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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by water
In that case I am very happy you decided not to bid!

I was surprised there were not more bids. I hope the lack of bids is not an omen that these shoes are going to turn out to be rubbish!

What is your US size? I too am looking at this 348 last and I'm think that the 9.5UK will be my size given that I am a 10.5US and 9.5UK on the 337 last which seems to be similar to the 348 last.
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by edmorel
What is your US size? I too am looking at this 348 last and I'm think that the 9.5UK will be my size given that I am a 10.5US and 9.5UK on the 337 last which seems to be similar to the 348 last.

I would recommned going down at elast one full size for the 348 last. I find it to fit as generously, if not moreso, than the 337 last.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by edmorel
What is your US size? I too am looking at this 348 last and I'm think that the 9.5UK will be my size given that I am a 10.5US and 9.5UK on the 337 last which seems to be similar to the 348 last.


I wear the same size on both lasts, but find the 348 to be a slightly better (a bit more snug) fit.
post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 
Here are a couple of pictures of the Highburys:







I polished them to be slightly darker than they were originally (the third picture is closest to the current colour).
post #20 of 29
Water..those are gorgeous. I recently got the Aintree handgrade in antique tan and I think I'm going to darken it up tonight.
post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
Oh, and I am between a 10 and 10.5 US. Usually I am a 10.5.

These 9.5 Highburys fit perfectly. Strangely, I ordered two pairs of Loake 1880s recently in size 9.5UK and am beginning to think that a 9UK would be a better fit. I am not sure if that helps at all...
post #22 of 29
Water- Very nice. I like those alot
post #23 of 29
H2O

I like everything about those shoes; very nice.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by TKDKid
Copying across my post from Ask Andy's...

C&J "Highbury"

It's a little bit more expensive than other C&J regular line shoes - can think of them as regular line plus. Soles are stitched aloft.


At 380 EUR - I think that is actually a bit less than the bench grades - which currenly go for US$475.
post #25 of 29
How different is this shoe from the Aintree?
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by reubencahn
How different is this shoe from the Aintree?
Besides the fact that the Aintree is a Handgrade C&J while the Highbury is "only" a Benchgrade C&J, the latter comes with a different last (#348) that is sleeker, pointier, more chisel-like and to some, including myself, more attractive than the 337 last of the Aintree.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by rajesh06
At 380 EUR - I think that is actually a bit less than the bench grades - which currenly go for US$475.
Most of the regular line shoes are EUR 360 from the same website...?
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by water View Post
Here are a couple of pictures of the Highburys:







I polished them to be slightly darker than they were originally (the third picture is closest to the current colour).

Water,

Did you get this effect with wax or cream?

Chris
post #29 of 29
How does the leather compare between benchgrade and handgrade?
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