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Made up my mind on a new pair of shoes

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I'm taking the very good advice someone imparted on my topic of purchasing a new pair of shoes; order them online for a discount, and spend the extra $$ while in NYC. http://www.plal.com/crockett/hires/Audley.jpg Ordering the Handgrade Audley by Crockett and Jones, in dark brown antique calf, next month-- $394 plus shipping from PLAL. Given that these are at least $495 retail, pretty good deal. What do you think of these shoes with medim to dark grey suits (all have a subtle french blue stripe, none solid)
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beautiful and classic
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Good choice, but never make up your mind, or things might come to a sticky end: Jenny made her mind up when she was three She herself was going to trim the Christmas tree Christmas Eve she lit the candles, tossed the tapers away Little Jenny was an orphan on Christmas day Poor Jenny, bright as a penny Her equal would be hard to find She lost one dad and mother, a sister and a brother, But she would make up her mind Jenny made her mind up when she was twelve That into foreign languages she would delve But at seventeen to Vassar, it was quite a blow That in twenty-seven languages she couldn't say no Poor Jenny, bright as a penny Her equal would be hard to find To Jenny I'm beholden, her heart was big and golden But she would make up her mind Jenny made her mind up at twenty-two To get herself a husband was the thing to do She got herself all dolled up in her satins and furs And she got herself a husband--but he wasn't hers Poor Jenny, bright as a penny Her equal would be hard to find Deserved a bed of roses, but history discloses That she would make up her mind Jenny made her mind up at fifty-one She would write her memoirs before she was done The very day her book was published, history relates, There were wives who shot their husbands in some thirty-three states Jenny made her mind up at seventy-five She would live to be the oldest woman alive But gin and rum and destiny play funny tricks, And poor Jenny kicked the bucket at seventy-six Jenny points a moral with which you cannot quarrel, Makes a lot of common sense-- Jenny and her saga prove that you're gaga If you don't keep sitting on the fence Jenny and her story point the way to glory To all man and womankind Anyone with vision comes to this decision-- Don't make up your mind From the 1940 musical, Lady in the Dark, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and music by Kurt Weil
post #4 of 17
The suits you describe (you've posted photos of some of your Brionis) are made for this type of shoe and vice versa. If it matters, all the fashion writers (Flusser, Roetzel) pick this shoe for business suits. The brown is dark enough so that you won't be involved in time-consuming forum shoe color disputes. And I'm not the only one on this forum who admire the handgrade quality(I've got the "Whitehall" model). IMO, an excellent choice.
post #5 of 17
My perfect shoe. How far apart are your pins based, by the way. I've always been interested in how far apart people space colored pinstripes.
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Did they actually increase their prices? I remember forum members were talking about this a while ago.
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I have been thiking about stepping up to a pair of C&J's and Eg's myself. I normally wear a 11 D. What size would I wear in an English made shoe? Thanks
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English sizes are .5 size down on the number and a 1 letter increment on the letter. For instance, an 11D is a 10.5E. Hope this helps. Regards, CT
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English sizes are .5 size down on the number and a 1 letter increment on the letter.  For instance, an 11D is a 10.5E. Hope this helps. Regards, CT
That helps alot. Thanks..
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I like them. In fact, I recently acquired a very similar pair of Grenson Masterpieces: About the Grenson's - this is their newest last, made for Paul Stuart. It's a fairly close approximation of Edward Green's 888. Though I think they would look better with a shorter toe-cap.
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I like them. In fact, I recently acquired a very similar pair of Grenson Masterpieces: About the Grenson's - this is their newest last, made for Paul Stuart. It's a fairly close approximation of Edward Green's 888. Though I think they would look better with a shorter toe-cap.
Do you know the last number is? It looks like it's very flat across the top of the foot. And where did you get those trees?
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I'm not sure which is the last #, but in addition to the size, the numbers 8101 - 29 are written inside the size oval. More about this last - Grenson's intention seems to have been to make a shoe that looks very slim and elegant, but that still fits very comfortably, and they succeeded. When I saw these for the first time in the NY Paul Stuart store, I thought that between the slim shape and the 6 eyelets, I would never be able to get them on my foot. The salesman said I would be surprised at how roomy they are, and he was right.   Got the trees at a thrift shop. Very heavy, very cool. (Hmm, "cool" shoe tree's, I really am a shoe geek )
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I'm not sure which is the last #, but in addition to the size, the numbers 8101 - 29 are written inside the size oval.
If I recall correctly, Grenson doesn't include the last in the interior markings. I believe that 8101 is the style number and 29 is the color number. Of course, I could be very, very wrong. I'm still waiting for Grenson to condescend to respond to my e-mail asking about this last and their stock special service. Did you get these from Bennie's, or is a situation where you could tell me, but you'd have to kill me?
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(Hmm, "cool" shoe tree's, I really am a shoe geek )
Nah. When you start displaying shoe trees as objets d'art in your house, then you can say that you're a shoe geek.
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Nah. When you start displaying shoe trees as objets d'art in your house, then you can say that you're a shoe geek.
Or sweaters for that matter... Man...John...You have some issues... JJF PS:  Beautiful Shoes BTW, and so as not to hijack the thread... Foxx...you had me on the Plal site tonight contemplating C&J Shaftesbury's for my birthday.  Damn You...Damn you all...
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(jcusey @ 01 Nov. 2004, 12:06) Nah. When you start displaying shoe trees as objets d'art in your house, then you can say that you're a shoe geek.
Or sweaters for that matter... Man...John...You have some issues... JJF PS: Beautiful Shoes BTW, and so as not to hijack the thread... Foxx...you had me on the Plal site tonight contemplating C&J Shaftesbury's for my birthday. Damn You...Damn you all...
Laugh it up, mister. Pretty soon, you'll be posting pictures of your shoe tree collection. Try the C&J shoes. You'll like them.
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