- Jul 17, 2006
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I am not sure they are going to keep the older models in the long run. They said it was too expensive to produce and also resole because not every cobbler can do a beveled and fiddle back resole. In my opinion, if my cobbler can't do that, I won't let him touch my shoes at all ... I d rather pay shipping to a knowledgeable place. I have their black captoe oxford on the city last. In my opinion it is way sleeker than the new last on which CU produces also a black captoe oxford. We ll see how they decide to play. A lot of companies have different range. They could possibly do a premium grade with the more expensive lasts (maybe had also JR sole) and regular line and little bit cheaper. Because right now I am looking a the two Richard Black captoe oxfords retailing at the same price ... But you got more shoes for the money on the City last than the 371 ...My understanding is that some models still have the fiddleback.
Very nice pair!
That's a fair point; The fiddleback waist is a feature that sets the shoes apart. We're actually keeping the fiddleback on both our CITY last and LOUVRE last shoes while also offering new lasts that are 270 and 360 goodyear welted. Hopefully this will give our members a few more options.The only sad thing is CU slowly going away from fiddleback and beveled waist ... This was one of the thing making them extremely interesting at this price point.
Good question! Big differences between the two lasts in overall aesthetic and fit.Very nice pair!
I'm just wondering, what is the difference between the city last and the 888?
I mean, I read the descriptions on the CU website, but they are not that helpful given that they seem to be pretty similar (other than the fact that it seems that shoes made on the city last have the fiddle waist sole).
Did you also try on a pair on the city last? If so, why did you choose the 888 over the city?
Thanks in advance!