Originally Posted by truestorytravis
Sorry, no. I have rather small feet (8.5 or 9). Thanks, though.
i've had a couple pairs of j.crew shoes (not boots) and i've been quite unimpressed with them. both were loafers bought for under $20 (new) on eBay, but i don't think i'd even pay that much. re-sold the first pair and the only reason i have the second is for rainy days (rubber-soled).
the reason i bought two pairs is that even though i'm usually an 8.5, j.crew's 8.5 was ridiculously big on me. even their 8 feels larger than usual. make sure you try 'em on in the store before buying (if you buy online).
lastly, let me say that i'm no shoe expert, but that my points of comparison are a couple pairs of allen-edmonds that i have. the leather seems to be of decent quality, but the soles are clunky and don't seem to be glued on very well.
for chelseas, i would look toward tyrwhitt's loake shoes through the 50% off link (www.ctshirts.com/spots)
. you might find a better value there.