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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

Looked at the news page at CJ site and saw that they now have Lowndes in black suede. I think it looks quite good.
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agreed those are cool
post #1232 of 12860
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Originally Posted by Bonggoy View Post

Looking for advice in C & J 348 Last.

I measure 7.5E on one of those metal measuring thingy.

7D Alden Barrie last (Suede shoes).  7.5D Alden Boot Barrie last (Boots).

7.5D AE strand, macneil and clifton.

7UK Carmina Simpson last.  6.5UK Carmina Inca last.  Simpson is a sleeker last.  Carmina is wider.

I've been told to go one full size smaller in number when buying UK shoes.  I understand 348 is a narrower last.  Should I still go 6.5UK or go up 7UK?

Thanks.


I'm an 8.5 on the Brannock. I wear an 8.5US on the Alden Hampton last. It's a little roomier width wise than the 7.5UK I wear in the C&J 348 last. Lengthwise, they are about the same functionally, but the 348's chisel toe extends further, so the shoe is longer.
post #1233 of 12860
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Originally Posted by Bonggoy View Post

Looking for advice in C & J 348 Last.

I measure 7.5E on one of those metal measuring thingy.

7D Alden Barrie last (Suede shoes).  7.5D Alden Boot Barrie last (Boots).

7.5D AE strand, macneil and clifton.

7UK Carmina Simpson last.  6.5UK Carmina Inca last.  Simpson is a sleeker last.  Carmina is wider.

I've been told to go one full size smaller in number when buying UK shoes.  I understand 348 is a narrower last.  Should I still go 6.5UK or go up 7UK?

Thanks.


I wear a 7UK on the Carmina Simpson last and a 6.5UK on the C&J 348. US size usually an 8.
post #1234 of 12860
Vintage Crocket and Jones Chelsea boot for Swaim, Adney, Briggs263







Vintage C&J shoe with V-cleet263

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Recent C&J for Peal for Brooks Brothers Shell Cordovan263
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How old are those shoes?
post #1236 of 12860
I can only guess, with armored heel, and a chiselled,tapered waist maybe early to mid 1960's?

I was hoping to find out by posting the logo styling at the heel pad area.


Here is a couple more.

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post #1237 of 12860
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Originally Posted by Clark View Post

Chepstow, Finsbury and Drummond:
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can somebody confirms if this is Finsbury is Chesnut burnished ? Also, if somebody can post a picture of Drummond in Tan...I think this is the Beechnut (discontinued)

Thank You
post #1238 of 12860
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

can somebody confirms if this is Finsbury is Chesnut burnished ? Also, if somebody can post a picture of Drummond in Tan...I think this is the Beechnut (discontinued)
Thank You

I think I found my answers below...carry on gents
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Originally Posted by Endeavour View Post

Just an fyi for anyone looking for better pictures than the shitty ones on most c&j websites, I've always used C&J swedens page for comparing colours. http://www.crockettandjones.se/herrskor.html
post #1239 of 12860
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Originally Posted by Swan Song View Post

Vintage C&J shoe with V-cleet263
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Rand Whipped? That is a classic!
post #1240 of 12860
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post


Don´t mean to be rude but this question come up every week and the obvious answear is:
Crockett & Jones own store have all the Crockett & Jones shoes biggrin.gif
The problem with stock at the e-stores is not going to improve since C&J is several thousands pairs of shoes behind in manufacturing and the orders keep coming in. C&J limited the amount of shoes e-stores can order every month due to the high demand because they want to have full stock in the own stores. Someone wrote in this thread a couple of days ago that Pediwear has a full waitinglist until june and this is not the list for delivery, this is the waiting list for your turn to PLACE a order. After that day it will take 8-10 weeks before Pediwear has your shoe and then you have shipping on top of that. So the choice right now is to buy directly from a C&J store (in UK or US) or wait until october/november to have the shoes for a few bucks less. Then one can always be lucky to find the shoe at a smaller e-store or a used one....

 

I was lucky enough to get an impromptu tour of a little part of the factory a few weeks ago, and saw how full their order books are. The situation for e-stockists and bricks-and-mortar shops isn't likely to improve soon as they're looking to supply more through their own retail outlets. Even going through their retail shops can involve a wait - I'm on an eight-week waiting list for a Skye boot via my local C&J shop.

 

For those who care about these things, here's a little snap of the shop floor of the factory from the other week (taken on a Saturday):

 

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Originally Posted by Slippybee View Posthttp://www.styleforum.net/t/227575/quintessential-crockett-jones-thread/1230


Couldn't agree more. I bought my first pair of C&J a decade or so ago from mtheir store in Colmore Row Birmingham when I was on a temporary posting there and have been buying from the same person in the store ever since.
They know me, know the lasts I like, know when to call me when new stock is arriving and are a fantastic source of advice.
In return I send them to the Cayman Islands for Christmas every year (that's what my credit card statement suggests anyway).


 

Was it still the Anatomical Boot Co whilst you were there, or had it already become the C&J shop? Either way, that's my local shop and the service there is second to none...

post #1241 of 12860
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Dandie, the Cavendish loafers look beautiful - are they in shell cordovan?

On a whim, I decided to do a comparison of my C&J's since they use a number of different lasts. I've been getting a fairly good feel for the lasts that suit my feet. This is the aerial view:
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Forgive the crudeness of the photos:

Top row - Connaught (236), Peal and Co. (C&J for BB - 240), Marlow (C&J for RL - 314), Pembroke (325)
Bottom row - Weymouth (337), Westfield (341), Guildford (348), Monkton (348), Lowndes (348)

All are in 9.5E (medium) except for the Connaught which is a size 10 (they were a bargain so I bought them and they fit very well with an insole). The Marlow is a 10D which is the equivalent of a UK 9.5E according to the sizing table on the box.

337 and 348 are very similar in terms of elongation and narrowness (and the way they feel to my feet). The 341 is also along those lines but not as narrow or pointy and definitely feel a little roomier than the 348 for my feet. The 236, 240 and 325 are definitely more traditional in their toe roundness and length. The loafer on the 314 feels a little tight as soon as I put them on but after about 15-20 minutes become extremely comfortable - I don't know if it's the shoe adapting to my foot or the other way round but I certainly enjoy wearing them.

Of those on the 348, the Lowndes feels the most comfortable but I expect this is due to the material more than anything else - I've been told that suede 'gives' more. I wore them for a recent 3 week trip overseas and they were very comfortable no matter how long I wore them.

One thing that I've come to realise is that material and type of shoe matter as much as the last. It shouldn't be news to me - the experienced members of this forum have said it many times but it's only now that it's sunk into me.

Thank you very much for this write up of your experience.
post #1242 of 12860
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

can somebody confirms if this is Finsbury is Chesnut burnished ? Also, if somebody can post a picture of Drummond in Tan...I think this is the Beechnut (discontinued)
Thank You

I've never seen the Finsbury in chestnut burtnished, but thought they would be more of a red color. Maybe the one you showed is tan.

This post has a picture of Gdot's tan Drummonds:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/227575/quintessential-crockett-jones-thread/400_50#post_4965722

I don't remember which thread has a picture of mine.
post #1243 of 12860
^^ Thanks Winston..totally forgot Gdot's C&J loot..that was a good pic..exactly what I'm looking for...I've seen the Finsbury in Drk Brown, but not in Chestnut
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Rand Whipped? That is a classic!



Thank you......And such an elegant style.
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Anyone know what Westfield's cost these days ordered directly from C&J in UK (including shipping to US)?

Thanks
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