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C&J Connaught Alternative?

Run4TheCup

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Am looking for something like the Connaught but in dark brown instead of chestnut. Anyone have any alternative suggestions?
 

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The Whitehall from Ben Silver (admittedly for twice the price, but it's easily twice the shoe)? Or the Audley from PLAL.
 

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Thanks. Audley last doesn't work on me. I'll check out the other rec, thanks
 

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If you can handle the price, the Whitehall is my favorite stitch-cap ever. And only BS has it any more, and only Ben Silver has it in Dark Brown Antique. I thought they used to have the Connaught too, but it may have just been discontinued, and I threw out my Ben Silver shoe catalog, so I can't check my recollection
 

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How is the Whitehall last compared to Connaught? Audley and Hallam are too pointy for me.
 

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It's the 330--a very classically lined round-toe last. Much closer to the 236 (the Connaught's last) than the 337.



Ben Silver has a good picture from above.



It is slightly fuller, and to me eye more elegantly done, than the 236.
 

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At a bit higher pricepoint, the Vass Old English I in dark brown boxcalf. At current exchange rates, it's a steal.

Edit: F last for the rounded toe.
 

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For US, considering PM-ing A Harris from this board. He is one of their US reps though I have no idea what they cost if purchased this way. For purchasing online or directly from the store (they won't ship to the US) do a search on this forum. There is plenty of info.
 

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The Whitehall is in the C & J current brochure so you should be able to be order it from their Royal Exchange - London shop.

I have a pair and to me it is the classic shape for a cap toe oxford.
 

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Originally Posted by culverwood
The Whitehall is in the C & J current brochure so you should be able to be order it from their Royal Exchange - London shop.

I have a pair and to me it is the classic shape for a cap toe oxford.


That's a good point.
 

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Originally Posted by Acipenser

But i do not know what this means:
Disponible sur commande passÃ
e en magasin.


Available for order in store.

I believe.
 

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Originally Posted by culverwood
The Whitehall is in the C & J current brochure so you should be able to be order it from their Royal Exchange - London shop.

I have a pair and to me it is the classic shape for a cap toe oxford.

Is that the Mail Order & Retail Catalogue 2008-2009?

In that, it looks like the Whitehall is only available in black (from C&J).
 

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