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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post
 

 

I think they call it 'heather gorse' these days but worth dropping them a line. Bear in mind that the lined Galways only have the boot leg with shearling and not the body of the boot itself.

 

I was a little gutted when C&J kicked the shearling idea into touch but then thought about it and decided that a year-round boot to wear casually was of more use to me anyway. Also, see below...

 

 

They're the Cheaney Irvine model which I spoilered in a post a few days ago. Getting them more than made up for the lack of lining in my special order Snowdons, and they're still available in the UK. I got mine from the Shoe Healer and Cheaney themselves sell them. Great boots!

 

Thanks a lot! Recently I read (here) that EG now offers two MTO progammes, where the "standard" line is for simple change of leather etc. (and quotes a 150 pounds up charge/no up charge if ordered via a group of at least six) and the upper level is for changes of patterns etc. That gives me hope that EG would be willing to do a fully shearling lined Galway in heather gorse/suede and Veldtschoen construction. They probably won't be cheap, but I guess there's only one way to find out...

 

I've had a look at Cheaney, thanks, but they're not exactly what I'm after, since as far as I can see they don't offer anything in Veldtschoen which is what my boot-collection is missing most dearly, I guess.

post #5492 of 12826
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post
 

 

Thanks a lot! Recently I read (here) that EG now offers two MTO progammes, where the "standard" line is for simple change of leather etc. (and quotes a 150 pounds up charge/no up charge if ordered via a group of at least six) and the upper level is for changes of patterns etc. That gives me hope that EG would be willing to do a fully shearling lined Galway in heather gorse/suede and Veldtschoen construction. They probably won't be cheap, but I guess there's only one way to find out...

 

I've had a look at Cheaney, thanks, but they're not exactly what I'm after, since as far as I can see they don't offer anything in Veldtschoen which is what my boot-collection is missing most dearly, I guess.

 

Check the Pennine, Mallory and Fiennes boots. Also the Cairngorn shoe, and they used to do similar models such as the Cardigan and Newmarket that sometimes pop up on eBay...none of them shearling-lined, but all veldts. Cheaney have been one of the most prolific of veldt makers over the years.

 

Also worth noting that most of Cheaney's veldt boots are (leather-)lined, unlike the Snowdon and Galway. because they use a different basic pattern to C&J and EG, whose pattern is basically a wholecut derby boot with unlined leg.

 

I often wonder if Cheaney picked up their veldt machiney from Tecnic when they went under, as the basic Cheaney veldt shoe pattern closely mirrors the old Tecnic classic pattern. I've heard that Alfred Sargent picked up Lotus's old machinery (Lotus being the originator of the 'welted veldtschoen), and it's a shame that AS no longer offer a selection of veldts because they used to make bloody battleships such as the Selkirk and Kelso et al.

post #5493 of 12826
I picked these up recently, but I'm not sure if i'll keep them. They are unbelievably beautiful but I don't know if they fill a hole in my wardrobe.

C&J for George Cleverley




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A rather unseasonal topic... 

I'm planning some spring / summer footwear, and in particular, loafers. I"ve always opted for Bally in the past to cater for this niche. But Bally are not what they once were. Last year I ordered Crockett and Jones "Henley" cordovan loafer. A well-crafted shoe, in burgundy with a double leather sole. Alas, I found the fit incompatible despite being a 325 last, and much too heavy for warm weather. I returned them to the Birmingham shop for a prompt refund.

I would welcome any comments on the "Boston" loafer in burgundy, and especially the "Harvard" loafer, the latter - single leather sole and unlined might prove a good fit for me.

post #5495 of 12826
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Originally Posted by embromides View Post

A rather unseasonal topic... 
I'm planning some spring / summer footwear, and in particular, loafers. I"ve always opted for Bally in the past to cater for this niche. But Bally are not what they once were. Last year I ordered Crockett and Jones "Henley" cordovan loafer. A well-crafted shoe, in burgundy with a double leather sole. Alas, I found the fit incompatible despite being a 325 last, and much too heavy for warm weather. I returned them to the Birmingham shop for a prompt refund.
I would welcome any comments on the "Boston" loafer in burgundy, and especially the "Harvard" loafer, the latter - single leather sole and unlined might prove a good fit for me.

The Boston is considered C&J's classic penny loafer. The unlined Harvard would be perfect for summer although perhaps size down half. I think it's currently on sale at the moment instore.
post #5496 of 12826
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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

I picked these up recently, but I'm not sure if i'll keep them. They are unbelievably beautiful but I don't know if they fill a hole in my wardrobe.

C&J for George Cleverley





Inimtable - these are really great looking shoes! I don't know you're wardrobe but these look like keepers to me. I wouldn't mind having them under my bed. smile.gif
post #5497 of 12826
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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

I picked these up recently, but I'm not sure if i'll keep them. They are unbelievably beautiful but I don't know if they fill a hole in my wardrobe.

C&J for George Cleverley





I'm not sure how versatile this shoe is given that it is Scotch grain and a balmoral. They do look nice though.
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Alright, so i'm going to pick up a pair of Dartmouths and a pair of Draycotts from the current C&J sale.


I have two questions to ease my mind:

One - What last are these on? I want so say both are on the 341 last, i recall the Dartmouth being on the 341 last on the C&J site, and the Draycott 2 is currently on the 341 last.

Two - Is there any difference in the model from the original Draycott to the present Draycott 2? All pics i find look like the same model and details.

EDIT: Looking at my C&J Catalogue (which has both shoes in it), it looks like the Dartmouth was on the 318 last, and the Draycott was on the 317 last. Having experience with only the 341 last, how does it compare?
Edited by JubeiSpiegel - 1/5/14 at 6:32pm
post #5499 of 12826
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

I think they call it 'heather gorse' these days but worth dropping them a line. Bear in mind that the lined Galways only have the boot leg with shearling and not the body of the boot itself.

I was a little gutted when C&J kicked the shearling idea into touch but then thought about it and decided that a year-round boot to wear casually was of more use to me anyway. Also, see below...


They're the Cheaney Irvine model which I spoilered in a post a few days ago. Getting them more than made up for the lack of lining in my special order Snowdons, and they're still available in the UK. I got mine from the Shoe Healer and Cheaney themselves sell them. Great boots!

Aha, I must have missed it, how is Paul Stuart's pricing then, decent?
post #5500 of 12826
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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

I picked these up recently, but I'm not sure if i'll keep them. They are unbelievably beautiful but I don't know if they fill a hole in my wardrobe.

C&J for George Cleverley





Very nice make up, though grain on such a dressy shoe is a bit odd combination I guess
post #5501 of 12826
Anyone have this boot from BS:

http://www.bensilver.com/The-Skye-Tan-Derby-Boot,25393.html

What last is it on?

I have heard conflicting reports as to BS's sizing ... Do they list US sizes or UK? Is the "D" width BS offers a US "D' width or a UK "D" width?
post #5502 of 12826
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Aha, I must have missed it, how is Paul Stuart's pricing then, decent?

The sale price is good. Their original retail price is a rip-off. The boots sell for £350 here and I got mine for £270.
post #5503 of 12826

Hi guys, any reliable online stockists for Crockett&Jones? :)

post #5504 of 12826
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Originally Posted by Eliasgardner View Post
 

Hi guys, any reliable online stockists for Crockett&Jones? :)


Most stores don't carry them in stock.  They have to be special ordered. You may want to try the C&J shops directly.

post #5505 of 12826
Going direct is a good option, associated costs to consider depending on where you are, but the service won't be lacking.

If you go to their siteweb and http://www.crockettandjones.com/wheretobuy
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