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Originally Posted by Skelnik View Post


You'll save a lot more than $200 by ordering through the UK site. It will be closer to $350 actually. The boots are the same exact boots in every way and they take 2 days to receive them once shipped. The only downside I can see is that if you need to return them it will cost more to ship them to the UK than to New York. The UK store bills your credit card in GBPs so you may have to pay a 3% foreign transaction fee which would be roughly $22 or so. I have a card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees so it's a no brainier for me. Even with that extra fee you'd still be saving well over $300.


Yup. I just ordered the Chelsea 3 through Robertold.co.uk for precisely this reason. No reason to get fucked by jacked up prices through US dealers. 

 

Now with that said - can anyone comment on the 238 last? I know it's narrow, just hoping that with a narrow foot I can stick to my usual UK size. 

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Thank you so much gentlemen!  I appreciate the advice!

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Cooling down a bit where I live, so I decided to take the Pembrokes out for their first test drive. No question the UK 7.5E is the right fit rather than the 8E. Glad I figured it out now and was able to adjust my GMTO orders accordingly.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Cooling down a bit where I live, so I decided to take the Pembrokes out for their first test drive. No question the UK 7.5E is the right fit rather than the 8E. Glad I figured it out now and was able to adjust my GMTO orders accordingly.


That was smart ordering 2 pair to narrow down your sizing.  Glad you nailed it down in time for the GTMOs.  If you don't mind me asking, what was the cost of return shipping to the UK?

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The second outing for my recently acquired Skye 2 boots.  I am absolutely loving these!

 


I do wish they put some kind of lining behind the speed hooks like Alden does though because the tongue gets scratched up by the exposed metal.

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Originally Posted by Skelnik View Post


That was smart ordering 2 pair to narrow down your sizing.  Glad you nailed it down in time for the GTMOs.  If you don't mind me asking, what was the cost of return shipping to the UK?

Thanks, I had been considering a Pembroke down the road since I had no grain or dainite soled shoes and really like the Pembroke. When I realized I wasn't confident about my size for the GMTOs (both on the same 325 last), I figured I might as well get my Pembrokes now and get both sizes to confirm.

Still haven't shipped the 8s back yet but I will let you know what the cost is!
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Thanks, I had been considering a Pembroke down the road since I had no grain or dainite soled shoes and really like the Pembroke. When I realized I wasn't confident about my size for the GMTOs (both on the same 325 last), I figured I might as well get my Pembrokes now and get both sizes to confirm.

Still haven't shipped the 8s back yet but I will let you know what the cost is!

What is your size in other brands/lasts? I have the Islay on the 365 last in UK7 and it's roomy in the forefoot. Wondering if I should go same size on the 325 or size up .5.

Thanks.
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What is your size in other brands/lasts? I have the Islay on the 365 last in UK7 and it's roomy in the forefoot. Wondering if I should go same size on the 325 or size up .5.

Thanks.

Most of my experience is with Allen Edmonds. My only other CJ is the longwings in my avatar, which have "325" hand written inside but definitely don't look to me like the same last as my Pembrokes. They're "US 8.5" and a hair long but I need the width (8 in the same shoe would definitely be too narrow).

I have to say I haven't been measured on the Brannock anytime recently. Most of my AE shoes are 9E, but upon further reflection during this CJ GMTO stuff I realized that 8.5E (US) is probably closer to my true size (and I did seem to measure 8.5E on the AE foot measuring chart on their website). So, as best as I can say, I'm probably a true US 8.5E, which to me translates to UK 7.5 so this makes sense with my Pembrokes. The 325 last does seem slightly wider than I expected (which is a good thing). I think Lauren was worried my slightly wide feet would find the U.K. 7.5E to fit like a US 8.5D which would usually be too narrow, and this had recommended i go up in length to the U.K. 8. Thankfully the U.K. 7.5E in the 325 last seems good to me.

Sorry, I don't have any experience with the 365 or other CJ lasts to better advise you. I do hope to someday get either a Skye or Islay (or both!) and then I'd at least have some 335 experience, but that won't be anytime soon and won't help you out in the meantime.
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Warlow!
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Thanks, I had been considering a Pembroke down the road since I had no grain or dainite soled shoes and really like the Pembroke. When I realized I wasn't confident about my size for the GMTOs (both on the same 325 last), I figured I might as well get my Pembrokes now and get both sizes to confirm.

Still haven't shipped the 8s back yet but I will let you know what the cost is!

