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Maximus Rex

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No, I wear half size bigger in EG. A while ago EG advised me that I should go for the same size as my JL (despite what you typically read here on SF) and so I did. At the beginning they were too tight but wear after wear they began to break in and stretch so today they fit more or less ok. But after that I went with half a size bigger and if I wear really thin socks you could say they are a little bit big, perhaps a very small amount. So the right answer I believe is 1/4 bigger than JL but if you go with 1/2 a size bigger and wear the right sock thickness it should be perfect. I think EG wants you to start out a little snug and let the shoe take the shape of your foot over time as the leather stretches. But out of the box, JL will be roomier for sure than EG if the 2 are the same size. I’m sure also most people here will tell you the same thing.
I wear the same size in each. I know the SF folks prefer to size up 1/2, but on the few pairs that I have done so, they are really a slight bit too big (as @sforum1 points out above). The vast majority of my now extesive EG collection I have started off with a shoe that is slightly snug and then break it in. YMMV.
 

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I wear the same size in each. I know the SF folks prefer to size up 1/2, but on the few pairs that I have done so, they are really a slight bit too big (as @sforum1 points out above). The vast majority of my now extesive EG collection I have started off with a shoe that is slightly snug and then break it in. YMMV.
You know I was about to send in another order today and after this question came up, and thought about it some more, it gave me a pause. I think I will go with the smaller size actually (meaning the same as JL) because lately, I started preferring wearing super-fine wool socks with which the 1/2-size-bigger shoes are a little loose. A loose-fitting shoe is not a good thing.

I think you have to take into consideration the type of socks you will be wearing with the specific pair, especially when you fall between half sizes.
 

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How old are your JL and EG or much much did you wear each? It seems that Chelsea has far fewer creases than JL.
This Chelsea in the pic I got it right before the pandemic and never got to wear it, and very much hope I will one day. Since then I've only been buying shoes, but did not wear any. The JL I wore it something like 10-15 times.
 

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How old are your JL and EG or much much did you wear each? It seems that Chelsea has far fewer creases than JL.
Tangentially related, I love how my EG's crease. It's always predictably tight and uniform. It's what keeps me coming back to them and what to me allows me to justify paying the premium for over C&J
 

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Thanks a lot guys. I'll go with my usual UK 8.5E. I did try on the EG 9E which felt great, almost as if broken in. I assume that's what the 8.5E will feel like after a few wears.
 

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Another option for shoe trees is Seamless Bespoke and they're having a 20% sale for pre-order of shoe trees. While they have lasted trees for EB, they also offer a generic shoe trees that looks pretty good. Only issue is they won't be delivered till end of August.

Their summer trousers are awesome!!
 

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Where is everyone buy EG these days online? Cavour hasn’t stocked up in a while

Given where I live there is no local retailer besides a monopoly and has significant surcharge, that they are still dearer than buying from EG direct, paying the VAT tax and also paying the Australian local tax and 40 pound shipping to give you an idea.

Looking at the following all in 8UK
Dover in Dark Oak
Dover in Mink Suede
Picadilly In chestnut or similiar
or some other styles.

Open to some second hand options to if you have any
 

dukenukem4ever

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Where is everyone buy EG these days online? Cavour hasn’t stocked up in a while

Given where I live there is no local retailer besides a monopoly and has significant surcharge, that they are still dearer than buying from EG direct, paying the VAT tax and also paying the Australian local tax and 40 pound shipping to give you an idea.

Looking at the following all in 8UK
Dover in Dark Oak
Dover in Mink Suede
Picadilly In chestnut or similiar
or some other styles.

Open to some second hand options to if you have any
second this... was going to snag something from cavour but someone got it before me.

anyoen have a 6.5 E UK Chelsea in black? I'll take 82 or 202 last. maybe 915...
 

terrorsquad

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Where is everyone buy EG these days online? Cavour hasn’t stocked up in a while

Given where I live there is no local retailer besides a monopoly and has significant surcharge, that they are still dearer than buying from EG direct, paying the VAT tax and also paying the Australian local tax and 40 pound shipping to give you an idea.

Looking at the following all in 8UK
Dover in Dark Oak
Dover in Mink Suede
Picadilly In chestnut or similiar
or some other styles.

Open to some second hand options to if you have any
Well i’m selling a pair of brand new DOAK chelseas at a reasonable price in UK8 if ur interested
 

puffy

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Where is everyone buy EG these days online? Cavour hasn’t stocked up in a while

Given where I live there is no local retailer besides a monopoly and has significant surcharge, that they are still dearer than buying from EG direct, paying the VAT tax and also paying the Australian local tax and 40 pound shipping to give you an idea.

Looking at the following all in 8UK
Dover in Dark Oak
Dover in Mink Suede
Picadilly In chestnut or similiar
or some other styles.

Open to some second hand options to if you have any
You in Oz mate?

I know customs will slap you with 5% import duty + 10% GST. But what about DHL or FedEx handling/clearing fees on top?

I'm after some UK 8.5E in 82 action.
 

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You in Oz mate?

I know customs will slap you with 5% import duty + 10% GST. But what about DHL or FedEx handling/clearing fees on top?

I'm after some UK 8.5E in 82 action.
I am. Ive ordered many items from overseas at north of 1k aud. 5% import duty then 10% on purchase price plus import duty plus approx 50-100 for DHL or fed ex charges

Still ways to get cheaper than buying in aus and depends where you buy from
 

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One other question on sizing, in the 82, 202 and 606 do people stick to the same size?

Or go up or down? It says the 202 is for wider feet... so wonder if I should size down 1/2.
 

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I am. Ive ordered many items from overseas at north of 1k aud. 5% import duty then 10% on purchase price plus import duty plus approx 50-100 for DHL or fed ex charges

Still ways to get cheaper than buying in aus and depends where you buy from
That's it. The EG stockist here doesnt have much and what they have is pretty dear.

Ever had customs not invoice you? I've had a few slip through...
 

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