Was this a good Deal?

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  1. Charley

    Charley Senior member

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    I want some Monkstraps. Found these which I believe are really C&J. And new. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5366604872 I really would rather have a silver buckle - and a little more style in the shape of the toe. But these should be as well made as about any. Maybe buying from Bennies for $150 / $100 has caused me to lose perspective. Anyway, was this a buy?
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Nice. I think it's a good deal. They will look better once they're broken in some.
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Yes, good deal. Not an absolute steal, but half what you ever could have bought them new for. Not a purchase to regret at all. I'd like a pair of those Peals in brown.
     
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    Fantastic shoes, and an excellent deal. Consider that Ralph Lauren is now selling C&J benchgrade shoes (as the "Benchmade in England" line of Polo shoes) for $500 - $700. Even at full retail, the Brooks Peal shoes are good quality at a sane price point, although I imagine one could pay a bit less for the Alfred Sargent-made Peal shoes.
     
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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    AlanC, since when are you quoting Freedom (French) in your sig line?

    The C&J Peal monkstraps in a buff-shade antique have been (languishing) at the Brooks Bros on Conn Ave for a long time.
     
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    Well, at least you know the seller is a good guy...
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I thought you'd appreciate that.
     
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    Remember Norcal those of us in the size 8 range...
     
  9. curt222

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    I think that is a very good deal. I've seen these shoes in person and I think they are much nicer and more elegant than shown in the picture. I agree with a previous poster that I really love these in brown/cognac. Enjoy them.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    Charley,

    I wonder if you couldn't have new buckles made in silver brass?
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wonder...does anyone know if this monk is the same one sold in the Shipton and Heneage Premium line. It's been remarked many times on the forum that Crockett & Jones make the shoes for the premium line, and they look very similar, though they retail for $100 less than the Brooks Brothers price. Shipton and Heneage
     
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    I have contacted Shipton directly and was told that the Grosvener (brown) is indeed made for them by Crockett and Jones. Any time I've e-mailed them about particular shoes, they have told me who makes the shoes from them.
     
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    Good catch, those look to be exactly the same model.
     

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