Originally Posted by lee_44106
Pick THIS, because THIS is better.
I'm leaving my options open for "that" but I just don't know what that is yet.
Originally Posted by JohnnyCrockett
I have those exact C&Js and they are perfect. Very comfortable also. They're my go-to shoe and after 3 years of solid wear, they're now my true workhorse.
I would skip on the Sargents. Quality not as good, IMO (especially upper leather quality). I especially like the AS's triple stitching on the toe cap. Looks too much like Allen Edmonds. I prefer the punched cap and the swan's neck stitching on the C&J. The C&J is a classic round-toe last, like the EG 202 (but not as nice, as it's not EG!).
FWIW I'm a UK 9.5E in C&J 337 and 341 lasts and a US 11D in this C&J for Peal shoe.
Thanks. The AS fits slightly better, with a little more room in the toebox and I do like the double sole it offers, but I agree that the C&J is a nicer looking shoe.