Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear a UK 9 on the lowndes and i like it, but in the future I would like to replace it with a rounder toe. I like sleek, but I don't know how so much heft on the throat would look with a narrower toe.
     


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    wilkes had them at 50% off -- it was part of their summer clearance. I got the Southwolds from Sky Valet.
     


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    I'd be inclined to do the 202. I feel like if you do the 202 you're just about guaranteed to have a classic shoe you'll love for a lifetime. The 82 last is a bit too sleek and banana shaped for my tastes making it seem more "fashion-y." The 202 is also much more comfortable for me.
     


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    Crosspost from the VASS thread.

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    Didn't know where to put this, but it gave me a laugh. Some coworker just asked me if I had a report by a guy named Drummond. I told her the only Drummond I know is at Crockett & Jones. She didn't get it.
     


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    I love the 82 and sometimes wish I'd ordered the Malvern on it in lieu of the 202.
     


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    C&J have told me they are reissuing the other double monk (Seymour) on a different last FWIW and shortly.


    I was wearing mine yesterday...what a comfortable shoe
     
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    Never seen those monkstraps before. But i like it.
     


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    What are your thoughts on Sky Valet? I need to buy a couple pair of shoes for fall and winter and have been looking at the C&J Drummond and EG Westminister.
     


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    So, it's interesting you ask, because I had an issue with my shoes that appears to be from them being in the box for awhile and the wax had risen to the surface of the shoe. I posted on this forum and got some assuring answers, but it's still not something you want to have happen when you throw down for a brand new pair of shoes. http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/260521/should-i-be-concerned-about-these-toecaps

    However -- I called them up on this issue and the gentleman was nothing but helpful, assuring me that if I wasn't happy they would be more than happy to take them back, and giving me the same advice that the people on the forum had given me. I got the distinct impression he was much more interested in my satisfaction as a customer and repeat business than making a sale, so that goes a long way in my book.

    Not to eBay this recommendation up, but despite the issue I had: "would buy again".
     


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    Great to hear...I've been in the store a couple times looking at their inventory and feeling them out. I'll be replacing my current collection of shoes with better quality shoes and I'm happy to have access to EG and C&J. Do you remember who you dealt with at Sky Valet?

    What did you do with the shoes? I've been looking at the Southwold also but in a light brown for spring.
     


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    Foster & Sons Derby. C&J I *think*?

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    Which brand?
     


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    the phineas coles on sale @ paul stuart
     


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