Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

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  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    If those are the UK 5.5E, I think you're stretching it (pun intended). I am a pretty standard US 7D and my Wigmores (TG73) are on UK 6.5E and they fit well. Sorry but I guess it was worth a shot. Edit: Here are mine just for inspiration. :) [​IMG]
     
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    It is TG73.
     


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    Thanks for replying. You're probably right. I am not a standard 7 as I get some slippage and have to tighten them and I'm probably closer to 6.5 or 6.75. However, that would still make it half a size too small which would explain why it's pretty tight right now. I don't know, I was just hoping that since I actually fit in the boot and it didn't hurt that it was okay. I probably won't get the other shoes then and I'll see if I can sell the boots or maybe just keep them anyway and use them on occasion. It sucks, so many stores don't even stock shoes in my size and for once I thought it might be good to have small feet. Oh well.
     


  4. SuitedDx

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    Sounds like you're a UK 6E on G&G (relative to me). Bespoke England (Nick Anderson) I believe regularly stocks G&G in that size. EG also regularly sizes in that range. F&S has a sale going on right now and I believe there should be tons of 6E in their inventory.

    I stopped buying shoes in stores here since sizing is difficult. Once I found 2-3 brands and lasts that I'm familiar with, I've stuck to them. Good luck and sorry about the boots. Trust me, if they are tight just putting them on, you will be in pair walking around in them. The leather will eventually stretch but since the lines are pretty sharp, stretching might take away from how they look. I'm not an expert though so it might be okay. Just saying it's typically easier to flip shoes new than used, especially if you're trying to recoup what you paid for.
     


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    Thanks for the advice DpprDr. I just didn't think I would be able to sell the shoes without severely discounting it since no one else bought it. When you say F&S did you mean the for sale threads or is there a store with a sale right now? I haven't seen any in my size in the forums. Thanks.
     


  6. JubeiSpiegel

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    I think he means Foster & Sons (an affiliate). But I agree with DpprDr, from what you describe, you might be in for some future pain in those, especially if there is no length gap between the front of your foot and your toes.

    It might be something you can ask a pro like DW, in regards to long term fit issues you might incur. Regarding flipping loss, I think plenty of us can relate to your anxiety. For me, I don't hold on to shoes with fit issues, or foreseeable discomfort..
     
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    Alright, thanks for the advice. I'll put them up for sale and keep looking. Thanks guys.
     


  8. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Haven't been following this particular strand but my nose started itching...:crackup:

    For a standard medium round toed shoe the Traditional clearance has always been three full sizes. A size is roughly one third of an inch (the length of a barelycorn), so a full inch from the end of the longest toe to the interior wall of the toe end of the shoe. George Sabbage said that the technically correct distance should be one-eleventh of the foot length.

    Wide round toes can be slightly less, narrow toes should be more and with the current fashion for elongated toes it often is as much as four sizes.
     


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  10. in stitches

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    Regarding lasts: Imo, it really depends on the shoe model. I find that different shoes look better on different lasts.
     


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    You know, i agree, the last shoe on my GG grail list that i want on the TG73 last is the St. James in vintage cherry. The others, being the Sinatra, Uppingham & Mayfair, which i want to get in the MH71 last. To me, the slightly rounder MH71 gives a nice subtly to those models.

    Aside from that, if anything comes up too good to pass up, i would not discount even the DG70 last...
     


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    yes! i think the st james is defo best on the 73.

    i have 2 pair on the 70, its a great last. i think its perfect for the pairs i have.

    the rogers is my grail. one day i shall get it from nick.
     


  13. JubeiSpiegel

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    The deco range is also something that I'm still undecided about. They look good in pics, but I wonder if it might be too narrow pointed for my taste, especially if it is as narrow pointed as the DG70 last.

    Will need to see some pairs in person indeed...
     
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    Really? Because I think the opposite - they look like fairy shoes in staged pics, but they are a lot better looking in person, like EG top drawer IMO
     
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    Fair enough.

    The do look pretty long on head-on shots...
     


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