The first part of this post may prove to be somewhat heretical to die-hard G&G loyalists, but bear with me please - I think (hope?) I redeem myself in the end.
I LOVE the St James II in vintage cherry - great choice! For the record, THIS was the shoe that attracted me to G&G in the first place: clean lines, awesome burnishing, and the fact that I have a weakness for red tones in shoes (burgundy, cherry, etc).
Unfortunately, when I went to Leffot to get myself a pair, they didn't have it in my size. So I ended up getting THIS pair from Alfred Sargent instead (the "Moore" in antique cherry):
Photo taken from this review of the Alfred Sargent Moore: http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/alfred-sargent-show-review/
Holy doppelganger, Batman! What gives? But before you label me a G&G turncoat, I believe I redeemed myself down the line by acquiring a few pairs of G&Gs. The first was the Rothschild wingtip in vintage chestnut that I shared a few pages back. The second was the Burnham chelsea boot in vintage oak, which I am actually wearing today:
I love this pair - fits like a sock, and very comfortable since it's in the 20s today in NYC. Accompanying timepiece is the 5040J from Patek Philippe - I love the tonneau case.
Am I to be cast into flames for my audacity at even comparing Alfred Sargent to G&G? Oh no! Please, have mercy...