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Originally Posted by kaizo View Post

I went to the c and j shop on jermyn street today and had the best shoe buying experience so far. Very welcoming and they spent time looking for the right shoe for me. In the end I bought the connaught with adjustments.

What I didn't know was that they stitch in some cushion under the tongue if you suffer from a low arch. Since I have a very low arch I had two layers stitched in it cost £40 but its the only real solution for what I have. (Trust me I looked far and wide for low arch lasts).

I said to them I have the copy of this month's GQ and they even gave me a brass shoehorn for it.

The shoe is going to arrive in a couple of weeks so will post that later. smile.gif

Was it the #92 store that you went to? Do you remember who assisted you? I also had a fabulous experience there and think their customer service was excellent.
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Can you post images of the result when you get them? I've been thinking of having this done to a few pair of shoes.
Thanks

Absolutely it sounds like a holy grail to us low arch folks sans bespoke.
post #5118 of 12779
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Was it the #92 store that you went to? Do you remember who assisted you? I also had a fabulous experience there and think their customer service was excellent.

It was at 92 and from what it said on her card Her name is Janice Oliveira.
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Originally Posted by kaizo View Post

It was at 92 and from what it said on her card Her name is Janice Oliveira.

I was helped by William Powell. He was absolutely brilliant and I've raved about him before.

I don't have low arches but have a low volume foot so am interested in seeing pics of how yours turn out.
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Was it the #92 store that you went to? Do you remember who assisted you? I also had a fabulous experience there and think their customer service was excellent.
I had a nice experience at #92 too. I was helped by the young guy who wears a nice two-tone Rolex Datejust (don't know his name).
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Ashdown burgundy shell cordovan, last 341, size UK8.5E. image.jpg 1096k .jpg file
post #5122 of 12779
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Not calf, maybe waxed but definitely oiled. C&J calls them "robust oiled-hide leather." I'm actually surprised you're having issues with them. We're the same size (AE 10E, C&J UK9E) and my Wicklows are quite comfortable. Maybe the added "give" of the Ridgeway soles is stressing your foot in strange places. Do you have any C&Js with leather soles in the same size? Just curious if you experience the same thing in other C&Js.

The box they came in is labeled TEAK OILED SIDES RUBBER SOLES. A Google search revealed that teak-oiled leather is a commodity used in boots and furniture and is made by applying a certain combination of oils (and maybe waxes) to make hide leather resemble teak, which is a fair description of how the Wexfords look. (My doorman also hit the nail on the head when he noted that the shoes look like they were made from a baseball mitt.)

This is my first pair of C&J's. Off to a rocky start, but I have not lost faith in the enviable reputation of C&J, and I surely want the shoes to work out, because I like the way they look. As I said, they're slowly getting better. In the event that they never get comfortable, well, I'll still have Church's and AE an maybe others (I'd like to try Alden's) to choose from.

At their prices, however, C&J should have a better-informed sales staff in their company stores. The customer should not have to be an expert to understand what he's looking at when he shops there.

Best,
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Ashdown burgundy shell cordovan, last 341, size UK8.5E. image.jpg 1096k .jpg file

Very well done sir! How old are those puppies?
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These are about a year old. I like the C & J shell cordovan, it's not too shiny. I see more nuances in the shell than other brands. The burgundy color is spectacular. 341 is a very nice last without looking too rounded.. All in all a great option.
Edited by chipshot - 11/17/13 at 5:49pm
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I've ordered a 7.5E C&J shoes and want to buy a pair of C&J shoes tree, but not sure which size of the trees should I purchase, 7 or 8 as they don't have 7.5 for trees.

 

Please help.

post #5126 of 12779
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

I've ordered a 7.5E C&J shoes and want to buy a pair of C&J shoes tree, but not sure which size of the trees should I purchase, 7 or 8 as they don't have 7.5 for trees.

Please help.

Size 7.
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Thank you, just one more question:

 

This is first time I order a pair of shoes from C&J (a shop located in UK) to the US, so do you know that whether it's subject of import duty or not? If it was charged by that duty, how many percentage on the orginal price? 

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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Thank you, just one more question:

This is first time I order a pair of shoes from C&J (a shop located in UK) to the US, so do you know that whether it's subject of import duty or not? If it was charged by that duty, how many percentage on the orginal price? 
I forget the duty but that is typically not too big (comparable to most US sales taxes in the higher end of the spectrum)... It's the handling fees that are significant!
post #5129 of 12779
we interrupt this discussion with some pics of CJ Pembroke/325/Dainite from last year's Barneys sale. First day out, I think I like these more than my Marlows:



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Edited by CrackedCrab - 11/18/13 at 8:36am
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^^^ CrackedCrab, congratulations! Great looking wingtips. Why do you like these better than your Marlows, is it the pebble grain calf and are they the same size as your shell wingtips?
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