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What was the decision?So, i am looking for a black cap toe oxford. around the 450 USD range...
I have narrowed it down to 2 options. Carmina on their Rain last and TLB Mallorca Artista on their Goya last. What do u guys think ?? is there anything else i should consider at this price range ??
Carmina on their Rain last
And TLB Mallorca Artista on their Goya last.
So i was distracted in between when the black cap toe oxford by Vass on the F last went on 20% sale on their website. But unfortunately after long discussions, the size was not right for me.What was the decision?
I would say C&J over Church's. I believe, imo, C&J utilizes a higher quality leather, even at the handgrade level. Both are good-year welted, so construction is equal.
In todays market C&J is much better quality than Churches.
I agree with Stani, I like the heft of Church´s Customs Grade, and wouldn't say that they are of inferior quality than C&J Main Collection. By the way I own 7 pairs of Church´s and 5 of C&J.Speaking on italian made Churches I agree. But what's exactly much better in C&J comparing with Made in England Churches? I mean Church's Custom Grade vs Crockett Main Collection(Handgrades are better without a doubt).
I see the difference mainly in the look and the style. Church's look more 'substantial' shoe, more english and traditional I would say. Crockett - more elegant and refined.