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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I read that the C&J retail is a franchise run by Turnbull but C&J factory is separate and still run by descendants.
That's interesting. Never heard that. Don't remember what my credit card statement shows for the two I made through C&J direct.
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http://www.styleforum.net/t/277279/turnbull-asser-on-my-credit-card-statement

One GMTO this year I got a receipt and letter mailed to me using Turnbull and Asser stationary.
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Does anyone have recommendations for shoe polish/wax/cream for the following:

 

Skye 3 in Chestnut

Tetbury in Dark Brown

 

I live in the UK, and I've read numerous threads already on this, with no definitive answer.

 

I don't want to darken either, I'd love it if they stayed exactly the same colour!

 

Advice appreciated.

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Originally Posted by NickDH View Post
 

Does anyone have recommendations for shoe polish/wax/cream for the following:

 

Skye 3 in Chestnut

Tetbury in Dark Brown

 

I live in the UK, and I've read numerous threads already on this, with no definitive answer.

 

I don't want to darken either, I'd love it if they stayed exactly the same colour!

 

Advice appreciated.

 

It is a difficult question which is perhaps why you have not found a definitive answer. With lighter shades, regular use of a pigmented polish - even one of the same shade can result in darkening over time.  Of course one way of avoiding this is to limit the use of pigmented polish - use neutral products - they will care for and protect the leather just as much as a pigmented product.  You could reserve the coloured preparations for more intensive repair work such as scuffs.

 

Crockett own brand polishes are very good but the colour match between the dark brown wax polish and the Tetbury Dark Brown is not perfect. We think Saphir Havane is the best match for the Tetbuy, and our own chestnut polish is a good match for the chestnut Skye3 leather. However, I have asked David to do some colour comparison for us and will post back his precise findings.

 

MIke and David

Pediwear

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Originally Posted by pediwear View Post
 

 

It is a difficult question which is perhaps why you have not found a definitive answer. With lighter shades, regular use of a pigmented polish - even one of the same shade can result in darkening over time.  Of course one way of avoiding this is to limit the use of pigmented polish - use neutral products - they will care for and protect the leather just as much as a pigmented product.  You could reserve the coloured preparations for more intensive repair work such as scuffs.

 

Crockett own brand polishes are very good but the colour match between the dark brown wax polish and the Tetbury Dark Brown is not perfect. We think Saphir Havane is the best match for the Tetbuy, and our own chestnut polish is a good match for the chestnut Skye3 leather. However, I have asked David to do some colour comparison for us and will post back his precise findings.

 

MIke and David

Pediwear


Well, there might not be a definitive answer..... But I think your response is about as good as I've seen!

 

I look forward to hearing the results (and subsequent order with you that will follow).

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David tells me as we thought the C&J own Dark Brown is slightly darker than the Tetbury leather - if you are keen to preserve the colour as it is we would not advise regular use of this. Our own chestnut beeswax polish is only just slightly darker than the Skye 3.  

 

Over all, regular use of a neutral polish, regular use of a renovator and just occasional use of the suggested pigmented polishes would be our recommended course of action.

 

I hope that doesn't just add to the confusion!

 

Mike and David

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A friend of mine has had an unhappy experience with C&J. He apparently bought some shoes from the factory shop and after not very long the leather started to crack. He wrote twice to the MD, who apparently did not reply. Most odd.

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Have C&J changed the colour of the stock Coniston from a light tan to a darker brown or is the photo on the website just really bad?
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Update on mail order service. After submitting a few mail order requests, I figured out that even if you reside in the US you have to choose "UK" as your country and "Mail-Order-UK" as the subject in order to be directed to Pernilla and take advantage of the favorable exchange rate. I did this and she gave me the price for the boot in GBP, including shipping to the US. I also tried the opposite and selected "US" as my country and "Mail-Order-US" as the subject, and I received an email from a US retailer (NYC) with a price for the same boot which turns out to be about $250 more. Yikes! I'll definitely go the former route or directly through a UK retailer. I hope you guys find this helpful.

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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post
 

Update on mail order service. After submitting a few mail order requests, I figured out that even if you reside in the US you have to choose "UK" as your country and "Mail-Order-UK" as the subject in order to be directed to Pernilla and take advantage of the favorable exchange rate. I did this and she gave me the price for the boot in GBP, including shipping to the US. I also tried the opposite and selected "US" as my country and "Mail-Order-US" as the subject, and I received an email from a US retailer (NYC) with a price for the same boot which turns out to be about $250 more. Yikes! I'll definitely go the former route or directly through a UK retailer. I hope you guys find this helpful.

 

C&J through US retailers is a ripoff at current exchange rate.  You are much better off ordering from UK directly, or through one of the UK/EU retailers as they usually will take off VAT as well when you make a purchase.

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Last call for anyone interested in a GMTO we are doing of a Brown Shell Marlow Wingtip.

 

Right now we are deciding between storm welt or no storm welt, but it will be on a double leather sole, 325 last. Almost identical to the RL version.

 

Pricing is

 

For EU members (Including VAT) - £590 

 

For non-EU members (Excluding VAT) - £491.68  / $601 USD 

 

Please contact me or post in the MTO thread if you are interested. Truly a steal at the current GBP exchange rate.

 

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Speaking of MTOs, anybody up for a Cordovan camberley or tetbury?
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Originally Posted by honestjohn View Post
 


A friend of mine has had an unhappy experience with C&J. He apparently bought some shoes from the factory shop and after not very long the leather started to crack. He wrote twice to the MD, who apparently did not reply. Most odd.

 

He must be unlucky.

 

I have been to the C&J factory shop many times and bought some fantastic shoes.  Cant fault the service at all.

 

For a shoe to fail very quickly, it must have had a major manufacturing or material fault which should have been apparent when selecting the shoe.

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Never had any trouble with any of rejects, and I am almost exclusively purchasing rejected shoes .. Perhaps, sometime it's the construction fault rather than cosmetic which cannot be observed and inspected visually. 

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The sale is on:

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