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post #2041 of 14986
I love that shoe. More elegant than most C&J.

Perry
post #2042 of 14986
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Originally Posted by teddieriley
Probably should have asked before bidding... Including shipping, picked these up for about $320. I believe benchgrade 348s go for over $400, assuming they actually carry this shoe at Turnbull and Asser in NYC. Decent price I paid I take it? These are the "Reading" model on 348 last.
I also picked up a pair, on ebay yesterday for $330 shipped. I couldn't find these on the plal, pediwear, C&J Paris, or C&J UK websites and a a google search didn't turn up any sources. So I decided a fair retail price was close to the $380+shipping that Pediwear asks for the Hallam (also a 348-lasted shoe). Since I love monkstraps and the 348 last, and since I apparently have no other source for a pair of Readings, I decided to pay a premium over my normal limit for ebay subs (1/2 to 2/3 of retail). I'm eagerly awaiting delivery! Congrats on your purchase!! May we both enjoy our new shoes!
post #2043 of 14986
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Originally Posted by thinman
I also picked up a pair, on ebay yesterday for $330 shipped. I couldn't find these on the plal, pediwear, C&J Paris, or C&J UK websites and a a google search didn't turn up any sources. So I decided a fair retail price was close to the $380+shipping that Pediwear asks for the Hallam (also a 348-lasted shoe). Since I love monkstraps and the 348 last, and since I apparently have no other source for a pair of Readings, I decided to pay a premium over my normal limit for ebay subs (1/2 to 2/3 of retail). I'm eagerly awaiting delivery!

Congrats on your purchase!! May we both enjoy our new shoes!

Nice Thinman! When I visited T&A in NY in September, Drummonds on the 348 last were going as high as $495 IIRC, while the handgrade 337s were $650. I couldn't find the Readings anywhere using a web search. I agree, that considering this style of shoe is not readily available, just a little over $300 is a decent price to pay for them. Funny thing is that I wasn't a fan of monkstraps until recently. I saw RLPL Grants by EG (the sale of which, I'm eagerly awaiting), and now these, and saw their attraction. Cheers!
post #2044 of 14986
Gieves & Hawkes, black boots, 7E:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bespoke-Gieves-H...QQcmdZViewItem

"They look a lot like ladies boots, but naturally they could equally well be worn by a gentleman with a small foot."

post #2045 of 14986
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Originally Posted by AlanC
Gieves & Hawkes, black boots, 7E:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bespoke-Gieves-H...QQcmdZViewItem

"They look a lot like ladies boots, but naturally they could equally well be worn by a gentleman with a small foot."

Perfect for all you diminutive metrosexuals out there . . .
post #2046 of 14986
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Originally Posted by teddieriley
Nice Thinman! When I visited T&A in NY in September, Drummonds on the 348 last were going as high as $495 IIRC, while the handgrade 337s were $650. I couldn't find the Readings anywhere using a web search. I agree, that considering this style of shoe is not readily available, just a little over $300 is a decent price to pay for them. Funny thing is that I wasn't a fan of monkstraps until recently. I saw RLPL Grants by EG (the sale of which, I'm eagerly awaiting), and now these, and saw their attraction. Cheers!

teddieriley, I'm not surprised to learn that the 348-lasted shoes are so expensive. I've found a few others that sell in the neighborhood of $450, so I consider $330, shipped, a decent price. I also like the Grant a lot, but I already own a Ferragamo Tramezza monkstrap in a medallion captoe style, so I probably can't justify a monkstrap with floating medallion....yet.
post #2047 of 14986
Boy, they sure know how to sell shoes, don't they. In all my years of thrifting I've come to understand that there is no greater deterrent to a man buying clothing than to have it classified as a woman's item. I've seen men pass up shoes, shirts, and jackets merely because they were improperly placed in the womens section. (And let's not even get started on the formal pumps.)
post #2048 of 14986
Maybe someone with balls of steel will take a crack at these from Argentina: When I asked the seller for colour photos the response I got was "brown color shoes" (I should be thankful it wasn't just "zapatos marrones", I guess).
post #2049 of 14986
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Originally Posted by pejsek
Boy, they sure know how to sell shoes, don't they. In all my years of thrifting I've come to understand that there is no greater deterrent to a man buying clothing than to have it classified as a woman's item. I've seen men pass up shoes, shirts, and jackets merely because they were improperly placed in the women's section. (And let's not even get started on the formal pumps.)

I bought sandals as well as sneakers in women's section of EMS. I thought salesman would have a heart attack. He told me 3 times that those are women's sandals. When I asked him to look at shoes and tell me the difference he just stared.
Funny thing,but women's sporting shoes (Teva, Addidas, NB etc.)are no different from men's. Aside from occasional pink/blue color combination that one wants to avoid.
Also I noticed something; women's sporting shoes are much better made than men's.
Care to speculate why?

P.S. I also have women's rollerblades. They were on 70% sale and men's were not.
post #2050 of 14986
Uh, didn't you know, women's clothes will make you gay. You'd better burn those rollerblades.
post #2051 of 14986
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Originally Posted by j
Uh, didn't you know, women's clothes will make you gay. You'd better burn those rollerblades.

Reminds me of the lame joke:

Q: What's the hardest part about rollerblading?

A: Telling your parents you're gay.
post #2052 of 14986
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Originally Posted by EL72
Reminds me of the lame joke:

Q: What's the hardest part about rollerblading?

A: Telling your parents you're gay.

That's hilarious . How often do you go rollerblading? j/k...
post #2053 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Jared
Maybe someone with balls of steel will take a crack at these from Argentina:

When I asked the seller for colour photos the response I got was "brown color shoes" (I should be thankful it wasn't just "zapatos marrones", I guess).

Those are "fake" if you will. They are produced under a YSL license, in Argentina, but you will not be getting the quality you would expect from YSL goods. Basically they're cheap ass shoes with a YSL badge.
post #2054 of 14986
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Originally Posted by kronik
Those are "fake" if you will. They are produced under a YSL license, in Argentina, but you will not be getting the quality you would expect from YSL goods. Basically they're cheap ass shoes with a YSL badge.
I kind of figured. Thanks for the tip!
post #2055 of 14986
Avventura (Spain) boots, in alligator. Size 13. These are in brown, but seller also has the same boots for sale in blue and black. I like them but can't imagine when they'd get worn....

http://cgi.ebay.com/AVVENTURA-Hand-M...QQcmdZViewItem
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