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post #1351 of 19222
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post
The 341 last is nice (I have the Bradford, Worcester and Westfield on that last). From my memory of trying it on, the 337 is slightly more elongated than than the 341 - is that right? Apropos, the dark brown(?) Finsbury looks great in that shot, with more colour depth than I think is usual for C&J. Is that true to life or maybe due to some colour banding from high ISO? (The EXIF data is missing from the pic). It would be nice to see them in natural light, when you get the chance.
The 341 is not as elongated as the 337. What eventually began to bother me with the 337 was that the 'fuller' front outer quarter (where the shoe curves over your small toe) combined with the higher toebox resulted in a shoe that looked a little snouty to my eyes on my feet, or like a toucan's beak almost. The photo was taken in natural light on a cloudy day, and on my screen is true to life. I cut out and resized in PS, which might explain the lack of EXIF data. I was quite surprised when I opened the box today for a few reasons - - This is not a flat dark brown. It's more of a darkish brown than dark brown. - There is a surprising amount of subtle colour variation reminiscent of museum calf - even more than my Belgraves, which is not congruent with my prior experience that for 'antiquing' handgrades > benchgrades. And that C&J hardly 'antiques'. - Even more surprising, there is a fair amount of red in the brown. Almost mahogany? For C&J, this is very un-C&J. Maybe I got lucky? I know from the seller that my shoes were sent direct from the factory and were made in the last few weeks, tops. I have absolutely no idea what to polish these as I want to preserve this colour and the variation.
post #1352 of 19222
I realised I had just written 'natural light' in my previous post, and edited it while you replied.

Maybe just use natural wax for these? Maybe a brown wax occasionally, but probably no coloured cremes/polishes as they might 'paint' the shoe uniformly in their colour.
post #1353 of 19222
love the new wingtips, apropos
post #1354 of 19222
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Who is the maker of these? Thanks!
post #1355 of 19222
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Originally Posted by Sterling Gillette View Post
If the trees are the best thing about about a pair of shoes, you know that something must be wrong.


Leather Sole are dumping G&G right?
post #1356 of 19222
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
Leather Sole are dumping G&G right?

Yes whatever they have left $895 includes shipping and trees, only E width available.
post #1357 of 19222
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Originally Posted by Trifon View Post
Who is the maker of these? Thanks!

Available in black from Charles Tyrwhitt. If I'm not mistaken, Tyrwhitt shoes are now made by Barker, having switched over from Loake.
post #1358 of 19222
I thought 341 was supposed to be a bit roomier?
post #1359 of 19222
Pardon the poor picture but I thought I would participate... My work outfits are very casual so most of my shoes are more workwear-inspired... However I have a few more classic options. And these which sit in the middle.

Berluti Alessandro Norvegese in camel leather

post #1360 of 19222
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post
Yes whatever they have left $895 includes shipping and trees, only E width available.

That's E UK / D US, right?
post #1361 of 19222
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post
That's E UK / D US, right?

Yes.
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post #1363 of 19222
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
I thought 341 was supposed to be a bit roomier?
It is in the width and instep compared to the 348. Not so compared to the 325 (in the width) or 337 (in length and width).
post #1364 of 19222
Took delivery today of 2 Gieves & Hawkes shoes. A navy monk (which I have been wanting forever) and a purported black shell cordovan. They certainly feel and look like shell, but can anyone confirm?
post #1365 of 19222
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Took delivery today of 2 Gieves & Hawkes shoes. A navy monk (which I have been wanting forever) and a purported black shell cordovan. They certainly feel and look like shell, but can anyone confirm?

both look to be fairly nice leather, but not shell.
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