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Alternative to C&J Lowndes

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Is there an alternative to the C&J Lowndes in Brown. Exactly the same styling but priced a little lower than £300. (ideally around £150)

I can't seem to find anything at the usual places, Herring (the Shakespeare model is £225) or Shiptons.
 

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double monkstraps seem to be the only shoe that there is no cheap alternative
 

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Loake Blackfriars - no toecap though.

Trickers Nottingham might also meet your style needs, but you'd need to find a better deal then pediwear.
 

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Even at 150 I wouldn't buy Lowndes again. They're my rain shoes now. Yuck.
 

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Originally Posted by P-K-L
Fugly in comparison to the lowndes...

Agreed, but right price point. Personally I'd get the Lowndes if I was double monk inclined... I'm not and would go for the Saville
 

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Originally Posted by mrmax
Even at 150 I wouldn't buy Lowndes again. They're my rain shoes now. Yuck.

I also fell out of love somehow - if they were less pointy - on the 337 last for example - they would be great...
 

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Just how pointy is the 348? I'm considering the Drummond but take a 9.5E sizing (IMO pointy shoes can work, but look better in smaller sizes). May swing back to the Clifford as my next purchase.
 

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Originally Posted by P-K-L
I also fell out of love somehow - if they were less pointy - on the 337 last for example - they would be great...

Call the New York store. There's a double monk on 337 last, handgrade quality, available in brown and black. If you know your size they may be able to ship it. I think it's called the Seymour.
 

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Trickers has some very nice ones as MTO option (not as expensive as you might think) and if you're a 7.5 UK check their eBay shop now.
 

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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere
Just how pointy is the 348?

Too pointy for me, personally; but you probably need to try them on to see what you think.
 

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