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If you wear D in AE do you need to go up to an E in EG? Also I would assume if I’m somewhere between 10.5 and 11 in AE I would be the 10.5-11 in EG?

Is there a reason EG does dual sizes on their shoes? I notice many pictures of them have the ranges on the insoles
Are you referring to something like 12.5 - 13 E 202?

If that’s the case, it’s not really dual sizes, just the UK size and what EG consider the US equivalent. E is the EG standard width, like D is for US makers.

I match my Alden Barrie size to the EG US size & that works well for me. That’s 1/2 UK size up from my CJ size. (I‘ve only had one AE pair that fit me really well & that was years ago on a discontinued last. I therefore can’t give any worthwhile AE-based guidance.). It is best to try on some fits at a retailer.
 

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For someone new to EG looking at the Chelsea - what last would work best for me? For reference, the Carmina Simpson last is too narrow and dainty on my more broad build while something like the AE Park Avenue (D width) is too round and soft. Based on that - I would imagine the 888 is more like the Simpson and 202 like the AE so 82 would be a nice last for me?
I would agree with @te0o on selecting the 82 over the 915, but under certain circumstances.
To my eye and in person, the 915 has a more pronounced almond toe. It looks dressier (flashier) than the 82.

Considering that, the 82 is both more classic and versatile in that it can be dressed up (not as much as the 915) but more importantly be dressed down (not that you are going to). The 82 has classic balance so if your suits, or specifically trousers, are standard cuts or larger the 82 is the better option.

If you use sharper trousers (ie skinny leg openings), I'd go the route of the 915. I'd probably go this route as well if I were primarily wearing sharper suits in general.
 

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If you wear D in AE do you need to go up to an E in EG? Also I would assume if I’m somewhere between 10.5 and 11 in AE I would be the 10.5-11 in EG?

Is there a reason EG does dual sizes on their shoes? I notice many pictures of them have the ranges on the insoles
I got sized and was told I would be an E- if such a thing existed.
 

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You know plenty. I was quite disappointed when I pulled them out of the box. Added a coat of clear polish and now I’m fine and looking forward to getting them on feet.

Completely agree with @jischwar on wear. Definitely the last for me removes these from the denim rotation.
I reached out to EG. They said that there is a fair bit of variability in lighter colors like cognac (though cognac doesn’t seem light to me). Since they don’t have them in my size, they would have to make a pair and said that they could see about darkening them.
 

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I reached out to EG. They said that there is a fair bit of variability in lighter colors like cognac (though cognac doesn’t seem light to me). Since they don’t have them in my size, they would have to make a pair and said that they could see about darkening them.
That’s a bit of a specious position for a company with the reputation of EG. I have long ago stopped sweating imperfections in footwear but a ‘bit of variability’ is a bit of a stretch when comparing mine to the web image. The ironic thing is that my first choice was the Dark Oak/Mink version but I was seeing so much variation in that make that I called a last minute audible and went with shell. I’m fine with mine but for a company that rides itself on QC, this explanation seems like a stretch.
 

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That’s a bit of a specious position for a company with the reputation of EG. I have long ago stopped sweating imperfections in footwear but a ‘bit of variability’ is a bit of a stretch when comparing mine to the web image. The ironic thing is that my first choice was the Dark Oak/Mink version but I was seeing so much variation in that make that I called a last minute audible and went with shell. I’m fine with mine but for a company that rides itself on QC, this explanation seems like a stretch.
Yeah, I would agree with you, especially if it’s something that they have control over by being able to darken them. I had assumed that Horween controlled the color (though even then I would assume that they would then get only the darker hides).
 

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Yeah, I would agree with you, especially if it’s something that they have control over by being able to darken them. I had assumed that Horween controlled the color (though even then I would assume that they would then get only the darker hides).
Not that I'm sticking up for Horween, but I know a few folks over there. They dye the colors and while the recipe is steadfast the results are not.
This is due to a variety of factors, but no one batch is the same. Some lighter some darker. Cordovan carries with it an unofficial disclaimer of "results will vary".

Alden, for instance, does in house color adjustments to their Horween hides to make them as consistent to their Color 8 as possible. EG or CJ (other as well) do not really touch-up the colors nearly as much.
 

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Not that I'm sticking up for Horween, but I know a few folks over there. They dye the colors and while the recipe is steadfast the results are not.
This is due to a variety of factors, but no one batch is the same. Some lighter some darker. Cordovan carries with it an unofficial disclaimer of "results will vary".

Alden, for instance, does in house color adjustments to their Horween hides to make them as consistent to their Color 8 as possible. EG or CJ (other as well) do not really touch-up the colors nearly as much.
I didn’t realize that, but in that case couldn’t EG select only the their darker cordovan, presumably for a premium?

In this case, it sounds like EG is going to do a color adjustment themselves, but then why not do that with all pairs as you said Alden does?
 

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