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Thoughts on the Belgrave?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by slaavwmr, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. slaavwmr

    slaavwmr Senior member

    Dec 22, 2004
    Good? bad? indifferent?

    How does it compare to the EG Berkely?
  2. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

    Oct 27, 2003
    NJ, USA
    I personally prefer the Berkeley because of the choice of lasts and widths (and therefore fits better), and much better range of colors. The C&J brown is very nice, but Dark Oak edges it out in my opinion.

    You're also talking very different price ranges. The Belgrave is about $400 from PLAL (or about $650 from NYC retailers), whereas the Berkeley retails at $850+. Even with the upcoming EG sale, if you're lucky enough to find a Berkeley in your size, it'll cost about $500.

    If price is not an issue I would go with whichever fits better. I also saw the Sargent made Peal & Co. shoes in the same style at Brooks. They were very nice too, though not as elegant a last as the C&J or EG.

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