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Jmr928

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I recently got the CJ Cavendish in dark brown calf and made the mistake of trying on the EG Belgravia in dark oak calf afterwards.

Right now, I'm trying to rationalise returning the Cavendish and buying the 2x more expensive Belgravias, which seem to fit my foot like a glove (more so than the CJ where I have to use tongue pads).

Does someone have experience with either or both who can share their thoughts? The Belgravia look awesome, and (of course) the make of the shoe is on a whole diferent level.

I guess I'm not asking a question here but rather looking for some encouragement to take the plunge. :D
Anyone here who has the Belgravia consider them a good investment? I wear loafers more and more lately and the DOAK calf seems like a versatile option that goes with everything but smart dark suits (got the Chelseas for that purpose).
You’ve answered your own question:

“Belgravias, which seem to fit my foot like a glove (more so than the CJ where I have to use tongue pads).”
 

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I have recently also made the jump from Crockett and Jones to Edward Green and just received the DOAK Belgravias. Worth the financial hit. A beautiful, versatile shoe that will look better as time goes by if cared for, judging by Simon Crompton's pair. Now considering a black loafer.
Simon gets them for free 🤣🤣but yes EG is an excellent shoemaker
 

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You’ve answered your own question:

“Belgravias, which seem to fit my foot like a glove (more so than the CJ where I have to use tongue pads).”
Thank you.

Indeed, I knew I could trust my helpful Styleforum colleagues to help me with my guilty conscience and endorse yet another big purchase. :D
 

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Yes, fit is key. It's the number one thing that must be perfect when buying a shoe
Very true. Unfortunately my well fitting Belgravias are a sub 100k serial number pair, so likely on the old lasts. I don’t think a new pair would fit so well.
 

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Very true. Unfortunately my well fitting Belgravias are a sub 100k serial number pair, so likely on the old lasts. I don’t think a new pair would fit so well.
Maybe a touch bigger, you never know. I wonder what they would do during a recraft
 

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