Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.
Absolutely it sounds like a holy grail to us low arch folks sans bespoke.
It was at 92 and from what it said on her card Her name is Janice Oliveira.
I was helped by William Powell. He was absolutely brilliant and I've raved about him before.
I don't have low arches but have a low volume foot so am interested in seeing pics of how yours turn out.
I had a nice experience at #92 too. I was helped by the young guy who wears a nice two-tone Rolex Datejust (don't know his name).
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The box they came in is labeled TEAK OILED SIDES RUBBER SOLES. A Google search revealed that teak-oiled leather is a commodity used in boots and furniture and is made by applying a certain combination of oils (and maybe waxes) to make hide leather resemble teak, which is a fair description of how the Wexfords look. (My doorman also hit the nail on the head when he noted that the shoes look like they were made from a baseball mitt.)
This is my first pair of C&J's. Off to a rocky start, but I have not lost faith in the enviable reputation of C&J, and I surely want the shoes to work out, because I like the way they look. As I said, they're slowly getting better. In the event that they never get comfortable, well, I'll still have Church's and AE an maybe others (I'd like to try Alden's) to choose from.
At their prices, however, C&J should have a better-informed sales staff in their company stores. The customer should not have to be an expert to understand what he's looking at when he shops there.
Very well done sir! How old are those puppies?
These are about a year old. I like the C & J shell cordovan, it's not too shiny. I see more nuances in the shell than other brands. The burgundy color is spectacular. 341 is a very nice last without looking too rounded.. All in all a great option.
I've ordered a 7.5E C&J shoes and want to buy a pair of C&J shoes tree, but not sure which size of the trees should I purchase, 7 or 8 as they don't have 7.5 for trees.
Thank you, just one more question:
This is first time I order a pair of shoes from C&J (a shop located in UK) to the US, so do you know that whether it's subject of import duty or not? If it was charged by that duty, how many percentage on the orginal price?
I forget the duty but that is typically not too big (comparable to most US sales taxes in the higher end of the spectrum)... It's the handling fees that are significant!
we interrupt this discussion with some pics of CJ Pembroke/325/Dainite from last year's Barneys sale. First day out, I think I like these more than my Marlows:
^^^ CrackedCrab, congratulations! Great looking wingtips. Why do you like these better than your Marlows, is it the pebble grain calf and are they the same size as your shell wingtips?
Yes exact same size, they fit a little snugger in the vamp/ lace up area and heel.
Marlows are a bit looser there and the (albeit small) difference makes the overall fit better.
Plus I'm very enamored with the pebble grain.
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