Quality Shoes in Boston
Does anyone know of stores in (or around) the Boston area that offers quality shoes (C&J, Carmina, Trickers, AS, EG, JL, Vass, etc)? I have only been able to find Alden and AE and would like to try on a few others before I buy a pair but have come up empty. Any suggestions made in previous threads seem to have closed since then.
There is a place in Boston called Vox Sartoria you might want to look into. Vox Sartoria has all the brands you mention as well as an extensive range of AE seconds. I understand, however, that only limited sizes are available.
I was under the impression that all of the Peal&Co shoes other than lightweight ones are now C&J. The only remaining AS shoes are deadstock on the website, but there's a good possibility I'm wrong. As for telling which is which, the nail pattern on the heel can help you out. There's a thread somewhere on here that details each one, I haven't seen it in a while though. A search should bring it up.
Edit* It was stickied: http://www.styleforum.net/t/24109/hof-labels-heels-and-nail-patterns-secrets-to-id-the-maker