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EG Banbury boots on EBay

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kabert, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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  2. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    They are Warwicks, not Banburys, but beautiful nonetheless
     
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    So, it says 10.5. I'm a 10.5. Do EG's run a little bit bigger than the size indicates? I could use a shoe like that.
     
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    No, I think it says 10.5/11D. What does that translate into for US sizing?
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Yes, the printed 10.5 is what i was referring to.
     
  6. Phil

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    it says 10 1/2 / 11 D 606 on these boots.  10 1/2 is the british size.  11 is the US size.  D is the width.  606 is the last.

    I wear an 11 D US, therefore I wear this size EGs.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    Phil,

    I fit OK into a Ferragamo sized for US 11D. I wonder if the EG 10 1/2/11D is comparable?
     
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    Perhaps others would offer different opinions, but to me at least it is an exercise in futility to try to figure out if a pair of shoes will fit without trying them on. Its just impossible. I own 3 pairs of EGs in the 606 last, and each one fits differently. The 2 pair of Dovers I have on the 606 are very snug across the top of my foot, yet the Olney boots I have in the 606 fit completely differently. I am assuming these Warwick boots would fit me like the Olneys, but there really is no way to be sure. Likewise, I have 3 pair of Alden boots, each on the same last. They fit totally different. All the same size and all FIT, but they all fit differently.
     
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    It depends on the Ferragamo last and the characteristics of your feet, but that's the first size that I would try if I were you.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    Last UG14121 29 U 11 D ring any bells?
     
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    Wow, that's really tempting. My size (though I haven't tried on this model, of course).

    I'm not a big fan of the pebbled leather look, but if it goes for $90....

    Sadly I have a lovely pair of brown cap-toes from Cleverley, so don't need another pair.
     
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    those arent going for $90.00
     
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    Well, that'll make it easy to ignore.
     
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    Here's my guess -- the boots will go for $400 and the Chelseas will go for $300. The boots are so rare on EBay though, that I could see a bidding war pushing the price closer to $500. The photo of the sole of the Chelseas indicates these are barely worn; it appears the boots are similarly nearly new.
     
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    Doesn't a British "D" width better translate into a US "C" width? Or is this the US width?
     
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    Phil Senior member

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    its the US width.
     
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    I was under the impression that E. Green widths were not comparable to US (D=C, E=D, etc.). Is this pair made specifically for US market, and if so, how can you tell?
     
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    the only thing I can go on are the EGs I own (12 pair). They are all D width. I wear a D width in all shoes. Therefore, I am assuming EG's D width is a US D width.
     
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    I'm with AJL on this -- I was under the same impression regarding width.
     
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    Phil Senior member

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    As far as the width question, I stand by my observation. I wear an 11 D in Allen Edmonds. I wear an 11D in Alden. I wear an 11D in Edward Green. I dont come EVEN CLOSE to fitting into a C width in any shoes. Therefore, to me at least, logic would assert that EG D width is a US D width. Additionally, and I might be wrong about this, but I am pretty sure a D is a D is a D. Its only the numbers that dont translate exactly. Bengal-stripe et al are more qualified than myself to speak about that specifically though.
     

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