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post #3481 of 7699
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Originally Posted by Alan K C View Post

Recently, I bought a pair of CJ Benchgrade Pembroke and AS Exclusive Hunt.  The CJ Benchgrade is not as good as AS Exclusive.  The AS looks great.  The CJ Pembroke with box stamped October 25 2012; the right shoe's outer flap didn't look very good, it look slightly larger, bad under trimming and closing?  I took some pictures today to show the issues I have with CJ Benchgrade...  


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I have a similar issue with a pair of CJ Benchgrade Coniston with box stamped November 01 2012.  Again, it is the right outer flap.  It does not line up evenly, especially after I laced it up.  As a comparison, I just purchased a pair of CJ Islay from Barneys NY last weekend.  All four flaps are fine.  There is no date stamp on Islay's box, I think it is covered by Barneys tag, but I am sure they were made recently due to the fact that Barneys just got them back in stock.    Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










Anyway, what do I know...  I still love CJ, can't wait to get another pair...

Almost all my Aldens have this issue, only one C&J does but it's minor. None of the handgrades or Cleverleys rtw have them though
post #3482 of 7699
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


Almost all my Aldens have this issue, only one C&J does but it's minor. None of the handgrades or Cleverleys rtw have them though

Stevent, yea consider CJ Benchgrade is still a handmade shoe,  minor flaw is to be expected.   I just want new buyer of CJ Benchgrade to know they shouldn't expect perfection.  If the same flaw were found in CJ Handgrade, EG or JLP, I think you will also see a R or Sub stamped to the shoe.

post #3483 of 7699
Did some polishing while watching cross country skiing world champs...


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I´m selling this pair and i´m happy to take offers by PM. They are size UK 8E.
post #3484 of 7699

Beautiful boots but they aren't my size (mine is a little smaller)

post #3485 of 7699

Getting ready for summer.

 

Just ordered a pair of Hamptons from Ben Silver. Sure hope the 337 Last works for me.

 

Picture from Ben Silvers website.


Edited by dddrees - 2/24/13 at 7:40am
post #3486 of 7699
Those were really nice!
post #3487 of 7699
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

Those were really nice!

+1

those shoes makes me want it to be summer NOW

post #3488 of 7699
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

Those were really nice!

 

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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

+1

those shoes makes me want it to be summer NOW

I just can't wait to get them.

 

Like I said, I just hope the Last fits me.

post #3489 of 7699
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

Did some polishing while watching cross country skiing world champs...
Lovely!
post #3490 of 7699
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

Did some polishing while watching cross country skiing world champs...



Love the finishing.
post #3491 of 7699
+1 Awesome job.
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Cross post from recent purchases; I took delivery of my C&J Ludlow boots:

Revisting my last "Hurrah!" big clothing purchase for a while. Just received them today, wore them for an hour or so around the office, and they are, in a word, fantastic. fyi: I got them from member Gyasih who was generous enough to work a deal with me, I can't say enough about how well the transaction went.




Harry usually digs my new footwear, he seems bewildered with these. Finicky cat.

post #3493 of 7699

The Ludlows look great and they look very similar in shape to my Hastings, although I think they're on a different last. Nice boots!

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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

The Ludlows look great and they look very similar in shape to my Hastings, although I think they're on a different last. Nice boots!

As far as last/shape, I actually think they're almost identical to my Cliffords (also in Oak) which led me to worry about redundant crossover (why have 2 pair of essentially the same shoe, one as a shoe and one as a boot?). Obviously, I talked myself through it - plus the balmoral shoe vs. blucher boot helps distinguish them a bit too. I'll also note that the medallion between them is different (the Clifford sports a traditional [ahem] "cock and balls") which is nice so they don't have the same toes.
post #3495 of 7699
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Cross post from recent purchases; I took delivery of my C&J Ludlow boots:

Revisting my last "Hurrah!" big clothing purchase for a while. Just received them today, wore them for an hour or so around the office, and they are, in a word, fantastic. fyi: I got them from member Gyasih who was generous enough to work a deal with me, I can't say enough about how well the transaction went.
 

Looking good, congrats.

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