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post #976 of 990
I think more fundamental question, does it fit? I assume you can at least try Ferragamo in person somewhere, might be harder to try CJ/AS (i.e. same price range) in person.
post #977 of 990
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post

No experience with this pair but have a pair of black wholecut Ferragamos. While very sturdy shoes, the stitches on the welt are not very refined and the welt is very wide compared to my English made shoes.

Why don't you have a look at Alfred Sargent's Armfield? Channelled stitching with a very tight waist. Available at AFPOS with free lasted shoe trees and free delivery. Very good value especially with the cheap sterling pound:



http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/alfred-sargent-exclusive-collection-price-asc/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-armfield?variant=338290779

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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

I think more fundamental question, does it fit? I assume you can at least try Ferragamo in person somewhere, might be harder to try CJ/AS (i.e. same price range) in person.

I was strongly considering the armfield before I saw these. I'm not sure exactly why, but something about the lines and shape of the last on this pair is attracting me to it.
post #978 of 990
The 360 degrees welt is not a bad thing per se but it takes some of sleekness to the shoe; I own a pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenue in burgundy and find that I am loving them more day after day. Somewhere I read that the 360 degrees welt gives more flexibility to the shoe since the uppers are stiched to the whole sole and this makes that the forces are distributed evenly; maybe an experienced SF member can elaborate a bit more. In my next trip to NYC I will buy a pair as a souvenir and will have to decide if I use them or my Church's Consul in a wedding.

Pictures not mine, last one from this thread :

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread-reviews-pictures-sizing-etc/36000_20






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Edited by JUAN MANUEL - 10/9/16 at 6:22pm
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My bespoke pairs, almost finished...
post #980 of 990
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These been posted here yet?
CJ Lonsdale, i prefer the last shape to that of the Audley.




Very clean. Beautiful pair
post #981 of 990
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please do tell

Meccariello :)

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Originally Posted by mosy View Post
 

some opinions please:

 

Product Image, click to zoom

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How do these compare in looks and quality to shoes in similar range (around 500-600 USD)?  Also, does the 360 welt take away a lot?

Those extra lines are unnecessary and also take away from the minimalistic look of a cap-toe Oxford. I'm also not a big fan of the 6 eyelets and the 360 welt. You can do better with shoes costing about half the price TBH. 

post #983 of 990
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post

AS Armfields.


very nice!
post #984 of 990
Today

Always a pleasure to wear



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post #985 of 990

Not sure if you still check this thread Wurga, but a couple of years ago I saw this thread and it influenced my decision on which shoes to buy to start my shoe collection.

 

This is my current collection:

 

 

My two toe cap Oxford pairs are Church's Consul (black) and C&J Connaught (dark brown). Easily my two favourite pairs to wear, although the Double Monks Lowndes (C&J) are right up there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm in Sydney also, and only the topies only recently, and at Shoeworx in Chifley Tower as my search revealed several people preferred their workmanship over Coomb's in Strand Arcade. 

 

So how long do the topies last? Can't imagine they'd last too long given how thin the piece of leather is. But seeing my quickly I wore out the soles near the toes over 2 years made me get the topies on all my new pairs as well as the older pairs.

 

Cheers.

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Thread Starter 
Baytwenty3, thank you, topies lasts 4 to 5 years depending on how often you wear your shoes.

I stop topying my shoes since my shoes don't get much wear now days, i have a big rotation.
post #987 of 990

Thanks Wurga. I'm not sure my topies would last that long. I have 6 pairs in rotation and would be happy if I got 2 years out of each topied pair. Cheers.

post #988 of 990
Cross post from the bespoke thread:
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Just collected my last bespoke order, a pair of black captoe Oxford in weinheimer box Calf, London west end made lasts, modified toe shape and shoemaking in Naples.
post #989 of 990

Showing off our Founders cap-toe oxford. 

 

 

  • 5 Eyelet Captoe Oxford, Handcrafted in Italy
  • Full Blake / Rapid-Stitch Construction
  • 100% Leather Construction – Full Leather Insole, Full Leather Midsole, Fully Leather Lined
  • First-quality Calfskin from France
  • True Double Leather Sole, Stacked Leather Heel, Non-Slip Counter
  • Each pair of is shipped with a pair of premium double barrel cedar shoetrees included in the purchase price
post #990 of 990

If I'm a 7UK in Carmina Rain last, should I get 7UK in AS 109? 

And what's the reason the Herring Charles II is cheaper than the AS Armfield?

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