the capital last and the 026 last sizing is the same, and they both feel great/ similar on the foot.

 

I did wear my Campden chukkas for the first time yesterday, and they have beat up my feet pretty well (nice blisters on each pinky and missing a layer of skin on achilles where boot ends).

But I did walk 4 kms+. 

 

I have also been very impressed with Cheaneys 11028 last (my Herring Baldwins). Which feel similar/ better than the 1880's. Id get the Herring chelsea ('Wilson') in 11028 last in a second if the colours suited me... 

post #24772 of 55257
Cheaney is a world above Loake for me. Even Loake's 1880 line (to me) seems a bit cheap with materials and clunky by design.
post #24773 of 55257

On the subject of the capital last, does anyone know how it fits in comparison to the common Carmina lasts (Forest, rain, simpson). I know this is a pretty difficult question to answer, it's just that I'm looking at Carminas  and living in Sydney I have no way of accurately gauging size.

post #24774 of 55257
I've got capital, robert and simpson. Capital fits bigger overall and wider than both. My capitals are 8.5uk and carmina both 9UK. Simpson is slimmest then robert in the middle. Robert fits me best.
post #24775 of 55257
I have shoes on the capital last and the Simpson and they are very different. Simpson is very tight in the toe box and vamp areas. To be honest its not really valid to compare the two. I can't talk about the other carmina lasts. HTH.
post #24776 of 55257
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I've got capital, robert and simpson. Capital fits bigger overall and wider than both. My capitals are 8.5uk and carmina both 9UK. Simpson is slimmest then robert in the middle. Robert fits me best.

Cheers Jason, just what I wanted to hear. Does anyone have a similar comparison for the forest last?

post #24777 of 55257
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Thanks CHECK. Not sure how much weight I've lost. It's probably the suit and the angle of the photo that gives that impression. I've still got a gut biggrin.gif

This suit is a 40R, and I used to wear a 42R before.

Yeah MJB suit jackets fit me so well. I only have to alter the pants with a knee-down taper and everything is perfect. I also tried on some of their full canvassed suits that are all made in Japan. The fit is extremely awesome with higher armholes; and the pants have side tabs as well. I think the starting price for them was around $1300 I recall correctly. I don't think I'll have to visit PJohnson for a a suit after all....
post #24778 of 55257
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

Yeah MJB suit jackets fit me so well. I only have to alter the pants with a knee-down taper and everything is perfect. I also tried on some of their full canvassed suits that are all made in Japan. The fit is extremely awesome with higher armholes; and the pants have side tabs as well. I think the starting price for them was around $1300 I recall correctly. I don't think I'll have to visit PJohnson for a a suit after all....

I have a few issues. Some are fit-wise and others are personal preference (e.g. I would like a wider lapel), but at ~ $500 for the suit, I can't complain as it's a reasonably good RTW fit. I will be visiting PJohnson in time smile.gif
post #24779 of 55257
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

I have shoes on the capital last and the Simpson and they are very different. Simpson is very tight in the toe box and vamp areas. To be honest its not really valid to compare the two. I can't talk about the other carmina lasts. HTH.

Yeah I understand it's pretty difficult to make such comparisons. I think I'll avoid the Simpson, it sounds too narrow for me. I don't have particularly wide feet, but I do have a very high instep.

post #24780 of 55257
Hi Guys, bout to get started this week in placing a few items for sale on here - but just gauge the interest, any one like:

- pair of Allen Edmond Walnut Strands (size 9) including matching belt - two months old, purchased while in Orlando. http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6105_1_40000000001_-1

- Pair of Crockett & Jones Shoe Trees

- 4 Shirts & Pants - P Johnson - am a size small standard size.

- One Shirt from "the cloakroom"

Hopefully i can get pictures out to you asap, and happy for you to try on before purchasing - be it if you can make it out to Sydney City on my lunchbreak. smile.gif

Thanks!.
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