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Question about boots on bluefly

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This has, I believe, been discussed in an earlier thread. If I recall correctly, they are made by C&J and should be quite nice. I have been thinking about a pair myself, but am 'overbooted' at the moment...
 

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Thanks, Duveen - the boots do look very much like the C&J Chepstow, but the description on bluefly says theirs are "Crafted from fine cordovan leather in polished dark brown", where the C&J site only lists the Chepstow as available in Cavalry Calf or Country Grain leathers (and in fact, doesn't list any of their shoes as available in cordovan); could it be that Ralph Lauren had the Cheptow made of cordovan to market as his "Mccallum Chukka"?
 

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Thanks, Duveen - the boots do look very much like the C&J Chepstow, but the description on bluefly says theirs are "Crafted from fine cordovan leather in polished dark brown", where the C&J site only lists the Chepstow as available in Cavalry Calf or Country Grain leathers (and in fact, doesn't list any of their shoes as available in cordovan); could it be that Ralph Lauren had the Cheptow made of cordovan to market as his "Mccallum Chukka"?
Yup, they're made by Crockett & Jones. Crockett & Jones can make up any model in any leather the customer wants. If Ralph wants shell cordovan for the chukka boots, C&J will give him shell cordovan (for a price, of course).
 

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Thanks, jcusey, I appreciate the response. These are getting to be a more likely purchase...

One more question (for anyone that can answer): If I take a size 9E in Alden's "Barrie" last (which I do; I recently bought a pair of their saddle oxfords in shell cordovan) and a 9 1/2E in Alden's "Hampton" last (in calf; apparently I'd want a "D" width in cordovan), what size would you recommend I order in these? (From what I've read here and elsewhere on the correspondence between English and American sizing, I'd guess a 9, but perhaps someone here knows better...)
 

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One more question (for anyone that can answer): If I take a size 9E in Alden's "Barrie" last (which I do; I recently bought a pair of their saddle oxfords in shell cordovan) and a 9 1/2E in Alden's "Hampton" last (in calf; apparently I'd want a "D" width in cordovan), what size would you recommend I order in these? (From what I've read here and elsewhere on the correspondence between English and American sizing, I'd guess a 9, but perhaps someone here knows better...)
I honestly don't know. It's unclear to me whether the Polo shoes are sized with English or American sizes. Additionally, although I have no experience with this particular last (325), I believe that others have posted that it runs large. I'd accept that it might be the wrong size and order the 9.
 

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The RL "McCallum" (aka Chepstow), is sized for US market. Although the 325 last is a bit generous, I'm still happy with the fit in my US standard 7.5 D ( I wouldn't want them a 1/2 size smaller).

It's a good looking shoe, albeit a bit on the chunky side; I wouldn't recommend wearing them with slim fitting pants, but with boot-cut jeans, and generous fitting dress pants they are great.
 

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JL, do they fit a bit wide, though? Can you wear dress socks with them, or would you need to wear thicker cotton crews, like the ones with polo ponies on them?
 

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Good choice in shoes. I just ordered the exact pair (size 9) a couple days ago. If you're concerned about the size and you're willing to wait, I can measure them when they arrive. I don't know RL/C&J sizings, so I'm concerned about whether they'll fit or not, but I just went ahead and ordered what I normally take.
 

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The one pair I own of Polo RL 'benchmade in Britain' shoes are marked with a US size. It's only the RLPL shoes that are marked English size/US size, I think.

Bluefly give US customers a free return label, though, right?
 

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Thanks for all the replies; I really appreciate them. I was called out of town suddenly right after posting this yesterday, and now that I'm back, I went to bluefly to order the boots and the 'MISSEDYOU593' promo code has expired. DRAT. I thought these were a no-brainer at $237 (especially after some of your replies to this thread), but I'm balking at $279.

(Edit 19 July 04) But then johnnynorman came through with the code 'MISSEDYOU557' and I went ahead and ordered them tonight.
 

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