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RTW shoe last comparison thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kolecho, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Let me start with some round toes from EG 82, Vass F, and Carmina Robert.

    EG 82 vs Vass F
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    Carmina Robert vs Vass F
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    EG 888 vs Carmina Rain
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  2. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    Allen Edmonds Nr 8 vs Vass F:

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    Allen Edmonds Nr 5 vs Edward Green 202:

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    Vass F vs Allen Edmonds Nr 5:

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    Allen Edmonds Nr 8 vs Edward Green 82 in C Width:

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  3. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    For me, the EG82 is clearly the best of the bunch.

    Surprisingly.....I like the AE5 better than the Vass F and EG202 side by side. My EG round toes are 65 last....which is a little more casual. The AE5 does not fit me too well, unfortunately.

    Also, I'd like to see the Carmina Robert / Vass F side by side with a cap-toe on the Carmina. I think the top stitching on the apron is making it look clunky, but in a similar shoe I think they would be almost identical.
     


  4. william

    william Senior member

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    Vass F, U, F

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    Vass F, C&J 337

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    Vass F, EG 888

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    Vass F, Vass U

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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hangten Senior member

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    Any comparision pics of the EG 808 vs 888? I have seen both and believe that the 808 is a softer square toe vs the 888. The 888 seems to be a harder chisel while the 808 can look slightly roundish if that makes sense.
     


  7. maomao1980

    maomao1980 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For some reason the F last does not photograph well. In reality, they are much more slender.
     


  8. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    A VASS F last, C&J HG 337 would be nice [​IMG]
     


  9. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    A VASS F last, C&J HG 337 would be nice [​IMG]

    It's in post #4 above
     


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    citoyen Senior member

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    Vass F, EG 888

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    never saw it other than on pictures but i begin to like that 888 last. i really dislike square toes but...hey...it really looks strong!


    citoyen.
     


  11. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    It's in post #4 above
    LOL thanks, its like they say. You usualy dont find what you are looking for. Had a hunch there might be a similarity. Tried on a HG 337 lasted double monk WITH CAP in germany, they did not have it in the finnish I wanted so I have asked C&J both France & UK. But a VASS Flasted double monk seems to be a slightly better now. Now for some comparative shots of a Stuarts Choice (Grenson MP) & EG or C&J ...
     


  12. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    Santoni FAM (last number?) vs EG 606. [​IMG] The wholecut is Santoni FAM EG Perth on 606: "faux" saddle, side scroll and hand stitched apron with under seam split toe. [​IMG]
     


  13. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    C&J 348 (UK 5.5E) vs C&J 337 (UK 6E):

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    (the shoe on the 348 is half a size smaller than the shoe on the 337)

    C&J 337 (UK 6E) vs C&J 341 (UK 6E):

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  14. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    C&J 348 vs C&J 337: [​IMG] (the shoe on the 348 is half a size smaller than the shoe on the 337)
    And both those fit you good? I have the impression most do things the other way ... To me the 348 always seems narower & pointier than the 337, but have not tried on a 348. I find the 337 firts half a size smaler than 248 (redundant last)
     


  15. TKDKid

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    And both those fit you good? I have the impression most do things the other way ... To me the 348 always seems narower & pointier than the 337, but have not tried on a 348.

    The 337 in my usual size fits me great.

    The 348 in my usual size is fine at the toe end but too loose at the heel, so I tried going down half a size. This gives a better fit at the heel, but it's now a bit narrow at the toe. I should really get them stretched at some point.
     


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