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Another double post!

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Another double post!

Yes.  Well, I must say my Audleys are perfect.  The leather "calf" is really outstanding and the singles soles are like sneakers. I have this pair around 8 years and the leather ages beautifully. HG leather has nothing to envy to the rest of top makers (have 3 pairs with heavy abuse).

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Wait,  thought we were talking about Bradford Cordovans? Were those Bradfords in your pic?

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It seems you have drunk more than me.  I believe mines are Audleys, but at this stage, I am not sure.:evolve:

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Wait,  thought we were talking about Bradford Cordovans? Were those Bradfords in your pic?
Those are oxfords in his post, so likely not Bradfords.
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Well spotted!

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Very happy find today; The beautiful Camberley boot in Dark Brown Country Calf on the 348 last; now in my rotation.

 

 

 

 

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Where did you find it?
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Where did you find it?


I believe it's a special make-up for Brogue (brogue.ch) in Geneva, Switz. You could email them ?

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Have you got some shoe trees yet?

 

Perhaps one of the shoe trees similar to the Woodlore Epic (with a large-ish head) will stretch out the leather a little.  Check out some of the cobblers that sell them, and find out that exerts a good deal of pressure inside.

 

Failing this, you could take your shoes to a good cobbler to stretch a bit.  Good luck!

 

I do have some shoe trees, I might have made the mistake of getting C&J shoe trees, although they have done its job well. 

 

The pinky toe issue has largely disappear, and the culprit seems to be myself, as I often tied my oxford loosely. I'm still new to wearing snug shoes, so that required some adjustments. Hopefully with further wear, the issue should disappear.

 

This next bit is a question about C&J lasts and any alternatives. In my early shoe days, I fell in love with Bally (mostly because it was the first pair of "nice" shoes that I encountered). But I then made the mistake of buying a pair of glue-soled Bally derby, and going a size (or two) too big. I'm intending to let it go very soon, but then I came to a realisation that I have no black lace-up shoes. After doing some research, I arrived at 4 options: the Hallam/Alex on 348 last, the Connaught on 236 last, and the Audley on 337 last. 

 

I have had some experience with the 348 last, being the initial choice for my first C&J pair before I settled for the Weymouth. Hence I would like to ask about the 236 last. How does it compare to the 348 and 337. I'm not particularly fussed about look, but about fit. It seems that my foot is more happy with a straight toe box, not a pointy one, so I'm currently levitating towards the 236. But I am open to your opinions.

 

I've been looking upmarket too, and the most agreeable option (both to my eyes and my wallet) is the Edward Green Chelsea on 82 last. How does it compare to the 3 C&J lasts?

 

Thanks in advance!

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I've been looking upmarket too, and the most agreeable option (both to my eyes and my wallet) is the Edward Green Chelsea on 82 last. How does it compare to the 3 C&J lasts?

I have no experience of the 236, but I find C&J's newer lasts to be rather more spacious in the instep than the traditional (i.e. older) lasts used by the English makers. If you have shallow feet, you'll likely prefer EG's 82 or 888 (new, but based on the old 88). If you are fleshier of foot, you'll probably be happier in a C&J 3-series.
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My first pair of C&J was the Connaught in the 236 last, though the Barney's branded version in a U.S. 10D.  I still do not know if this shoe is merely a UK 9E labeled as U.S. 10D, or if it was really built on a distinct last.  Anyway, although the shoes are very comfortable now, with excellent support and fit, the right shoe was very problematic for me and required 2 stretchings to fit properly.  Whenever I encounter this issue with my shoes, I conclude that the shoes are unnecessarily narrow.  However, I now believe this not to be the case and have concluded that the culprit is my feet, with their high instep, high arch, larger right foot at the widest point and narrow heel.

 

Hope this helps.

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^^ Hawt.
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