- Mar 31, 2006
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I know people around here poo-poo the Made in Italy version, but I like them. To my eyes and hands when I've examined them, they are every bit as good as the old C&J made version.
Many of them do look nice out of the box, that's true. But I don't think they rival the C&Js. They're not bad shoes, but I do think they're 1) overpriced; 2) more prone to production mistakes; 3) generally using lower-quality materials. I've owned four pairs now (counting exchanges and returns) and of those, two arrived with significant flaws either in construction or in the leather itself. So my track record is pretty much 50-50 in terms of receiving shoes that were not defective straight out of the box, which is, in my mind, much too low for shoes at this price point. Combine that with the fast-wearing heels, bubbling edge dressing and other problems I've encountered with wear, and it makes me very skeptical of the line in general.
Wow- you're tolerant.