P.Lal-- news and some excellent values

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AJL, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Was just doing some cruising and happened to drop in on PLal. They now have large high-res. photos of most C&J's--very nice. I also noticed a new 3 eyelet handgrade boot, not listed in the 04-05 catalogue (is there a newer one out?), the Sandown, on the 337 last. I want. I don't remember them listing specials before, but now they are, on a few returned/ unclaimed pairs (one of them a pair of 6.5 snuff Chilterns I exchanged a while back). Here's the big news though: also offering a  bunch of pairs of benchgrades in 7.5E only, $500. for 3 pairs. Not quite the deal that Chris has offered w/ Grenson's, but the selection is really quite good, IMO. No doubt I would scoop up 3 pairs of these in a heartbeat (missed by a half size, dang). Anyway, some of you lucky 8/8.5 D's U.S. should have a field day (norcalt.?) here: http://www.plal.com/cjspecial.htm disclaimer- no affiliation w/ P.Lal other than being a satisfied customer.
     


  2. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I would like to order. Do these fit like 8s or 8.5s? I wear an 8.5. U.S.
     


  3. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    I am a 7.5 U.S. and found the 6.5 U.K. too snug, though some here go with a full size lower with C&J benchgrades. I ended up exchanging the 6.5's for 7's which I found more comfortable.

    Naturally, this is one of the downsides to purchasing online, particularly since the seller in this case is located in Malaysia.
     


  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    True about the Malaysia point, also annoying that you can't just order online. Also, I wouldn't want to buy three, but one or two at most. Particularly these: [​IMG] It's a style that Grenson makes too, so perhaps I'll cross my fingers and wait for Bennies to get the new shipment.
     


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    Hee hee, good thing I turned down Mr. Doshi's initial offer to buy the Chilterns. Now I can get them at $50 off. [​IMG]
     


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    I have the tobacco-colored reverse-seude shoes in the pic, with the cap toe. Very nice.
     


  7. drizzt3117

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    Hmm, was kinda pondering the Audleys in 10E, is that a 10.5D US approximately? I was thinking this may be too narrow as I am usually more like a 10.5E/11D.
     


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