I'm not keen on the balmoral but the double monk is stunning. May have to pull the trigger on the latter.
How thick are the woolen socks? Will they affect sizing on the DC Lewis shoes.
The black plaintoe is the only black shoe you need—except for the black double monk.
All our socks are as thin as "dress socks" usually are; they're not as thick as rugged, wool socks for sport can be. It will not affect sizing.
They are discontinued.
Thanks for the info. I'm happy to see the wide lapels look so good. I was unsure about how they'd look, but we're close enough in jacket size that I suspect I would prefer them over the standard ones now (which are on my current KW jacket). I'm also happy to hear of such success with changing a bunch of measurements, especially in the chest. I have gotten relatively lucky with his jackets, since his 42 fits me very well with few changes, but I just ordered pants that are going to need a bunch of changes, so this makes me feel more confident this will work out well.
I'll bet you a free pair of shoes that my captoes are better than anything that AE can make. Put another way, if you buy the captoe and can prove that the AE is better, keep the captoes and I'll refund your money.
Our benchgrade range is on par with C&J handgrade
Our handgrade range is on par with John Lobb and Edward Green
A bold statement, but given the quality of the other items I previously ordered, I don't have a reason to think it's not true.
I think I may be sold on a pair of the dark brown captoes. They'll probably have to wait until after my wedding, though, as I've already spent way too much on clothes over the past couple of months.
Beatlegeuse, that navy hopsack looks amazing! I think your length is spot on as any longer and it would be disproportionate.
We need more pics of the benchgrade captoe bals! I keep seeing photos in sitting postures, would love to see one just straight down at the shoes planted on the floor. I needed some black shoes and went with the Peal & Co. medallion captoes but I think the brown captoe would be the next purchase.