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Okay, so I just got dark brown cordovan Harvard’s in 10.E UK from Sky Valet here in DC. The 314 last fits very well so I feel safe ordering the black version from Ben Silver. The fully-lined Boston’s were too tight for me.

I really like the Harvard II on the 376 last. Do they ever use that last for anything other than suede? I have that pair and they fit amazingly well.

Are loafers hard to get right for everyone else?

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Was hoping someone could give me sizing advice for the Hallam on the 348 last. How is the instep and overall fit? Only worn Allen Edmonds (Park Ave/5th Ave) and Cobber union (city last) and they’ve fit me well. On the other hand, I’ve had some issues with the fit of some wholecut shoes with more modern lasts.

If I fit an AE Park Ave in US 7D, should I be going for a 6.5E with the Hallam?
 

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Are loafers hard to get right for everyone else?
I thought they were harder to fit for everyone since you don't have laces to sure up the fit.

Was hoping someone could give me sizing advice for the Hallam on the 348 last. How is the instep and overall fit? Only worn Allen Edmonds (Park Ave/5th Ave) and Cobber union (city last) and they’ve fit me well. On the other hand, I’ve had some issues with the fit of some wholecut shoes with more modern lasts.

If I fit an AE Park Ave in US 7D, should I be going for a 6.5E with the Hallam?
I have shoes in the 5 last for Allen Edmonds and have a pair of Drummonds (348 last) in UK 8.5E and they are a little too big. I never tried on the size down, but feel like that might have been the size to take.
 

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I thought they were harder to fit for everyone since you don't have laces to sure up the fit.



I have shoes in the 5 last for Allen Edmonds and have a pair of Drummonds (348 last) in UK 8.5E and they are a little too big. I never tried on the size down, but feel like that might have been the size to take.
What size are you for Allen Edmonds?
 

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I thought they were harder to fit for everyone since you don't have laces to sure up the fit.
I think you’re correct. I was just surprised that even JM Weston’s loafers with multiple widths didn’t work for me. They were a bit pricey, though, maybe that was a good thing.
 
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Okay, so I just got dark brown cordovan Harvard’s in 10.E UK from Sky Valet here in DC. The 314 last fits very well so I feel safe ordering the black version from Ben Silver. The fully-lined Boston’s were too tight for me.

I really like the Harvard II on the 376 last. Do they ever use that last for anything other than suede? I have that pair and they fit amazingly well.

Are loafers hard to get right for everyone else?

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Congrats. Those are beautiful. Post some real life pics when you get the chance!
 

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My recent loafer hunting expedition to NYC.

 

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Just a quick question regarding C&J suede and the Chilton or Chukka models.

I have recently tried on a Tetbury in dark brown suede and found it really comfortable. Prior to this I had no real experience with this type of boot or quality suede.

I was very impressed but the elongated toe on the Tetbury isn’t to my taste so I have been looking at the Chiltern and Chukka as an option. I like the shape of the Chiltern more but I appreciate it will come down to which last suits me better.

I was wondering how durable C&J suede is? When looking at photos of used pairs they can often look a touch shabby? Are these just neglected examples or is this to be expected? I’m not averse to a bit of wear and tear.

Also wondered what people thought was more versatile between the snuff and dark brown suede? I like the colour of snuff better but there’s not much in it and I would probably opt for the more versatile option. They’d mostly be worn with chino’s and denim.

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I have some suede chukka from bodileys made by C&J. They got completely submerged in water after getting caught in a storm, with a 3 mile walk. Walking in puddles completely covering the foot. They took a few days to dry, I think I may have used a hair dryer as it was the only pair of footwear I had. The suede is fine, better than usual leather. The only tell tale sign is around the edge of the soles. These are 20 months old.

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I have some suede chukka from bodileys made by C&J. They got completely submerged in water after getting caught in a storm, with a 3 mile walk. Walking in puddles completely covering the foot. They took a few days to dry, I think I may have used a hair dryer as it was the only pair of footwear I had. The suede is fine, better than usual leather. The only tell tale sign is around the edge of the soles. These are 20 months old.

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They coped pretty well. I’m sure I had read suede is more resilient than people expect.

I’ve had that happen to heel stacks before, I tend to just cover it with brown wax polish.

Those chukka’s look nice, I will have to have a look at Bodileys. I was highly tempted by the cordovan Cardiff’s they have on sale but talked myself out of it.

Dark brown is probably more practical than the lighter snuff suede I would imagine.
 

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