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post #226 of 272
I received my black calf leather semi-brogues today, and as other users have stated have experienced quite a bit of slippage even with down-sizing half a size from what I normally wear. The driving mocs I ordered, however, fit HUGE. If any of you are planning on buying these, size down a full size: believe me. In regards to exchanges, I think most of us are shit out of luck. I called CT and they are sold out of most everything in every size.

One neat little exemption is the near full size run of these bad boys:

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/productMSB...ProCode=MBGTAN


For some reason, you can't see them unless you click on sales and select your shoe size (they don't show up if you click on "Brown" or "Calf Leather" under shoes).......maybe that is why there are so many left?

In regards to shipping, I got them in a whopping 5 days. Pretty fast considering my last order took almost 3 weeks.
post #227 of 272
I nailed it!!!

I got the calf leather semi brogues in both black and brown. The brown has a slight reddish tint to my eye - maybe more like A-E Chili?

I wear A-E 10 EEE, and have trouble with Balmorals (actually never owned any before today due to high arch and wide foot). I ordered size 10 US, which was 9 1/2 UK, in the "G" fitting. There cannot be a size which would fit better!

Now - they have some features which appear to be even nicer than my A-E's, but overall I'd say Allen-Edmonds are definitely the better shoe. At $295, I'd never purchase these. At $150 they'd be a nice shoe. At the $85 per pair I just paid - probably the best value I've found.
post #228 of 272
again.... anyone try returning items at the store yet?
post #229 of 272
I ordered the Chestnut Derbys in a 8.5 UK and they are a tad loose, even though I sized down a full size from my regular US size, 9.5. I tried them with some thicker socks and the fit is better but I'm still getting a little heel slippage. I heard heel pads or something mentioned but I have never even heard of them. Do they work well?
post #230 of 272
My order was shipped on June 30th and was just dropped off on my porch today. I'm normally wear a size 8(US). I ordered the Chestnut Calf Leather Derby(8US) and the Tan Calf Leather Chukka Boots(8US). They both fit perfectly! As mentioned in previous posts, my Derbys' have a tad-bit room in the heel but its so minor that I'm not bothered by it.
post #231 of 272
Fortunately, those loafers, which look pretty nice, do not appear to be included in the sale.
post #232 of 272
Quote:
For example, both the semi-brogues and the derbys have little "knobs" on the upper side of the sole that resemble the little bits of "flash" (I think that's the term) you find on cheap molded plastic toys.
After polishing both pairs of my CT shoes, I am even less impressed with their quality. Some parts of the sole are formed unevenly. There are cuts and distortions on the upper parts of the sole, making the shoes look cheap. Then while I was polishing, a couple of strands of stiching in the area where the two lacing sides of the uppers and lower part of the tongue meet (the tip of the V) started to unravel about half an inch! I had to cut them off with a pair of scissors, and now I am unsure how long the rest of the stitching will hold.
post #233 of 272
For those of you who bought the wholecuts, I would be curious to hear your opinions on quality, fit, etc.
post #234 of 272
Regarding the chestnut derby that many people seem to have found too large... one reason for that is that it turns out the derby is in the wider fitting "FX" instead of the "F" fitting most of the CT/Loake shoes were offered in. Nowhere is this mentioned on the website... I only noticed it when I examined the interior lining of the shoe and noticed the following text:

10 FX 327 1168FW12 86

Contrast this with the sharp brogue which clearly states on the inside lining that it is an "F" fitting.
post #235 of 272
NukeMeSlowly:

I have a pair of black calf "sharp brogue." Let me repeat:
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After polishing both pairs of my CT shoes, I am even less impressed with their quality. Some parts of the sole are formed unevenly. There are cuts and distortions on the upper parts of the sole, making the shoes look cheap. Then while I was polishing, a couple of strands of stiching in the area where the two lacing sides of the uppers and lower part of the tongue meet (the tip of the V) started to unravel about half an inch! I had to cut them off with a pair of scissors, and now I am unsure how long the rest of the stitching will hold.
post #236 of 272
http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/productMSB...Standard%20Fit

I have the chelsea boots above. Did anyone who purchased these think they were quite difficult to put on relative to other boots of this type? Mine are a 10 UK in the G sizing, and I wear between a 10.5 and 11 US for the most part, and these take a shoehorn and several minutes of effort to get on, but fit perfectly once they are on... interesting.
post #237 of 272
Now that some dissatisfaction is starting to set in , I would still be more than happy to take a pair of the sharp brogues in brown and a pair of the brown derbys (both in size UK9.5) off of someone's willing hands. I really missed the boat on this sale as I am now even looking to buy the Loake equivalents to satiate my need for these shoes. Help me kind souls...
post #238 of 272
If anyone is willing to trade the following styles, let me know. I have them in size 8UK and am looking for size 7.5UK. Thanks.

1. Chestnut Derbies
2. Black Semi-Brogues
3. Brown Semi-Brogues (worn to a wedding)
4. Tan Chukka Boots
post #239 of 272
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Originally Posted by NukeMeSlowly
For those of you who bought the wholecuts, I would be curious to hear your opinions on quality, fit, etc.

I didn't buy any of the 'wholecuts' in the recent sale but had previously purchased a black pair from CT and a brown pair from Loake. To my eye, the leather of the brown Loake pair is much better and the creases in them are much finer. This might have something to do with the brown v black tanning process, which I've heard can make brown leather softer than black, though someone with knowledge about tanning can speak more about this. I'm happy with the quality of both pairs, which I think have a fairly elegant last and good leathers (the ones I have anyway) relatively speaking, having regard to the C&Js and EGs I have, and overall present great value for money. Great workhorses and more than sufficient for my place of work (London IB).
post #240 of 272
I just received my brown suede chukka boots. Looking good, I was a little afraid about the sizing but the size 9.5 (UK) seems to be fine (I wear Euro 44). My first chukka boots, so I need to figure out correct/pratical lacing and figure out which is the best way to get them on me..
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