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post #3271 of 14986
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Originally Posted by chorse123
These shoes are GREAT. C&J burgundy brogues for Tom James. I have a pair, and would consider buying another, but I'm budgeting.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1

Wow those photos are horrible. What does it take to just put the shoes on a table instead of balancing them against a bedpost, holding them in your hands while taking photos, and having all the weird dark angles. Strange. If I was trying to sell an item I'd at least attempt to make it look nice.
post #3272 of 14986
Thanks - so the C&J for Tom James can be either handgrade or benchgrade? And you think these are benchgrade? Can you tell the difference from the pix?

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Originally Posted by norcaltransplant
I own the burgundy wintips. They are from a benchgrade Crockett and Jones last. I believe its the 318.
post #3273 of 14986
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Ha, I saw those and thought the same thing. Does the seller ship to Flatland?


lawyerdad, thanks for the belly laugh! I needed it.
post #3274 of 14986
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Originally Posted by visionology
Wow those photos are horrible. What does it take to just put the shoes on a table instead of balancing them against a bedpost, holding them in your hands while taking photos, and having all the weird dark angles. Strange. If I was trying to sell an item I'd at least attempt to make it look nice.

The pictures freaked me out a little actually. Maybe he's a serial killer.
post #3275 of 14986
Happy to oblige.
Strange book, which I read years ago.
post #3276 of 14986
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Originally Posted by deaddog
Thanks - so the C&J for Tom James can be either handgrade or benchgrade? And you think these are benchgrade? Can you tell the difference from the pix?

Well, both norcal and I own the shoes, so we can definitely tell from experience. From the pix - the soles are not channeled.
post #3277 of 14986
Thanks - can you tell me how they fit compared, for example, to AE Fairfax (which I wear in a 9D)? And, where would you put their quality level compared to the AE?


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Originally Posted by chorse123
Well, both norcal and I own the shoes, so we can definitely tell from experience. From the pix - the soles are not channeled.
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post #3279 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Chris Rimby
The pictures freaked me out a little actually. Maybe he's a serial killer.

Horrible (& freaky) pics, $18 shipping, and a not so great feedback rating. I'll pass.
post #3280 of 14986
Quote:
Originally Posted by chorse123
These shoes are GREAT. C&J burgundy brogues for Tom James. I have a pair, and would consider buying another, but I'm budgeting.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1

Thanks for outing!

I was going to try and snipe these and hoped they'd not make their way into this thread but now believe they will be too narrow for me (seller informed me they are a 8.5D UK). Not sure about the negs given they're all from the same seller.

As a side note, I think this thread has become so successful that it's almost impossible for a nice pair of shoes (especially English ones) listed on eBay to not get posted here.
post #3281 of 14986
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Originally Posted by deaddog
Thanks - can you tell me how they fit compared, for example, to AE Fairfax (which I wear in a 9D)? And, where would you put their quality level compared to the AE?

I have no experience with the Fairfax, and have limited experience with Allen Edmonds shoes in general. I would describe the fit of the 318 similar to the AE #4, which I consider true-to-size--though its definitely a description that can be taken with a grain of salt. The quality level is on par with regular Crockett and Jones benchgrade (very good). The lasting is sleeker than AE, I find the soles to be more durable, and the uppers of similar if not superior quality calfskin. Crockett & Jones, mostly the Ralph Lauren Polo variants courtesy of Grapevinehill, makeup the bulk of my shoe collection. I have been extremely satisfied with the quality and styling.
post #3282 of 14986
Another pair of Weston Demi-Chasse, these with the double leather sole (there's a parallel model with lugged rubber sole). Lightly used, as evidenced by the soles. Currently about $105 US; $725 new at SkyValet. If interested: (a) get EL72 to translate listing and (b) inquire about shipping to US--they currently list shipping only to points in France, but could possibly be persuaded to ship to US. Look to be in almost like-new condition, and price includes Weston shoe trees. Check size carefully--9 UK usually corresponds to a Euro 43, not 44. 44 would suggest 9.5 UK, or 10 - 10.5 US.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/Chaussure-J-M-WES...QQcmdZViewItem
post #3283 of 14986
Here's an interesting pair of shell cordo loafers in 9.5D. They are listed as "Hanover" (as though that's the maker), but I wonder whether that might be the model name, since the name L.B. Sheppard appears inside, as part of the designation "L.B. Sheppard Signatures". There was a shoe retailing firm in Vancouver (which started up in 1931) by the name of Sheppard's Shoes that closed down as a brick & mortar store many years ago, but continues as Sheppard's Direct, a virtual operation, in which shoes (Alden, Crockett & Jones, and E. Testoni) are brought in after a local fitting. I'm wondering whether these shoes are from a long-ago era in which Sheppard's Shoes might have had some shoes made up to be branded by themselves. (Of course, the L.B. Sheppard may refer to a completely different company, rather than an early name for Sheppard's Shoes.) I strongly suspect that the shoes were made by Alden, particularly given the fractional width designation (B/D here) that Alden uses, along with other details of the shoes. They appear to be in excellent condition with not a great deal of wear. They also appear to be high-quality shoes; I suspect that the apron skin-stitching may be hand-done.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hanover-Shell-Co...QQcmdZViewItem
post #3284 of 14986
Speaking of shell, here's the Leeds in 8.5D, supposedly worn only by a model. Opening bid is $149.99; BIN is $279.99.

http://cgi.ebay.com/LIKE-NEW-ALLEN-E...QQcmdZViewItem

The pic they use looks like an unworn pair. I'd ask for pictures of the actual shoe/sole before buying.
post #3285 of 14986
Check out these threads: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=4754 http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=63496 Hanover was the kind of dress shoe my mom would buy me in the 60's. I bought a pair on ebay last week on the principle that, if nothing else, shell is durable, and the price was that of new Bass 'weejuns. They look like those in your ebay pic (different seller id, tho) and should be coming in the next day or two, so stay tuned.
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