One of the great things about NYC is that you can buy almost anything here, that also makes it a high-risk city for the weak-willed (me). The C&J store is about a block and a half from my office and yet I haven't bought a pair of C&Js in five years (the last pair I actually picked up in London). So a few weeks ago one of our gloriously enabling mods posted some gorgeous shots of a pair of their "hand-grade" shoes. So while I normally avoid 56th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues , I found I suddenly had an errand to run on that exact block. I have oddly shaped feet, short & very wide, hooves really, so they don't carry my size. But that's not a problem as my measurements remain in their computer and were rechecked in the store. A couple of pair arrived today. A Monkton in Chestnut and a Drummond in Black, both built off the 348 Last. Yet to arrive is a custom order (what they call semi-bespoke) pair of Jodphurs with a single leather sole and some other refinements in the leather & color.