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post #37186 of 52536
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

Came to work this morning and had a box waiting for me Skoaktiebolage.

So beautiful, now i understand the fuss about Carmina.


Wear in good health mate! I love my Carminas - leather quality is much better than my C&J Handgrades and it holds a much better polish.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I thought that it might be worth posting this here:

With the 20% discount and 20% off the price due to VAT reduction, a pair of Edward Greens should be around $700.

Not quite, about $800 from my shopping basket.
post #37187 of 52536
Anyone have any advice/experience with C and J Edgwares? Noticed they were an 'E' fitting, which would seem quite narrow.
post #37188 of 52536
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

This is exactly what I need right now ! (NOT)
How much have you guys spent so far this year in shoe shopping ??
Up to 1k
1-3k
3-5k
Or 5k++ ?

I've been very restrained this year and, I think, have only bought one pair of shoes. I do, however, have quite a few pairs already so I can't really justify getting many more!

I was very tempted by the Edwards of Manchester sale but have decided to save my cash for something special that Deer Style is working on for me at the moment.

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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I'm going to be in England in a couple of weeks, and I just realised that our trip will take us very close to Northampton. Has anyone been? Is it worth a visit?

I haven't been, but a couple of friends have and they've scored things like a pair of John Lobb William double monks at an enormous discount from the Lobb factory store, or some summer spectators from C&J at a massive discount.

It's worth doing a bit of research into when they factory stores are open, as some of them are only open on certain days of the week and I think that Edward Green's factory store is only open by appointment.
post #37189 of 52536
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Edward Green just have one ready-to-wear line, all made to the same quality.

However, if you place a special order with Edward Green, you can request that the shoes be made to a higher, "Top Drawer" level (or at least, you used to be able to do this) but, of course, it will cost quite a bit more.

It would be interesting to see if this is still available.

 

If only the dollar was stronger!

 

You can get a pair of EGs, with lasted shoe trees and a bonus pair of generic shoe trees for $850 shipped. That's crazy value, if you ask me. Considering that EGs supposedly use a more supple leather than C&J which is $800 with non-lasted trees!

post #37190 of 52536
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

It would be interesting to see if this is still available.

If only the dollar was stronger!

You can get a pair of EGs, with lasted shoe trees and a bonus pair of generic shoe trees for $850 shipped. That's crazy value, if you ask me. Considering that EGs supposedly use a more supple leather than C&J which is $800 with non-lasted trees!

You'll be looking at about $1.6k for Top Drawer, and that's 5 years ago.
post #37191 of 52536
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Anyone have any advice/experience with C and J Edgwares? Noticed they were an 'E' fitting, which would seem quite narrow.

Ernesto, I think that the UK "E" fitting is the most common width that C&J use for the 348 last, although they do make some models in an "F" (Hallam) and occasionally even a "G" width (Drummond and maybe some others).

So, if you've tried on a pair of shoes on the 348 last before, they've probably been an "E" width and I think that C&J do typically refer to that as their "standard" width as they do make just a couple of shoes in "B" and "C" widths for people with (ridiculously) narrow feet.
post #37192 of 52536
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Ernesto, I think that the UK "E" fitting is the most common width that C&J use for the 348 last, although they do make some models in an "F" (Hallam) and occasionally even a "G" width (Drummond and maybe some others).

So, if you've tried on a pair of shoes on the 348 last before, they've probably been an "E" width and I think that C&J do typically refer to that as their "standard" width as they do make just a couple of shoes in "B" and "C" widths for people with (ridiculously) narrow feet.

Aaah, thanks JM. Helpful as ever!
post #37193 of 52536
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

Came to work this morning and had a box waiting for me Skoaktiebolage.

So beautiful, now i understand the fuss about Carmina.

 

Care to share the price? How does the Rain last compare to your meermin loafers? What last were they? Ben or Rui or something?

Do this my son, and I will measure you my Kamakura shirt. 

 

:foo:

post #37194 of 52536
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

Care to share the price? How does the Rain last compare to your meermin loafers? What last were they? Ben or Rui or something?


Do this my son, and I will measure you my Kamakura shirt. 

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cheers.gif Done deal.

Price was 530AUD shipped from http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/

The Meermin tassle loafer is based on a Ron last, i have these in 8UK. I ordered the same size in the Carminas. I think they fit similar but unfortunately I'm wearing thicker socks (for my AE's) today so ill try these properly when i get home tonight, but they definitely did fit.

One think to mention is that Instantly i noticed the high step that these have like my meermins.

also the other half approved of them too haha
post #37195 of 52536

Where to buy the best quality Chinos for sumnmer?

Looking for vibrant colours and place that I can try them on or where they offer free exchange of sizes.

post #37196 of 52536
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post
 

Where to buy the best quality Chinos for sumnmer?

Looking for vibrant colours and place that I can try them on or where they offer free exchange of sizes.

I love my Epaulet ones, rocking them today with Common Projects.

post #37197 of 52536
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I'm going to try those floral shorts on. I don't know that I'll necessarily get them, but I'll try them on.

The blazer looks ridiculous. If the shorts were swim shorts, I'd probably want them, but that's because my ideal menswear scenario involves swim shorts, linen shirts and a year round tan..

The Talented Mr The Brown Man

Bag review still pending
post #37198 of 52536
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I'm going to try those floral shorts on. I don't know that I'll necessarily get them, but I'll try them on.

The blazer looks ridiculous. If the shorts were swim shorts, I'd probably want them, but that's because my ideal menswear scenario involves swim shorts, linen shirts and a year round tan..

 

Well you've got that covered, TBM.

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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I'm going to be in England in a couple of weeks, and I just realised that our trip will take us very close to Northampton. Has anyone been? Is it worth a visit?

 

Yes, and Yes.

 

http://www.northamptonshireleather.com/pdf/factory-shoe-shop-directory.pdf -- keep that close, study it even closer. It's a 2+ hour drive from central London. Rent a car: it makes travelling between each factory outlet a lot more convenient (and efficient). There's tonnes of free street parking. EG, Tricker's  and Church's have customer parking. 

 

Enjoy.

 

post #37199 of 52536
If Kangaroo leather creases a lot, does that mean it's more supple/soft?

If so, is there someone making sandals out of it? Currently breaking in a pair with calf leather, and blisters ALL over.
post #37200 of 52536
Have any Aus members got any boots that they wear dressed up? (Not rm's!) I'm looking for a versatile boot that I can potentially wear with jeans/ and suit.

I'm thinking either the EG Galway, CandJ islay or lindrck or potentially the g and g wigmore. Any thoughts?

I think the wigmore is probably too dressy ad I haven't seen any pictures of the others "in the wild".
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