I'm fairly new to the forum and have only just started to develop an interest/passion for higher end good year welted shoes.
My first pair is a Loake 1880 Gladstone in Black and I am now looking to expand my collection.
I'm just after a little advice from you guys on SF on which pair my next one should be, mainly Crockett and Jones. The next pair I'd like to buy is to wear with mainly chinos in cream, navy and burgundy.
However, I'm stuck as to whether I should go with suede or leather. Sadly, being a student I am unable to purchase both at the same time :(
The pairs that I am interested in are:
- C&J Belgrave in Polo Suede
- C&J Belgrave in Chestnut Antique Calf
- C&J Audley in Dark Brown Antique Calf
My eyes were caught on this one particular picture on the facebook page of C&J and they were a special order made for Prince Charles. They are the Belgraves in Dark Brown Antique Calf. (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517152478327444&set=pb.460903223952370.-2207520000.1363704250&type=3&theater)
However, at a price of £583.31 (excl VAT) plus £45 for postage, I don't think this would be an option for a while.
Anyways, can you guys please guide me on which I should buy first?
Many Thanks :)