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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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  2. TehBunny

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    Yeah will do all I can at American Tailors and Double Monk; also traced my foot and compared it to the Meermin's I bought and they're just too damn wide for them T_T
    Wish I had that Spoo narrow foot; also anyone know if losing enough weight can narrow your foot (my width seems to be fat) that will be all the determination I need to lose weight :)
     


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    Why are you looking at those stores instead of McClouds and Beggar Man Thief who stock a wide range of Loakes etc? Especially if you could be wearing sneakers to work. And with all due respect to American Tailors who are nice blokes - they are not shoes specialists - nor are they in-expensive. Good fitting shoes are more important than the latest SF love in brand or style..

    Feet sizes can change but its not usually where you lose a lot of weight/ fat/ whatever.

    Really - if your feet are very different from "normal sizes*" you should see a decent podiatrist first - before you buy shoes.

    * Normal sizes are really only a rough estimation of the normal curve - in real life the outliers of even 1 SD, not to mention 2 or 3 SD, are people walking around with real feet - in badly fitting shoes - not some theoretical construct that can be ignored..
     
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  5. Geoffrey Firmin

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    got it done lunch time today

    could not believe the humidity in sydney forced to strangle cold one just to cool off
     
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    Was really lusting after this wingtip and was looking for a more midrange shoes (C&J or Carmina are at American Tailors) so yeah :)
    P.S.
    I think this guy is an owner(s) of Double Monk (last sentence).
     


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    TB, I have the same issue with my feet. They are 12.5cm wide, but average length. In other words I am a 9 - 9.5 in length, but need an 11EEE for width. There are three things you can do. Firstly, accept you just need to wear longer shoes than is ideal and get used to it. Secondly, have your shoes made for you - cheapest way to do this with acceptable results is a business like Zees in Hong Kong. Or you can look to the US makers like Alden, which (with the size of their market) have some very non-standard lasts available (the only problem being these last can produce shoe of truly majestic ugliness ...though some are okay - have look on their site).

    If your feet are flat and you need a special foot bed, Option three above might be your best bet.
     


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    Bunny - don't end up like that unshaven stitches bloke with 37,000 posts and either never listen or absorb any advice.

    I don't want to be rude, but I and others always have the same message, if your feet are in any way a bit hard to fit in grown ups shoes - don't order online - go and get fitted - in a low to mid range shoe first and then SEE HOW IT GOES before you buy more on that same last or brand or online or in shop.

    There are plenty of good brogues in Loakes lines. Sure you won't get a picture you can post on WTFexpensiveshoesI'mWearingToday but you will have some high quality shoes that will look good, wear well and fit you.
     


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    Still not open afaik. They will stock EG too.
     


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    That ladder doesn't fit their aesthetic at all.
     


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    looks similar to the carmina store in paris
     


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    I thought it was interior design sprezzatura.
     


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    Thanks to everyone who turned up to the Brisbane meet, it was delightful. A special shoutout to Windowpane1967 for the organising the meet.

    Elvish, I'm somewhat keen for the breakfast if you and or others are still interested.

    On double monk have we heard anything on prices?
     
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