Fitting advice for my first pair of prestige John Lobb RTW

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ebunton, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. ebunton

    ebunton New Member

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    Hi everyone. I'll be ordering my first pair of JLP Beckett from the Paris store over the phone and need some advice on fitting... (to be sent to Australia)

    A bit of background:
    I've already got a pair of the Winner casuals in a size 6.5E with an insole which came with it.
    I've also tried on the Beckett in HK in a 6EE which was a bit roomy in the front, then tried a Phillip II in 6E which fit perfectly.

    So do you think it's safe to order a Beckett in 6E??

    I know that they are 8000 lasts, compared with the Phillip II in 7000 lasts.
    What are the differences in last fit?
     


  2. Xenon

    Xenon Senior member

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    If my understanding and that of a lobb selling store clerk is accurate, then the 7000 and 8000 only differ in toe shape and slight heel height differences. Basically the fit of the 7000/8000 should be almost the same for folks with standard toe lengths in relation to foot.

    Also given that the 6EE was only slightly too roomy at front then I would say 6E is quite safe.

    Can I ask how much Paris was charging you for the beckett + shipping?
     


  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I have the Philip II and Beckett, and both fit me comfortably. However, the 8000 last fits me a tad more snug than the 7000 last.
     


  4. ebunton

    ebunton New Member

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    Thanks guys.

    Paris was 1180 EUR for the Becketts. Delivery for 2 pairs plus an extra shoe tree was quoted at 290 EUR which I thought was a tad excessive.

    Luckily I checked with the London store first - the pair was 885 GBP and delivery per pair was 55.43 GBP. Plus the export price is better since their VAT is like 16.66% while Paris is only 10%.
    I ended up ordering from London instead.
     


  5. gambit50

    gambit50 Senior member

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    Good you thought to check the London store before ordering. I was about to suggest an alternative to Paris after reading your original post.
     


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