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Charles Tyrwhitt (CT) Boot Shoe Sizing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sygyzy, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    Hi,

    Thinking about getting some Chukkas from CT. How do they run, sizewise?

    Thanks.
     
  2. tsherry

    tsherry Senior member

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    I wear 12 D in most shoes. I ordered an 11 in the CT Suede Chukka. It is marked 10 1/2 / 11 and fits, so they run very large.
     
  3. PITAronin

    PITAronin Senior member

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    Agree. I normally wear an 8 1/2 C in US sizing and the CT boots that fit me best (after one round of returns due to the original order being just WAY to big) are marked 7 1/2 F. You might get lucky with your first order but, fortunately, CT has a good return policy and it's pretty easy to fine tune your order until you determine just which of their sizes fits you best.
     
  4. WN2

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    I usually wear European 44 and was a little concerned when ordering their suede chukkas last summer in size UK 10, but there were no fit problems. A UK size down would have been easily too small.
     
  5. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    Wow, so very tricky! I guess a size down or half a size? WN2 - Isn't a UK10, a size up from EUR 44?
     
  6. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Wow, so very tricky! I guess a size down or half a size?

    WN2 - Isn't a UK10, a size up from EUR 44?

    I'd go down a full size.
     
  7. jamesbond

    jamesbond Senior member

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    I went with my normal size U.S. 9.5D and there just a tag too big but not that big. I have a U.S. size 9D comming and will probably be returing the 9.5's. So I would say go down 1/2 Size and not a full size.
     
  8. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    I have conflicting information now! I guess I'll just take my chances and exchange it if it doesn't work out.

    Just curious, do certain types of shoes fit differently, just by the nature of their design and/or how they are intended to be worn. Just from reading, it seems you should always size down for Chukkas. You'd think over time, the manufacturers would just adjust the sizing. Unless they are trying to imply that (chukka) boots should be worn loosely?
     
  9. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I have conflicting information now! I guess I'll just take my chances and exchange it if it doesn't work out.

    Just curious, do certain types of shoes fit differently, just by the nature of their design and/or how they are intended to be worn. Just from reading, it seems you should always size down for Chukkas. You'd think over time, the manufacturers would just adjust the sizing. Unless they are trying to imply that (chukka) boots should be worn loosely?

    Well, CT's size generally run really big (or at least did last year - there has been some discussion of them perhaps changing manufacturers, which may or may not change this). This is regardless of style. My CT suedes are the only chukkas I only, so I can't comment whether there's something inherent in chukka's that makes sizing tricky.
     
  10. billiebob

    billiebob Senior member

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    I have experience sizing up 1 full size UK to US (10 UK to 11US)
    and sizing up only 1/2 size.

    The 1 full size up had the shoe quite tight for the first few wearings. It stretched and now it is perfect.

    The sizing up 1/2 size had the shoe perfect at first, but too loose after a few wearings.

    Which you choose depends on how you like your shoes to fit.

    My typical size is an 11D/E US.
     
  11. Sator

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    The trouble is that the shoes are made in UK sizes and the US sizes listed on their website are CONVERTED sizes. The problem is that they are incorrectly converted sizes. What everyone is saying is that the correct conversion of US to UK sizes is to substact one. This website does this for you:

    http://www.geocities.com/handy_feet/shoesize.html

    CT uses an incorrect conversion scale like this one which tells you to drop down just 1/2 size:

    http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html

    If you follow this, like CT recommends, then you end up with a shoe a 1/2 size too big.
     
  12. WN2

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    Oops, I just checked my boots and they are in fact UK 9½, not UK 10. Sorry about that, please disregard my earlier advice.
     
  13. itskub

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    Just wondering if anyone has a a link to the 50% coupon ?

    Thank you
     
  14. silent

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    ctshirts.com/pine still works for me


    while on the subject of CT boots -> anyone know who the manufacturer of their jodphur boot is? I recieved mine (after returning a pair which was 1/2 a size too big due to their botched sizing) last week and they are great.
    Tight in the instep area since no shoes fit me right due to my very high instep, but great leather, esp the color of it.
     
  15. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    The trouble is that the shoes are made in UK sizes and the US sizes listed on their website are CONVERTED sizes. The problem is that they are incorrectly converted sizes. What everyone is saying is that the correct conversion of US to UK sizes is to substact one. This website does this for you:

    http://www.geocities.com/handy_feet/shoesize.html

    CT uses an incorrect conversion scale like this one which tells you to drop down just 1/2 size:

    http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html

    If you follow this, like CT recommends, then you end up with a shoe a 1/2 size too big.


    So you are saying the US sizes listed on the CT website is converted wrong, to the magnitude of being 1/2 size too large? So even if it has my size US 9, I should order 8.5?
     
  16. lawyerdad

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    So you are saying the US sizes listed on the CT website is converted wrong, to the magnitude of being 1/2 size too large? So even if it has my size US 9, I should order 8.5?
    I think that's right.
     
  17. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    Great, very helpful.

    Speaking of helpful - I think every single thread of mine you've replied to, lawyerdad, you have been incredibly nice and helpful. Thanks for that.
     
  18. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Their shoes are made by Loake aren't they? I have a 10F Loake and it is my best fitting pair of shoes. Any Euro 44 also works a charm. Why do USA shoes have so many issues with the arch and closing the lacing? You never find this with UK and Euro shoes.
     
  19. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    I have several pairs of Loake and CT shoes. For reference, I am a 9.5 D in an AE Mora. In CT and Loake, I take 8.5 UK a/k/a as a US 9. FWIW
     
  20. visionology

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    Instead of creating a new thread, thought it'd be easier to ask in this one.

    Need some casual everyday boots and found some CT's that fit the bill for cheap.

    Ok now the question. When you click on the American flag to go to US pricing does that change the shoe sizes to US sizes as well or are they always shown as UK sizes?

    Thanks
     

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