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I don't know if the model you posted is partially made in India, but if it doesn't say calf leather, it is probably corrected grain. Avoid. The 1880 line is decent though.
The Crocket and Jones 348 and 337 are relatively narrow, but not overly so. Copley last from Alden.
I'd say that the difference is durability vs. comfort. The unlined is more comfortable (especially in the summer), but not as durable in the long run. Otherwise, I've noticed no difference in the quality of that particular chukka. (I own two pairs. The pound slid some more yesterday after the FOMC minutes, so perhaps it is time to buy another in a different color! ). The only caveat is that the UK version is a D fitting, which is quite narrow, but a plus for me. From the...
All are made in England, but the handgrades to a higher standard: oak bark soles, finer leathers (haven't verified this myself), closed-channeled soles.
How much is the upcharge on MTO, if you don't mind me asking?
Brand new, with tags, Epaulet linen trousers in the Walt fit, size 30. (More details are here: Italian linen fabric has great texture. $140 shipped CONUS. International buyers welcome! PM me for shipping costs and details.
For sale is a Gitman Vintage oxford in university stripe. (The stripes are charcoal or black, but from a distance appear gray because of the white threads in the basketweave.) Size Small. It is in excellent condition and unworn. (It has been tried on.) Features buttondown collar, no front pocket, barrel cuffs (rounded), and center-back pleat. Made in the USA. Measurements: chest (pit-to-pit): 19 in waist: 16 3/4 in (double for 3d measurement) sleeve (from shoulder seam...
Does anyone have any experience with the more recent Albam x Grenson shoes (at They claim to be, somewhat pretentiously, "crafted" in England. (I have a pair of semi-brogues from them, equivalently to the Radley in the Rose collection from a few years ago. They are one of my favorite pairs.)
Baron Wells also has slim fit (no kidding: the top block is the slimmest I've seen). I have two pairs as well as tried the above.
It's never too soon to start thinking about warmer days. These are brand new with tags Epaulet linen trousers in the Walt fit, size 30. (More details are here: Exquisite fabric, lighter than most Irish linen and drapes very well. $150 shipped CONUS. International buyers welcome as well. PM me for shipping costs and details.
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