I would like to throw in a nomination for a pair of C&J Savile's in brown. Next to the Weymouth's, these are my favorite pair of shoes. Since this was my thread, I will hijack my own thread and throw this out there: Everyday discounted C&J handgrades from Plal or Pediwear represent the absolute best price/quality shoe ratio there is.* *excludes one-off Ebay finds and the random EG sales, etc. Discuss.
Sorry for the thread hi-jacking. (it's a bad habit of mine)
Totally on the mark about the Saviles. That or a pair of Seymours would probably be my next pick of Handgrades. Perhaps it's the monkstrap design, but the Seymours I've tried fit a little loosely compared to other handgrades, despite the same size and last. As for everyday deals, it seems that PLal cannot be beat. Though Bennies does carry Grenson Masterpieces, it seems that these are in limited quantities, sizes, models, etc.. From what I understand PLal orders continually from C&J UK and can get even special order models in shipments over 12. That on top of the fact that Handgrades are arguably the best 'value' English shoe (quality
rice wise) even at retail, makes PLal a great deal. I just wish I heard about them before the price increase... Either way, I do feel sorry for Chris once his next Grenson shipment comes in.. he's going to be one busy man. More hi-jacking... does anyone else find it strange that the French C&J website is more comprehensive than the UK one? C&J France C&J England