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Advice for brands with different width fitting

dIpeRCYT

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Hi all,

I'd like an advice for bying a pair of black Oxford. My foot is a little hollow, but not wide, which makes the E width for Crockett & Jones not a good fit for me (there's a big gap between the lacing in my opinion). Alas, this brand doesn't offer wider fittings.

On Weston (a french brand), 8E is perfect because it's the widest whereas D is the standard fitting.

So I'd like to know which high quality brands do propose several widths. I can think of:

  • Edward Green (UK)
  • Allen Edmonds (US)
  • Barker (UK)
  • Loake (UK)
  • Weston (FR)
  • Church's (UK)
  • John Lobb (UK)

I'm ruling out AE because it's too tricky to get them here in France. So which are the brands akin to C&J which offer wider fittings ?

I know I can go for a pair of derby's but I found them less classy and more sporty.

Thanks a lot for your advices.
 

tomsocal

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Carmina and TLB?
C&J has G fitting on few lasts but it’s difficult to find stockists carrying it.
You could go with personalized lasts at the higher end like St. Crispin’s too.
 

dougc33

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Carmina and TLB?
C&J has G fitting on few lasts but it’s difficult to find stockists carrying it.
You could go with personalized lasts at the higher end like St. Crispin’s too.
Hi all,

I'd like an advice for bying a pair of black Oxford. My foot is a little hollow, but not wide, which makes the E width for Crockett & Jones not a good fit for me (there's a big gap between the lacing in my opinion). Alas, this brand doesn't offer wider fittings.

On Weston (a french brand), 8E is perfect because it's the widest whereas D is the standard fitting.

So I'd like to know which high quality brands do propose several widths. I can think of:

  • Edward Green (UK)
  • Allen Edmonds (US)
  • Barker (UK)
  • Loake (UK)
  • Weston (FR)
  • Church's (UK)
  • John Lobb (UK)

I'm ruling out AE because it's too tricky to get them here in France. So which are the brands akin to C&J which offer wider fittings ?

I know I can go for a pair of derby's but I found them less classy and more sporty.

Thanks a lot for your advices.
"My foot is a little hollow" - wood or plastic? Makes a difference ya know.
 

dIpeRCYT

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I meant I have a high instep.

Already tried Carmina but same as C&J. TLB not yet but they propose MTO so that could be a solution.
 

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