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I forgot to mention - I tried on a pair of non chelseas (Loake Brogues) the other day. The lack of body left my ankles feeling naked and exposed, and they weren't as comfy as my RMWs (though perhaps they needed wearing in)...

I'm thinking I'll drop my money on a pair of Loake Buckinghams in dark brown from Herring - I'm pretty sure I'm a 10, but if they turn out to be a little big will i be raped with shipping costs?

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That thread has entered Bizarro world.

By the way, how does everyone arrange their ties in storage?

By colour, by material or by some other criteria?

I keep solids together, stripes together, motifs together, dots together and patterns together. Older ties get rolled up and go into a drawer any old how.
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Jason I remember you ordered straight from smedley's website a small while ago; how was it if it indeed was you?
I ended up getting the navy Johnstons of Elgin merino turtleneck instead of the Smedley one, it was about $50 cheaper, made in Scotland and it turned out perfect for what I want it for (wearing with cords on the weekend, under odd jackets and textured flannel suits). I went for a medium and it fit perfectly with nice long sleeves and body, not too tight but slim and firm where you want it around the wrists and the hem. It's pretty well perfect and I'll likely add a charcoal one when winter properly sets in. That doesn't help you much though!
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I forgot to mention - I tried on a pair of non chelseas (Loake Brogues) the other day. The lack of body left my ankles feeling naked and exposed, and they weren't as comfy as my RMWs (though perhaps they needed wearing in)...


I'm thinking I'll drop my money on a pair of Loake Buckinghams in dark brown from Herring - I'm pretty sure I'm a 10, but if they turn out to be a little big will i be raped with shipping costs?

Be prepared to fork out about $70 shipping if you need to return them, plus you'll still incur the outwards shipping. Best to try some Loake on here so you're confident of your size in their lasts. Another optin is to measure up your foot and ask Herring their advice on sizing.
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Be prepared to fork out about $70 shipping if you need to return them, plus you'll still incur the outwards shipping. Best to try some Loake on here so you're confident of your size in their lasts. Another optin is to measure up your foot and ask Herring their advice on sizing.

 

I went to Enricos yesterday and I'm definitely a 10 width. They could have been a little long though, so part of me wants to try a 9.5 and find out. I would have asked to try it yesterday but I'd already tried 2-3 pairs on which I wasn't going to buy and felt guilty. 

 

I've gone from an 11 in rubbish sneakers to 10.5 RMW and I really can't tell anymore. Is there any way of having my foot properly measured?

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I went to Enricos yesterday and I'm definitely a 10 width. They could have been a little long though, so part of me wants to try a 9.5 and find out. I would have asked to try it yesterday but I'd already tried 2-3 pairs on which I wasn't going to buy and felt guilty. 

I've gone from an 11 in rubbish sneakers to 10.5 RMW and I really can't tell anymore. Is there any way of having my foot properly measured?

Loake's advice on sizing:

http://www.loake.co.uk/product-information/
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Spent a little while polishing shoes today cos I wasn't at work. I was pretty chuffed with this effort.

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Using a Brannock device is considered TTS but for most people their shoe size usually differs from this.
Also thanks Jas hope you enjoy your turtleneck.... :P
Nice shine TBM; had some shine time during the long weekend as daughter was a bit sick but I only ended up getting a shine on one shoe so I have to do the other some time.
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Hey - this thread is going to hit 2013 pages in 2013. Probably in a month's time or so.
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Oh....I have 50 posts per page though.....
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Those are well worn TBM, nice shine.

 

In other news, got some C&J Selbourne on the way. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

 

I went to Enricos yesterday and I'm definitely a 10 width. They could have been a little long though, so part of me wants to try a 9.5 and find out. I would have asked to try it yesterday but I'd already tried 2-3 pairs on which I wasn't going to buy and felt guilty. 

 

I've gone from an 11 in rubbish sneakers to 10.5 RMW and I really can't tell anymore. Is there any way of having my foot properly measured?

Honestly, shoe sizing is a frustrating dark art. IMHO, there is no consistency across the brands.

 

I have however found that the shoes that fit best are a consistent length, in my case 30.0cm, which should be no great surprise of course, but this length varies between 7, 7.5 and 8UK, depending on the maker.

 

My advice is measure the length/width of your best fitting shoes to find a consistent average, and order accordingly after consulting the maker.

 

Good luck.

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I forgot to mention - I tried on a pair of non chelseas (Loake Brogues) the other day. The lack of body left my ankles feeling naked and exposed, and they weren't as comfy as my RMWs (though perhaps they needed wearing in)...

I'm thinking I'll drop my money on a pair of Loake Buckinghams in dark brown from Herring - I'm pretty sure I'm a 10, but if they turn out to be a little big will i be raped with shipping costs?


I have a pair of RM Williams Craftsman in 10.5 wide and a pair of Loake Buckingham in 10.5 (from Herring).

 

With thin socks I'm happy with the fit of the Buckinghams although there is a good half inch or so in the toe. With thin socks I find some innersoles fill out the RM Craftsman fine - could probably do with a 10.5 standard width for a perfect fit.

 

I found the Loakes much, much harder in the heels and sole than the Craftsman. Took me multiple wears to start to feel comfortable and still find the heels hard. Would probably not buy Loakes again although I really do like the styling and overall quality.

 

Hope that helps with sizing. I know I was worried about the return costs.

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ROB

 

The pop-over fits as thought I had it custom made. You cannot comprehend how ecstatic I am to have found something OTR that fits me so perfectly.

 

Do you have a white one in S, too?

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^^^^^ I felt like that when I put on the red chambray shirt for the first time.
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