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Originally Posted by mebiuspower View Post

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

I agree with you and if I went MTO I would buy ridgeway soles. When I recreaft these it will be with ridgeway soles.
To be perfectly honest the only safe thing on ice/snow is Yaktrax.
post #10667 of 12761
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Originally Posted by Saturninus View Post

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.

 

I bought (and returned) the cardigan 4 in scotch grain a couple years ago, and I remember the brogueing being larger than most other models, but about the same size perforations as the Skye (dunnno how the skye II is different from skye). They (cardigan 4 and skye) are also both on the same last (335)

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Originally Posted by Saturninus View Post

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.

 

I don't think you'll like cordovan in warm climate since it's fairly dense compare to calf.

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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

I bought (and returned) the cardigan 4 in scotch grain a couple years ago, and I remember the brogueing being larger than most other models, but about the same size perforations as the Skye (dunnno how the skye II is different from skye). They (cardigan 4 and skye) are also both on the same last (335)

Thanks that;s good to know. The larger brogueing is distinctive. I didn't like the look of it at first, but after staring at over the internet long enough, I've started to like how it matches up with the exposed eyelets.

Out of curiousity, why did you decide to return them? Was the fit poor? Or did you not like the styling after all?


Yes I am coming to the conclusion that cordovan boots would be pushing it too far where I live. I wear cordovan shoes without a problem, but choking off my feet at the ankles in heavy cordovan might be too much to handle
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

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.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

See some prev discussions about CJ's own Islay vs CJ for Purdey and Richard James in-house versions here, here, and here

Google Inside View of Purdey.
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5094289,-0.1519508,3a,37.5y,39.13h,53.31t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1shdZIQdvORkYAAAGuwwKwjQ!2e0!3e2!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Cool to see thanks for the links.
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Edited by Cooper' - 1/4/16 at 9:13pm
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My new pair by C&J:

 

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Hi,

 

I purchased my first C&J, hand grade selbourne 358 last, in size 9E US on my recent visit to DC. I sized down from my regular RTW size 9.5 US because it seemed to fit better in the shop. However, after returning home to Chicago, it felt too tight in the toe area. As a result, I have returned the shoe. The store only allows exchanges, not refunds. It carries few other hand grade shoes on lasts 337 and 363. It also has cordovan leather shoes on lasts 325 and 341 and few boots on last 348.

 

Now as I won't be able to try all these other lasts in person, I would appreciate if I could be given a recommendation of my size on the following lasts

 

Hand grade 337

Hand grade 363

Bench grade 325

Bench grade 341

Bench grade 348

 

My size on the brannock device is 10.5B US. However, I have never tried a 10.5B or 10C shoe. My size on other manufacturers and lasts is given below

 

EG last 82 width D : Size 9.5 US

Ferragamo Tramezza: Size 9 US

AE Park Avenue/Fifth Avenue: 10D or 10C

AE First Avenue Boot: 9.5 D

 

Thank you so much

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^ It's hard to suggest a size/last combination when you acknowledge that you don't usually wear your true/brannock size.

 

Why not ask the C&J store people for a recommendation? You visited the store and the salesperson would at least faintly remember something about your footshape if the visit was recent

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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 emailed them today and they said they only ship UPS. Anyone know roughly how much we'll get hit for in the U.S.?
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Originally Posted by Allen Dreadmon View Post

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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 emailed them today and they said they only ship UPS. Anyone know roughly how much we'll get hit for in the U.S.?

I didn't get an email from Purdey, but a UPS tracking number with an origin scan in London just showed up in my UPS app.

Typically, shoes get hit with 8.5% plus a seemingly random amount for courier fees (from about $12-25) so it's about equal to my state's sales tax.
I think welted footwear is supposed to be 4.5% but I've only had that amount charged once and that was because the shipper messed up the customs form and I had to them what was in the package and the tariff code.
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^^ Thanks, I'm new to shipping my stuff to the US (I'm in Canada).
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I didn't get an email from Purdey, but a UPS tracking number with an origin scan in London just showed up in my UPS app.

Typically, shoes get hit with 8.5% plus a seemingly random amount for courier fees (from about $12-25) so it's about equal to my state's sales tax.
I think welted footwear is supposed to be 4.5% but I've only had that amount charged once and that was because the shipper messed up the customs form and I had to them what was in the package and the tariff code.
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