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Sorry but just because your jacket is Made in the UK it doesn't automatically mean that "most of their wax jackets" are made there.  All of the evidence shows that most of their traditional jackets (Bedale, Beaufort etc.) may be made there, but certainly not all of them. Whereas from what everybody finds, and posts (both here on style forum, and elsewhere) most of their fashion-forward type wax jackets are made overseas. And as the other post above shows, they're still not...
I'd say that Cheaney fit true to size, I'm a 10.5 UK in Cheaney, Crocket & Jones, Alfred Sargent, Sanders & Sanders, Loake, Barker etc. Although in Trickers, I'm a 10 UK.   Usually that means I'm an 11.5 US, although not in Aldens, as they seem to have their own unique sizing thing going on...
Regarding the Barker Grassington shoes from this old post. At the time I was happy to recommend them, but it seems worth updating to illustrate that they haven't stood up particularly well to normal use.   Firstly, I'm fortunate enough to have several pairs of Goodyear Welted footwear, and therefore these shoes are properly rotated (in terms of use) with other pairs of footwear.    Recently whilst cleaning and polishing, I discovered that the upper of the left shoe has...
Those Iris boots are really beautiful. Does anybody on here have any Tricker's in cordovan that have been really well used? I'd just like to know how well they are likely to age, as I understand their cordovan isn't Horween sourced, and for me the Horween stuff is a known quantity, but the Comipel skin is not.
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Sorry for the delay, I don't log on very often.   Oddly enough, Yes, they're still available, they are still sitting in the cupboard, unworn. PM me if you'd like to take it further.
Thanks! There's not much interest in these, possibly as I've just seen Borgiolis selling on Yoox at huge discount prices. Maybe I should just wear them!    All the best.
Another vote for Herring Shoes, can't say a bad word about my experiences with them.
I just thought I'd add a reply, as there's potential for confusion with the usage of the 'Commando Sole' term, for some of the people who've been on here asking questions recently.   When there's talk of 'Commando' soles, it's referring to a sole pattern, that on English-made shoes used to always be branded with the words 'Commando Style by Itshide' (or something very similar). I can remember a beautiful old pair of English-made Goldtop M-C boots, from years ago that had...
Tumbler, I just re-read your posts, and wanted to chip again very quickly. Where you wrote,   "...hiding the label of origin (which was certainly not done by mistake),..." etc.   I think you succinctly summed it up -better I had managed with all of my pages of words!   ​If…    if you can pick up an English-made Bedale, I would wholeheartedly recommend it. Mine looks good over office wear, and looks great with jeans at the weekend. I've stood in the rain watching the...
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