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post #8611 of 14986
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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post
These have been posted before, but they are a great deal so I will try again:

http://cgi.ebay.com/FOSTER-AND-SON-S...QQcmdZViewItem

Seller translates the UK 8E size to American 9E (wide), which is of course my size. But my own experience with UK sizing makes these closer to 8.5D US. The 11 5/8" length would make a short 9 but the width is close to (but not quite) an E. Nice boots. Glad I talked myself out of them.

Steven
post #8612 of 14986
Is this an eBay auction and Wikipedia page combined?

RJMan, can you shed some light as to what's going on here?

http://cgi.ebay.com/santoni-superbe-...QQcmdZViewItem
post #8613 of 14986
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No disrespect to Roger, but these are not the Fritz, and they are not orange-sock. They are top of the line FAM's so they are a very good deal. Also, having owned that shoe for a short time I can tell you that it is rather long and pointy, so I would not pay much attention to the inside/outside lengths when trying to determine size. They are made for the US market and marked with a US size. Some say (Brian for instance) that they run a little larger than marked, but not a full size.
I wasn't sure about the orange-sockness of these shoes, but really thought they were the Fritz. Here's Sherman Brothers' picture of the Fritz, and I can't find any difference from those listed:

http://www.shermanbrothers.com/produ...ProductId=6641

Here's the eBay listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SANTONI-FRIT...QQcmdZViewItem

The last shape and seam lines appear identical. Andrew, can you explain the difference between the Fritz and the shoe on eBay?

Edit: OK, I may have found it. The Fritz in the Sherman Brothers picture doesn't seem to have the faux (or real) Norwegian stitching that the eBay model does, although it's hard to be absolutely certain that the Fritz doesn't have it from the Sherman Brothers picture.
post #8614 of 14986
Look closely at the sole edge. The Fritz is Goodyear welted. The FAM's on ebay are done with Santoni's version of the classic Italian reverse welt (their's has one row of stitching vs. the two rows you will see on Mantellassi etc.) .
post #8615 of 14986
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Originally Posted by nate10184 View Post

I like these, one of the better looking AEs.
post #8616 of 14986
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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post
Look closely at the sole edge. The Fritz is Goodyear welted. The FAM's on ebay are done with Santoni's version of the classic Italian reverse welt (their's has one row of stitching vs. the two rows you will see on Mantellassi etc.) .
I think I see what you mean. It appears, when you look very closely (as in the bottom picture in the right column) , as though the edge of the upper comes under the stitching. About size: they are slightly more pointy than my extremely-similar Sutor Mantellassis in 9.5 that are shorter inside. So they might--you're saying--be a true 8.5? Too bad; I was considering bidding on them. Could they be stretched to fit a 9.5....
post #8617 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
I think I see what you mean. It appears, when you look very closely (as in the bottom picture in the right column) , as though the edge of the upper comes under the stitching. About size: they are slightly more pointy than my extremely-similar Sutor Mantellassis in 9.5 that are shorter inside. So they might--you're saying--be a true 8.5? Too bad; I was considering bidding on them. Could they be stretched to fit a 9.5....

It does - the upper is turned out and stitched down to a midsole, instead of being turned under and stitched to a welt like a goodyear welted shoe. This was originally done for water resistance, though these days it is decorative.

Santoni for the US market fits true-to-size for me, but I have high arches and a wide foot. I think people with more average shaped feet feel that they run a half size large.
post #8618 of 14986
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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post
These have been posted before, but they are a great deal so I will try again:

http://cgi.ebay.com/FOSTER-AND-SON-S...QQcmdZViewItem

I may take a stab at these.
But I never wear boots/half boots. Could these be worn with a suit?
post #8619 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
these are bigger, probably too big, but c&j is not mentioned in the title:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120219181993

So his uncle had two pairs in different sizes and never wore either?
post #8620 of 14986
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So his uncle had two pairs in different sizes and never wore either?

Uncle was a size 7.5 narrow, but suffered from a shopping addiction manifesting itself in luxury shoes. Pretty common.
post #8621 of 14986
3 pairs?
post #8622 of 14986
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Uncle was a size 7.5 narrow, but suffered from a shopping addiction manifesting itself in luxury shoes. Pretty common.

Yep, ol' Uncle Portnoy. How we miss him.
post #8623 of 14986
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So his uncle had two pairs in different sizes and never wore either?

He was incapacitated with indecision.
post #8624 of 14986
pretty cool Polo (C&J) benchmade in England double Monks. I've never have seen this design before...must be a bit old. Sort of looks like a precursor to Lobb's Chapel. perhaps they were ahead of their time.

only problem is they are a size 7 and are black.
post #8625 of 14986
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So his uncle had two pairs in different sizes and never wore either?
He was a compulsive sale shopper--he just had to have everything.
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