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My new JL Chapels..How did I do?

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just bought these on flea bay..for 450 GBP ($670 approx). They are 9.5 uk which hopefully will fit my 10.5 US foot. Hopefully they are not too tight on the width like some Berluti's I tried on recently. They are factory rejects marked (R) but look stunning to me from pics. Good deal/ok deal/bad deal? Comments? Thanks. Brian


 

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...an absolutely gorgeous pair of double monk-straps. Your pictures have me salivating like one of Pavlov's dogs!
 

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Enjoy them. They're great shoes.

You got them for a reasonable/okay price.
 

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Thanks, its Brown Museum Calf I believe.

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Great looking shoes. Love the color.
 

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Beautiful depth to the finish
 

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You did very well. They're lovely shoes. When I brought up the first picture, I thought that they were probably in the Lobb Plum Museum Calf. I have a pair of Chapels in that shade, and, believe me, the color is stunning. However, they may be in Lobb's Dark Brown Museum Calf--which is equally stunning. I really like the Museum Calf treatment that Lobb uses, with the antiquing effects occurring in the tanning process (as with the beautiful Radica Calf that Martegani uses). I think you may be in luck size-wise. I have a true 9.5 US foot, and all Lobb UK 8.5s fit very well, so I think that the UK 9.5s you ordered will work on your US 10.5 foot. You'll love these.
 

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I don't think there could have been a downside here just even from the thread title! (unless you overpaid, which you don't appear to have). Terrific. The forum continues to weaken my resolve against monks.....
 

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Originally Posted by bjm
just bought these on flea bay..for 450 GBP ($670 approx). They are 9.5 uk which hopefully will fit my 10.5 US foot. Hopefully they are not too tight on the width like some Berluti's I tried on recently. They are factory rejects marked (R) but look stunning to me from pics. Good deal/ok deal/bad deal? Comments? Thanks. Brian

if you are a full on 10.5 US foot , the 9.5 E UK will be a nice snug fit.


the JLs run a bit larger (or looser) on their monks and loafers in that last
 

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Thanks Roger,

Yes the coloring on these sealed the deal....they were calling out to me...I could have bought plain black but they were not calling me in the same way..LOL. I will be thrilled if they fit properly, this was a spur of the moment purchase..not a lot of thought went in..LOL. ANyhow if they dont fit I try and sell them here for what I paid.
Brian

Originally Posted by Roger
You did very well. They're lovely shoes. When I brought up the first picture, I thought that they were probably in the Lobb Plum Museum Calf. I have a pair of Chapels in that shade, and, believe me, the color is stunning. However, they may be in Lobb's Dark Brown Museum Calf--which is equally stunning. I really like the Museum Calf treatment that Lobb uses, with the antiquing effects occurring in the tanning process (as with the beautiful Radica Calf that Martegani uses). I think you may be in luck size-wise. I have a true 9.5 US foot, and all Lobb UK 8.5s fit very well, so I think that the UK 9.5s you ordered will work on your US 10.5 foot. You'll love these.
 

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you might be right looking again I do think they are the dark brown museum.
 

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