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Thank you I hope I will. Great find for you with the Cape Buck!
Hope he's back soon.
Alas, Milan is mentioned.

Cape Buck = good.

Milan = Prada era = bad/not Church traditional quality.
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Cape Buck = good.
Milan = Prada era = bad/not Church traditional quality.

Hmm. I am getting a bad vibe with the shoes apparently more than a decade old too. I haven't decided what to do yet...
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Are the shoes too formal for everyday use at high school? I dress usually in OCBDs, cardigans, crewnecks in cotton, jeans, chinos and corduroy pants. 

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Are the shoes too formal for everyday use at high school? I dress usually in OCBDs, cardigans, crewnecks in cotton, jeans, chinos and corduroy pants. 

good enough, but the maker (Sanders) sells a variety of shoes at almost half a price though none exactly the same with this particular design- you might want to check it out
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Are the shoes too formal for everyday use at high school? I dress usually in OCBDs, cardigans, crewnecks in cotton, jeans, chinos and corduroy pants. 

 

No, they're not too formal, but Kashmir is right: they're unnecessarily expensive.  Judging by your other stated sizes, you're still growing too - this is ridiculous for a pair you might not fit in a year's time.

 

Normally I'd suggest buying shoes from a more traditional shoemaker for quality, especially in this price range.  And if your feet are fully grown, that's what you should do: you can get great shoes from Cheaney or Barker for less than this, or Church's or Tricker's in the sales.  Take a look at discounted Grensons too - made in India at the cheaper end, but still properly welted etc.  You can find clearance shoes from them for £100 now and then, in trendy chunky styles and interesting colours.

 

If your feet are still growing, though, then enjoy the frivolity of youth: buy something for under £50 that will last you six months by which time you'll be bored of it even if it isn't already too small. 

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better pics as promised!

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No, they're not too formal, but Kashmir is right: they're unnecessarily expensive.  Judging by your other stated sizes, you're still growing too - this is ridiculous for a pair you might not fit in a year's time.

Normally I'd suggest buying shoes from a more traditional shoemaker for quality, especially in this price range.  And if your feet are fully grown, that's what you should do: you can get great shoes from Cheaney or Barker for less than this, or Church's or Tricker's in the sales.  Take a look at discounted Grensons too - made in India at the cheaper end, but still properly welted etc.  You can find clearance shoes from them for £100 now and then, in trendy chunky styles and interesting colours.

If your feet are still growing, though, then enjoy the frivolity of youth: buy something for under £50 that will last you six months by which time you'll be bored of it even if it isn't already too small. 

I don't think one's feet grows after a certain period, a pair of C&J brought 5 years ago, when I was in GCSE, still fits well now.
Even if you don't like it, make sure you treat it well all the time so it could be sold at a reasonable price.
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better pics as promised! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Beautiful pics!
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Damn, Vass knows their cordovans very well. Great boots, pika.
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Vass boots look great
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From Sanders's Diplomat series; model Paris. The factory has been around since 1873, but I've seen pairs from on SF rarely. The French calf is exquisite, but quality control is not at all up to date. The broguing on left pair is crooked and on right pair uneven. This is sad as the maker has real potential.

Anyone have the scoop on Sanders?

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better pics as promised!
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Those are very nice and what the Thousand Mile boot should have looked like with the vamp stitching.
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The sleeker toe box looks so much more attractive than the 1000 mile version's.
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better pics as promised!

 

 

 

Great boots - is that the "antique cognac" cordovan?  New Peter last?

 

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I don't think one's feet grows after a certain period, a pair of C&J brought 5 years ago, when I was in GCSE, still fits well now.
Even if you don't like it, make sure you treat it well all the time so it could be sold at a reasonable price.

 

Dingus - thanks for the message: Add911 is right if you're feet are grown - quality is quality.  I don't know anything about Sanders though - but see below!

 

 

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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

From Sanders's Diplomat series; model Paris. The factory has been around since 1873, but I've seen pairs from on SF rarely. The French calf is exquisite, but quality control is not at all up to date. The broguing on left pair is crooked and on right pair uneven. This is sad as the maker has real potential.
Anyone have the scoop on Sanders?
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That's a great classic-looking pair of shoes - pity about the finer details you mentioned.  I would also be interested to know more.  The lasts look quite accommodating; how's the fit?

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