I was visiting NYC this weekend and dropped by the Oxxford store on 57th street. As has been reported either here or on Andy's forum, Oxxford is in the process of discontinuing the Green shoes, either because of supply problems or, as per an Oxxford salesperson, because Oxxford has purchased C&J (of which I am skeptical). Anyhooo..., the remaining Greens are 1/2 off, making the shoes $350, boots $365. The sizes were generally the "end sizes," but included 7.5/8 (British/American), 8/8.5, 8.5/9, 10/10.5 (I think), 10.5/11, and 11/11.5. Widths were mainly E, with a few D's thrown in. Lasts were primarily 202 with a few 606. The Green styles included (varying styles in different sizes): Piccadilly slip-on in Black (sizes 7.5/8 and 8/8.5, D width); Berkeley in Black (size 8/8.5 and 8.5/9, others I think in larger sizes) and Dark Oak (I bought the 8/8.5, others in larger sizes); Fawsley in Black - I think - on the 606 last, Chelsea in Black (size 8.5/9, perhaps others); a skin-stitched derby in a lightish tan - akin to the Dover but without the hand-sewn center seam (perhaps Acorn or Chestnut), Galway boot in a country calf (Rosewood?) with Dainite sole (several sizes, including 8/8.5), a very nice cap toe with medallion on the 606 last in a lightish tan (not sure model name), and an oxford (don't remember particular style) in a suede (Fox suede?). They may also have had the Malverne wing-tip in a lightish tan. I may have forgotten one or two other styles. I would guess that Oxxford would ship the shoes with a credit card number, and I presume they could quickly tell you the styles they have in your size, since they are arranged by size. Please just don't waste their time by calling without any real interest in buying, or if you don't know your size.
post #1 of 11
1/4/04 at 11:09pm