I live up in Torrington, about an hour and a half away. I'm glad I don't live closer - they had a lot great shells in the irregular dept.
So simple yet fantastic. I've been considering the color 8 PTB as my go-to pair. Need to pick up a pair.
Ok, I surrender! I have been resisting buying shell for a while now. I even have bad mouthed it a bit. So this AM I’m down at Shoe Mart looking to buy a shoe made of CXL. But they had this pair if irregular PTB in color #8 for $399 (besides one small scratch on the heel Chester and I could find nothing wrong). This was less than I planned on spending for the CXLs. I made the mistake of trying them on - I don’t know why I just fell in love with them. They really are a stunning shoe in person. I REPENT!
You know growing up in a neighborhood of Italian men from the old country the PTB is pretty much all they would wear. There was a wingtip here or there, but these plain toes were standard. I remember thinking how old fashion, how stodgy. But as I grow older I’m coming to love the lines and simplicity of these shoes. They have a quiet elegance.
Sorry for the delayed response.
I sized down a half size and they fit me perfect. I also own the J. Crew Indy's which I also sized down a half size with. Those are a bit more roomy but fit good as well. Also for more pics you can check my profile there are a few more.
As a side note I really can't say enough good things about J. Crew's customer service. I received a pair of the cap toes as a gift and after slightly less than 2 months the speed hooks started tearing through the leather. After getting the order number they sent out a replacement pair immediately, then upon receiving those and seeing some textural abnormality on the toe of one of the boots they sent out another pair; unfortunately with some scratches that were deeper than the finish of the boot, so after contacting them again they are now sending out another pair overnight and hand checking them to make sure they are blemish free.
All that without having to plead or beg or anything like that. Just stated the facts and they were happy to help. Naturally these ones will be hand checked and chock full of scratches and they will pull a 180 on me and not accept an exchange, but I'm hoping not.
Just wanted to share that for anyone that has a pair of J. Crew boots and may be experiencing some problems.
Great thanks for the reply!