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post #11236 of 12827
I've never owned a pair of C&J with rubber soles - What are the pro / con's of a rubber sole? Do rubber soles look noticeably different from leather soles (Read: can another person tell if they are rubber soles)?

Thanks
post #11237 of 12827
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Originally Posted by Tamyom View Post
 


I treated mine with Saphir dark brown crème de luxe, and wax of the same brand, which I also use with my other pairs of box calf shoes and boots.On the long term they lost that distressed rough out look, which didn't bother me personally, and the leather became homogeneous in apperance, like a waxy leather.

 

I would not advise you to proceed as I did if you want to preserve the exact used distressed look they have when new. I wouldn't know if there is a specific product you could use to treat and preserve that leather without changing the aesthetics.

I could seem them looking interesting with Saphir cream and wax, but I think I might, as you advised, avoid that . The previous owner - right before he shipped it - told me that he put renovateur on them to "make them look nicer," and I was a little, lol, unhappy about that because I wanted them to look more distressed. That said, I think they look fine now. I will probably just let them go for now and do as little a possible. Maybe a little of the Saphir greasy for CXL down the road if they get too dry. Thanks again for the info.

post #11238 of 12827
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Originally Posted by csc67 View Post

I've never owned a pair of C&J with rubber soles - What are the pro / con's of a rubber sole? Do rubber soles look noticeably different from leather soles (Read: can another person tell if they are rubber soles)?

Thanks

check out the dainite soles. I have an Islay and coniston with them. The main pros are obviously they are more forgiving in wet weather, but they still look professional. The cons, IMHO, is that I still find them a bit slippery on certain surfaces. i am sure others will have more to add...

post #11239 of 12827
Does Crockett & Jones shoe trees only come in whole sizes? I checked at several stockists and none of the offered any half sizes which I thought was weird.
post #11240 of 12827
Can anyone provide some sizing advice for the 325? I'm looking at an Onslow in it and haven't had much luck turning up any info.
post #11241 of 12827
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Can anyone provide some sizing advice for the 325? I'm looking at an Onslow in it and haven't had much luck turning up any info.


As per Lauren from C&J; she says typically 1 full size down from US.  So, US 10.5D=UK 9.5E.

 

Hope this helps.

post #11242 of 12827

Further Boot Dilemmas:

 

So I am trying to make a final decision on my first proper pair of boots among these three:

 

The C&J Camberleys:

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/camberley-black

 

C&J Tetburys:

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/tetbury-black-ant-nu

 

and

 

C&J Northcotes:

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/northcote-black

 

 

I currently actually own a pair of Camberleys in both sizes 6.5 and 7, neither of which seem to fit perfectly (not a problem with the Tetburys or the Northcotes I have tried - maybe the lacing system helps keep my feet in place as opposed to the weak monk straps on the Camberleys).

 

 

So I am debating whether I should keep one of the Camberleys or go for the Tetbury or Northcotes which I also like.

 

Any experience from owners of the above three boots that can chime in with some of their thoughts and reviews on them? It would be my one and only boot for a while as I cannot afford more than one.

post #11243 of 12827

Greetings all:

First time caller, so to say! I am in the same boat in trying to decide on my first pair, sight unseen. I have pretty much decided on the C&J Islay, but the fit is an unknown. On the brannock device, I am nearly exactly 9.5 US, standard/medium width. Depending on the shoe make/model (AE, Eccos, Mephisto, Finn Comfort), I can go anywhere from a 9 to 10 (or a 43EU). I have a significantly high arch and place pressure on the balls of feet, therefore, I generally insert orthotics or full-length arch cushions in my shoes (for relief). The decision is on full size down to 8.5UK or stay with a 9UK, confused with the insert. Any suggestions?

Best, jdk

post #11244 of 12827

Gentlemen,

 

I hope you don't mind an example of Crockett and Jones Shell Cordovan Bootmaking:

 

photo IMG_0578_zpsloccgygh.jpg

 

The Harlech in Whiskey Cordovan.

 

Happy Monday!

post #11245 of 12827
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Gentlemen,

I hope you don't mind an example of Crockett and Jones Shell Cordovan Bootmaking:

photo IMG_0578_zpsloccgygh.jpg


The Harlech in Whiskey Cordovan.

Happy Monday!


Utterly spectacular, Watchman.

And are those 2" cuffs?
post #11246 of 12827
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Utterly spectacular, Watchman.

And are those 2" cuffs?


Thank You Sir.

 

2" cuffs indeed.

post #11247 of 12827

Gentlemen,

 

Tell me a little bit about this 348 last in an F width.  Is it equal to a US E, slightly wide?

 

Thanks.

post #11248 of 12827
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Thank You Sir.

 

2" cuffs indeed.

 

Fantastic - that picture reaffirms my decision to have my trousers re-hemmed to a 2" cuff.

post #11249 of 12827
Like two posters above, I too am in a boot quandary and was hoping for assistance. I also am between the Tetbury is dark brown wax calf and the Northcote.

I have both the Alex and Lowndes on the 348.

My questions are as follows:

1) I've seen several posts on here recommending sizing a half size down for both boots. I wear an 11 for both of my other 348s. Is this a common thought for the two models, or do some find the sizing to be the same between the Alex/Lowndes and the Tetbury/Northcote?

2) Does wax calf have the same shine ability as regular calf leather, a la the Alex and Lowndes? My understanding is that it does not have the same potential for shine.

3) Does the Northcote look good with a suit? The 348 is an elegant last, so it seems as though it could work with a suit, albeit less dressy of course.


I greatly appreciate any assistance anybody could provide! Thank you again.
post #11250 of 12827
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Originally Posted by jhiggy1986 View Post

Like two posters above, I too am in a boot quandary and was hoping for assistance. I also am between the Tetbury is dark brown wax calf and the Northcote.

I have both the Alex and Lowndes on the 348.

My questions are as follows:

1) I've seen several posts on here recommending sizing a half size down for both boots. I wear an 11 for both of my other 348s. Is this a common thought for the two models, or do some find the sizing to be the same between the Alex/Lowndes and the Tetbury/Northcote?

2) Does wax calf have the same shine ability as regular calf leather, a la the Alex and Lowndes? My understanding is that it does not have the same potential for shine.

3) Does the Northcote look good with a suit? The 348 is an elegant last, so it seems as though it could work with a suit, albeit less dressy of course.


I greatly appreciate any assistance anybody could provide! Thank you again.

1.-I wouldn´t do so.

2.-They are very shiny, yes. Use mainly brushes.

3.-Not even in black colour.  Get some Balmorals.

 

Cheers.

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