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 @Skyfell a belated cheers for that.  As nice as the 348 Edgewear oxfords where, I decided to return them for MTO 348 Westbourne oxfords in dark brown antique calf.   See posts above, a few posts back.
 Unlined boots make for a sleeker appearance than lined ones, may not get such pronounced creases in them, and will likely require you to size down a half size or more from the lined stock model's size.  I have both lined and unlined 348 Tetbury-Milton and unlined 359 Hartland boots.  Just my 2 cents worth.
Earlier in the year, I ordered a pair of 348 Edgewear oxfords in dark brown burnished calf to pair up with my 348 Westbourne oxfords in back leather.  As nice as they were, I ended up sending them back in exchange for a pair of special order 348 Westbourne oxfords in dark brown antique leather, inspired by @Cleav and his pair.  Alas, I have a borderline OCD habit of always buying pairs of shoes in mated pairs, usually one black pair and one pair in a shade of brown....
Recently, I received a couple of new pairs of C&J shoes:  341 Sydney 9.5E loafers in dark brown burnished calf (on left) and 348 Edgeware 10E oxfords in dark brown burnished calf (on right).  (@Cleav agreed, the dark brown burnished calf are great, mate.  Thanks for the earlier advice!)    The new Sydney loafers will join my earlier ones in black calf, to form a mated pair.   The Edgeware oxfords are my alternative to MTO Westbourne in dark brown burnished calf....
 @fabius the place name based naming convention is interesting.  Thanks for clarifying that.
   @macjedi and @518aata cheers guys.  I'm glad you found the side by side line ups helpful. 
 Cheers @macjedi.  6-fold for better knots, drape and travel hardiness.  Sam Hober use 4-fold construction as standard for their grenadine ties and 3-fold for some of the other tie fabrics.  For my collection, I used 6-fold for any ties intended for dressier (quasi) semi-formal use and 4-fold for smart casual/business use.  Also, 6-fold for any classic ties, i.e. grenadine grossa in navy made famous by Sean Connery's James Bond character.   The classic SF Club tie is...
 @adebisi it appears to say "LECBURY".  Let's see, two-eyelets (check), squarish chiseled toe (check), and sounds like "TETBURY" (check).  Perhaps, we're looking at an early version or a special variation of the current 348 Tetbury boots.  Also, the above boots are in sand colour and have desert soles, which makes them closer to real desert boot than the present Tetbury.  Anyway, nice score -- especially if you intend them for hot climate/desert/beach use. P.S. Welcome to...
 @pinkpanther cheers. New Ties -- Moody BluesHere's my last (moody blues) batch of new tie arrivals from Sam Hober.  The tie on the left (GGT-8 Midnight Blue) I already had.  However, I added it to this photo line up to show all of my blue grenadine solid colour ties.  This last set completes my collection of Sam Hober grenadine ties in solid colour.  In this case, all grenadine grossa (from Fermo Fossati mill) fabric ties -- all lined and tipped in either 4-fold or 6-fold...
 @madridista thanks for the pointer to C&J France for the Teign loafer in snuff suede.  I will try and contact them too.  If I can buy a pair from France, then I will return my unworn Sydney loafers in snuff suede for a refund.  I hear you regarding the limited Teign model options.  Hopefully, C&J are reading this thread and taking note.  
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