What is your size in other brands/lasts? I have the Islay on the 365 last in UK7 and it's roomy in the forefoot. Wondering if I should go same size on the 325 or size up .5.

Thanks.

I'd get the same size in 325 as 365.
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Dear all, looking for some C&J advice if thats okay.

 

I am looking to purchase my first pair of derby boots to take on inclement weather conditions. I want to be able to wear them in inclement weather but also take them with me this coming winter around dec or jan traveling outdoors in southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland where I expect there to be a lot of snow and slush to walk through. I'd like the pair to be hardy and reliable that is able to take a beating for outdoor pursuits like hiking and offtrail walks, yet still look smart enough to wear to work if needed (as a medic I rarely wear suits, mostly chinos + button up shirts if I'm not in theatre).

 

For this purpose I've narrowed my choices down to two boots: the Conistons in navy (last one in all of UK!) and the Northcote boots in brown. I've tried them on today at a C&J store in London today, see pics attached.

 

Which would the C&J experts here recommend for my purpose? I feel like the Conistons will be more hardwearing and tough and practical, but the Northcotes are much more sleek and elegant. Do the scotch country grain on the Conistons confer any signficant practical benefit?

 

My current humble collection of shoes only has two boots: the black and brown Tetbury chukka boots, which I've found fantastic for everyday wear to work if that helps.

 

 

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Hello,

 

I need some advice about sizing. Currently I have 2 pairs from C&J, which is Islay and Northcote both in size UK8. I am sure that both pairs could be UK.7.5.  I am wondering, if C&J Skye 3 in size UK7.5 would be OK lengthwise. 

 

Normally I am wearing shoes in size UK8 (Trickers Stow; AS Moore, Radwell, Holburn, Hannover; Cheaney Avon, Tweed, Arthur, etc.). However I have as well few pairs of shoes in size UK7.5:

 

-  Alfred Sargent Cambridge, last 87,  UK7.5 - are OK with 1-2 mm free space lengthwise

-  Herring Morriarty by  Alfred Sarget, last 109, UK7.5 - 1 mm free space lengthwise, but quite narrow

- Yanko monsk, last 915, UK7.5 - good fitting

- Cheaney Avon R, last 12508, UK7.5, 1-2 mm free space lengthwise

 

 

Based on above mentioned info, I am wondering, if Skye3 on Danite in size UK7.5 should be OK lengthwise?

 

Thank you in advice for your replay.

 

M

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Originally Posted by Technica View Post

Dear all, looking for some C&J advice if thats okay.

I am looking to purchase my first pair of derby boots to take on inclement weather conditions. I want to be able to wear them in inclement weather but also take them with me this coming winter around dec or jan traveling outdoors in southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland where I expect there to be a lot of snow and slush to walk through. I'd like the pair to be hardy and reliable that is able to take a beating for outdoor pursuits like hiking and offtrail walks, yet still look smart enough to wear to work if needed (as a medic I rarely wear suits, mostly chinos + button up shirts if I'm not in theatre).

For this purpose I've narrowed my choices down to two boots: the Conistons in navy (last one in all of UK!) and the Northcote boots in brown. I've tried them on today at a C&J store in London today, see pics attached.

Which would the C&J experts here recommend for my purpose? I feel like the Conistons will be more hardwearing and tough and practical, but the Northcotes are much more sleek and elegant. Do the scotch country grain on the Conistons confer any signficant practical benefit?

My current humble collection of shoes only has two boots: the black and brown Tetbury chukka boots, which I've found fantastic for everyday wear to work if that helps.
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Glib answer is take both, nah! If you were in the market for two then you may go another route.

Two things, it's all about where you will be and what you'll be doing. Yes, Northcote and Coniston are quite different so only you will know which will fit better once you arrive at your destination. Secondly re "any significant practical benefit' the storm welting on the coniston could well help.

Either way, enjoy!
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Has anyone seen the new 373 last in person? I'm finding myself attracted to the tan Fairfords.
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I need a good travel boot and also something I can quickly put on to run in and out of my place in most kinds of weather.  Considering a Chelsea 5 in dark brown antique nubuck (which, based on the pics I've seen, barely looks like nubuck at all).  Anyone have experience sizing the 335 in a Chelsea?  My Lindricks are an 8.5 which I gather are an 8 UK.  They are a bit roomy but work well.  I'm thinking 7.5 UK is the way to go here.  Found a similar recommendation on here from about a year back but thought I'd check in and see if anyone had any thoughts.  TIA.

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