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post #10801 of 12776
Hey guys,

Anybody have experience with C&J cavalry calf shoes? Good for bad weather? How do you maintain?
post #10802 of 12776
I've got some Arrans in cavalry calf that I've had for a couple years.
Basically I don't do anything beyond wipe them down with a damp cloth and give them a bit of buffing
I may have conditioned them once.

They still look nearly pristine but the extent of my bad weather usage is walking across a parking lot in the rain.

According to C&J website
"Waxed-finished or waterproof leather uppers should be treated with dubbin or a ‘waxed leather cream’ to condition, soften and protect the leather. Usually there is no need to use a coloured polish on this type of leather as it is not supposed to have a high shine. "
post #10803 of 12776
I am about to do something very foolish, and I'd like to ask if anyone has some tips on how to do it in a less expensive way.

I have spent the last 2 months trying to talk myself out of buying a pair of Skye 2 cordovan boots, but I give up. The voices in my head won't stop arguing until I finally just get a pair.

I live in the US, but I've noticed that it is cheaper to buy from UK retailers after they remove the VAT. Problem is, I can't find any that carry the Skye 2 in Cordovan. If I were to try to buy it from C&J directly from one of their UK stores, would they let me buy it from overseas and avoid the VAT tax? Or would they force me to order it from their New York store?
post #10804 of 12776

 

Great boots for cycling!!

post #10805 of 12776
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Are they? Have you cycled in those and do they hold up very well?

post #10806 of 12776
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Originally Posted by Saturninus View Post

I am about to do something very foolish, and I'd like to ask if anyone has some tips on how to do it in a less expensive way.

I have spent the last 2 months trying to talk myself out of buying a pair of Skye 2 cordovan boots, but I give up. The voices in my head won't stop arguing until I finally just get a pair.

I live in the US, but I've noticed that it is cheaper to buy from UK retailers after they remove the VAT. Problem is, I can't find any that carry the Skye 2 in Cordovan. If I were to try to buy it from C&J directly from one of their UK stores, would they let me buy it from overseas and avoid the VAT tax? Or would they force me to order it from their New York store?

I believe many here have bought from the Jermyn St. shops.  When I was last in, the SA offered to ship a pair to Canada, VAT excluded.

post #10807 of 12776

Gentlemen,

 

Thes are sweet words indeed:

 

On FedEx vehicle for delivery

 

:nodding:  :nodding:  :nodding:

post #10808 of 12776
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Excellent Zap, really good nod[1].gif

Bought some boots today actually, will post over the weekend...
post #10809 of 12776
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Originally Posted by Allen Dreadmon View Post

I believe many here have bought from the Jermyn St. shops.  When I was last in, the SA offered to ship a pair to Canada, VAT excluded.

yes I think they would typically subtract VAT as long as the shipping address is in the USA
post #10810 of 12776
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yes I think they would typically subtract VAT as long as the shipping address is in the USA

Awesome - I'm gonna do it. I bought my first pair of C&Js from the NY store, which was worth it to get the sizing right. I'll be happy to get a pair of Skye 2s straight from London
post #10811 of 12776
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Awesome - I'm gonna do it. I bought my first pair of C&Js from the NY store, which was worth it to get the sizing right. I'll be happy to get a pair of Skye 2s straight from London

my only advice, which I just learned a bit painfully - the Skye 2 runs a bit short IMO. I should have gone up .5. the 8UK I bought certainly fit way, way different than either of my US sized 9D C&J boots.
post #10812 of 12776
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my only advice, which I just learned a bit painfully - the Skye 2 runs a bit short IMO. I should have gone up .5. the 8UK I bought certainly fit way, way different than either of my US sized 9D C&J boots.

Thanks for that. I fit the 337 last (Audley) pretty much spot on at 7UK. I've got a low instep, which usually causes me to size down to 7UK despite the fact that the length of my foot suggest that I wear a 7.5UK. If the issue is that the 335 last of the Skye runs short, then I might have to rethink that.

Was the Skye too short because your toes were cramped in the toebox, or was the shoe strangling your foot around the instep?
post #10813 of 12776
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Thanks for that. I fit the 337 last (Audley) pretty much spot on at 7UK. I've got a low instep, which usually causes me to size down to 7UK despite the fact that the length of my foot suggest that I wear a 7.5UK. If the issue is that the 335 last of the Skye runs short, then I might have to rethink that.

Was the Skye too short because your toes were cramped in the toebox, or was the shoe strangling your foot around the instep?

they were actually super tight just on my heels. fine everywhere else. they were just...short which manifested itself not in the toebox but on my heels. not sure why that is. there have been other scattered reports of people saying the Skye 2 fits short, so I wasn't alone on this
post #10814 of 12776

Gentlemen,

 

The Eagle has landed...

 

Deets to come...

post #10815 of 12776
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they were actually super tight just on my heels. fine everywhere else. they were just...short which manifested itself not in the toebox but on my heels. not sure why that is. there have been other scattered reports of people saying the Skye 2 fits short, so I wasn't alone on this

Ok that's very helpful. I have narrow heels and skinny ankles (none of this prevents me from having a pot belly), so I think in a boot I still might not need to size up. But I'll ask the sales associate if she can provide any guidance and report back
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