Totally unexpected and eagerly awaited Christmas pick up.
1940s Tan spades.
1960s(?) Central EUR Budapesters wood pegged navy blue and my size. Brass sole taps!
I have never seen this type of shoe in Australia.
Syria the disaster of Obama continues:
They finally arrived on the 22 December after arriving in Sydney on the 17th December. To think I paid USD46 for the privilege of this eBay enforced shipping. And then the seller forgot to put the shoetrees in the parcel!
I am still waiting for a pair of Vass I bought in the US on the 8th Dec and with the stupid Pitney Bowes shipping/eBay Tracked ripoff the parcel spent 6 days moving back and forward all over the USA and now has arrived Down Under on the 17th and still not shown up. I am leaving work on 23 so this will be interesting. Plus about 30% more for shippingthan first class international that you used to pay in the USA. evilBay.
I have about 6 pairs of C&J. Handgrade and benchmade. Vintage and recent. Have to say their aesthetic particularly the 338 handgrade last is a beauty . Classic style and construction you don't find with Carmina.I'd have to say EG is more comfortable but C&J look better on your feet.I suspect now that Herringbone have dropped C&J that is why they are taking them up.Not to say Carmina does not make a good shoe for the price either.