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  1. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

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    ha thanks :satisfied:
     
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    These are 9.5E, so they are my size in barrie... Fit is spot on. Chukkas tend to crease a bit more than some other models, and I don't mind it
     
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    Yes, you are correct but I'm talking about the folds in the cordovan (as Alcibades has pointed out). I've heard them being referred to as "beef rolls". Equine rolls might be better suited, however.
     
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    B.Nelson does a fantastic job. They did these for Tom at leather soul.

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    Yeah C&J build quality and finishing is a lot better than Alden


    Don't chukkas fit a little bigger though? I'm not a fan of rolls but this seems a bit excessive and like Namor said kinda appear too big?

    edit: could be that the plain toes are more round / bigger toe box?
     
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    Perhaps "rolls of horse ass"?
     
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    My Marlows are very well constructed and the finishing appears impeccable. And I admit I have had some QC problems with Alden. Having said that, and in fairness, I am reproducing a previous post of mine on the AE Thread (in response to a guy who had some QC problems with AE):

    If a person is in the game long enough, QC issues can come from just about anywhere - and I have had my share with AE. As of late I experienced it with C&J burgundy shell cordovan captoe boots from BB (Peal & Co.) - retail $998. They arrived at my door with numerous nicks, scratches, etc. And worse yet was that the finish on the upper near the top of the boots was literally rubbing off. Yes - they were promptly returned. That was my first bad experience with a C&J product.
     
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    Chukkas really aren't bigger in the same size in my experience - these 9.5E fit the same as my 9.5E barrie longwings, for example. If there are creases, it's likely just due to the shape of the shoe
     
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    It's BB though, shoes could have been stored improperly, returned a few times and not carefully handled by SAs / customers trying on. Finish part is kinda weird though. ThomasPaine in the BB sales thread said his boots had the ripped stitching by the tongue attaching it to the shoe and that other shoes he saw had it as well. I know that has been mentioned about the lindricks as well and people not realized the tongue is stitched in place. Either way with Ralph Lauren or BB, you can easily return, something that isn't as easy with some Alden retailers
     
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    Wow SO gorgeous :)
     
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    Disagree on this. I can only comment on the Darlton/Marlow wintip and the Lindrick boot, as I don't own any other C&J shoes, but both pairs have their minor "issues". If the finish is better, it's certainly not "a lot" better. Maybe "a little" better. Maybe.

    But either way the Darlton/Marlow is a great shoe. I wear mine probably more than any other individual pair I own. Can't recommend it enough (on sale, not at full price).
     
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    The finish rubbing off is what ultimately did me in - and by all accounts had nothing to do with BB. Certainly the handling of the boots by certain persons in the BB chain of possession may have contributed to the nicks and scratches - but the boots had never been tried on .....

    Yep - I had no problem with the return.
     
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    Wish copley was done on a non-slip-on somewhere. Looks like a nice full round toe.
     
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