Originally Posted by haganah
I'm hoping it'd fit an 8.5D or so. 125 for churchs are not too bad? I thought everyone hated them and they were all corrected grain, etc.
at $125, i would buy church's. at $650-800, which is what they seem want at retail, it's a stupid buy.
from what i've seen, church's is roughly AE/Alden quality, maybe a little better. not better than C&J, though. so why pay double the AE/Alden retail price? but at $125, which is below AE prices on ebay for boots (and this is a style AE hasn't made in a decade, although I think alden puts out a similar style), it's a solid move.
and this pair doesn't look corrected grain - for whatever reason, church's is enamored with the coated stuff. but they do put out a few full grained options and those would be the styles i would look for.
and of course, it's a educated guess as the provenance. they could be barker's for all i know.