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I'm (again) interested in the RDT Casper. I've read that one should choose anywhere from 1 to 1.5 to 2 sizes down from Brannock device size. I'd love to hear from people who might have tried them on. I'm a 10.5, C width on Brannock for what it's worth, and I generally wear size 8.5 on UK-sized shoes (E. Green, Paraboots) ... Thank you.

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I have no idea what this brannock device is :tongue: but I wear JP27 in RDT (Casper last is similar to Coupen) and I’m pretty much a UK9 in all Northampton shoes (Trickers, Church’s etc)

Jamie at EastWestApparel can give you good sizing info for a second opinion 

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Is the Brannock device that sloping metal thing you put your foot on to be measured (whilst sitting down) as a kid when your mum took you to the local shoe shop?

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I dunno - I just given my big cousin’s shoes when they were too small for him

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If he was called Brannock then that’ll do.

Unfortunately, having 3 older sisters meant my hand-me-downs did me no favours in the street cred stakes…

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17 hours ago, JDelage said:

I'm (again) interested in the RDT Casper. I've read that one should choose anywhere from 1 to 1.5 to 2 sizes down from Brannock device size. I'd love to hear from people who might have tried them on. I'm a 10.5, C width on Brannock for what it's worth, and I generally wear size 8.5 on UK-sized shoes (E. Green, Paraboots) ... Thank you.

I have a pair on the way in the coming weeks. I'll follow up with sizing notes when I have them.

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On 9/22/2021 at 9:33 AM, Duke Mantee said:

My ‘Italian’ White’s - far and away my favourite boots given the patina and the comfort now the mileage is high

 

Remind me what makes them “Italian”? And what leather? (They look great.)

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On 9/22/2021 at 10:34 PM, JDelage said:

I'm (again) interested in the RDT Casper. I've read that one should choose anywhere from 1 to 1.5 to 2 sizes down from Brannock device size. I'd love to hear from people who might have tried them on. I'm a 10.5, C width on Brannock for what it's worth, and I generally wear size 8.5 on UK-sized shoes (E. Green, Paraboots) ... Thank you.

My Coupen boots feel about a whole size larger than my Brannock size. They are not particularly wide I would say, but long and lots of volume.

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no idea abt brannock but i wear 8.5uk in english shoes (cheaney) and 8.5us/26.5jp in coupen and like tod the coupen feels quite a bit larger especially for me in volume i put extra insoles in them. (this is only relevant if casper and coupen sizings are indeed similar)

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6 hours ago, tod said:

Remind me what makes them “Italian”? And what leather? (They look great.)

@volvo240thebest makes them Italian, he’s the guy to ask more about them :wink:

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On 9/27/2021 at 4:19 AM, Duke Mantee said:

@volvo240thebest makes them Italian, he’s the guy to ask more about them :wink:

Are they the SD that Volvo was selling a while back? If so, they were mine before they were volvo’s… so that’d make em english, sorry. 

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2 hours ago, fre-co said:

Are they the SD that Volvo was selling a while back? If so, they were mine before they were volvo’s… so that’d make em english, sorry. 

They are, and I knew that but I prefer Italian :laugh2:

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mind blown at this existing. 

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Is anyone here getting involved with the Stitchdown Patina Thunderdome?

I signed up at the last minute.

Just got a pair of White's oxfords. No customization other than they did double stitching instead of the stock single. They did advise me on sizing based on a tracing of my feet.

I was surprised to find I'm an 11.5 C. I knew about the C width but expected to be an 11. Apparently some things never stop growing...

 

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13 hours ago, CSL said:

Is anyone here getting involved with the Stitchdown Patina Thunderdome?

I signed up at the last minute.

Just got a pair of White's oxfords. No customization other than they did double stitching instead of the stock single. They did advise me on sizing based on a tracing of my feet.

I was surprised to find I'm an 11.5 C. I knew about the C width but expected to be an 11. Apparently some things never stop growing...

 

 

Also participating in the dome! Wearing a pair of Red Wing 877s from 1994 I stumbled upon from a local RW collector for a great price. Figured if I was going to break them in around this time anyways might as well take a shot at winning a cool prize too

FWIW I also recently got sized for a pair White's by Kyle at Bakers and was totally surprised at what he advised me. I wear a 9AAA-9.5B depending on the maker, and he sized me at a 9.5C. Also a bit larger bigger than I expected, but I assume that is just how their lasts run. Haven't gotten the boots yet but hopefully if their advice worked out for you I should be alright too lol 

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Another few days of wear on the White’s

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On 9/23/2021 at 3:42 PM, discwork said:

I have a pair on the way in the coming weeks. I'll follow up with sizing notes when I have them.

Delivery was delayed to sometime around end-of-year :( 

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Got my Casper from Japan. So far, very happy with the fit as they’re not too small. I’m 10.5 C on Brannock and the RDT 8.5 / 26.5 are a good fit for me.

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Leather Things Motor cordovan Oxford in green. Love the colour variation on these.DF427AA3-5381-4CA2-A573-679EE497B29D.thumb.jpeg.b7ac5a99f4301e57dcee6be3cd2ca3ea.jpeg

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not pictured m43 JL en route. 
my 6” whites moc toe out for rebuild   
my 10877 red wing moc toes

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16 hours ago, mlwdp said:

@shredwin_206What width in White’s?

8D in all

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Flamepanda's Natural Horsehide Short Engineer boots.

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@tod

Very nice!

On the other hand, My bison black version stays eternally black :unsure2:

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Any experience with Noriei? https://noriei.jp/

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Some really handsome looking makeups—seems like a similar aesthetic to MOTO

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MOTO shoes after another round of conditioner

pre- and post-brushing:

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& in finished form (w/ slightly different lighting, & corn husk for reference):

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@hurhur Yes, their aging photos are what got me really interested—sadly, still haven’t been able to find much (any) info on sizing

Even just a comparison to standard JP sizing would be nice

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