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Alan Bee

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As mentioned, fit is king, of course, but on looks alone, the Cleverley's, without question. For St.C, did you use the Classic last as the base for modification?
Yes, the last is heavily modified but based off a size 11.5 classic last
 

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Yes, the last is heavily modified but based off a size 11.5 classic last
I thought there was a slow revival of rounder toed lasts so I am surprised to read so much love for the more elongated chiseled GC last. Purely on looks I still find St C's classic last one of the most beautiful lasts around, but the traditional EG last doesnt look bad either...
 

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I thought there was a slow revival of rounder toed lasts so I am surprised to read so much love for the more elongated chiseled GC last. Purely on looks I still find St C's classic last one of the most beautiful lasts around, but the traditional EG last doesnt look bad either...
The GC can’t be a primary shoe. It’s got to be something you have for certain occasions.

For day to day classic dress, I stick to St C classic last and EG. My EGs are on the 202 which is absolutely stunning in the narrow C width.

Alan Bee
 

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The GC can’t be a primary shoe. It’s got to be something you have for certain occasions.

For day to day classic dress, I stick to St C classic last and EG. My EGs are on the 202 which is absolutely stunning in the narrow C width.

Alan Bee
is that what they are, C width? That explains it why they look so sleek for a 202 last.
 

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I have GC Bodies on a slightly modified last. They're beautiful shoes but the look is not as extreme as shown in Alan's pictures. I wear them regularly and don't need any occasion. In Saint Crispin's oxfords, I only own wingtips (brogue and austerity) but IMO, the St. C. classic last is as elegant as the GC last, just different.
 

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I have GC Bodies on a slightly modified last. They're beautiful shoes but the look is not as extreme as shown in Alan's pictures. I wear them regularly and don't need any occasion. In Saint Crispin's oxfords, I only own wingtips (brogue and austerity) but IMO, the St. C. classic last is as elegant as the GC last, just different.
I do own a pair of Bodies as well in Black (beautiful shoes) and yes, they aren't as sharp looking as these Nakagawa's even on my D width (I have narrow feet). But these Nakagawa's were made from scratch by an outwork artisan (chartered by GC I believe) and I think he took some artistic license above and beyond the standard AC last.

Like I said, this Nakagawa isnt going to your go-to classic sober business suit shoe. But it has its place in the line up.

Alan Bee
 

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Not too familiar with St. Crispin, but do they make canvas loafers such as the one pictured below? It is labeled st Crispin on the insole and size 9G

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