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post #496 of 548
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

AS Exclusive is a nice comparison for me too. EG and G&G make a tighter fit on the last so the shape is more contoured. For me (maybe EG and G&G lasts just maybe fit better), this provides a nice supported fit. The finishing of EG and G&G are also done much better. The color holds better and the finish is more even. Is it worth double the price? That's up to the buyer to decide.

Getting EG and G&G on sale does make it easier to own though. smile.gif

unfortunately for black shoes, the finishing doesn't count at all, and AS always go on sale too! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #497 of 548
^ I second that!
post #498 of 548
Good point with the black finish. AS beats C&J even for me. I wish they just did more 724 lasted stuff! Really only last if get since it fits the best.
post #499 of 548

Quick shot of my Armfields before I head inside to the office...

 

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Do they fit comfortable? Doesn't look so.

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Originally Posted by denbo View Post
 

Do they fit comfortable? Doesn't look so.

I have a higher instep and flat feet and yet they still feel comfortable. I also wore them for like 12 hours straight as a groomsmen in a wedding with no issues. They are actually one of my most comfortable pair of dress shoes. I attest that maybe to the quality of the leather?

 

BTW Im actually bending forward which is why they appear "stressed" in the photo. Thanks for your concern.

post #502 of 548
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Yes, they do look a bit strange in that photo, but glad to find that they fit you, Armfield is a great model.
post #503 of 548
Wurger, you need to get the KW cap toes to compare if they really are as good as KW says they are!
post #504 of 548
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Wurger, you need to get the KW cap toes to compare if they really are as good as KW says they are!

I will let you do the honours this time. smile.gif
post #505 of 548

Something a little different:

 

Sanyo Yomacho Black Captoe. Purchased from Isetan in Shinjuku, Tokyo for what I believe was 660,000 Yen. The highest end shoes in leather I have are Carmina, and I certainly believe the last is more elegant. Leather is very thick, and I was told from Germany - Freudenberg? They do not have as slim a waist as Alfred Sargent Exclusive line, however. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by stormin1 View Post
 

Something a little different:

 

Sanyo Yomacho Black Captoe. Purchased from Isetan in Shinjuku, Tokyo for what I believe was 660,000 Yen. 

 

JPY660,000 = US$6,470.  That's bespoke prices.

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JPY660,000 = US$6,470.  That's bespoke prices.

Oops one too many zeros! 66,000 Yen

post #508 of 548

anyone here big into shell black cap toes?  thinking about grabbing a pair, but only own calfskin at the moment.  have shells of all varieties except bals.

post #509 of 548
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I got 2 pairs of black shells, I much prefer calf as it's lighter, softer and less hot.
post #510 of 548

I think PatrickBOOTH also orders black shell oxfords (from StC) - may want to give him a shout for his experiences.

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