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Looked at several recently-made labeled C&J. They all have a two-digit-one-letter code, as in "87D", unrelated to size or width.
The soles are the standard English Dainite - same as Edward Green and C&J use. The interior hand markings read : 87D 06632 11 1/2 347-1315 MADE IN ENGLAND The pads under the heel cover appear to be the same 3-lobed kind used by C&J. Thanks for any help.
Just purchased a new pair of older stock Peal BB chukkas in pebble grain with a Dainite sole. The interior hand marking are unfamiliar to me and differ from my older BB Peals. As there are no heel nails I can't tell the maker. Anyone know if these are C&J or Sargents?
Anyone noticed? No new pic today. Personally, I've been enjoying them.
The eyes follow the brand but the feet follow the last. Just think about which of your shoes get worn the most. I'm guessing it will be those that fit you most closely. It's true for me.
Knowing nothing about hookers (and mighty proud of it!) but owning some hard-won truths and scars and delusions about women, I return to the same thought. In the end, no matter how beautiful the woman (more-or-less objectively), it always comes down to the inner life; hers, mine and the connection between those lives. Would I be happy with an unattractive woman? No. But a good-looking woman with inner light and hints of fire is infintely more compelling than an emotionally...
One more small thought. I own many pairs of shoes, the least expensive of which are AE, the most expensive - six pair of JL St. James. Below that, economically, seven pair of EGs. (How much or how little I paid for these is a matter best saved for another time as it is really quite magical.) My point is this: where an object BEGINS its life, how it has been made and by whom, what it is initially named, even how it looks - these factors recede as the object aquires a life...
Henry, Are these the Strands that were photographed rather collapsed in the eBay listing? If so, you've brought them back to life beautifully. A whole size small for me or else you would have had a competitor. Wear them happily.
The best way to prevent such cracking is to use shoe trees, alternate shoes to let them rest and keep them moisturized. Best way to AVOID the problem is to wear shell cordovan rather than calf. As far as your present shoes, accept the cracks as a sign of the life they've had and go on enjoying them. I have a very old pair of Lobb loafers, cracked in every possible way except at the toe and heel where inner reinforcements keep the leather from bending. I still wear them and...
Not me, although I was watching them. Beautiful boots but my inner voice asked "when was the last time you wore your monkstraps?" Answer? "Basically, never. Don't like hardware on my shoes." So I left them for someone else.
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