Originally Posted by Slewfoot
Nice! They look gorgeous. Out of curiosity, what separates them from JL and EG? The fit? The construction?
Thanks David, I have to say both. My feet are good candidate for bespoke shoes but living in Sydney is logiscally impossible. I am what are typical Asian feet wider at the forefeet and narrow heels and the left is wider than the right. Through a very competent fitter, I was able to use a stock last and add fitting pieces to the forefeet and also making the left shoe slightly wider. The outcome was exceptional to me a close to bespoke shoe without the price and all this took eight weeks. I have a pair of EG on order since June and still don't have them.
As for constructions to my untrained eye. The leather SC uses are slightly better than EG and JL. The way they make the shoe the arch has a stiffer support than other English makers. For me this stops the arch from collapsing after prolong use through the years. The antiques finish is also exceptional.
You can say I am pretty thrilled with the SC shoes. Have to say the people at SC and the agent here in Sydney has been fantastic. They will bend over backwards to try to accommodate you on getting a better fitting shoes