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post #3931 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Infinite42 View Post
Maybe I'm wrong on this, but wouldn't there be these toe impressions on an insole after just a handful of times wearing the shoes? Though not necessarily visible, they can probably be felt.

Unless the guy was wearing them barefoot, those inner soles should not look like that given the condition of the outsole. It takes a lot of sweat and body oils to make a pair of soles look like that. Those were probably resoled (not a big deal) but that inner sole is a turnoff.
post #3932 of 14986
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post
I own a pair of black monkstraps from the Testoni black label line that otherwise look identical to those you list. They are indeed a rather delicate shoe, but they also look quite nice and sleek. Two years ago NM was selling them for >$600 (I bought mine on sale), so your price is very good.
Yes, these A. Testoni shoes were purchased for around $750, so I think $280 is a very good offer. Unfortunately they are a bit too small for me. Nobody seems to be willing to pay $320 or more for these shoes. Anyway, I need to sell them so I hope somebody will accept my offer.
post #3933 of 14986
This guy is selling 3 pairs of 10 year old Ferragamo captoes and wingtips that he claims (in an email to me) he only wore for a month and put in storage.

Opinions?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ferragamo-Mens-C...QQcmdZViewItem
post #3934 of 14986
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Originally Posted by billyhoyle View Post
This guy is selling 3 pairs of 10 year old Ferragamo captoes and wingtips that he claims (in an email to me) he only wore for a month and put in storage.

Opinions?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ferragamo-Mens-C...QQcmdZViewItem

No photographs of the sole. Oversight or a more nefarious reason?
post #3935 of 14986
aside from the soles, what about the shoes?
post #3936 of 14986
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Originally Posted by billyhoyle View Post
This guy is selling 3 pairs of 10 year old Ferragamo captoes and wingtips that he claims (in an email to me) he only wore for a month and put in storage.

Opinions?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ferragamo-Mens-C...QQcmdZViewItem

Heels appear relatively unworn, but I would ask for pics of the soles and sock liner to determine which line of Ferragamos he's selling. It's impossible to tell if they're really handmade without seeing labels and looking for channelled soles, etc. I'd also want to see the amount of wear on the soles.
post #3937 of 14986
Can someone please tell me the difference between these two monks from RLPL in terms of makers, quality, etc?

This one is labeled as the Hewitt




and this one of course the Camden




They both retail for $950 it says in the ad, both seem to be handgrade monks, the last does seem to be different (or could be the photos). Is one better than the other assuming they end up at the same price? I'm at a toss up which one I like more, I think I prefer the stance of the first a bit more.

Thanks
post #3938 of 14986
Edward Green makes both models, and they have a slightly different design of the top vamp (I don't know if I'm saying this correctly).
post #3939 of 14986
In addition to the differently shaped quarters, the Hewitt lacks the detailing on the side that makes it look like the strap continues to the sole. Seems like the strap has a slightly pointier end, too.
post #3940 of 14986
Thanks I wish some more photos existed of these shoes to compare against, it is hard to judge with just a 3/4 view. So I am assuming they are of equal quality in terms of finish and leather. Are the sizing on both lasts fairly true to size? I've read lots of differing opinions on varying EG lasts here on the forum with searches.
post #3941 of 14986
The Camden runs true to size, in my experience.
post #3942 of 14986
Personally, I think the Hewitt is a sleeker looking shoe.
post #3943 of 14986
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Originally Posted by jml90 View Post
Personally, I think the Hewitt is a sleeker looking shoe.

I agree. I did some more research to find photos of these shoes and I find the Camden a bit clunky up front.

I really wanted the RLPL EG Piersons on ebay in black as a basic interview/business shoe but I don't think I can squeeze into a 9 in that last.

Not sure why I am looking at these monks, I don't need a black monk really, would prefer them in a brown but I like good deals. I need to fumigate my house, the shoe bug has bitten once again.
post #3944 of 14986
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
The Camden runs true to size, in my experience.
i agree - the camden is true to size. i like the other one better, but already have the camden.
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Originally Posted by visionology View Post
I agree. I did some more research to find photos of these shoes and I find the Camden a bit clunky up front.
it's really very sleek, imho. although probably not as sleek as the hewitt
post #3945 of 14986
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy View Post
i agree - the camden is true to size. i like the other one better, but already have the camden.



it's really very sleek, imho. although probably not as sleek as the hewitt


Thanks for the fit info.

Do you happen to have any info on the Pierson as well? I haven't found too many people on here with that model and am unsure if the last is the same as any other popular EG models.
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