This looks like an orphaned suit coat, but it looks good to me?
got some ralph lauren Marlow CJ brown shell cordovan via ebay via putthison.com
Pretty excited, been wanting these a long time.
They have some more.
I'm trying to get some more examples of what this color might look like in real life. Anybody have an idea what official CJ color this is?
They have a 10% off - effectively you are getting mainline CJ for $350. I wish that had more last selection - of course that may be their marketing approach!
I am wondering if new sewing holes in the upper, liner, and insole rib are created each time a goodyear built shoe is resoled? It appears that the welt is completely replaced, from what I see, but does the old stiching remain or is it removed?
Assuming otherwise perfect condition of upper and liner and insole ribbing is there a limitation on the number of resoles simply from the "damage" done by sewing and resewing of the welt to the upper/liner/rib?
I would skip the black captoe.
As far specifically where to look for quality, sleeker shoes, I would take a look at crockett jones mail order (from UK - mail order has more selection than pediwear and the CJ website.) Pediwear.co.uk and bodileys of northampton both have terrible stock shortages right now. Find out how your foot fits the 341 last. You can mail order a pair of Crockett Jones on the 341 from Barneys and keep them or return them (there is about a...