So, I just moved to the Pacific Northwest and am in the market for a pair of shell long wing bluchers (in either black or color 8). Problem is, I think I need that double waterloc sole, and I'm having difficulty finding a place that sells this specific combination. Can anybody help me out?
Try J Gilbert on First Avenue in Seattle. (jgilbertfootwear.com) they have a nice selection.
I'm wearing my C&J for Ralph Lauren chukka boots (the McCallum model) today, and they're great. I also have the Darlton wingtip, and I wish I had the buckle boots that they did for RL last year. I really like the particular shade of brown that C&J use; it's lighter than Alden's cigar but darker than ravello. If I buy another cordovan loafer, it will be the C&J Harvard or Cavendish model, because the Van last Alden uses for the 986 is just too tight across the ball of my foot.
^Tom, do you mind posting a picture here so we can see them?
Knowing that these were already sold out, I logged on this morning just to admire them. Great looking shoes.
BTW, I've been shopping around for a pair of Alden's in brown chromexcel, and realized that there really aren't too many styles available in the leather (and only two in regular rotation: Indy & PT boot). Given the leather's popularity and how quickly the available styles tend to sell out, I'm surprised we haven't seen more!
Personally, I'd love to see an LS Ultimate Chukka; chromexcel upper with a commando sole and antiqued edgetrim.