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Critique My Shoe Selections

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lawman, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Lawman

    Lawman Senior member

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    I have tentatively decided to go with the following new shoes. All are C&J standard grade.

    1. The Chalfont. I know a lot of folks think it is busy, but it looks very classic to me. This is the kind of thing I can see Gary Cooper or Cary Grant wearing in an old black and white photo.

    2. The Dartmouth. I really don't have a true derby, and I like the looks of this one. I like the Aintree as well, but it only comes in black.

    3. The Westfield in tan. I really love this shoe.

    Most of my shoes run to the dark brown, so that explains the slant toward lighter shades.

    What do you all think? I avoided the handgrades simply because I really think the 337 looks to long on my foot. I wore my Weymouths again on Friday, and while they are incredible, they look colossal beneath my skinny shins.

    Any thoughts or possible alternatives would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. TomW

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    Love all three, own all three. Great choices
     
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    Great selection. I think you have a nice variety of styles there.

    Since you mentioned skinny shins, I'm guessing you might be a smaller shoe size. If so, I'd check out some of the shoes aportony is getting rid of in Buying & Selling - a number of lighter ones at excellent prices.
     
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    I guess everyone else said it. I think you knew they were great choices already. Always go with your gut.
     
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    Beautiful shoes, Lawman! I am not that far in my legal career to afford these. Some day.
     
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    lawman, i know from another thread you started that you are a big fan of the edgware's. the only thing i was going to suggest with regards to your selections is perhaps subsituting one of the shoes for something on the 348 last, perhaps the edgware, the hallam or the drummond. but that's just personal preference, as i like the sleekness of that elongated last. i understand the 337 seems exaggerated for you and no doubt, the 348 might seem the same or more so.
     
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    Lawman Senior member

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    Sartort, you are on the money. I considered the Croydon, but wondered about the double sole. As to the others, I choked on the price and process.

    What is full retail for the C&J regular grade?
     
  10. rdawson808

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    I'm in love with those Chalfonts. They are beautiful. Some think having a fully brogued monk is too much. I think it is verrrrrry nice. I think it looks elegant a bit rich. Dandy-ish almost. I picture a country gentleman in them.


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    I'm in love with those Chalfonts. They are beautiful. Some think having a fully brogued monk is too much. I think it is verrrrrry nice. I think it looks elegant a bit rich. Dandy-ish almost. I picture a country gentleman in them.

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    Great shoes!

    My tailor has suggested I wear trousers with a larger circumference at the ankles to balance the size of my shoes. It works well and might make your Weymouths look more proportional.
     
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    Thinman, I like that idea. It seems like all of mine (Zanellas and other higher end makers) all have very narrow leg openings. How do you get wider openings? Even my tailor remarks that it is very hard to get the break just right when the leg holes are narrow.
     
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    2. The Dartmouth. I really don't have a true derby, and I like the looks of this one. I like the Aintree as well, but it only comes in black.

    What do you all think? I avoided the handgrades simply because I really think the 337 looks to long on my foot. I wore my Weymouths again on Friday, and while they are incredible, they look colossal beneath my skinny shins.


    If you change your mind on the 337, I'd get the Handgrade Stanley over the Dartmouth:

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    You could also give the new 351 last a try - Handgrade Barstow:

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  15. thinman

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    Thinman, I like that idea. It seems like all of mine (Zanellas and other higher end makers) all have very narrow leg openings. How do you get wider openings? Even my tailor remarks that it is very hard to get the break just right when the leg holes are narrow.

    My Zanellas (flat front, Benny model) actually have some of the larger leg holes of all the trousers I own. When I bring trousers to be cuffed/hemmed, I always ask my tailor to look for extra fabric in the leg seam. Then if there's extra fabric, she widens them, starting at the knee.
     

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