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The colour is Cedar and I quite like it,not sure whether I will keep them.
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I have some chukkas a similar colour to these. Pretty good with mid or light blue jeans or possibly khaki. I don't tend to wear them much which is why I darkened my Liffey boots. It's strange that 103 last isn't mentioned on the Cheaney website. It seems they are exclusive to Jones Bootmaker. They still look fine
 

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I have some chukkas a similar colour to these. Pretty good with mid or light blue jeans or possibly khaki. I don't tend to wear them much which is why I darkened my Liffey boots. It's strange that 103 last isn't mentioned on the Cheaney website. It seems they are exclusive to Jones Bootmaker. They still look fine
I really like them,colour,shape, leather but they are very similar to a pair of Church that I have...here's a comparison.
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Hi, looking for some advice with regard to the 11028 last vs the 125 last.

I have about 5 pairs of Cheaney on the 11028 last, from Herring Premier to the City Line, all lace up. Good fit in 8F. What works well for me is the narrow / secure heel and the bit of extra length in the toe box on the 11028. I have a low instep.

I am strongly considering a pair of the Godfrey D Chelsea Boots in suede on the 125 last but want to get an idea if I should stick to the 8F. Internal measurements of these two last appear to be very similar in 8F, i.e. 289 mm length and 243mm joint girth on the 11028 and 290mm length and 245mm joint girth on the 125. My only concern is that the 125 may come up slightly big on the basis of the above and given this would be a suede Chelsea boot.

Thanks
 

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Hi, looking for some advice with regard to the 11028 last vs the 125 last.

I have about 5 pairs of Cheaney on the 11028 last, from Herring Premier to the City Line, all lace up. Good fit in 8F. What works well for me is the narrow / secure heel and the bit of extra length in the toe box on the 11028. I have a low instep.

I am strongly considering a pair of the Godfrey D Chelsea Boots in suede on the 125 last but want to get an idea if I should stick to the 8F. Internal measurements of these two last appear to be very similar in 8F, i.e. 289 mm length and 243mm joint girth on the 11028 and 290mm length and 245mm joint girth on the 125. My only concern is that the 125 may come up slightly big on the basis of the above and given this would be a suede Chelsea boot.

Thanks
Welcome to the Cheaney thread! I have multiple pairs of Cheaney on both 11028 and 125 last and the 11028 is the better fit for me. 125 is a bit wider indeed, which I mostly notice with my Jackie chukka boots.

I also own the Godfrey D chelsea in suede and sized half a size down for them (to 7.5 UK, I am a 8 UK normally) to see how that would fit. They were quite tight in the toe area, so I should have stayed with my original size 8 in hindsight. I stretched them up quite a bit and they fit okay now.

So my advise would be to take the same size in 125 as in 11028, unless you have a very narrow forefoot.
 

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Welcome to the Cheaney thread! I have multiple pairs of Cheaney on both 11028 and 125 last and the 11028 is the better fit for me. 125 is a bit wider indeed, which I mostly notice with my Jackie chukka boots.

I also own the Godfrey D chelsea in suede and sized half a size down for them (to 7.5 UK, I am a 8 UK normally) to see how that would fit. They were quite tight in the toe area, so I should have stayed with my original size 8 in hindsight. I stretched them up quite a bit and they fit okay now.

So my advise would be to take the same size in 125 as in 11028, unless you have a very narrow forefoot.
Great, thanks for the reply.

I will go ahead and try the same size in the Godfrey D.

I was also looking at the Church’s Prenton R in Superbuck having previously owned the Houston R Chelsea boot but generally much prefer Cheaney shoes. The Stead Janus suede used on the Godfrey bitter chocolate also looks nicer in hand from recollection over some of the competitors. Just a pity there are no longer any stockists local to me for the purposes of trying on!
 

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Welcome to the Cheaney thread! I have multiple pairs of Cheaney on both 11028 and 125 last and the 11028 is the better fit for me. 125 is a bit wider indeed, which I mostly notice with my Jackie chukka boots.

I also own the Godfrey D chelsea in suede and sized half a size down for them (to 7.5 UK, I am a 8 UK normally) to see how that would fit. They were quite tight in the toe area, so I should have stayed with my original size 8 in hindsight. I stretched them up quite a bit and they fit okay now.

So my advise would be to take the same size in 125 as in 11028, unless you have a very narrow forefoot.
This makes sense. I'm between sizes but found some suede 125's (in the lower size) very forgiving despite a sleek appearance. The 11028s were really snug at first but eventually became painful so I regretted not sizing them up and got rid.
Godfrey Chelsea Boots certainly look really nice. Please remember to post photos @happydayz1 . Enjoy!
 

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Anyone here own or have experience with their Hudson loafer? I really like the classic English shape and am looking for a new loafer
Does anyone know how to size for it? Half size down or TTS?
Sorry not my thing. Does anyone else know these loafers?
 
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The Godfrey D arrived (quickly).The Bitter Chocolate is darker than I had anticipated, although not quite as dark as the photos suggest. It is a very rich deep brown. Suede quality seems good. Fit wise, it made sense to stick with the same size as my 11028s so thanks for the advice there. I would describe them as being roomier / more voluminous than the 11028 with some minor heel slippage but I anticipate that would rectify with wear. A smaller size would have been too short though. I kind of want the Mocha Calf leather pair now!
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