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Quote: Originally Posted by saint Didn't RL make an SC George boot this year? They did. And they're nice. A sales associate in the SF store had a pair for himself. A very clean boot.
Thanks. Those are E. Vogel shoes, by the way. I lucked out as they fit my feet incredibly well, as if they were made for me. The company still has the original last as well...
Quote: Originally Posted by bigbris1 The toe shape isn't bad, it's the side seam that's conflicting with the apron stitching/roll/moc toe/whatever. In this case I think the pants actually play a vital role. This is true, I think. I personally really like the shape of the toe . Generally, I prefer toe stitching over plain toe on shell cordovan because I love the way stitching looks on shell. I love the McCallum and I wear it often. But...
These shoes are great. They just look bad in these horrid zippyh photos that have been posted here and on another older thread about the Gifford. When I first saw these in the store, I loved them--and knew right away they weren't going to be for everybody. They're tough, heavy boots and they look great with denim. When I finally cough up for a pair I'm going to wear them hard and treat them like a cigar cordovan indy boot. I don't think these look as smart with...
As for drying out, my experience leads me to believe that it very much depends on the conditions that the shoes are exposed to and stored in. There is no guarantee that they WILL dry out if neglected, and no guarentee that they won't. I've found NOS shells 25 yrs old that had certainly never been cared for, and they were as supple and strong as the day they were made (and I wore them hard for years with no problems at all). On the other hand, I once found an old pair of...
Quote: Originally Posted by AgentQ The shoes are a bit blobby for my tastes, but bravo on restoring the cordovan!! Speaking of blobby shoes, here are some old shells I thrifted and restored with a slightly moist cloth, a brush, a bit of polish, and a lot of elbow grease...
Very nice shoes! It's not true that most people find RL / Polo / C&J shoes fit true to size; many need to size down 1/2 size. There's been quite of bit of discussion about that in the MC forum.
I love the Giffords in brown shell. I tried them on in the SF RL store a while back and they look much better on the feet (the shots posted above aren't very flattering). They're not as versatile as the McCallum's, which can be dressed up or down, but they're a great, tough casual boot. They look terrific with indigo jeans. $1000 is ridiculous, but $500 seems reasonable to me. I would have bought them and worn them happily if I'd had the dough.
Well, after giving them a good try, I'm reluctantly giving up on my distressed leather comfort craftsman in 9G (I posted pics above.) If anyone is interested in a trade, check out my posting in the official trading thread. (Basically looking to trade these 9G's for another 9G that isn't a "comfort craftsman". For example, chestnut or distressed leather turnout or regular craftsman in 9G.) These are great boots; I'll miss them.
Bummer, but thanks. My foot measure 10D. I can comfortably size down to 9.5 on some shoes, like the C&J 325 last, but it doesn't sound like that's the case here. Still, nice boots!
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