Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by rkusmant, May 4, 2011.
They make a brown commando sole. And brass eyelets are fine by me.
I just got my Eatons today and I love them. I have the right size for sure, but this is a huge last. Are there any objections to using the 4497 last for this? I'm assuming that last is the same length but slightly narrower? I can wear the 4444 last, but I think I'd prefer the 4497.
I'd prefer the 4497 too but most of the longwing boots I've seen have been on the 4444.
I've also seen a longwing boot on the 2298 though.
I received mine yesterday as well and they are awesome. Totally agree though, I went all the way down to a 9 from a TTS 10.5, which is my normal size. Crazy but love the boots. Thanks Rkusmant for organizing.
Yeah, I full sized down from Barrie last. 9.5 US barrie last, I went 8.5UK 4444 last.
I know Trickers' normal pattern for the LWB is 4444 last, but if we're doing MTO, I think we can order 4497 as well. Is the 4497 equal in length or longer?
Yeah the 4497 is about equal in length to the 4444.
The big difference with the 4444 is how much fuller the instep area is .
But I still take the same size in 4497 and 4444.
I also went from a 10.5US Barrie to 9.5UK 4497/4444.
Okay so Richard has given his okay for 6 pairs of LW boots, delivery around Feb/Mar 2012. I'm not sure that they can make it in 4497, but will check on that. The LW shoes is made in 81 last, not sure if they have pattern for the boots.
The order won't be confirmed until later, so the rest of you that hasn't expressed interest, there's still time to make up your mind and budget.
At least 4 people are needed to give this one a Go.
I think this 81 versus 2298 last question came up before but I don't recall if it was answered.
I've got a pair of Tricker's Richard long wing shoes on the W2298 last.
Frans Boone store has some Richard long wing boots listed.
The 2298 runs more or less TTS.
After all, with commando sole, 4497 and 4444 last will be the suitable option. My Eaton fits a bit narrower than the Froswickn but no biggiem
I noticed that with my Eatons vs Froswicks too.
So have we settled on a design then?
Burgundy Burnished Calf Longwing Boot
Burgundy suede tongue
Red calf lining
Brown or red?
Bibs, CHRK33 are you joining group order?
Red pulltab sounds better, will ask if they'll do suede or leather pulltabs
I am going to stay on the sidelines for this one as I am trying to organize an Alden whiskey or ravello shortwing boot group order. Let me know if anyone is interested in that. Looking like it will be on the plaza last.
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