Originally Posted by Lint Brush
Sorry to veer slightly off-topic, but I have an Edward Green question for the group. I picked up a pair of black punch toe oxfords with the swan's neck on the 82 last, half-blacked soles at the Mansion today (and ogled the Grant in burnt pine--gorgeous but I found the 888 too narrow.) They kind of look like the Berkeley, but where the Berkeley has solid stitching around the vamp, these have the punch toe stitching. Also punch toe stitching across the top of the tongue, as a cool little detail. Any guesses? My salesman Scott wasn't sure . . .
They do have a few pairs of the Carters left in dark oak--size 9 and 9.5, I think. Dark oak Mackays available in 8 and 11, Edwardian Mackay in 13, Grant in 9 (sigh).
Do these have a "blind" stitching - like the captoe isn't realy a cap at all, it's same piece of leather, but they stitch there to make it look like a cap? If so, I've seen them and they are nice. Congrats.