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post #6406 of 14986
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
Cripes. Maybe I should be buying up grants during RL's sales to flip on ebay.

Can you still find them locally? They're gone from Polo.com, or were the last time I checked. There's an alarming lack of made-in-England stuff there now.
post #6407 of 14986
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Originally Posted by arced View Post
Ralph Lauren Polo Benchmade England Boots 10 1/2 $1000

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Pol...QQcmdZViewItem

Ending soon, currently at $45, seems like a nice pick-up for somebody (no affliation with the seller, of course).
I have a pair in black - these are the "doughboy" boots RL used to sell and it's a great deal if you don't mind the fact that they're used.

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Can you still find them locally? They're gone from Polo.com, or were the last time I checked. There's an alarming lack of made-in-England stuff there now.
You bring up excellent points on both. They do seem to be hard to find right now, and RL is definitely moving to more Italian made shoes as of late. They're probably getting better margins with the Euro compared to GBP.
post #6408 of 14986
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Can you still find them locally? They're gone from Polo.com, or were the last time I checked. There's an alarming lack of made-in-England stuff there now.

I just scored these very same boots on Ebay, NIB for $125...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120156322158
post #6409 of 14986
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
I just scored these very same boots on Ebay, NIB for $125...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120156322158
Awesome

I've been trying to find a pair in brown for awhile now.
post #6410 of 14986
That is a stunning deal, well done!

Obviously, the seller has more interest in kitch rabbits.

Regards,

Graham
post #6411 of 14986
Church's custom grade loafers. Look like very good condition, if you like the style:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-CHURCHS-Eng...QQcmdZViewItem
post #6412 of 14986
Foster & Son bespoke (?) evening shoes:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-mens-for...QQcmdZViewItem

Ralph Lauren Dalton (?) bluchers? Size 13 with a BIN of $180.
http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-595-Polo-Ral...QQcmdZViewItem
post #6413 of 14986
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
Church's custom grade loafers. Look like very good condition, if you like the style:

I love them. They have a bit of the 1970s funk in them in the high tongue/vamp piece but are otherwise fairly conservative.
post #6414 of 14986
So who bought these C&J for Barney's bluchers? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEDW:IT&ih=018

I regret not bidding in the end.
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I thought they would end at $220-plus so I didn't bother. However on second thought, they are unworn and in my exact size (i think Barney's sizes in US), I should have bid on them hard.
post #6416 of 14986
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Lobb Paris bespoke. Seller only ships to France, though...
http://cgi.ebay.com/chaussures-cousu...QQcmdZViewItem
post #6417 of 14986
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
Foster & Son bespoke (?) evening shoes:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-mens-for...QQcmdZViewItem

Ralph Lauren Dalton (?) bluchers? Size 13 with a BIN of $180.
http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-595-Polo-Ral...QQcmdZViewItem

Someone once claimed that size 13 Polo RLs, at least for British shoes, or maybe some subset of british shoes, were actually size 12 UKs, not 12.5s. Anyone have any idea whether that's true?
post #6418 of 14986
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
Someone once claimed that size 13 Polo RLs, at least for British shoes, or maybe some subset of british shoes, were actually size 12 UKs, not 12.5s. Anyone have any idea whether that's true?

could be. Polo's from england, especially the C&J's, seem tighter an american shoe of the same size. It suggests that Polo is using the 1 size difference marking, not the 1/2 size difference.

At one point I had a size 10.5 RL Chawner (the double monk cap-toe that was all over ebay 2 or 3 years ago, possibly on the 337 last) and a 9.5E Weymouth. As far as I could tell, the fit was identical.
post #6419 of 14986
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
Lobb Paris bespoke. Seller only ships to France, though...
http://cgi.ebay.com/chaussures-cousu...QQcmdZViewItem

noob question - isn't Lobb bespoke = Lobb London? Does the Lobb store in paris do both? Does Lobb London shop (the one which does bespoke) carry JLP?
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
noob question - isn't Lobb bespoke = Lobb London? Does the Lobb store in paris do both? Does Lobb London shop (the one which does bespoke) carry JLP?

The Lobb store on St James St in London is the famous Lobb London. It only sells bespoke.

The Lobb store on Jermyn St in London (and in the Royal Exchange, unless closed) is a Lobb Paris shop selling only RTW.

However, Lobb Paris has existed since the early 1900s, and was founded as a French outpost of the London bootmaker long before it ever offered RTW. A few British shops set up in Paris before WWII and even had their own bespoke operations out of Paris -- Lobb Paris and Hilditch & Key being two of them. Lobb Paris was bought by Hermes in the early 1970s. It continued to offer bespoke; in the 1980s it began also selling Lobb RTW, made by Edward Green. In the 1990s Hermes purchased Green's Northampton factory and set up in-house RTW shoemaking for Lobb. (Edward Green simply moved to a new factory and has continued operations).
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