Can any of the pros in this forum identify who makes this Peal shoe? I cannot find it anywhere... Thanks guys!
I have some C&Js from BB with closed-channeled soles, so it isn't just Alfred Sargent. I'm not sure I would say that the C&Js are ewuivalent to the handgrade line. The pricing of Peal C&Js is on par with their benchgrade line. I find it unlikely that you would be able to get a handgrade shoe (at least $200 more) for the benchgrade price.
These have a closed-channeled sole: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-Co.%C2%AE-Monk-Straps/276H,default,pd.html?dwvar_276H_Color=BROW&contentpos=27
They feel like the same quality as the benchgrade, just with the bonus of the closed channel.