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post #1621 of 12802

I'm looking for a loafer, probably brown calf, to wear with business casual attire at work (usually slim-fitting wool pants and a dress shirt w/o a tie).  If they could work with jeans, that'd be a plus.  I have the Edgeware and love them, so would like to try another pair of C&Js.  The Sydney looks cool and is on the same last as the Edgeware I believe (348).  

 

Any recommendations?  Also, thoughts on the best place to buy C&J price-wise?  

post #1622 of 12802
The C&J Merton is on the 348. I have a pair and love them. Although I'm not sure I'd say they are quite right for jeans. Something about the long last makes them seem too formal for jeans, IMO.

As for wearing them to work - absolutely!
post #1623 of 12802
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

The C&J Merton is on the 348. I have a pair and love them. Although I'm not sure I'd say they are quite right for jeans. Something about the long last makes them seem too formal for jeans, IMO.
As for wearing them to work - absolutely!

 


+1
I personally am going for the Marston (337) next because of the fit. I recommend Pediwear.
post #1624 of 12802

The Sydney is on the 341 last which is not as elongated as the 348. It's a great looking loafer. The problem as always is finding a place that has your size in stock so you don't have to wait 8 weeks(!). Most places sell them for about the same price. I've dealt directly with or heard good things about the following places:

 

http://www.shoesnorthampton.co.uk/stockshoes.htm

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/

http://www.christopherforbesshoes.com/Brands/Crockett-Jones

http://www.edwardsofmanchester.co.uk/shoes?manufacturer=40&size=6

http://www.robertold.co.uk/manufacturers/crockett-jones-9/

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/crockett-jones-price-asc

http://plal.com/main/index.php?page=crockett-and-jones (not getting any new stock so try your luck)

 

C&J Coniston for anyone who wants to see what polished scotch grain looks like smile.gif:

 

 

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post #1625 of 12802

I polished my Coniston so that they had a mirror shine, too, but decided in the end that they were too dressy to wear casually and so stripped off all the polish and re-waxed the leather.

 

Before:

 

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After:

 

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post #1626 of 12802

Interesting! How did you strip off the polish?

post #1627 of 12802
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Interesting! How did you strip off the polish?

For light build-up, cleaners like Saphir Reno works fine. For more build-up, Lexol or RenoMat. The latter is stronger but definitely effective in taking build-up off.
Edited by SuitedDx - 5/20/12 at 8:22am
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Interesting! How did you strip off the polish?


Just tolerably hot running water to make the dried polish a little 'mobile' and then a tiny amount of saddle soap. Once done, a decent coat of dubbin to nourish the leather without darkening it too much (neatsfoot oil would be my preference on darker leathers).

 

There are other ways to do it but I think this is probably one of the more leather-friendly ones.

post #1629 of 12802
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Here's some plain toe shoes I polished yesterday (the tips already had a shine when I did them last night):

C&J Monkton (Click to show)
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C&J Weymouth (Click to show)
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Also some wingtips:

C&J Guildford (Click to show)
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Awesome, Gerrry. I don't know where you live but if you can get your hands on some Allen Edmonds sole dressing for your edges you will be very happy. Great stuff to darken the edges without making a mess.
post #1630 of 12802

Thanks, Burton. You're right. That would put the finishing touch on for sure!

post #1631 of 12802
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Awesome, Gerrry. I don't know where you live but if you can get your hands on some Allen Edmonds sole dressing for your edges you will be very happy. Great stuff to darken the edges without making a mess.

brown wax really works for me and makes it edgier, imo. haven't tried the AE stuff, but talked to the owner of a shoe shop who is seventy years old and a die hard AE fan. he complains that the young dudes do not learn how to take care of their shoes properly. i'm all for new things he said, but nothing can replace a good rubbing with wax.
post #1632 of 12802
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brown wax really works for me and makes it edgier, imo. haven't tried the AE stuff, but talked to the owner of a shoe shop who is seventy years old and a die hard AE fan. he complains that the young dudes do not learn how to take care of their shoes properly. i'm all for new things he said, but nothing can replace a good rubbing with wax.

 

Yes sir wax is the best substance for the job.

post #1633 of 12802

looks great! what did you use to get such a great shine on the Coniston?

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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

I polished my Coniston so that they had a mirror shine, too, but decided in the end that they were too dressy to wear casually and so stripped off all the polish and re-waxed the leather.

 

Before:

 

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After:

 

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post #1634 of 12802
Thread Starter 
Damn, what I want to know is how you polished it to a mirror shine...
post #1635 of 12802
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

brown wax really works for me and makes it edgier, imo. haven't tried the AE stuff, but talked to the owner of a shoe shop who is seventy years old and a die hard AE fan. he complains that the young dudes do not learn how to take care of their shoes properly. i'm all for new things he said, but nothing can replace a good rubbing with wax.


+ a million.

The regular use of 'edge dressing' = amateur.
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