Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.
Where's the cheapest place I can find Chestnut Selbournes and for how much?
What's the re-sale market like for C&J (here and/or eBay)? I've got a pair of Islay boots in a brown roughout leather that are a bit tight for me (I can wear them, but they get uncomfortable after a while). Just wondering if it's worth my time to list them or if I should spend the time/risk to try and get them stretched out enough to fit properly.
IMO you are fighting an uphill battle. I'd list them and see how you fair.
The market will ultimately dictate the price but you should do okay, did you purchase them at retail?
I would stretch them, or get a cobbler to do it.
Not sure if it makes a difference with the pebble grain and how that would interact with stretching?
Just put "James Bond wore these in Skyfall" then someone will pick them up.
Seriously. You could easily turn a profit on eBay with these boots. If you put Barbour To Ki To in the description with Skyfall, they will get a ridiculous number of hits.
Dropped by the C & J factory shop on Friday. Bargain of the day? Drummond at £180 GBP
Speaking of Islays: freshly SnoSealed for the recent snow/rain
The Islays look great!
How does the quality of C&J bench grade compare with Alfred Sargent Exclusive line? trying to decide between the AS Moore and the CJ Westbourne. Anyone have experience?
S Exclusive > C&J BG
I've heard the opposite, but I've never handled AS.
+1, having handled a few pairs of both.
Both great shoes. Take the one that fit the best or if you can't try them, the one you like best.
At least from the ones I own, the AS Exclusives have, compared to C&J BG, better leather uppers, beveled edge, channeled/covered soles, and better finishing.
Ultimate the fit will dictate though. The 348 is very different from the 724.
At the end of the day, both are good shoes.
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