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A brief fit question. I did the trace my foot and send the measurements to C&J thing. They came back this morning with a UK 9 when I wear a 9.5 E-EEE in Allen Edmonds. I specifically mentioned that I was looking at the Boston loafer on the 314 last and Islay boot on the 365. Does this sound correct?
 

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A brief fit question. I did the trace my foot and send the measurements to C&J thing. They came back this morning with a UK 9 when I wear a 9.5 E-EEE in Allen Edmonds. I specifically mentioned that I was looking at the Boston loafer on the 314 last and Islay boot on the 365. Does this sound correct?
No, I don't think it does. I think they aren't taking into consideration width issues.

For instance, I take an 11.5 EEE in Allen Edmonds, which would be a 10.5 G, but I buy 11.5 E on my Pembrokes to get a sufficient width that nevertheless doesn't sacrifice much (at all?) in foot placement.
 

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No, I don't think it does. I think they aren't taking into consideration width issues.

For instance, I take an 11.5 EEE in Allen Edmonds, which would be a 10.5 G, but I buy 11.5 E on my Pembrokes to get a sufficient width that nevertheless doesn't sacrifice much (at all?) in foot placement.
Thanks.I think I may be closer to E than EEE now with AE, though I put about four miles on my EEE Leiden weaves on Saturday with no slippage. I was measured twice as EEE by them in 2019, but I was also 20-30 pounds heavier and as I would soon come to know my gout was becoming chronic. Since then, I've dropped the weight and went on a pretty serious steroid treatment and haven't had a gout flare in almost a year.

I figured that sizing the standard full size down to get the UK size wouldn't work because of width issues. I'm really leary of taking a full UK 9.5 though specifically with a loafer. Also wanted to buy them from Kostas at the Noble Shoe, which means they can't be returned.

I don't know. I might just wait. I'll be in NYC before the end of the year for business, and I maybe should hold off and get a proper fitting at their NYC store. Thanks.
 

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Thanks.I think I may be closer to E than EEE now with AE, though I put about four miles on my EEE Leiden weaves on Saturday with no slippage. I was measured twice as EEE by them in 2019, but I was also 20-30 pounds heavier and as I would soon come to know my gout was becoming chronic. Since then, I've dropped the weight and went on a pretty serious steroid treatment and haven't had a gout flare in almost a year.

I figured that sizing the standard full size down to get the UK size wouldn't work because of width issues. I'm really leary of taking a full UK 9.5 though specifically with a loafer. Also wanted to buy them from Kostas at the Noble Shoe, which means they can't be returned.

I don't know. I might just wait. I'll be in NYC before the end of the year for business, and I maybe should hold off and get a proper fitting at their NYC store. Thanks.
If you go to the Soho store, which I recommend, ask for Kyle Amy, and tell them James with the pembrokes sent you. I can give you my last name in PM if you want.
 

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A brief fit question. I did the trace my foot and send the measurements to C&J thing. They came back this morning with a UK 9 when I wear a 9.5 E-EEE in Allen Edmonds. I specifically mentioned that I was looking at the Boston loafer on the 314 last and Islay boot on the 365. Does this sound correct?
If you gave them your measurements and tracings, are confident in your measurements you provided and told them other fits then yes I’d take their guidance over any of ours. None of us have your measurements or tracings and all our feet are different we can share how certain shoes fit us compared to other shoes that you might have experience with but that’s about it.

I’d start by placing an order based on their guidance through a vendor who accepts returns easily or allows you to pay through PayPal to have return shipping reimbursed in the event they don’t fit.
 

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If you gave them your measurements and tracings, are confident in your measurements you provided and told them other fits then yes I’d take their guidance over any of ours. None of us have your measurements or tracings and all our feet are different we can share how certain shoes fit us compared to other shoes that you might have experience with but that’s about it.

I’d start by placing an order based on their guidance through a vendor who accepts returns easily or allows you to pay through PayPal to have return shipping reimbursed in the event they don’t fit.
I'm tending to agree. I love Kostas' videos, and his passion for quality shoes really shines through. However, at least for my first C&J pair, I should probably eat the extra hundred dollars and order them from C&J, so that I can return.
 

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I'm tending to agree. I love Kostas' videos, and his passion for quality shoes really shines through. However, at least for my first C&J pair, I should probably eat the extra hundred dollars and order them from C&J, so that I can return.
If it's RTW you can do returns through Kostas for two weeks I think. There are a bunch of retailers so you should have some options that accept returns. I think Cavour and Pediwear both do as well.
 

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Hi all,
I’m planning on selling 3 pairs of GMTO C&J boots (whisky shell Lindricks, whisky shell Galway, brown shell Lindricks). I was considering using ebay, although I do worry a bit about fraud and scams and such (people falsely claiming they never received the boots and then getting a refund as eBay usually sided with the buyer).

Any of you routinely sell items in this price range on eBay? Better to look for other avenues?
Thanks!
 

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Would someone who owns a pair of black Conistons be so kind as to share photos of them so I can see how they age? I am very tempted to pick up a pair in black but was curious whether they even come close to even matching the beautiful aging of the dark brown grain versions...
 

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Hi all,
I’m planning on selling 3 pairs of GMTO C&J boots (whisky shell Lindricks, whisky shell Galway, brown shell Lindricks). I was considering using ebay, although I do worry a bit about fraud and scams and such (people falsely claiming they never received the boots and then getting a refund as eBay usually sided with the buyer).

Any of you routinely sell items in this price range on eBay? Better to look for other avenues?
Thanks!
You could always try here first. I think if you have the backup and ship with tracking you should be okay
 

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Hi all,
I’m planning on selling 3 pairs of GMTO C&J boots (whisky shell Lindricks, whisky shell Galway, brown shell Lindricks). I was considering using ebay, although I do worry a bit about fraud and scams and such (people falsely claiming they never received the boots and then getting a refund as eBay usually sided with the buyer).

Any of you routinely sell items in this price range on eBay? Better to look for other avenues?
Thanks!
I’ve used eBay mostly as a buyer and it worked pretty well. My one experience of Grailed was the exact opposite. I imagine tracked postage will be the way to go for you....

What sizes are you looking to shift, by the way?
 

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Hi all,
I’m planning on selling 3 pairs of GMTO C&J boots (whisky shell Lindricks, whisky shell Galway, brown shell Lindricks). I was considering using ebay, although I do worry a bit about fraud and scams and such (people falsely claiming they never received the boots and then getting a refund as eBay usually sided with the buyer).

Any of you routinely sell items in this price range on eBay? Better to look for other avenues?
Thanks!
eBay probably gets you the most eyes but you could also list on B&S here and on Reddit to start. I’ve used poshmark in the past - smaller pond to fish in but it has the upside of your being forced to use their shipping label so their system knows whether it was delivered or not.
 

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