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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, May 12, 2011.
Anyone know if these are C&J?
They are the Wingtip Blucher for $528.
From the Loakes I've handled, the 1880s are about equal to AE, lower lines were crap. Last time I was in BB, all the shoes seemed to be of at least wearable quality, notwithstanding aesthetics. Do the Peal EGs ever go on sale?
What the heck is "high shine leather"?
Like the 6th time I have seen this user spamming this site. For shame...
Just got my Peal wingtips in from my family Stateside. Here are some pics.
First glimpse of shoes:
Out of the box:
Markings in the shoes show that they were made by Crockett & Jones on the 240 last:
Top-down comparison to Alfred Sargent-made Peals on the 87 last (both size 10D):
From the front. Also, my daughter will start potty-training in the near-future:
^ Very nice. Were those the "lightweight" $400->$240 wingtips?
Nope, these were the $488 --> $366 --> $292.80 regular wingtips. The cheaper ones were tempting, but an unknown for me since they don't carry them at the Japanese stores I've been to and I've never seen them up close.
The shoes seem fairly sturdy, but I haven't had a chance to treat the leather yet, so I haven't actually worn them except to make sure they fit. I should probably also get flush toe plates on these and the suede semi-brogues before too long, as well.
I thought the $240 peals were actually Loake? These aren't the lightweight ones are they?
Nice shoes. And good luck on the potty training.
Yes, and no respectively.
I would appreciate any feedback/comment on the quality and construction of the following items...never too early to plan for S/S...Thanks
Fitz Linen Soft Jacket
That Fitz linen jacket caught my eye. Looks pretty sharp, especially in blue.
The linen jackets wrinkle horribly (they are linen). If you are not handy with an iron, you should probably pass. No way they will look like the picture once you move around, and coming out of the box (if you mail order) they will need pressing.
The dainite sole on the suede loafer is pretty interesting. They are probably made well enough for a summer beater shoe, but dainite was designed for walking around in muddy areas. I can't imagine why I'd want dainite on a summer loafer.
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