John Lobb E fitting

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  1. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    Hi, they have the particular shoe that I want at the factory shop but they only have it in an E fit which is their normal fit. I have a pair of churches city line shoe and that is a G fitting (wide). Now, how do I know if an E fit from JL will fit? I dont really want to go to the store in Jermyn St (probably embrassing). This is probably a difficult question to answer but does anyone know how else I could try and see if the E fit will do for me?

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  2. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    Hi, any takers? If I can ask one more question.. How should the shoe feel for the first time? should it be tight with the expectation that it will expand over time?

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  3. ezlau

    ezlau Senior member

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    I can't comment on the fitting of Church's or John Lobb's because I own neither, but I've read somewhere that different people have different expectation of what is a good fit for shoes. I believe George Glasgow Jr of Cleverley mentioned something about some client are clearly a size 9, yet they want a size 7 shoe and is perfectly happy with that; some on the other hand like their feet to swim in the shoes.

    I personally prefer my shoes to be fit such that my toes don't get squeezed together, because that is a cause for very painful blisters after a long day of walking. Also, heel slippage due to shoes too long for your feet would cause some irritation on your heel as well from the repeated slipping.
     


  4. Tidybeard

    Tidybeard Senior member

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    If the G fit Church's fit you well (depending on the last) then it's unlikely that the E fit Lobbs will be wide enough (again, depends on the last). I have several Church's (F fitting) and Lobb (E fitting) and they are similar in width.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but potentially an expensive mistake if you can't try them on, IMO.
     


  5. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    Francoeur New Member

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    You should go to the Jermyn St shop and try.
    I use to do so when I am interested in a model yet unhurried to buy and I am always well served there.
     


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