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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fabulous-Pair-...QQcmdZViewItem
post #5927 of 14986
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz View Post
Isn't "binder" Church's term for corrected-grain leather? If so, the seller's stated (correct) retail price of 310 GBP (and 335 GBP at Herring Shoes) is just outrageous for a pair of corrected-grain plain-toe bluchers. Whoever's claimed that Church's shoes are overpriced has certainly got it right.
post #5928 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
Isn't "binder" Church's term for corrected-grain leather? If so, the seller's stated (correct) retail price of 310 GBP (and 335 GBP at Herring Shoes) is just outrageous for a pair of corrected-grain plain-toe bluchers. Whoever's claimed that Church's shoes are overpriced has certainly got it right.

yup, binder -> corrected grain.
post #5929 of 14986
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Of course (the latter assertion). But it's imprecise to suggest that price has nothing to do with quality (if that's what you are, in fact, suggesting; it's hard to tell). It does; it's just that the relationship between the two things isn't perfect. I've noticed over the years that some forumers like to suggest that the relationship is actually zero, but that is just not true. In fact, that correlation is quite substantial, just not perfect.

That's true, but this wasn't suggested--just they are very likely of higher quality than C&J Main Collection (not what I want to call it, what C&J call it!).
Did you go to the David Bresch School of Debate?
post #5930 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
I'm a little confused over what happened in this auction as I was outbid on these lobbs by a non-registered user.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=170139604718

how can a non-registered user bid at all?

probably banned right after he bid
post #5931 of 14986
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Did you go to the David Bresch School of Debate?
No, barely know who David Bresch is. But I did take a distance-education course from the RJman Academy of Artfulness, regrettably failing the course.
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post #5933 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
Isn't "binder" Church's term for corrected-grain leather? If so, the seller's stated (correct) retail price of 310 GBP (and 335 GBP at Herring Shoes) is just outrageous for a pair of corrected-grain plain-toe bluchers. Whoever's claimed that Church's shoes are overpriced has certainly got it right.


Why can't those bastards suck it up and make it out of shell???
post #5934 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
I'm a little confused over what happened in this auction as I was outbid on these lobbs by a non-registered user.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=170139604718

how can a non-registered user bid at all?

Contact the seller.

He might not have got paid by the "non-registered" winner, and he might be willingy to sell to you.
post #5935 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
Isn't "binder" Church's term for corrected-grain leather? If so, the seller's stated (correct) retail price of 310 GBP (and 335 GBP at Herring Shoes) is just outrageous for a pair of corrected-grain plain-toe bluchers. Whoever's claimed that Church's shoes are overpriced has certainly got it right.

Yet some folks will argue that it's worth every penny. Easier to polish, keeps a nice shine. Now that's effective marketing.

I will say this: At the flea market yesterday, I spotted an old pair of Church's with the most spectacular patina I've ever seen. These shoes had been worn to death, and were almost in tatters inside. But boy, the leather had depth and character. It was exactly what the designer "destructed" shoes wish they could look like.
post #5936 of 14986
Nice vintage shoes with lovely patina. Some uncertainty about size (so check this out if interested), but the seller's measurements are consistent with his/her stated size of 10.5-11 UK, or 11.5-12 US.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Wildsmit...QQcmdZViewItem
post #5937 of 14986
The redoubtable kellyb33 strikes again with no pictures (that I can see, anyway) in connection with a pair of...iconic!...Wildsmiths. Someone please bug her for pictures. Actually on my screen, it looks as though there were pics, but they've been removed.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Iconic-WILDSMITH...QQcmdZViewItem
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post #5939 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
The redoubtable kellyb33 strikes again with no pictures (that I can see, anyway) in connection with a pair of...iconic!...Wildsmiths. Someone please bug her for pictures. Actually on my screen, it looks as though there were pics, but they've been removed.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Iconic-WILDSMITH...QQcmdZViewItem

Kellyb33 does that on every auction. She starts it without pictures (deadlinks) and adds them after a few days.

From the text of her auction, they're RTW Wildsmiths about which she's thrown in some talk about their bespoke. The classic Wildsmith loafer was made by EG, but a lot of the other Wildsmiths were C&J, more or less benchgrade.
post #5940 of 14986
Button-up boots

It's too bad they're in such awful shape
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