1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.


    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Peal & co. (bb) shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TCN, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. TCN

    TCN Senior member

    Jun 22, 2004
    I think we've touched on this subject numerous times, but perhaps not definitively. Does anyone have a good sense of who made Brooks' Peal & Co. shoes at different times throughout the past 20 years or so?

    I had heard that the current Peal oxfords are made by Sargent; however, I was looking at them last night ($358), and the quality seemed to be a cut above the Sargents that I've seen . . . which admittedly isn't many, and none recently.
  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Some current ones are still made by C & J. If you look in person, the C & J ones have the single row of slugs on the heel. The sargent's have double rowed slugging.
  3. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Apr 24, 2003
    Sargent has a number of different quality levels, so that's entirely possible.

    As for the different generations of BB's Peal shoes, back in the golden days, they were made by Edward Green. That stopped several years ago (and no, I can't quantify "several"; I would think a dozen or more, but I'm not sure). After the EG era, the label went defunct for a number of years. It was revived maybe three or four years ago with the Crockett & Jones shoes. Since about a year ago, some (probably most) of the models are made by Alfred Sargent and some are still made by Crockett & Jones.
  4. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Jun 15, 2004
    San Francisco
    I have a pair of BBC Peales made by Green in 1988.

    I've also got three pair of BBC Peales made by C&J and they must be ten years old. Two pair needed resoling this year after no more than a day or two of wear per month.

    It was the search for their maker that led me to this board.


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by