They came today!
I'm on the fence, I love the looks, but they are not $695 (retail) quality. I'm by no means a shoe expert still just learning. I have a couple pair of C&J's, Stuart's choice, Lloyd's, and few imp Florsheim's, but no Italian shoes to compare, (Ferragamo wing tips = not a good comparison).
They are light weight that's for sure and I haven't any sort of trained eye (other than obvious quality)and I can still spot little cosmetic inconsistencies.
What do you guys think? are they worth $325 I paid from Gilt, or should I spend another $100-300 and look for another used pair of C&J's, e. greens, etc? I have yet to buy a Brand New pair of mid-high end shoes except these in quite some time, although $695 retail seems like a gimmick. I was thinking they look like more of a $200-300 shoe. Leather is not shiny and is soft with nice color although it has some small "spots/rubs." I can't find much info from whats on the box ?
Here are Pics I took of them tonight, not the best light but you'll get the idea
Question is, are they worth $325 for a regular use shoe or would I be better off spending like $300-500 (I'd have to wait til my piggy bank refils) and get another used pair of C&J's or similar?
I can return them made sure before purchase with no charge other than shipping.