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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Manton
What do you think makes the Vale better than Jermyn II?

I won't answer for AP but for me: it's the last!
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Manton
What do you think makes the Vale better than Jermyn II?


I'm with Greg on this, the 8000 last is just that much sleeker and appealing to my eye. I would also add the fact that the Jermyn II does not offered in museum calf and I prefer that to Lobb's plain calf.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
I'm with Greg on this, the 8000 last is just that much sleeker and appealing to my eye. I would also add the fact that the Jermyn II does not offered in museum calf and I prefer that to Lobb's plain calf.

Are you sure about that? I have seen it made up in gold museum before; and the last time I did a JL Paris special order, each model had two lists of leathers: a limited one that cost a 15% markup over RTW retail, and everything else, which carried a 20% markup. In other words, you could do a special of any model in any leather if you were willing to pay the extra 20%. That was probably three years ago, though, so JL Paris's policies may have changed in the interim.
post #19 of 20
Maybe this is too simplistic to be helpful, but which, in your heart of hears, to YOU like better? Both are obviously elegant and well-made shoes, so neither is a "bad" choice. Given that you apparently can afford either, and assuming there are not significant differences in quality of fit, I think if you let yourself be steered away from whichever has the most intuitive appeal to you either because of a perceived difference in "value" or because of the weight of opinion among posters here, you'll be doing yourself a disservice. If you really have no preference then it's probably helpful to get input from people here - especially when that input comes with reasoning - but ultimately you want to get the shoe that'll make you happiest and not leave you kicking yourself (pun intended).
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by jcusey
Are you sure about that? I have seen it made up in gold museum before; and the last time I did a JL Paris special order, each model had two lists of leathers: a limited one that cost a 15% markup over RTW retail, and everything else, which carried a 20% markup. In other words, you could do a special of any model in any leather if you were willing to pay the extra 20%. That was probably three years ago, though, so JL Paris's policies may have changed in the interim.


You're correct John. I was referring to their off the shelf offerings. You can special order just abount any hide with JL.
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