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** Quintessential Crockett & Jones Thread ** (reviews, quality, etc...) - Page 742post #11116 of 135922/12/16 at 1:16pmpost #11117 of 135922/12/16 at 1:32pmJust got this silliness in my inbox:
Fashion forward rubbish, e.g. ugly £400 trainers and polka dot monks for the girls. Please C&J stick to what you do best: the classics. We don't need another Grenson.post #11118 of 135922/12/16 at 1:34pmpost #11119 of 135922/12/16 at 3:11pmpost #11120 of 135922/12/16 at 3:20pmpost #11121 of 135922/12/16 at 7:50pmpost #11122 of 135922/12/16 at 8:17pmpost #11123 of 135922/12/16 at 8:30pmpost #11124 of 135922/12/16 at 8:37pmpost #11125 of 135922/13/16 at 7:04ampost #11126 of 135922/13/16 at 7:56ampost #11127 of 135922/13/16 at 9:44ampost #11128 of 135922/14/16 at 4:31amHi all
This is my first post on StyleForum, I've been reading this thread for a while, and I got plenty of amazing info out of it. So I hope you guys can help me out on this one.
I pulled the trigger on my first pair of English shoes. The previous pair which loved to bits was some RM Williams MTO, which I wore without much painful break-in.
Since Double Monk opened a retail store in Sydney, I popped up for a fitting, initially wanting to get the C&J Alex but eventually settled for the Weymouth. It was literally the first pair of shoes that I confessed to fall in love with.
The fit was great regarding length, but since I'm new to English shoes, and having a snug fit is pretty much alien to me, I've had considerable issues regarding break-in. I've hit the road with the shoes on alternate days, even walking for 5 consecutive hours in a work setting, which the RMW handled beatifully most of the time. Considering that I've only got the shoes for a bit more than the week, I got some severe issues with the leather cutting painfully into my little toes, and to secure the heels, I have to tie my shoes so tightly that it actually hurts after a bit.
I was measured as a 7 UK in store, but the salespeople advised me to go down a half-size to 6.5 (with 7 a bit loose on the sides). Will these issues go away with further wear? I do understand that it's the beginning of a long journey with this pair, and I hope to get much out of it, and potentially other C&Js down the road.
Wha do you guys think? Any help will be much appreciated, and if you have made it this far, thanks for bearing it with mepost #11129 of 135922/14/16 at 4:57am
Sorry to hear you are having problems with your Weymouths.
Interestingly, I picked up some "worn once" Weymouths on ebay last year. Absolutely beautiful shoes and oozing with quality.
I found the fit wasn't quite there but only because of a tight fit on my little toe. Although these might have stretched out a little if I wore them, I didnt want to risk sore feet, so I let them go.
I find other C&J lasts fit really well including Bradford (341), Pembroke (325) and Monktons (348)
I wonder if the Weymouth has a particularly narrow last in the toe box.post #11130 of 135922/14/16 at 5:03amQuote:Originally Posted by atia2
Just got this silliness in my inbox:
Fashion forward rubbish, e.g. ugly £400 trainers and polka dot monks for the girls. Please C&J stick to what you do best: the classics. We don't need another Grenson.
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