Originally Posted by NoVaguy
i think you're thinking about this too much. part of the problem with what you're doing with EG is that it seem idiosyncratic to you - i think following the EG suggested size works perfectly fine.
At the risk of seeming to beat this issue to death, let me add the following information. I should add that I didn't do this yesterday for fear that forumers would think that I was, in fact, beating this to death, but I decided this morning that the issue is important enough to try to get all the information out there.
A few weeks ago, I sent an e-mail to Edward Green inquiring about the sizing information stamped on the shoes they make for the RL Purple Label line. Here is one reply verbatim from the EG customer service person:"Polo Ralph Lauren ask us to mark the Purple label shoes as a D fitting even though we make them on our E fitting last. So if you saw a Purple label shoe made by us marked as a 9 / 9 1/2 D, it would be a UK 9E. If you saw a Purple label shoe marked 9 / 9 1/2C it would be a UK 9D."
Yesterday, after these postings, I decided to ask the EG customer service person a slightly different question, which s/he at first misunderstood (thinking that I was still referring to the RLPL shoes). Here is my follow-up question:"Thank you for this information. Actually my question was not aimed at the Ralph Lauren Purple Label shoes anymore; what I was asking was how to convert the UK fitting designation in an Edward Green shoe (not one rebranded by Ralph Lauren) to the US system. For example, if I saw an Edward Green shoe marked 9/ 9 1/2 E, would I assume that the E-fitting given was a UK one and understand the width to be equivalent to D in the US system?"
And this was the reply:"Apologies. In one word: yes, that is correct."
This confirms exactly what I have observed in my four pairs of EGs relative to US-made shoes, as detailed in my previous posts.