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post #151 of 481
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Originally Posted by josepidal
But didn't the Benton come in a lighter tan, and have the Polo and horse logo label on the inside, not the Ralph Lauren Made in England script?

Yes, but other than those markings, the shoe is stitch for stitch a dead ringer for the Benton. The box shoes it's not PL but Polo RL and the color (burnished chestnut) is one made by C&J, not EG. The sole is not the usual EG as well. These shoes could be 10+ years old and perhaps that's how they were marked before???
post #152 of 481
Chalk it up to the madness of crowds.
post #153 of 481
Glad I didn't get a chance to order. If it sounds too good to be true...
post #154 of 481
this is nuts , just nuts ...... whoever receives the first pair of shoes has the duty to report the truth on the forum
post #155 of 481
Yes but with free shipping and the ability to return to any RL store, even outlets, there is no downside to trying. At $260 (with RLTRUNK), even if they're "only" as good as an AE, and not something odd like a moc or made of corrected grain leather, they're still a deal.
post #156 of 481
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
But it seems like everything in the text matches the picture, except for the "tan burnished." And what about the "Purple Label" attached to the text? Are any of the driving mocs made in England?

Curiouser and curiouser....

The "tan burnished calf" color may be a clue that the Corben are in fact C&J shoes given that they are the ones making shoes in that color rather than dark oak and edwardian, which is how the EG for PL shoes are identified. The color names seem to be consistent between RL and their contractors.

At $325, they would have to be C&J benchgrades but then it would be surprising if PL shoes were benchgrade. Who knows? Perhaps contacting C&J would yield more info.
post #157 of 481
Alternative conspiracy theory: RL ordered them in suede, hence the picture, for some reason EG shipped tan calf. RL agrees to take shoes at deep discount, proceeds to blow them out. EG maintains plausible deniability.
post #158 of 481
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Originally Posted by saint
Alternative conspiracy theory: RL ordered them in suede, hence the picture, for some reason EG shipped tan calf. RL agrees to take shoes at deep discount, proceeds to blow them out. EG maintains plausible deniability.

But EG do not make shoes in burnished tan calf. If it was EG, wouldn't it be labeled Edwardian Antique calf instead?
post #159 of 481
Does EG have color called tan burnished calf?
post #160 of 481
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Originally Posted by EL72
At $325, they would have to be C&J benchgrades but then it would be surprising if PL shoes were benchgrade. Who knows? Perhaps contacting C&J would yield more info.

My ultimate question, though, is why would Ralph sell PL shoes at $325? Even if these were Loake seconds, under the PL banner, they'd sell for $850. Or maybe I'm just being cynical...
post #161 of 481
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
My ultimate question, though, is why would Ralph sell PL shoes at $325? Even if these were Loake seconds, under the PL banner, they'd sell for $850. Or maybe I'm just being cynical...

You're not being cynical. The Purple Label branding is as much about quality as it is prestige/price. If their cotton shirts retail for 350, then you know good and hell well they would not sell shoes for less than that, which actually are more expensive to produce.
post #162 of 481
Polo Mich Ave store in Chicago has 2 pair of EGs. You must ask (Gregory) to see them.
The 8.5 is the Barksdale in oak. The 11 is the Mackay in oak. Both come with shoe trees.
post #163 of 481
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Originally Posted by mr monty
Polo Mich Ave store in Chicago has 2 pair of EGs. You must ask (Gregory) to see them.
The 8.5 is the Barksdale in oak. The 11 is the Mackay in oak. Both come with shoe trees.

Have they sold out of the rest of their EGs? I bought mine there about a month or so ago and they had around 4-5 different EGs on display.
post #164 of 481
I just received a call confirming my address and noting that the shoes will be shipped "within the next few hours."
post #165 of 481
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr monty
Polo Mich Ave store in Chicago has 2 pair of EGs. You must ask (Gregory) to see them.
The 8.5 is the Barksdale in oak. The 11 is the Mackay in oak. Both come with shoe trees.

Are they willing to ship them?
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