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post #151 of 252
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Got my Marlow wingtip today. Was tracking it online until it was delivered. Here's some pictures.





oooh, that is nice , Lee. these look exactly same as the darltons!
post #152 of 252
Yes, quite strange regarding the name. On the Polo website they are called Darlton, but the box says they are Marlow. Even the penny loafer is called Darlton on the website, but also called Marlow on the box.
post #153 of 252
then these are the darltons.

they look exactly like the ones i have been touting on here to others, it may be the box was just misplaced and they gave you the wrong box.

for instance, GVH sent me a black captoe in 82 EG but the box came in a Mackay Polo box. im pretty sure it was sent to GVH like that from Polo.
post #154 of 252
Here's what the tag on the box says:

"Cordovan-RL Marlow Wingtip, Dark Brown"

On the penny loafer,

"Cordovan-RL Marlow Penny, Dark Brown"


Go figure!
post #155 of 252
I bought the brown Darlton wingtip two years ago; however, they were also labeled something else on the box. I don't remember what the label was but it wasn't Darlton although they were indeed shell Darltons.

I'm still waiting for my Darlton loafers to arrive.
post #156 of 252
Now that you mention it the box for my shoes also shows marlowe.
post #157 of 252
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Yes, quite strange regarding the name. On the Polo website they are called Darlton, but the box says they are Marlow. Even the penny loafer is called Darlton on the website, but also called Marlow on the box.

Lee, what size are your pair?
post #158 of 252
US: 9D
UK: 8.5
EU: 42.5

According to the box
post #159 of 252
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
Lee, what size are your pair?

Sufficiently big to have produced two beautiful daughters.

By the way, the mystery of the Darlton vs. Marlow deepens. I just noticed on the invoice that came with the cordovan wingtip, that it says "Darlton wingtip shoe".
post #160 of 252
They have the same naming convention/issue with the Darlton/Marlow blutcher too.
post #161 of 252
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Sufficiently big to have produced two beautiful daughters.

By the way, the mystery of the Darlton vs. Marlow deepens. I just noticed on the invoice that came with the cordovan wingtip, that it says "Darlton wingtip shoe".

crazy.

this is the part in the movie where the Psycho screeching music comes on all of a sudden.
post #162 of 252
Just got them in, they sure do look nice them Darltons/Marlow (Marlow on shoe box, and Darltons on the reciept)!!
They is a keeper whichever way you look at it!!

Regards.
post #163 of 252
Darlton is obviously the new name for these, Marlow is the old one.

To make things even more dumb, I can see that they put a "Marlow" sticker label over another older sticker. What does it say on the older sticker? I can make it out, it still says "Marlow". Different item # though.

Mine has a sticker with my name on the bottom of the box. It's like it was made for me!!!
post #164 of 252
I just received my "Darlton" shell cordovan pennyloafers, and I must say, they are a bit of a let down.

I like the other C&J-made Polo shoes I bought from the private sale and GVH: the Benton, the Langford, the Sheldon, and the Chawner.

In comparison, I think the Darlton pennyloafers I just received are not as well made. First, the two shoes are of noticeably different shades of dark brown. The sockliners are only half-liners, and one of them is already coming apart. There are several glue marks inside the shoes, for that matter.

The soles are not channeled. The coloring (dyeing?) is not uniform (and I don't mean the burnished look) -- there are black dots here and there. I would even say that these seem to be not as well made as my Polo Charlton pennyloafers (Italian-made, $345 retail compared to $600 for the Darlton).

I might hold onto them until A. Testoni (black label) loafers and Sutor Mantellassi split toes arrive from Sierra Trading in a week to determine whether they are a good value at $300, the shell cordovan notwithstanding.

By the way, my Darltons were also labelled as Marlowe. There is another sticker underneath the top one bearing the name and price, but I can't read it.
post #165 of 252
My Right Darlton shell wingtip is lighter shade of brown(perfect) than the left shoe. I would like to make the left shoe lighter to match the right shoe....

Any ideas on how to make the left shoe a shade lighter to match the right?

Regards.
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