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post #16 of 69
May I ask whether JM Weston's price are higher than C&J? Also where is this shop in Vigo Street? next to which shop?
post #17 of 69
Thread Starter 
^^^Prices are around C&J maybe more in general, the pair I fell for were £545. If you walk through Burlington Arcade from Picadilly (past C&J!) JM Weston is almost directly opposite the exit, next to Cecconis. Will be back in the smoke in August (staying at 41 this time) so I feel a purchase coming on! Cheers all for you input.
post #18 of 69
I think the JMW boutique is actually on Burlington Gardens, not Vigo St itself. The boutique is almost opposite one of the entrances to Burlington Arcade, near Savile Row, also near Abercrombie & Fitch... sorry to mention such a name amongst such esteemed company.

I have a few pairs of JMWs (boots and shoes). I find them to be excellent. Apparently (according to a former manager there) they get their box calf from the same tannery as JL... not saying it's the same grade or that the shoes are as good as the JL Prestige range etc. I saw an article on one of the shoe threads translating a Japanese magazine that put the JMW construction quality above that of G&G (MTO/RTW). I have G&G and they look totally different... for me, only time will tell which are better. I do find them to be better looking, seem better made than my C&J Handgrades. Also the waist of the JMWs is pretty tight which makes for a lovely shape.... not to speak of the width options at JMW which do not seem to be available at C&J. I think for that price they are very hard to beat. There seems to be a lot of handwork in them, at least more than C&J Handgrades as far as I can see.

I was blessed enough to secure some double monk boots in 2007 at half price and they wear like a dream. Also forked out a load for some chocolate exquisite Chelsea boots with a balmorals line which sounds disgusting... but they just work. http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=313 JMW do the English thing with a French flair that is not over the top... it is just right. J
post #19 of 69
I wear weston since many years and always remained faithfull to them , even after trying the respected CJ, Vass or Edward Green.
As Nick V underlines it, they are one of the few shoemakers owing the global manufacturing process from tannery to retail.
Anyone interested can check this Weston classicals i decided to break up with :
post #20 of 69
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Originally Posted by grigri75 View Post

I wear weston since many years and always remained faithfull to them , even after trying the respected CJ, Vass or Edward Green.
As Nick V underlines it, they are one of the few shoemakers owing the global manufacturing process from tannery to retail.
Anyone interested can check this Weston classicals i decided to break up with :
http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/258940/jm-weston-cognac-calf
post #21 of 69
Help a brother out please. While making the rounds this week, I popped into a designer liquidator and stumbled across a potential big score. Suede bluchers by JM Weston for $295. They were closing so I didn't get a close look at them. I have no real experience with this brand and would like some input from ye learned gents. The suede seemed good, it appeared to have GY welting, didn't peek inside to confirm though. Both the insole and sole were black and stamped JM Weston. I'm going to try have a better look later, sorry no pics, but do these seem authentic? How many lines do they make? Thanks
post #22 of 69
Well I went back to the store and picked up a pair of dark brown suede PTBs. Manager told me they were dead stock from a store in NYC and were a few years old. Suede was nice and they looked real enough to me. They were labeled JM Weston Model Protege on the insole and had black soles with channel stitching. I plan to take them to my shoe guy for heel protectors and I will have take a close look at them. At $295 they weren't too pricey.
post #23 of 69

For me nothing can compare to JM Weston. I bought a second hand pair of Tuxedo shoes from ebay and they are the best shoes Ive ever worn. I dont think there is a better French shoe maker. They are the oldest for sure.

post #24 of 69
$300 is a great price for a pair of new JM Weston shoes. They're very well constructed. They're not so popular in the Anglo world, but they're well respected in Japan. If you like the shoes, you can be sure you're getting a great value.
post #25 of 69

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For reference the brogue is a G&G Rothchild in 8.5 UK on the DG70 last and the Weston is sized EU 40. 

post #26 of 69
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For reference the brogue is a G&G Rothchild in 8.5 UK on the DG70 last and the Weston is sized EU 40. 

2.5 sizes difference. amazing.
post #27 of 69
Suggest checking with your nearest Weston store as those look counterfiet to me....

While that does resemble a current Weston model a few things look off from your picture:

-Never seen GY Westons with exposed channel

-inside is usually light tan leather

-box and bags are completely different (usually dark grey)

Perhaps I'm wrong (and my apologies if I am).
Edited by Kuro - 7/12/12 at 6:15am
post #28 of 69
I was told they were a few years old from dead stock. The suede is very nice and the construction looks very done. If it"s a knockoff, it's a good one. The store was one of those designer liquidator places. I will have my shoe repair guy have a look at them, but they weren't pricey. I asked for help earlier in the thread, but didn't get any responses. I was looking for PTBs any way. Weston is not common where I live and I know nothing about them.
post #29 of 69
Sorry for bumping this old thread, but I couldn't find an answer from any Weston thread on SF.

How does the 'iconic' Weston penny loafer fit, true-to-size or something else entirely?
post #30 of 69
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Sorry for bumping this old thread, but I couldn't find an answer from any Weston thread on SF.
How does the 'iconic' Weston penny loafer fit, true-to-size or something else entirely?

I say something else entirely, I got mine a full size smaller (in length) and 2 widths narrower. best to try out at a Weston boutique that stocks all the sizes / widths
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