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Quick Quoddy query (sizing)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by radicaldog, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Can't find a UK retailer who sells the Quoddys I want for summer: unlined grained camp moccasins with natural rubber sole. So I've decided to do the iGent thing and just order them from Maine via the interwebz. Problem: looking at their conversion chart, their sizes seem very small, unless I'm measuring my feet in the wrong way: http://www.quoddystore.com/SizeChart.pdf For reference, I wear a UK 7 in Clarks Desert Boots, UK7 in Church's, UK7.5 in Tricker's (C&J vary between 7 and 7.5), 40.5 in Vass New Peter, 8.5US in Sperry Top Siders. Any help with determining my Quoddy size would be much appreciated. Oh, and I have quite narrow feet, so I'd order them in the narrow fitting version.
     


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    i10casual Senior member

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    8.5, they run tight in the toe area.
     


  3. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    8.5, they run tight in the toe area.

    Even if I'm getting them unlined? I'm a bit paranoid because even if they can be returned (not sure as they're MTO) it would take ages to get another pair. Cheers.
     


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    tj100 Senior member

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    Even if I'm getting them unlined? I'm a bit paranoid because even if they can be returned (not sure as they're MTO) it would take ages to get another pair. Cheers.

    If I were you, I'd be leaning between a 7.5 and 8. Depends a little bit on intended use - unlined, without socks, I'd probably go 7.5; lined, with socks, probably 8.
     


  5. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    If I were you, I'd be leaning between a 7.5 and 8. Depends a little bit on intended use - unlined, without socks, I'd probably go 7.5; lined, with socks, probably 8.

    Great, now I've got the whole range between 7.5 and 8.5. Perhaps I should split the difference. It's just that 10 inches for a US8 seems a bit short, no? They would mostly be worn sockless or with very thin fil d'ecosse socks.
     


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    Go with your Sperry size. I wear the same size in Quoddy as I do in Nike. I'd say athletic shoe sizing is about right. I ordered a pair online and was told they run true to size. I had to return them for 1/2 size larger. I suggest ordering the larger size.
     


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    radicaldog Senior member

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    Go with your Sperry size. I wear the same size in Quoddy as I do in Nike. I'd say athletic shoe sizing is about right. I ordered a pair online and was told they run true to size. I had to return them for 1/2 size smaller. I suggest ordering the larger size.
    I'm beginning to lean that way. Yet you managed to get them too big!
     


  8. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    [​IMG] Learning mode for me. I am becoming intrigued by this brand as everyone who owns a pair on SF seems to love their Quoddys. This is a made to order brands, is it not? Does anyone sell them in Toronto Canada?
     


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    radicaldog Senior member

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    [​IMG] Learning mode for me. I am becoming intrigued by this brand as everyone who owns a pair on SF seems to love their Quoddys.
    This is a made to order brands, is it not? Does anyone sell them in Toronto Canada?


    Not sure about Canada, but a handful of shops carry a small selection here in the UK. All their online orders are MTO.
     


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    Honestly, given my experiences with Quoddy's QC I'd be hesitant to place an international order for fear of having to go through the hassle/expense of a return. It's been a year or two since I bought my pair, so maybe things have gotten better.
     


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    radicaldog Senior member

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    Honestly, given my experiences with Quoddy's QC I'd be hesitant to place an international order for fear of having to go through the hassle/expense of a return. It's been a year or two since I bought my pair, so maybe things have gotten better.

    Ordered a pair in 8.5C from O'Connell's (at least it shouldn't take as long, and I've bought from them before). Fingers crossed.
     


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    ^My pair came from them as well, and they were very responsive when I had issues (though I think I did end up paying return shipping - had gotten a great deal to begin with so wasn't going to complain).
     


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    I'm beginning to lean that way. Yet you managed to get them too big!

    I meant 1/2 size bigger. Sorry. They were too small.
     


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