Originally Posted by Louis XIV
From the initial picture I would rate them, for their looks alone, as the following:
EG > JLP > G&G = C&J > Loake > AS > Tricker's > AE
The EG Chelsea could be the perfect black shoe for his lovely last and his swan neck, if only his heel would not be as ugly.
JLP comes close second for the second nicest last but the best heel.
G&G and C&J are a bit too chiseled for my liking but overall very good looking shoes.
Loake to me is the best value for money in both looks and build.
I am a bit underwhelmed by the look of the AS but it could be due to the shoe trees which seem to be too big for this pair? I have seen pictures of the Armfield which looked lovely.
I would neither wear the Tricker's nor the AE, I think they look blobby and not elegant at all.
Those are C&J Audley and AS Armfield, right?
I think you should add the following:
C&J Connaught, Carmina on Forst/Rain/Robert last, Meermin on Hiro/Olfe last, Vass F last
Sorry, I think I must have not read your post after your edit.
What do you mean by the EG heel been ugly.
and the AS is in the right size, I have 3 pairs of AS 109 6.5 lasted trees.
Tricker's Regent actually has quite a curvy asymmetric last, but it's a slightly shorter and wider shoe, could be the angle of the shot.Edited by wurger - 9/27/13 at 3:47pm