Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.
Cross poast from the Shoo Pron Threak.
Finsbury on the 341 last, Horween Shell, Double Sole.
The Finsbury is one of the best brogues out there IMO.
Looking good, Gdot. You've really been on a shoe spree lately, haven't you?
Are these special order? Price?
They look amazing. I want!
I was refering to the Finsbury in cordovan.
Available direct from C&J mailorder, 470GBP + delivery
These remind me of an elongated PRL Darlton. Maybe it's a narrow size?
Ich Dien - Thank you! I'd have to agree with you about my excellent taste!
Forex - OMG yes I've been on a total shoe replacement spree this fall. I cannot continue at this pace much longer - but year end profit distribution came out yesterday so I think I've got a few more up my sleeve in the coming months.
Anden - The Finsbury in Cordovan was purchased off the peg from the C & J Store on Jermyn St. Although doesn't seem to be in their current catalog. Damage was 470 pounds + lasted trees and minus VAT at the airport.
Rikod - Thank you!
Achilles - Standard width. The last is a bit enlongated, which is my preference.
Thank you. I would love to have a pair of both! Do you find the double sole to wear a bit warmer in the summer? My Darltons wear warmer, but maybe it's the shell cordovan...
I just got an email from C&J. The Finsbury in cordovan is stocked in E width at a price of 470 GBP.
F width is available at special order. 725 GBP.
Achilles - Today is the first day that I've ever worn a double soled or shell cordovan shoe in my life. So I have no frame of reference for warmer weather. To my eye they are such a 'winter' shoe visually and color wise that I currently imagine they will rest in air conditioned comfort during the warmer months while I wear the single soled Italian loafers to which I am accustomed.
I'm currently working on the premise that I'm 'English in the winter and Italian in the summer'.
You have to be when you live in the South. My cordovans sit in the closet in the summer, they are too hot to wear.
I think perhaps we all deserve a shoe cerkle with all your purchases this year. Feel free to wait until you're finished at the end of December.
I was going to ask this very question a week ago. When polishing my Conistons prior to wear when I rubbed them over with a white cotten cloth a darkish brown color came off on the cloth, not lots but a bit and was a bit concerned. I did get to thinking that maybe some shops may apply some cream to shoes if they have them in the stock room for a few months to stop drying of the leather although the reply from Northhampton Novice makes sense. My boots were perfect otherwise so I did not worry about it too much.
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