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The Wide Fitting Shoe Trading Post (EEE / G width)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Cross post from the C&J thread, for the wide footed folk :)

    From the CJ sale, UK store promptly responded to my email. In my 10.5G UK size, they had the following:

    Finsbury Black £241.67
    Dartmouth Black £250
    Draycott Black £241.67
    Merton Black £241.67

    I was told VAT was already taken out on those prices. I wish I was tempted, just reached my black shoe quota, but hope someone can use this info.
     
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  2. Patrologia

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    I can't believe I haven't seen this thread until now! Awesome idea for a thread.
     
  3. aravenel

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    It really is. I get excited every time a see there's a new post in here.

    Fat-footed people unite! :fistbump:
     
  4. Patrologia

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    Does anyone here have mismatched feet - 8.5 on left, 9.5 on right (both E width)? I left, but could proxy a pair of Chili Bradleys that had been resoled by AE and not walked in since the job. I wouldn't want to try to flip them, but willing to proxy at cost + shipping + beer. More pics if anyone is actually interested.
     
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    Looking for some wide boots - prefer something with a cap toe, but I'll listen to any offers. Sizing would be 12.5UK or 13-13.5US.

    Must be willing to ship to Canada. Thanks!
     
  7. papa kot

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    Looking for Alden in Barrie 10.5 EEE. Hit me up with what you have.
     
  8. jrd617

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    For anyone interested, the RL Marlow full strap loafers have a high instep and wide toe box.

    True to size
     
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  10. jrd617

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    C&J finally retired the venerable 317 last. The Draycott was the last one to have it. (The Bedford and Canterbury used to have it too)

    The Draycott is not a 341 last shoe, but still comes in a G fitting

    Here's a side by side of the 317 last Draycott (left) vs 341 last (right). The 341 is sleeker, and less curvy in the little toe area



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  11. chogall

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    Is that true? Why would C&J discontinue such an elegant last
     
  12. jrd617

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    Yes, a C&J rep told me about a year ago that they were gradually phasing out the 317. I had asked about getting my hands on a Canterbury. They said the only way was through MTO

    The rep said that they were shifting to 341 for its "sleekness."

    In this day and age, a round toe probably sells less
     
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    Huh. I remember when the 337 WAS the sleek last.
     
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    I don't really see the 341 as any sleeker--narrower all around, perhaps, but not sleeker. Looks like much less shaping.
     
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    317*
     
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    I have the Radstock in the 341 and it's definitely sleeker
     
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    Anyone Want some Bally Tassel Loafers?

    9 EEE

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    As others have mentioned Alfred Sargent F width is their standard. A Fine Pair of Shoes did a group MTO and I picked up a pair of Blakes in a 6.5G on the 43 last. They fit nice and snug. I'm looking forward to doing another group MTO if that ever materializes. Alternatively, because I don't know when that might happen I'm beginning to look at Bespoke-England's selection of G&G RTWs in their F-wide fitting. I've been talking to Nick and it looks like if you want a shoe he normally stocks, but in a wider size you can request it without having to create an MTO. Seems like a good option but I'm just weary as I don't know about sizes.
     
  19. JubeiSpiegel

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    Thank you for the advice. Nick is great, I'm sure you both can work out some gentlmen's agreement regarding sizing.
     
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    But aren't AS G fitting and C&J/GG F fitting equivalent to only a US E? Those still really won't help us guys with wide feet. I don't really consider an E width as wide, since most manufacturers actually make shoes in these widths.

    C&J seems to make some G width shoes which should be EE.
     

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