weird shoe sizing on J. Crew's website: "h-m" or "m"??

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  1. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    I've always liked this Red Wing workboot luberjack kinda thing, but less the sneakerish white sole: [​IMG] Seems J. Crew as saved my day: [​IMG] however, does anybody know what it means when sizing options include "h-m" "and"m", as opposed to the normal, god-fearing D, E, etc? http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...Code=SHPG00337
     


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    I think that means 1/2 sizes in length, as in 8, 8H (8 1/2), 9.
     


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    H means half, and M means medium. So, 9H-M means 9.5 medium width. It's unbelievable that a company that size doesn't have anyone with one iota of common sense to use the 9.5 instead of 9H.
     


  4. Joel_Cairo

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    thanks guys. I think I'll order a J. Crew size "(XIV - (10 x 1/2)h m", or as we say on earth, a 9.5 medium.
     


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  6. Joel_Cairo

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    A seller on eBay has many sizes of those boots... http://clothing.search.ebay.com/_Men...ateQ5foQ5fmind
    Thanks for the tip-off. Weirdly, though, those boots don't look to be either of the two colors J. Crew has on their website....?
     


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    For anyone interested, I asked the seller which color the boots he is selling are.

    J. Crew has two colors shown:
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    "hickory" and "dark wood"

    To my eye, his look to be about halfway between the two colors:
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    When I asked him to clarify which ones he has, he responded:
    \tHello about your question about the J. Crew boots, I have not looked at the J. Crew website but as far as I know these boots are a medium brown become without a box so there is no way of knowing the exact color of the their shiny and go towards a darker tone of the medium brown thank you for asking your question

    So I'm guessing his are Dark Wood, and that they have been distressed some and de-shined for the website photo.
     


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    No big deal. I'd kind of like to distress/antique them differently anyways.
     


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    Ritchee Senior member

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    Yea, that color does seem to be off from what's shown on their web site.

    Recently on eBay, I won a pair of tan colored J Crew boots similar in appearance to the Red Wing style. I took some brown Kiwi polish and they darkened up nice. By the way, I usually take a 10 regular and the past 3 J Crew boots fit fine.
     


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    Oi! Good catch, and I think you're right. There were some posts on superfuture on these from last year.
     


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    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    i think Jcrew is selling red wings this year, but also have a house brand. this might account for the variations in color.
     


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    Hmm.... I assume the Redwings will be much higher quailty than the J. Crew house brand lookalikes?
     


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    For anyone interested, I asked the seller which color the boots he is selling are. J. Crew has two colors shown: [​IMG] [​IMG] "hickory" and "dark wood" To my eye, his look to be about halfway between the two colors: [​IMG][​IMG] When I asked him to clarify which ones he has, he responded: So I'm guessing his are Dark Wood, and that they have been distressed some and de-shined for the website photo.
    These have nothing to do with the Red Wing boots they have right now. These are old stock from last season when they had a Red Wing-alike.
     


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