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post #5611 of 12779
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Originally Posted by Farhad19620 View Post

They are the C&J Islay boot, never knew Purdey did the same boot? I know Purdey have boots made by C&J but I have never seen these boot in their shop!

There was some chatter a few pages back about the Purdey; if I remember right, the consensus was that they were essentially the Islay but on a slightly narrower last (or at least one that narrowed out the toe box a bit). Somebody said that they were getting theirs soon and thought it might be you.

Here's a link to them on Purdey's site: http://www.purdey.com/clothing-accessories/grain-leather-brogue-boots-boot061.aspx and a pic:


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Originally Posted by Farhad19620 View Post

Anyway I am satisfied with these.

Great, congrats + I'm jealous! fistbump.gif
post #5612 of 12779
Thanks for sharing, I wish I had known I would have saved myself some money! LoL Anyway I am going to the shop tomorrow so will check them out.
The worst part is it took me a whole day to try and find one in my size! Never mind such is life.
post #5613 of 12779
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ i remember those. did you make a post of the transformation? i.e. leather to dainite, storm welt to flat welt? thanks

 

I beleive I did, but in case you missed it there's some documentation here. I'm really happy with both choices (both the conversion to dainite and the removal of the storm welt), since I mainly wear black boots (it's my only pair of those) on dark, rainy days where leather soles wouldn't make much sense. The removal of the storm welt has only made them more sleek and elegant to look at, which I think is fine since they're not field boots anyway.

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PS: sorry for hi-jacking the thread with EG stuff.

post #5614 of 12779
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

PS: sorry for hi-jacking the thread with EG stuff.

I, for one, like it when there's occasional sprinkle of outside info; especially when it isn't brand specific like this. Carry on.
post #5615 of 12779
Arran today


Edited by ruscal - 1/18/14 at 2:26am
post #5616 of 12779
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Originally Posted by Farhad19620 View Post

Thanks for sharing, I wish I had known I would have saved myself some money! LoL Anyway I am going to the shop tomorrow so will check them out.
The worst part is it took me a whole day to try and find one in my size! Never mind such is life.

I'm not in the market now, but am leaning towards the Purdey eventually for the slightly narrower last. I'd be interested in hearing your first hand observations since I don't think the earlier chatter was from anyone with first hand experience with both. I bet I'm not the only one who would love to see some side-by-side pics smile.gif
post #5617 of 12779
As previously mentioned went to Colmore Row today and they looked after the Duchess as ever. To my cost.

Today she plumped for these, they look great on.






The customer service there is really second to none

@CTBrummie I was gonna call for a coffee but thought best to max out on the brownie points with the good lady. Hope you're well mate
post #5618 of 12779
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Originally Posted by ruscal View Post

Arran today

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Great boots, I like them a lot. How old are they? 

post #5619 of 12779
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Originally Posted by Tuur View Post

Hello

My C&J oxfords need a resole. They have leather soles now but I would rather have dainite ones after the resole.

However, my cobbler says that this is not possible, or that this is at least bad for the shoes. He says that if you want dainite soles on shoes that you've bought with leather ones, you should resole the shoes to dainite ones before the first wear..

Is any of this true or can I ask for dainite soles if I hand them in for a resole?

Thx!

Not true.
post #5620 of 12779
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post


@CTBrummie I was gonna call for a coffee but thought best to max out on the brownie points with the good lady. Hope you're well mate

All good here, you? I actually popped in at around half two for a pit stop on the way to the dentist...
post #5621 of 12779
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Originally Posted by Tuur

Great boots, I like them a lot. How old are they?

real new. just got them in the sale. hoping they wear in before they wear my feet out... wink.gif
Edited by ruscal - 1/18/14 at 2:30am
post #5622 of 12779
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

All good here, you? I actually popped in at around half two for a pit stop on the way to the dentist...

All good dude, thanks

Be lucky
post #5623 of 12779
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

As previously mentioned went to Colmore Row today and they looked after the Duchess as ever. To my cost.

Today she plumped for these, they look great on.

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The customer service there is really second to none

@CTBrummie I was gonna call for a coffee but thought best to max out on the brownie points with the good lady. Hope you're well mate

 

These were my wife's introduction to C&J, but in burnished brown.  I am now responsible for their care, as I am for all her footwear it seems.

post #5624 of 12779

I'm not in the market now, but am leaning towards the Purdey eventually for the slightly narrower last. I'd be interested in hearing your first hand observations since I don't think the earlier chatter was from anyone with first hand experience with both. I bet I'm not the only one who would love to see some side-by-side pics smile.gif

Yes, a slightly narrower last ( it is a Coniston-lasted (325)  MTO by Crockett  for Purdey to retail ). Today I compared the Purdey ( unbrogued version) to the Islay and the Coniston in a shop. The Purdey ( which I was wearing) is a modified version of Crockett's standard Coniston. The dainite is lighter in weight and thinner: Crockett obviously specify a heavier version of dainite ( stamped "Crockett and Jones" ), the dark brown  leather on the Purdey feels less substantial, somewhat thinner than Crockett's own  Islay and Coniston. The leather is prone to fading from very dark brown.( I have taked to using burgundy polish to restore depth of colour).

 

Overall the wight difference between the Coniston and the Purdey (unbrogued ) is noticeable. I assume it will be the same for the respective versions brogued boots.

 

I opted for the Purdey for two reasons: I wanted a sleek, unbrogued dark brown boot and I knew the Coniston last would fit ( light tan Coniston have been my go to boot for twelve years. I bought the Purdey by post, but realised when they arrived they were less substantial that my old Conistons. I kept them and they rotate with my Harlech, Coniston and Cheaney Cairngorms this winter.

 

Unless you want the sleeker last - which I did - you may wish to opt for the Islay ( and put up with a wait for delivery). I hope to post some pics of the Purdey.

post #5625 of 12779
This is great info, thanks much for taking the time to write it. I'll look forward to your future pics!
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Originally Posted by embromides View Post

Yes, a slightly narrower last ( it is a Coniston-lasted (325)  MTO by Crockett  for Purdey to retail ). Today I compared the Purdey ( unbrogued version) to the Islay and the Coniston in a shop. The Purdey ( which I was wearing) is a modified version of Crockett's standard Coniston. The dainite is lighter in weight and thinner: Crockett obviously specify a heavier version of dainite ( stamped "Crockett and Jones" ), the dark brown  leather on the Purdey feels less substantial, somewhat thinner than Crockett's own  Islay and Coniston. The leather is prone to fading from very dark brown.( I have taked to using burgundy polish to restore depth of colour).

Overall the wight difference between the Coniston and the Purdey (unbrogued ) is noticeable. I assume it will be the same for the respective versions brogued boots.

I opted for the Purdey for two reasons: I wanted a sleek, unbrogued dark brown boot and I knew the Coniston last would fit ( light tan Coniston have been my go to boot for twelve years. I bought the Purdey by post, but realised when they arrived they were less substantial that my old Conistons. I kept them and they rotate with my Harlech, Coniston and Cheaney Cairngorms this winter.

Unless you want the sleeker last - which I did - you may wish to opt for the Islay ( and put up with a wait for delivery). I hope to post some pics of the Purdey.
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