C&J Hallam slight seconds

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Ordered these from our new affiliate, a fine pair of shoes.

    Arrived very quickly as promised. Condition is fantastic. If you aren't nearly making out with the shoe, you wouldn't notice the defect.

    Shoes fit like a glove, and the quality looks as per C&J's usual.

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    in this one, you can see the defect, a very slight dimple in the center.

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    very pleased overall.
     


  2. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    Lacing sucks, so is the tying. Fix those
     


  3. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    Lacing sucks, so is the tying. Fix those

    +1 and they look too big for you
     


  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Lacing sucks, so is the tying. Fix those

    +1 and they look too big for you

    I'm sorry?

    I don't like horizontal bar lacing.

    Care to explain whats wrong with my "tying"?

    They aren't too big at all...in fact they fit perfectly.
     


  5. lee_44106

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    notice the wide space between your feet and the sides of the shoes.....too big for you
     


  6. HarleyBob

    HarleyBob Senior member

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    I just love this forum. A guy gets a nice new pair of shoes and so far everyone that has commented has been negative; too big, lacing sucks, knots suck, etc.

    Congrats, nice shoes!
     


  7. TRA8324

    TRA8324 Senior member

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    IDK. Ihat does look like a lot of space between the shoes and your ankles. Perhaps you ordered the wrong width?

    I really can't even tell they're seconds though. I think i'll have to get something from that website soon.
     


  8. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    I just love this forum. A guy gets a nice new pair of shoes and so far everyone that has commented has been negative; too big, lacing sucks, knots suck, etc.

    Congrats, nice shoes!


    But the reference to the tying must have been in jest, considering recent commentary elsewhere here.
     


  9. w.o.e.is.me.

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    k4lnamja Senior member

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    I just love this forum. A guy gets a nice new pair of shoes and so far everyone that has commented has been negative; too big, lacing sucks, knots suck, etc.

    Congrats, nice shoes!


    +1

    Haha. Gents on here can be VERY straight forward. I can take it but lets thank god this is not a forum for women b/c if this was . . . [​IMG]
     


  11. imatlas

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    Nice looking shoes; I couldn't care less about the tying; they are pretty clearly the wrong size. You should not see gaps like that at the ankle.
     


  12. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    +1 and they look too big for you

    I agree. The shoe looks way too large around the ankle. You see this on AE shoes often.
     


  13. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    I just love this forum. A guy gets a nice new pair of shoes and so far everyone that has commented has been negative; too big, lacing sucks, knots suck, etc.

    Congrats, nice shoes!


    Try and be helpful. Just stroking won't help anybody in the long run.

    When he ends up with 10 pairs of shoes that don't fit are you going to buy him replacements?
     


  14. Ich_Dien

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  15. tgt465

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    Care to explain whats wrong with my "tying"?

    They aren't too big at all...in fact they fit perfectly.


    It's hard to tell from just the photos, but you may be tying your laces in granny knots: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/slipping.htm

    Also see this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=234493

    The fact that you can lace the shoes up so that the "V" over the tongue is completely closed suggests the shoes might indeed be too big. Balmorals should normally allow a small gap, otherwise you will not be able to adjust the tightness of the fit. Ignoring that, they are nice shoes.
     


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