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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. jimmy2times

    jimmy2times New Member

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    new to the forum and thought I would start off with my new purchase- Connaught chestnut burnished size 8 1/2 E 236 last
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  2. SuitedDx

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    The leather uppers of the BB versions are typically not as nice as the HG, but that is just my opinion and not sure if it is fact. Definitely the price difference, especially during sales, gives the edge to BB.

    Have had them for a few years. I rotate them with my AS Fordham and Tricker's Stow as my foul-weather boots. Only compliant with the Islay is that it does not have bellows tongue. The grain leather definitely hides the wear and tear well.

    Yeah, this happens with most of my boots with speedhooks. I usually just take my changes or wrap the laces around the hooks to fill the gaps.
     


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    Question about anyone who owns the Harvard (shell or calf): does the loafer's inside to portion have a linen lining? I was surprised to see that the shell pair I have has shell lining but at the tip has a linen lining. I wonder if this was done because of the lasting/shaping process...
     


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    Does CJ's country boot have bellows tongue in general?
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    ive seen this in other shoes. It looks soft but its actually really firm. Once I took apart a pair of trickers and pulled out the toe cap reinforcement you describe. Once removed, the toe cap lost some of its shape but I prefer that look on a pair of beaters.
     


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    I own the Islay as well.

    The Scotch Grain really wears and ages well.


    I also like the fact that it has the Dainite sole.
     


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    No. The Snowdon boot on a commando sole has one but the rest don't.
     


  8. razl

    razl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Congrats! That's a heckuva way to start a membership. If you haven't cross posted already, I'm sure the oglers on the Recent Purchases thread will enjoy your contribution: http://www.styleforum.net/t/79083/recent-purchases And, Welcome to StyleForum.
     


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    I might comparing different things, but would you say that the Islay justifies the premium over Pembroke?
     


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    I (surprise, surprise) own both the Islay and the Pembroke. I say they have different purposes. I use my Pembrokes for trekking around during rainy days; My Islays are primary worn during REALLY bad weather (e.g., thunderstorms) and I have to get around. The fit of the Pembroke is closer to a smart shoe whereas the Islay is generously sized for a country boot (paired with thicker socks). I do like the taller shaft of the Islay (taller than my AS Fordham and Tricker's Stow) so it offers more support.

    Hope this helps.
     


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    I will, for now on, call you "the surgeon" :thumbs-up:
     


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    Isn't it enough justification for the premium because Daniel Craig wore the Islay in the last James Bond movie "Skyfall"? :)
     


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    razl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Judging by the number of Ebay and B&S listings that cite it, it looks like the market says yes.
     


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    I actually wonder about C&J's price differences. The Cottesmore is one that confuses me since it is a BG boot but is pretty much HG price!
     


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    Design or construction premium maybe for the cottesmore. Somebody with more shoe knowledge might chime in here, but are jodhpurs harder to produce due to less uncut leather and being a boot?

    It is also quite sleek and a looker. Too bad it's probably too narrow.
     


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