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Encore

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Hi Encore, I have a narrow foot and low instep and can run into this on a lot of boots as well. I have been trying to go for lasts with low instep and/or narrow fittings, which tend to not exhibit this as much. It is one of the things that made me pass on a gorgeous pair of suede CJ Galway 2, recently.
Thanks Paul for the advice, I will check CJ Galway 2 out sometime. I had a pair of skye, but I see the same issue on it too >.<
 

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Thanks Paul for the advice, I will check CJ Galway 2 out sometime. I had a pair of skye, but I see the same issue on it too >.<
The G2 I tried was the regular E width. It was a bit too big for me overall, but that area was one of the worst. I'd like to try that 325 last on a D width. I must admit to Coniston Envy. I have the 365 in D and no problem with extra material there.
 

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In fact in your photo it doesn't seem to bad. However on some of my boots it's actually worse, that's why I am trying to understand.

My cobbler said he can shrink the leather to make it better, which seems reasonable, but wanted to consult with you guys first:)
Do you know how does your cobbler shrink the leather? Is it possible to do?

I have a similar annoyance with my Jodhpur boots, as I posted before: is like having some excess material on the side and I will like to know how to correct the "bubble" that pops were marked:

 

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these look great, what are these?
Thank you! They are Allen Edmonds, brown cordovan shell Higgins Mill from a 2018 GMTO. About 20 of these exist, some from that GMTO and a few more from AEs recent trunk show.

Waiting today for a bourbon shell pair and a blue shell pair.
 

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(My first time ever posting my own content on Styleforum [and cross-posted to the bespoke shoes thread]…)

Role Club (a.k.a. Brian the Bootmaker) chukkas in natural CXL horsehide, customized with a higher shaft. So really "George boots" if we're being technical.

Gorgeous leather, clean stitching, terrific last, obvious care put into every detail – really the total package. Couldn't be happier and can't wait to start breaking them in!

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(My first time ever posting my own content on Styleforum [and cross-posted to the bespoke shoes thread]…)

Role Club (a.k.a. Brian the Bootmaker) chukkas in natural CXL horsehide, customized with a higher shaft. So really "George boots" if we're being technical.

Gorgeous leather, clean stitching, terrific last, obvious care put into every detail – really the total package. Couldn't be happier and can't wait to start breaking them in!

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RC is absolutely incredible, his work is always top notch
 

stephenaf2003

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(My first time ever posting my own content on Styleforum [and cross-posted to the bespoke shoes thread]…)

Role Club (a.k.a. Brian the Bootmaker) chukkas in natural CXL horsehide, customized with a higher shaft. So really "George boots" if we're being technical.

Gorgeous leather, clean stitching, terrific last, obvious care put into every detail – really the total package. Couldn't be happier and can't wait to start breaking them in!

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Nice boots.

Do they really have a company label on the outside of them?
 

bjhofkin

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They really do. :)

I wouldn't want that with something more refined but you do see that from time to time with more workwear-style stuff, and for whatever reason I don't mind it. More in harmony with the overall aesthetic, I guess.

Nice boots.

Do they really have a company label on the outside of them?
 

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