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no luck for us big guys. Last year I bought a US 13 from Paul Stuart / Phineas Cole and unfortunately was sent a UK 13, they were enormous. I sent them back hoping for a size down but they were out and refunded me.

Left a bitter taste in my mouth and figured at one point I'll try again. A year later still no Islays.
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Thanks! I ordered one as well.
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I just got notice that Purdey started their 30% off sale : http://www.purdey.com/clothing-accessories/sale/

At $454 (without VAT) + free shipping to US, I instakopped their in-house C&J Islay.

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Thanks! I ordered one as well.

@razl, thanks for posting.  Ordered a pair as well!

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@razl
, thanks for posting.  Ordered a pair as well!

I foresee a lot of happily shod fellow members with hurting bank accounts in the near future. But, glad I could finally pass along a winner!
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Thanks @razl for posting the deal. I am considering the Coniston boots. But this calfskins version won't be as good as the grain ones for Canadian winter weather, right?

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Thanks @razl
for posting the deal. I am considering the Coniston boots. But this calfskins version won't be as good as the grain ones for Canadian winter weather, right?

Hmmm, interesting question that I don't know the answer to. Grain always looks more hardy but I don't know that it is intrinsically any more so. I would say that, as I understand it, grain is a created on leather as a technique* and, therefore, usually only done on less fine leathers; that might also help bolster the idea that grained leathers are made of less fine/delicate hides and therefore a sturdier group as a result.

All that said, I have a pair of Tricker Stowe's in calf that I have had for years as my Islay stand-in's; I have worn them relentlessly in foul weather, snow, rain, etc. They are my go-to winter boots for 6 or 7 years now. Not only have they held up fantastically, they've patina'd better than any other boot or shoe I have ever had (my EG's for RLPL boots are a close second). They make the argument for the worse they're treated, the better they look. I'm hoping the Islays follow the exact same arc. But still, I don't see how grain or anything else would have been any better or worse.

(* I read that "grain" on leather was originally accidentally developed; someone left a hide in some state and found it months later with the raised grain and liked it enough to develop the process into a technique).

That's all I know - hope that helps!
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Thanks @razl
for posting the deal. I am considering the Coniston boots. But this calfskins version won't be as good as the grain ones for Canadian winter weather, right?

This is what I have and what you should have for Canadian winter weather.
http://www.purdey.com/clothing-accessories/mens-rough-out-nubuck-boot-dainite-sole-boot24.aspx



They can take some serious abuse.
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This is what I have and what you should have for Canadian winter weather.
http://www.purdey.com/clothing-accessories/mens-rough-out-nubuck-boot-dainite-sole-boot24.aspx



They can take some serious abuse.

Great point, I totally missed the key word CANADIAN in the OPs question. I'm in Florida where our winter barely equates to your fall, but I spend a good amount of time in the north eastern US during Oct-Jan season (we like visiting for winter). So take all my answer about winter wear with that as context; earnest, but clearly out of it's depth for a full Canadian season.
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Here's my small C&J Collection. Not the best photo but can you guess which ones they are?

 

 

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Thanks razl.

Does anyone know how the 325 last fit versus the 348? Same size or go down half a size?

And does Purdey use Royal Mail to ship to North America? If it's UPS/FedEx I'll have to bow out.
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Is it fair to consider the Cardigan 4 as a regular shoe version of the Skye 2 boot? I believe they are built on the same last, come in dark brown cordovan, both storm-welted with Dainite soles, and the broguing patterns seem to be similar. The punch holes, however, on the Cardigan 4 look bigger somehow, but I can't tell if this is just perception due to the smaller overall dimensions of the Cardigan.

I really wanted to get the Skye 2 boots in cordovan, but I think it might be a bit impractical for me, given that I live in a perpetually warm climate. I've come to like the design so much, however, that I'd gladly buy the Cardigan 4 instead if it is pretty much a non-boot version of the cordovan Skye 2.
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Does anyone have a price list for the annual C&J sale?
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

Thanks razl.

Does anyone know how the 325 last fit versus the 348? Same size or go down half a size?

And does Purdey use Royal Mail to ship to North America? If it's UPS/FedEx I'll have to bow out.

I'm curious, why skip if they use UPS/FedEx?
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I'm curious, why skip if they use UPS/FedEx?

Fees and duties
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This is what I have and what you should have for Canadian winter weather.
http://www.purdey.com/clothing-accessories/mens-rough-out-nubuck-boot-dainite-sole-boot24.aspx



They can take some serious abuse.

 

Dainite rubber soles are not that great in the snow IMO. I much prefer commando for ice/snow.

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