Originally Posted by Opermann
Originally Posted by NAMOR
why do you think C&J makes them and not one of the other English shoemakers?
I know a few years ago RL used C&J for their mid-high Italian shoes (Polo line), with Edward Green making the Purple Label shoes. EG is pretty much the best shoemaker in the world, or one of them. Now they've switched their high end from EG to another Italian maker, not sure who.
I guess RL dropped EG for a reason; C&J was the default choice probably to avoid Italian style boots.
The benchmade C&J line is still no slouch and better than 95% of shoes you encounter in stores. I'm tempted for sure.
How do the Bowery boots run?
RL still uses EG for some of their Purple Label shoes.
The current Purple Label Italian maker is said to be Silvio Sasetti
I believe RL still use G&G for a few models.
If I had to guess, I'd probably go with those Bowery boots being made by C&J but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they're not.
I'd also guess that they run about 1/2 size big.
I ordered the 10.5 which is the same as my Lindrick/Marlowe (325 last) size.
There's a C&J captoe boot called the Keswick (also on the 325 last) but the Bowery looks a lot more bulbous.