the best bluchers

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  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I really like the look of oxfords and, if I had my druthers, would wear them pretty much exclusively.

    But I have really hard to fit feet and have a lot of trouble finding oxfords that fit even somewhat comfortably.

    What are your favorite bluchers/derbies? If you had to wear them with a suit (Not ideal, I know. Yes, yes I'll go bespoke as soon as I can afford it) which would you chose?

    So far I'm looking at some U-last London 3-eyelet derbies in cognac.

    Thanks,
    Cantab
     
  2. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    EG Ecton, RLPL Carter and JL Portman & Bordor.
     
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    EG Exeter.
     
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    Corthay Arca (sic)
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    St. Crispin's two eyelet is one of the best not yet mentioned...

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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a pair of bespoke shoes in black that are similar to the EG Exeter and wear them with lightweight suits.

    The toe looks great under trousers, much like a monk (which I won't wear with suits but my reasoning is no more rational than Manton's for wearing monks but refusing to wear bluchers).
     
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    What about the Weston Hunt derby?
     
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    EG Dover
    EG Windermere is on my wish list.
     
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    william Senior member

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    EG Windsor. Ooohhh yessss (this one is a London Lounge Limited Edition)

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    JL Tamar, own a pair of them and they just look nice.
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    EG Windsor. Ooohhh yessss (this one is a London Lounge Limited Edition)

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    Good point. They are great with tweed. And you can still order them from EG. You just won't get the hand printed sock with your name inscribed.
     
  13. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    I'm partial to Ludwig Reiter Budapester, Weston demi-chaisses, and Sutor Mantellassi Norwegian-welted split-toes. Vass's Budapester might be better-made than Reiter's (I have no complaints about Reiter, mind), but I've not seen or tried one one.
     
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    Church's Grafton. I know some of you hate the corrected leather of the book binder finish. But I love them
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