Originally Posted by Ironist
Wow, I seriously never even considered Alfred Sargent or knew AFPOS existed until yesterday. Now I'm sad I missed out! Price seems like a great value compared to Carmina. Not sure how the quality compares but the soles look a lot nicer than C&J benchgrade at least. Now I'll have to wait until the next sale to buy a Moore and an Armfield. Do the sales happen regularly? Like once a year?
I have both C&J handgrade and benchgrade. The Exclusive range of AS is much nicer in terms of finish than the handgrade. I'd say the soles are nicer on the AS Exclusive than even the benchgrade C&J. The leather is pretty comparable. Lasts are really personal fit, so they're hard to compare, but both have a variety available.
I've got 3 pairs of AS in heavy rotation, plus two in light rotation - a light colored slip on that I only wear in summer and a patent leather formal oxford. They are great deals, in or out of sales, in terms of quality to price. While you can wait for the next sale, you could also order today and get them within 48 hours to the US, which is incredible. The service from AFPOS is top notch.