Originally Posted by dkzzzz
These are undoubtedly C&J. Shop Kanvas is a reputable (albeit often somewhat high-priced) eBay seller and wouldn't, I believe, misrepresent their merchandise. These shoes were made for the Baldessarini Boss line by C&J and differ somewhat from any of their stock self-branded shoes. They resemble the Dartmouth--also on the 318 last--although that shoe has 3 eyelets and is not available with a double sole. They also somewhat resemble the Handgrade Stanley with its 2-eyelets, but the Stanley is on the 337 last and is not available with double sole. They do appear to be made to Handgrade standards--at least in part. So they're a sort of C&J hybrid shoe, having some of the features of the Dartmouth and some of the Stanley. From the picture and description, they do appear to have a double sole. I have a pair of C&Js on the 318 last, and I really like it. It has a just slightly chiseled toe and is pretty sleek without looking over the top in this regard.
You're right, I believe, about the size: I'd call them 7.5D US, not 7. But not 8 either. If the fit looks right, the price seems fairly reasonable for shoes of this quality. C&J regular grade shoes typically go for about $425 in the US (less than this from P Lal); Handgrades go for $550 to $600 (but again less from P Lal). With a BIN price of $339 and a "make an offer" option, I'd offer something on the order of $275 and perhaps work from there. If you really like the shoes and they fit, getting them for around $300 with shipping would be very good for shoes of this quality.