These are my first pair of CJs and they are flawless. Perfect construction and uniformity in the leather. They were comfortable right out of the box and will get better with time. I would put these a notch above my Aldens (which are also excellent). I originally sized down for these as that's what I do with all goodyear welted boots but I ended up exchanging them for my brannock size and they fit great. TS was also super fast with the exchange. I highly recommend these and will be looking at Crockett and Jones for my next purchase as well.