Sounds like the start to a great weekend Gerry Nelson. I would love to know how you find the fit of the Sydneys (and how much they cost?). I am keen to get a pair of loafers when Christmas, New Year and all those expensive times are out the way and the C&J Sydneys are top of the list. I keep getting mixed messages about the fit though...knowledge of your experience would be great.
Enjoy the shoes.
Just Gerry, please :) I'm wearing the Mortimers right now and getting quite comfortable with the snugness. The C&J Sydneys are beautiful as you well know. I take a size 9.5 in the 348 last but when I tried the Sydneys in 9.5, it still felt a little loose in the heel. Christian suggested I try a black size 9 Sydney which they had there and they actually fitted really well. I never would have thought I'd be wearing any shoe in size 9 but there you go. I had a similar experience when I tried a pair of Tods loafers in Malaysia - size 9 fitted perfectly. It might be on the cards ...
I think the best thing would be for you to try them out for yourself and see how they are on your feet.
The Sydneys cost $599 and there's more info at http://shop.herringbone.com/ProductDetail/mens/shoes/shoes_crockett_and_jones_sydney/2199