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Lidfort double monks, size 9/9.5

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by chorse123, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I am offering for sale the Lidfort double monks I bought at the Barney's Warehouse Sale. Given a number of other costly purchases, I think it may be better to sell these, though they are truly beautiful, and I think would be quite useful. They are Blake stitched. Size is listed as 8. Barneys had them shelved with the 9s, but I wear a size 9.5 and these fit fine. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Retail price was $645. They still had a number of other identical pairs (in other sizes) priced at $319. Mine were cheaper, due, I believe, to an error on Barneys part in the markdown pricing. I am asking $300. That includes shipping in the US and Canada. PM me if you are interested.
     


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    Those are beautiful shoes, chorse. Can you give us a little information about Lidfort? I seem to recall that they're hooked up with (or related in some way to) another shoe maker. Was it Weston? Testoni? Maybe I'm confused on this.
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I don't know much about Lidfort. They tend to make some really out there designs, which I've only seen in Barneys. I snagged these because they are much more classic.

    According to the company, it's a family run business that dates from 1945, and the founder Lido Fortuna (hence Lidfort) is still active. The shoes say they are hand made. To what extent, I have no idea.
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Thanks, Ed! 10.5 and they'd be much more expensive!

    If you get to the sale today or tomorrow, they may have a pair in 10.5 for $320+tax. I saw other pairs, but don't recall if they were 10.5.
     


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    How narrow is the last? I have a relatively wide instep and often wear a 9.5E. You think these will work? I am a bit concerned given they are marked a size 8. Thanks

    EL
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    It's not a terribly wide last. I think it's much more like a regular D. The sole measures 4.25" across at the ball.
     


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    10.5 and they'd be sold. [​IMG]

    Me too; I thought the EXACT same thing. I saw many pairs of Lidfort when I lived over in Japan and they are very nice. Plus, the color on these is really nice. Good luck! I hope somebody grabs them up.

    John
     


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    I may be interested. What size do you wear in the Mackay? And how do they compare to the Mackays (in terms of size)? Thanks.
     


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    I love this forum. "So, what size are you in those $800 shoes that everyone obviously has" [​IMG]
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    So I had a friend check, and the original price on these was $645.

    I'm afraid I don't have a pair of Mackays (shocking, I know!), or any EGs. I wear a 9.5 US/8.5E UK in Crockett & Jones. I wear a 9.5 in Paul Stuart Grensons.
     


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    Care to post some measurements of the shoes?
     


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    I wear an 8.5D - if we can get the sizing issue resolved - SOLD
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    The sole measures 12" long by 4.25" (at the widest).
    The inside is tough to measure, but it comes out to 11.5" long.

    The toe, as you can see, is a little pointed. My feet don't fill out to the end, but they are very comfortable, with pretty good arch support.
     


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    The sole measures 12" long by 4.25" (at the widest).
    The inside is tough to measure, but it comes out to 11.5" long.

    The toe, as you can see, is a little pointed. My feet don't fill out to the end, but they are very comfortable, with pretty good arch support.

    Those measurements suggest 9.5US to me. I take that size, and the insole lengths of all of my shoes tend to average around 11.5", depending on toe form.

    Edit: Chorse, where are Lidforts made?
     


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