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FWIW, I recently paid $750 for the C&J Islay boot in Paris (hope to get the VAT refund of $100+ at some point but this is the Barney's price point too). The Islay is dark brown scotch grain calf. Not even shell so prices are high elsewhere too. However, I liked the style and fit so I was willing to pay.Another nice thing about Alden is there seems to be a healthy secondary market for their shoes and boots. You have the TSM seconds list, B&S and eBay just to name a few. Of...
I just ordered the Navy Doyle from Matt after suddenly realizing I needed a casual jacket. It didn't hurt that I recently received a $100 ATT Visa gift card in the mail. Thanks to Matt for putting up with me and taking my order over the phone so I could pay with two cards...
Waiting for BART in Ravello LWBs
I think using Barney's was also for nailing down your size. Easier to return than sending back to the UK...
I'm probably closer to a TTS 8.25D. I've owned/tried on a few C&J shoes/boots on the 325 last in the past including the RL Marlow and BB Coniston both in US8.5D. Might have been able to go down to US8 as neither fit me right (sloppy in heel and tight in the fore foot) so I sold/returned them.After asking on this thread about sizing the Islay, I got various advice to either go down a half or full size. Fortunately, I was in Paris last week so I contacted the C&J store...
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Cross post from the Alden thread to compare the shape/color of my recently purchased C&J Islay to my other Alden boots (Left to Right): Alden Cigar captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US9D (Alden DC - picked this up off B&S before I figured out my true size) Alden Cigar Indy with commando sole on Trubalance last - US8D (J. Gilbert) Dark Brown Scotch Grain C&J Islay with dainite sole on 365 last - UK7E Alden #8 captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US8.5D (Alden...
Here is a picture of my current boot collection to show the different colors/shapes as well as compare to the Crockett & Jones Islay boot I recently picked up while in Paris (Left to Right): Cigar captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US9D (Alden DC - picked this up off B&S before I figured out my true size) Cigar Indy with commando sole on Trubalance last - US8D (J. Gilbert) Dark Brown Scotch Grain C&J Islay with dainite sole on 365 last - UK7E #8 captoe with...
FWIW, I also go TTS on the Van last. I wear 8.5d for the LHS and Ranger Mocs with a slim insole and I'm a 8d on the Barrie and Trubalane.
Thanks.Not sure. I was a little delirious from my 11+ hour flight and was so focused on the Islays I didn't pay much attention to the other shoes.This was a small shop and I didn't see anything else. They had winding stairs down to all the shoes. Was it there?Thanks for the sizing advice. Another pair of Islay in the Bay Area soon.33 Boulevard Raspail, Paris
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