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JCrew Gifford wingtips - very disappointed

solomon773

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In my opinion, these wingtips are just about my favorite looking shoes. When brand new, they feel very solid and well-made...However, I've had to return them twice, after only about 2 months each, as the sole has come apart in the exact same place. I've read on the forum the stories about JCrew's shoe quality, but I didn't think it could happen to me, since I try to really take care of my shoes. I'm not willing to try a third time for these...

Can you recommend very similar looking shoes, with a better quality? I do like the Aldens, and the RL Darltons but I wanted to know what the forum thinks, as these are a bit out of my range right now.

Solomon
 

mkarim

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J. Crew is for those who want nice things but don't know or appreciate quality. I bought RL Albin wingtips (about 2 years ago) for about $125. Great shoes for the price. Wingtips are quiter common and you should be able to get them fairly readily.
 

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Save your coins until the next Ralph Lauren private sale and pick up the Darlton's. That's what I did, and they are now one of my favorite pairs of shoes. Seriously.
 

khaki sack

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That's what you get for buying shoes at J.Crew !!
 

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I'm disappointed that people like those atrocious shoes in the first place........
 

solomon773

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Thank you all the serious replies. How do I get invited to the RL private sale? Also, what are the thoughts on the Crockett and Jones Bangor wingtip, or Tods New Esquire wingtips?
 

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You will find few people here who would argue against C&J's, and for good reason; always solid buys. I personally prefer the darltons to the bangors, aesthetically.
 

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Originally Posted by khaki sack
That's what you get for buying just about anything at J.Crew !!


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