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They are definitely worth a try.   My observations are:   - Lovely quality cloth. - Collars can be slightly oddly shaped (and I'm not just talking about their extreme cutaways). - I stand by what I said about the buttons on the gauntlet; I have seen it happening with even more shirts from them in the last month. - Some of the single cuff casual shirts have quite loose/wide cuffs. - Fair value, especially in the sales.  £95 for off the shelf outside of the sales is...
For the best part of 10 years now, I have owned - and continue to buy - a number of New & Lingwood (RTW) shirts.   I have noticed, especially in the last 2 years but probably longer, that the buttons on the gauntlet become come loose/fall off after even just one wash.  I put it down to bad luck with one or two shirts, but after buying half a dozen a few months ago and experiencing the same on almost all of them, I don't think it's coincidence.   What's more is that...
"Conservative" business dress, as I was trying to suggest earlier, often has no correlation with aesthetics or even quality.   A first year accountant straight out of university turning up to work in England in a pair of four year old £39.99 Clarks black square toed lace ups would look and be considered much more conservative than one of his peers who decides to accompany his navy suit with some beautiful anqitued brown Edward Green derbys.   If colleagues/senior...
In fact, I'm sure that if one had enough time to compare a selection of the Church's and C&J windows at the Royal Arcade/Cheapside with what's on display at Burlington Arcade/Jermyn St, there's definitely much more brown in the latter.
On the few occasions that I've left work at a decent time and strolled from St Pauls towards Jermyn St and through Mayfair, you do see a (subtle) shift in dress (those hedgies and the like). If I worked in St James or Mayfair I'd be ever so more included to try a pair of brown shoes.
Really interesting thread.   I work in a City firm (which is quite conservative in many ways, particularly in dress code) - I've only ever worn black Oxfords to work and probably will ever wear them going forwards. Notwithstanding the fact that I'm not so enthused about brown shoes with a suit, anything other than a nice (not novelty) tie which makes one stand out in the workplace or in the City is generally best avoided. And brown shoes would, in my firm, make one...
Had you heard that "the name and quality" have suffered at the time you bought the shoes? If so, then you bought the shoes knowing that and I don't get why you'd post this question as an afterthought.   So on the assumption you went out and bought these shoes and, only later (how much later was this, and have they been worn?) heard that "the name and quality" have suffered, I' d say that's quite a superficial reason to want to return shoes. Part of owning shoes...
I tried to polish my Hallams yesterday evening. Looked nothing like that, though I only spend about 3 minutes per shoe with one layer of cream on each... Perhaps I'll set aside 90 mins this weekend as they really look great.
This may provide some inspiration http://blogs.wsj.com/runway/2012/04/04/work-wear-office-style-at-law-firm-proskauer/tab/interactive/
I've also had confusion with shoe trees for different grades/lasts.   Purchased some Hallams last year (benchgrade) and got the their standard shoe tress (with the sticker 631 - I imagine that's the last number?). They fitted perfectly.   I recently boguht some Audleys (handgrade line) in the same size and those standard shoe trees are a real push and don't fit in the same way (feels like shoe trees are too big). Even if I do manage toget them in, they're...
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