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Polo Shoes on eBay - Help

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jwoodywild, May 16, 2006.

  1. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    The China-built ones are quite different: clunky and the stiching is visible on the sole; also IIRC the Chinese ones don't have a combo heel.
     
  2. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Yeah, these aren't made in China.
     
  3. johnnynorman

    johnnynorman Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the answer supposed to be, "Yes they are made in China. Avoid like the plague." [​IMG]
     
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    I'm hoping they are C&J as it's tough to find anything decent in a size 12. Their BIN is $199.99, but hopefully it will sell a bit below.
     
  8. johnnynorman

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    You know, the Carlsons are made in Italy, I think. I'd say the leather is slightly better than Allen Edmonds, but I don't think they are goodyear welted -- I think they are Blake-rapid stitched.
     
  9. billiebob

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    I thought the Carlson's were made in Italy as well. It says so on the polo website. Compared with the Darltons, which have almost the same shape, the Carlsons are much lower quality. I've only seen the black Carlsons, and the leather is always wrinkled on the lacing flaps in a most unattractive way. You can even see this on the website. Those in reality look the same.

    The brown Carlson up for eBay looks better then the black one.
    Here are the links to the Carlson
    http://www.polo.com/product/index.js...566&cp=1760781

    The Darlton plaintoe cordovan is back online! No black yet, however.
    http://www.polo.com/product/index.js...816&cp=1760781
     
  10. thinman

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    I thought the Carlson's were made in Italy as well. It says so on the polo website. Compared with the Darltons, which have almost the same shape, the Carlsons are much lower quality. I've only seen the black Carlsons, and the leather is always wrinkled on the lacing flaps in a most unattractive way. You can even see this on the website. Those in reality look the same.

    The brown Carlson up for eBay looks better then the black one.
    Here are the links to the Carlson
    http://www.polo.com/product/index.js...566&cp=1760781

    The Darlton plaintoe cordovan is back online! No black yet, however.
    http://www.polo.com/product/index.js...816&cp=1760781



    The dark brown Darltons are reportedly shell cordovan leather; the black ones are not. I own brown Darlton wingtips and can confirm that the wingtips are shell cordovan. Shell cordovan shoes would be a heck of a deal during the 40% off sale.
     
  11. aportnoy

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    The dark brown Darltons are reportedly shell cordovan leather; the black ones are not. I own brown Darlton wingtips and can confirm that the wingtips are shell cordovan. Shell cordovan shoes would be a heck of a deal during the 40% off sale.

    Both the dark brown Darlton and the wingtip are shell cordovan and excellent deals at this price. The Mansion also had a shell cordovan chukka boot priced at $695 that would be $354 now.
     
  12. billiebob

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    I paid 350 last Nov 17 for the brown shell cordovan Darltons. They are my favorite jeans shoe.
     
  13. aportnoy

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    I paid 350 last Nov 17 for the brown shell cordovan Darltons. They are my favorite jeans shoe.

    If you can find your size, they would only be $303 plus tax today.
     
  14. billiebob

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    Yeah, it was the same deal last Nov, but the salesman managed to screw me out of that price at the register. Now I remember to calm down and check my receipt. It really pissed me off, because I spent over $800 that day.
     
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    Yeah, it was the same deal last Nov, but the salesman managed to screw me out of that price at the register. Now I remember to calm down and check my receipt. It really pissed me off, because I spent over $800 that day.


    Ouch...sorry to hear that. I've had the same experience at Paul Stuart and Bergdorfs. They are always are making mistakes seemingly in their favor.
     
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    Who makes the "made in Italy" Polo shoes and are they any good at any price?
     
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    Both the dark brown Darlton and the wingtip are shell cordovan and excellent deals at this price. The Mansion also had a shell cordovan chukka boot priced at $695 that would be $354 now.

    Curse you Andrew!! I'm trying to show restraint and stay out of this sale, but you're making it very hard. I *need* boots and I love shell cordovan. Do you know if the boots have dainite (or equivalent) soles and a storm welt?

    billiebob, my brown cordovan wingtips are also my favorite jeans shoes. They're big and clunky and totally inelegant...just right under a pair of bootcut jeans.
     
  18. aportnoy

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    Curse you Andrew!! I'm trying to show restraint and stay out of this sale, but you're making it very hard. I *need* boots and I love shell cordovan. Do you know if the boots have dainite (or equivalent) soles and a storm welt?

    Dainite sole and storm welt too. They are phenomenal. I might break down and get a pair myself. Plus, with all the RLPL activity, these may have slipped under the radar.
     
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    Dainite sole and storm welt too. They are phenomenal. I might break down and get a pair myself. Plus, with all the RLPL activity, these may have slipped under the radar.

    Yes, I just convinced myself not to buy a pair of RLPL Carter, 3-eyelet derbies, but I will need winter boots to wear in about 1-2 inches of snow and semi-frequent ice storms. So I have a call in to the Mansion and they're supposed to call me back.

    These would actually be cheaper than the alternative I was considering--C&J Snowdons (calfskin, not cordovan) from plal.
     
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    Dainite sole and storm welt too. They are phenomenal. I might break down and get a pair myself. Plus, with all the RLPL activity, these may have slipped under the radar.

    Sound like the ones a bunch of us bought off bluefly a couple of years back. They're great boots.
     

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