Originally Posted by detroiter
Yes, very informative indeed. I will order a catalog. Where can I find out about local retailers? I looked on their website, but it only lists c&j stores. I am looking for something in Detroit (obviously) I know we have to have at least 1 store that might carry them.
You can ask C&J where the nearest retailer is. They can provide that information to you. Not sure if there are any in Detroit these days...
If these will be your first "English" shoes, I suggest you at least try them on. Or else you might regret it. IMO the lasts are different from your American shoes (e.g. Alden, AE). Rule of thumb is different shoemaker or model = different last = different fit.
If this is your first big purchase, I cannot emphasize enough that you should try them on. Otherwise you might spend $500+ and end up selling them on eBay or B&S for far less.