Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Jul 22, 2011.
Just rewrote my post after moving to the laptop I hate typing on the phone.
Well for me, basically we found a pair of 9G show model that I fit into like a glove except for some areas. We also tested a 10F but that was way too long for me and the 9 was just perfect.
So I described where it felt tight, he took notes on where should be adjusted (I guess this is the PRET customization part), which was basically adding a patch to the last to the pinky toe area and instep, lowering the topline because Phillip noticed my ankles were on the lower side, making the waist a bit less pronounced to accommodate my flatter feet, and he took a quick measurement around where the instep was - I'm guessing to ensure that the eyelets meet and there isn't a big gap due to my high instep. He also said sizing up to H on my heel/ankle part would not be a bad idea.
He also showed me this video of the PRET customization while at it.
I'm guessing if there isn't a sample shoe you fit in, then Phillip would take many more measurements and try to find a last and width that would fit best.
Sushi - thanks for all the cool trunk show pics.
Wow I must admit I did not care for St. Crispin's shoes up to this point. Maybe its because I already have a pair of Maftei shoes. However this model pictured above is wonderful. Is there a name for this model?
Thank you for the assistance and nice choice.
Shell on the platform under the CFL's.
Black shell wholecuts ^?
Above was my experience as well. I will add that Phillip recommends an Oxford for a first shoe to get the fit down. He also did a PRET customization and checked my arch and instep. Once the fit is nailed down Phillip can help make recommendations on loafers and boots.
I was thinking about a wholecut, but there is an upcharge, so I passed this time.
Wore my RMCH 2012 shoes today. Very nice but a bit tight on the inner ankle side, hopefully it'll get better. And those shoe trees are really tight fitting.
Upcharge? The upcharge is like $50, who gives a shit when over $1.5k?
I should have asked. Too late now. Next pair.
That was my philosophy for my eg galways where I essentially paid the mto fee for leather soles. At that price point I would rather pay an extra fee and get exactly what I want
Better nail the fit first before going seamless wholecut; its not the best 5th pair or 10th pair in a wardrobe.
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