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These are very interesting: http://cgi.ebay.com/CLASSIC-BRIONI-B...QQcmdZViewItem They look like really lovely shoes, and I'd like to know their maker. Evidently, these days, Brioni shoes are made by Lattanzi. However, I suspect, from the label, that these may be new old stock. I have a pair of unlined Brioni loafers with exactly the same label, and my impression is that they were made at least 5-8 years ago. I have not been able to trace their heritage, but when...
If it's just the band you want to replace, here are a couple of excellent suppliers: http://www.thewatchprince.com/watch-...-s0t4x2-swwji3 http://www.debeerwatchbands.com/Sear...CategoryID=104 I've bought from each and can recommend them. Just be sure that you measure the distance between the lugs properly before ordering. Men's watchbands typically come in widths (at the lugs) ranging from about 16 mm. to 24 mm., so you need to get this right for the band to...
Quote: Originally Posted by ruben so these would fit a US 11d? Yes. The standard conversion is from UK 10 to US 11. I made the assumption that they were an E-fitting (UK), which, if the case, would make them a D-width in the US system--hence my titling the post 11D. Since very few C&Js are found in any fitting other than E (UK), this seemed like a reasonable assumption, but anyone interested should e-mail the seller and get him to read off...
Those are very, very nice shoes and definitely represent a pretty basic and longstanding style--the 5-eyelet Norwegian-toe blucher. These appear to perhaps have hand-stitching around the apron, which, if true, would make them even nicer! They are C&J Handgrades, which makes them a very high-quality shoe (I think most on this forum would agree with that). The only thing about that model that is just ever-so-slightly unusual for such a shoe is the last. Norwegian-toe...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Size-10-Crockett...QQcmdZViewItem I can't tell, from the one inadequate picture, whether they're Lanarks (hard to make out whether there's storm welting), Nairns, or, possibly Suttons, but an email to the seller should tell you more, if interested. Even if you're not interested in the shoes, the brief accompanying story in the listing may amuse you (if it's true).
Jeez, Jamison, those are really nice! (Just noticed them for the first time.) A little too small for me, I suspect. I particularly like the subtle antiquing on them, something not present on my two pairs of SC/GM shoes from Bennie's. Someone should jump on these.
Omegablogger, that's a good deal! I have a couple of John Smedley polo shirts, and they have the softest feel to them of all my polos. Their Sea Island cotton is just lovely. A couple of questions: Are the Leander, Milo, and Thorley all short-sleeve polos? And, for those that are short-sleeve polos, does the sizing differ from one to another? My John Smedley polos are Medium (but are not the models you've mentioned), and they run pretty slim. I'd have probably been...
Kibworth-like: http://cgi.ebay.com/Quality-Edward-G...QQcmdZViewItem I've bought from this seller, and she's just first-rate.
What do you think of these babies? http://cgi.ebay.com/quintessentially...QQcmdZViewItem More like 3-tone than 2-tone, I think.
Don't get within 10 ft. of dress shoes with any kind of silicone spray or rub-on substance or with mink oil. Waterproofing dress shoes with these substances is absolutely unnecessary, and will cause you grief wrt polishing, as well as, in some cases, darkening the leather. All that's needed to keep dress-shoe leather proof against the elements is a good application of shoe polish (not cream, which has a purpose, but it's not protection against water) that has (usually...
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