Originally Posted by shoe
well, here is the thing, i think wingtips should be more chic casual , and alot of times a wingtip made /forced to look more elegant or formal looks contrived or off. i like it when a wingtip is made to look naturally more heavy set, a bit clunkier, and preferentially a blucher. (i dont like bal wingtips) this darlton naturally looks really good.
They were the first pair of rebadged RLs which I really wanted. That was on appearance alone. Also, I didn't realize they were cordovan at the time (they don't really look like shell in the display). At this point they are basically poor man's dinckelackers for me. Although at $350, is that poor man's anything?
Also, for C&J-made shell cordovan it's a good deal. For brown shell cordovan, it's a good deal and brown shell is exceedingly hard to get. From the looks of it, this is the end of this model and I doubt there could be another brown shell cordovan CJ offered by polo next year. although, I could be wrong.