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post #106 of 272
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Originally Posted by NukeMeSlowly
Unfreakingbelievable. I just bit on the brown calf semibrogue and the tan chukka boot - the wholecut is sold out - $170 for two pairs of calfskin shoes. I want to Tarzan yell.

Does anyone know how long it will take to receive them (i.e. average shipping time)?

I placed my order in early May and recieved it June 20.
post #107 of 272
Just ordered the suede chukka and the brown calf derby. Went a whole size down. Hoping for the best. Price $170 with free shipping using the original link. This forum is great! Also, this forum is expensive. I didn't even know I needed those shoes.
post #108 of 272
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Originally Posted by norcaltransplant
No, dude, the WHOLECUTS and DERBIES/2-EYELET BLUCHERS are definitely calf. The semi-brogue is made of so-so leather, and the $240 shoes are all corrected grain (black ones).


But the semi-brogue is part also calf. There is a black non-calf as well.

Black Calf Leather Semi-Brogue Shoes
http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/productMSB...Calf%20Leather

Black Leather Semi Brogue Shoes:
http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/productMSB...s&level3=Black

I also wrote to CT to ask if the calf leather semi-brogue is corrected grain, I'll post the reply when I get it.

Lastly, it should be noted that the site is really tough to navigate. Depending on how you chose to navigate your way to shoes you can come up with different combinations of offerings.
post #109 of 272
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Originally Posted by Lino
Both were from $295. They also do not look to be from the Loake 1880 line as I think some have suggested. The two hole derby looks to be the Arundel 2 from Loake's Comfort Collection. The look like the generally retail for £103.95 or $188.88.

The semi-broughes look to be Loake's Tweed 2 also from the Comfort Collection. Which can be had for £95.95 or $174.35.

Eeesshhh...so the first leason is don't by anything at CT at retail. Second leason is that at $85 a pop, this should still be a good deal.
They do appear to be the Loake's Tweed 2. Pediwear sells them regularly for 81.66 pounds, but charges 18 pounds shipping. Today, that's $181.00 U.S., delivered to your door. We're all paying $170 delivered for 2 pair. I'd say getting less than half price even compared to an internet seller is still a spectacular bargain.

2nd note: Anyone want to make bets on all the size bartering we see in the forums starting in 2-3 weeks?
post #110 of 272
As mentioned before, I emailed CT to ask about the black calf-leather semi-brouge and derby.

From CT:
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No the two listed shoes are made with genuine unfinished calf-skin leathers.

The polished leather shoes like MSHBBK are made with corrected grain leathers. These leathers are selected and buffed very gently on the grain surface to smooth out the natural hair follicles and create a "keyed" surface that the pigments will adhere to. The leather is then passed through large rollers to coat the leather with a base primer pigment and then top-sprayed to create layers that will polish to the hi-shine finish we achieve when we make the shoes.

So, it looks like the black shoes listed as calf are not corrected grain, while those listed as simply black are. Also, keep in mind, CT has a pair of semi-brouge in each of these ranges.
post #111 of 272
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Originally Posted by frankie lee
It sounds like you're familiar with CT's sales practices. I have a couple of questions:

1. Do you know if I can return them to a retail location? I'd rather bring them into CT's 7th Ave. store in Manhattan than mail them back.

2. Do you know if I can exchange them for a smaller size and still benefit from the sale price?

Thanks for the advice--I'm new around here and am trying to learn the ropes.

Yes, you can return them to 7th ave store, I have done this with several things in the past. Addtionally, no matter how many times you go back and forth on size, the price doesn't change. Caution, however, that the sizes do not run out on you, things are selling out left and right.
post #112 of 272
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Originally Posted by new obsession
Yes, you can return them to 7th ave store, I have done this with several things in the past. Addtionally, no matter how many times you go back and forth on size, the price doesn't change. Caution, however, that the sizes do not run out on you, things are selling out left and right.

Touble with the stores is that they are very poorly stocked when it comes to shoes. Actually, I think the stores are only well stocked with shirts"”shoes, suits and anything else that would take up lots of space are there so you can touch and feel them and then order by catalog.
post #113 of 272
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Originally Posted by Lino
Touble with the stores is that they are very poorly stocked when it comes to shoes. Actually, I think the stores are only well stocked with shirts"”shoes, suits and anything else that would take up lots of space are there so you can touch and feel them and then order by catalog.

Basically true. But it works out well. A recent shoe return was processed at 7th ave, entered on the system as I was standing there, and I received teh new ones 5 days later. Not a bad turn around. Especially considering the troubles I have had.

Word to the wise, have them delivered to your house, not the store, you will get them faster.
post #114 of 272
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Originally Posted by new obsession
Basically true. But it works out well. A recent shoe return was processed at 7th ave, entered on the system as I was standing there, and I received teh new ones 5 days later. Not a bad turn around. Especially considering the troubles I have had.

Word to the wise, have them delivered to your house, not the store, you will get them faster.

Excellent information to know. I just received an email notifying me that my semi-brouges are on the way. Based on all the talk about size, I will more than likely need to exchange them.
post #115 of 272
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Originally Posted by Lino
Both were from $295. They also do not look to be from the Loake 1880 line as I think some have suggested. The two hole derby looks to be the Arundel 2 from Loake's Comfort Collection. The look like the generally retail for £103.95 or $188.88.

The semi-broughes look to be Loake's Tweed 2 also from the Comfort Collection. Which can be had for £95.95 or $174.35.
Okay, I know little about shoes, but from looking at the photographs, I think the matter is not that simple.

For example, the calf skin semi-brogue on CT site:

shows that the heel is leather with rubber insert.

Loake Tweed 2 (calf comfort), however, seems to have rubber heels.


While Loake Durhams (1880) also have leather heels with rubber insert.


Similarly, CT Derby shoes have leather heels with rubber inserts:


Loake Arundel has rubber heels.

(Strangely enough, Pediwear puts Arundel in 1880 category while the Loake website itself puts it in the calf comfort collection).

Of course, both CT wholecut (sharp brogue) and Loake 1880 Norwich have leather heels with rubber inserts.

So I think the CT "calf" lines are Loake 1880 or made to the same standards with designs from other lines.

If I am wrong, please don't hurt me. I'm a newbie and don't know jack.
post #116 of 272
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Originally Posted by Sartorially Challenged

So I think the CT "calf" lines are Loake 1880 or made to the same standards with designs from other lines.

If I am wrong, please don't hurt me. I'm a newbie and don't know jack.

Keep in mind that the Loakes that are made for CT are just that, made for CT. So, they might not correspond exactly to any of Loake's shoes that are made for Loake. They might be very similar, but they still might have a slight difference (such as a combination heel instead of a full rubber heel).
post #117 of 272
Well, I can't speak for every CT Calf Semi-Brogue being sent out, but mine actually have Durham stamped on the lining...
post #118 of 272
Has anyone yet to receive email confirmation of their order? I haven't received anything as of yet from them, but I may just be forgetting the email address that I used.
post #119 of 272
Hmm, just checked the order status on the CT website... both items I ordered are now out of stock, although they were in stock when I placed the order. Hopefully it is just updated to reflect the current status - it says it is still in processing.
post #120 of 272
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Originally Posted by raley
Has anyone yet to receive email confirmation of their order? I haven't received anything as of yet from them, but I may just be forgetting the email address that I used.

One order shipped and nothing on the other (oddly the one placed first).
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