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JM Weston appreciation thread

tuna roll

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Just noticed this on my 180’s. I’ve worn them only 4-5 times, always kept with shoe trees and polished with Creme 1925. No rain or any stress that could explain this.

When the shoe flexes it becomes more noticeable (this rupture opens more).

Anything I should do, like glue it back? I guess the seams right below are holding everything together so it’s only cosmetic? Should I even worry?


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Very helpful! No, the 6.5D does not hurt the sides of my feet or pinch my toes at all. The only tight area is the instep.

The tightness around the instep is on the far end of the snugness spectrum (i.e., noticeably snug) but also several degrees away from feeling painful.

I’ve been wearing the 6.5D around my apartment the last couple of hours. The instep snugness has dulled a bit…
I’m normally a UK 7.5. I ordered a Weston 180 7E on Mr P. It fits well. I have a slightly wide forefoot.
 

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Just noticed this on my 180’s. I’ve worn them only 4-5 times, always kept with shoe trees and polished with Creme 1925. No rain or any stress that could explain this.

When the shoe flexes it becomes more noticeable (this rupture opens more).

Anything I should do, like glue it back? I guess the seams right below are holding everything together so it’s only cosmetic? Should I even worry?


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Very common and nothing to worry, you can glue it back if you want but it might not hold
 

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Looked at Mr Porter yesterday for Weston 180's. I noticed one of the new 180's has different sizing instructions than the other 180's. I ran into this last Fall in France at the main Weston store in Paris. The newly released Taupe suede 180's fit very different than the dark suede 180's I had purchased in the previous year. I wore the dark suede to the shop so the difference in fit was quite clear.

Are any of you finding other new 180's with a different fit from prior year 180's?
 

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All my life I disliked the half hunt derby but since a couple of weeks, I absolutely have to have a pair. I tried them on at their retail store in Lyon and these shoes are absolutely stunning 😬😬
My demi-chasse (half hunt) are one of my favorites. They are a beautiful solid shoe. Perhaps not the slickest last out there but just a great shoe overall. I've put mine through some rough times and theyve stood the test of time for the most part (though
need to get get them into the factory for a resole to include the toe-taps that have been kicked out). The one criticism I might have is that they're so heavy I seem not to get my feet as high off the ground..

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Looked at Mr Porter yesterday for Weston 180's. I noticed one of the new 180's has different sizing instructions than the other 180's. I ran into this last Fall in France at the main Weston store in Paris. The newly released Taupe suede 180's fit very different than the dark suede 180's I had purchased in the previous year. I wore the dark suede to the shop so the difference in fit was quite clear.

Are any of you finding other new 180's with a different fit from prior year 180's?
What's the difference mentioned in the US site? Mr Porter always indicated 180 are true to UK size.
Which is not, also Mr Porter's sizing advice sometimes is a mess.
 

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I really thought I would need an E width in Weston but the only model I have that I take an E width in is the 590 triple sole wingtip. Really surprised me since I’m typically an E width overall. BTW I have heard the Le Moc loafer runs a bit narrow vs the 180 loafer but I haven’t tried it on or anything.

Here’s some of my sizing in other brands which I shared for someone else on the Vass thread last week.

I’m ~US 11 E Brannock.
10.5 E in Alden Barrie/Trubalance and Grant Stone Leo
10 F UK in Edward Green 64 last
10 UK in Carmina, need wider lasts
10 in Viberg and 10.5 in narrower lasts
JM Weston sizing is equivalent to US 11D
Weston sizing 10D in 641 Weston Golf
Weston sizing 10.5D in 677 Weston Chasse Hunt
Weston sizing 10.5E in 590 Weston triple sole wingtips
Weston sizing 9.5D in 180 Weston Loafers
10H in RM Williams Gardener
Size 44 in Vass 3636 last
This is really helpful information. I'm in the middle of trying to order a pair of 180 loafers. I've used the Weston calculator for the model. I measured my foot and spoke to someone at the company. All say I need a 9E.

But I wear a:
10.5 EEE in Alden Barrie last
11 E in the Alden Van last
10.5 UK G fitting in Crockett & Jones 314 last
10.5 UK G fitting in Crockett & Jones 317 last

Based on your information, I should get a 9.5 E instead of a 9.0 E - which the Weston folks are recommending.

I'm really tying to get the order correct - returning something from the U.S. is such a pain, I don't want to have to pay import duty twice.
 

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This is really helpful information. I'm in the middle of trying to order a pair of 180 loafers. I've used the Weston calculator for the model. I measured my foot and spoke to someone at the company. All say I need a 9E.

But I wear a:
10.5 EEE in Alden Barrie last
11 E in the Alden Van last
10.5 UK G fitting in Crockett & Jones 314 last
10.5 UK G fitting in Crockett & Jones 317 last

Based on your information, I should get a 9.5 E instead of a 9.0 E - which the Weston folks are recommending.

I'm really tying to get the order correct - returning something from the U.S. is such a pain, I don't want to have to pay import duty twice.
I am exactly your sizes in all these shoes. I take a 9.5E in the 180.
 

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I am exactly your sizes in all these shoes. I take a 9.5E in the 180.
Thank you!!!!!! I'm going with 9.5 E.....
 

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Thank you!!!!!! I'm going with 9.5 E.....
I’m glad you got your answer. I find that JM Weston tries to fit you in smaller sizes, at least in my case. I was able to get great sizing advice from one employee at the Weston store in NY before they closed. When I was at the Weston store in Paris they tried to fit me in crazy small sizes at first. lol
 

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This pair of penny loafers will complete my penny collection. I'll have black Alden 981, brown country grain Crockett & Jones Boston, green country grain Crockett & Jones Boston, Handgrade Antique Burgundy Calf Crockett & Jones Boston and then this pair of Weston's...I love the lighter shade of blue, and I know most will hate it, but I like the rubber sole...all my penny's have a rubber sole except the Aldens...


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I’m glad you got your answer. I find that JM Weston tries to fit you in smaller sizes, at least in my case. I was able to get great sizing advice from one employee at the Weston store in NY before they closed. When I was at the Weston store in Paris they tried to fit me in crazy small sizes at first. lol
Same experience I had, at their Marais store. I was measured and put on a 7D that I could barely get into. Ended up buying a 7.5D (180) that felt a bit tight width wise but good length wise. I'm still trying to break it in so let's see if the size is right.
 

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