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post #10756 of 12786
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

I actually have zero knowledge, my 325 insight was gleaned from others in previous posts being adamant that's what it was. I recall someone saying they had both the 325 Coniston and this boot and were convinced it was the same. Maybe I should mark it as hearsay...
I specifically wanted something not sleek; a real country boot just not quite as bulbous as the stock Islay. I could have lived with it - I mean, if it's good enough for Bond, right? - but it was just a bit too much for me. Just a tad.... these seem perfect!
In that case I have much higher hopes for my replacements - similarly being sized down 1.5, like you. Can't wait!

Good luck on the replacements. Let us know how the sizing works out for you.
post #10757 of 12786

Hi all, 

 

Picked up my very first pair of c&j's. They are a pair of Lonsdale handgrade oxfords in black. Just wanted to ask, is it worth investing in some handgrade shoe trees from c&j - not sure if these are lasted trees which are the same as the Lonsdale last or if they are based on different last altogether. 

 

Thanks

post #10758 of 12786
so curious on folks opinions of the 335 last (Skye 2 boot for instance)

I purchased one in 8E (UK size I'm nearly sure) and it feels shorter than I expected - it's tight across my heel. fits fine everywhere else. This is surprising to me as some other shoes which are easily fine length wise for me are:

9D C&J for RL Lindrick Boot (325 last)
9D C&J for Peal boot (240 last, I can wear thick sock / have plenty of room)
8.5 E in a couple AE lasts (like 511 last for instance, great fit in that)
8.5 D in Alden Trubalance (I have a lot of room in this one)

basically I'm somewhere between an 8.5E and 9D depending on last, I think I could wear either some lasts.

So, I'm surprised these in UK 8E feel short. I know there is always a bit of confusion whether or not C&J adjusts .5 or 1 full size for US sizes but given I'm between 8.5 and 9 in length, the 8UK is normally good for me.

did I botch this? or can the Skye 2 be a bit short?
post #10759 of 12786
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

so curious on folks opinions of the 335 last (Skye 2 boot for instance)

I purchased one in 8E (UK size I'm nearly sure) and it feels shorter than I expected - it's tight across my heel. fits fine everywhere else. This is surprising to me as some other shoes which are easily fine length wise for me are:

9D C&J for RL Lindrick Boot (325 last)
9D C&J for Peal boot (240 last, I can wear thick sock / have plenty of room)
8.5 E in a couple AE lasts (like 511 last for instance, great fit in that)
8.5 D in Alden Trubalance (I have a lot of room in this one)

basically I'm somewhere between an 8.5E and 9D depending on last, I think I could wear either some lasts.

So, I'm surprised these in UK 8E feel short. I know there is always a bit of confusion whether or not C&J adjusts .5 or 1 full size for US sizes but given I'm between 8.5 and 9 in length, the 8UK is normally good for me.

did I botch this? or can the Skye 2 be a bit short?

Yes it can. I had a same experience. Skye 2 on 335 last was little short for me too. It is very wide last but short. I take the same size in 337, 325, 341 but I should have gone up a half a size on 335 last.
post #10760 of 12786
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Originally Posted by SoleFreak View Post

Picked up my very first pair of c&j's. They are a pair of Lonsdale handgrade oxfords in black. Just wanted to ask, is it worth investing in some handgrade shoe trees from c&j - not sure if these are lasted trees which are the same as the Lonsdale last or if they are based on different last altogether. 

Your Lonsdale is on the 363 last. This has come up before and I can't remember the answer exactly, but C&J trees are semi-lasted, not true lasted trees. I believe the handgrade tree is based on the 348/358 lasts and the standard tree is based on the 325 last, but neither are completely faithful to those lasts. I'm sure someone will chime in if I've messed that up, but that's what I seem to remember.
post #10761 of 12786
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


Your Lonsdale is on the 363 last. This has come up before and I can't remember the answer exactly, but C&J trees are semi-lasted, not true lasted trees. I believe the handgrade tree is based on the 348/358 lasts and the standard tree is based on the 325 last, but neither are completely faithful to those lasts. I'm sure someone will chime in if I've messed that up, but that's what I seem to remember.


Hi thanks for that reply. With that in mind, would I be better off saving my £'s and opting for some cheaper trees? Any suggestions as what fellow C&J owners use instead of C&J trees? 

post #10762 of 12786
^ I use a combination of Woodlore and JAB trees, whichever provide the tightest fit for the shoe/boot. No complaints at all, and leaves me with more wonga to spend on shoes/boots.
post #10763 of 12786

IMO, these are an excellent option:

 

EPIC Cedar Shoe Trees

https://www.hangerproject.com/epic-cedar-shoe-tree.html

 

Use code: Styleforum

 

10% off

 

Thanks.

post #10764 of 12786
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Originally Posted by SoleFreak View Post

Hi thanks for that reply. With that in mind, would I be better off saving my £'s and opting for some cheaper trees? Any suggestions as what fellow C&J owners use instead of C&J trees? 

I use C&J standard trees and Woodlore Epics. The handgrade trees are just too expensive IMO for non-lasted trees. I'd rather spend the $$$ on shoes.
post #10765 of 12786
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

I use C&J standard trees and Woodlore Epics. The handgrade trees are just too expensive IMO for non-lasted trees. I'd rather spend the $$$ on shoes.
+1. I think C&J trees are too expensive in general. Massdrop recently had a drop on Woodlore Epics. Scooped up two pair for about $45 IIRC.
post #10766 of 12786
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post


+1. I think C&J trees are too expensive in general. Massdrop recently had a drop on Woodlore Epics. Scooped up two pair for about $45 IIRC.

 

Wow...

post #10767 of 12786
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


I use C&J standard trees and Woodlore Epics. The handgrade trees are just too expensive IMO for non-lasted trees. I'd rather spend the $$$ on shoes.

How much are they?

post #10768 of 12786

Gentlemen,

 

I am please to announce that this is the scheduled delivery date for my whiskey cordovan Harlech's:

 

Scheduled delivery:
 
Fri 1/15/2016 by end of day
 
Thanks.

 
 
 
 
 
post #10769 of 12786
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Wow...
Just checked. $43.74 shipped in the U.S.

I think I bought my first pair of Epics from B. Nelson for around $35 for one pair.
post #10770 of 12786
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post


Just checked. $43.74 shipped in the U.S.

I think I bought my first pair of Epics from B. Nelson for around $35 for one pair.

 

Now, that is for 2 sets you say?

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