them color combo is weird.
Just to get this straight. What's the offer? You're going to buy C&Js directly or are you selling them to me or giving them for free as wedding gift or what is going on????
Cleav, those are nice. The 348 Last is growing on me (as it better...)
And yes, the two shoes are too similar though I understand the temptation. I really like the JLs.
My mentor Clag is pushing me to move forward with shoes upgrades.
I am all in on C&Js. I know Uncle Cleav has graciously offered to help. But I think it is best that I get them when I visit NYC.
Here are a few that should be no brainers.
Rudals - I have nothing against the C&J NYC store at all, but as you're in DC you may give Sky Valet on Wisconsin Ave a look. Last I checked their prices were quite competitive with other US outlets and the selection is decent (but you will have to steel yourself against the call of the EG's that they also stock :))
See above. Thanks!
Thank you. I feel like an idiot though.
This is why it is better to try them on. I like the Carmina Rain last but am told I should size up in the Simpson by half a size due to the narrower width. Don't know if that is true, and the only way to know is to try them on. The 348 Last in C&J which Cleave has pictures of in his Lowndes has a strikingly elongated toe. Some report it being too narrow though it seems true to size in a 9D (UK 8E). You might not like the 348, but that was the last Daniel Craig was wearing in Skyfall (he's sporting the Highbury's in your avatar). In the C&J thread, I've read people who dislike the 348 last if your feet are bigger than a 8US!
I understand the awkwardness of going into a store to try on lasts when you intend to buy elsewhere or have Cleav help you out via the C&J Outlet in Northhampton (if that was the plan). But probably the only way to know.
I think I tried on a simpson last single monk at Epaulet last year when I was in NYC. Fit me fine in 9D which is my normal size. Good to hear your experience.