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Originally Posted by Somatic View Post
 

Got my first pair of leather sole boots, but I'm a bit concerned with some peeling occurring near the toe. The degree to which it occurs really varies. It kinda builds up and then I try to trim it off with my fingernails. I'm hoping it's because they're so new that eventually it'll wear down to the perfect amount where it won't occur anymore.

 

 

 

 

Very usual, and will soon be smooth. Understand your thoughts, but its just the angular part that is going through the normal process. Got years of wear, and no fears, Sir...

post #6707 of 12826

Seeing photos like these really makes me go to my local cobbler and apply some rubber to the soles. I heard resoling at JL and CJ is pretty much expensive, like 40% of the value of the shoe, and takes ages to be done.

post #6708 of 12826
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Originally Posted by Somatic View Post

Got my first pair of leather sole boots, but I'm a bit concerned with some peeling occurring near the toe. The degree to which it occurs really varies. It kinda builds up and then I try to trim it off with my fingernails. I'm hoping it's because they're so new that eventually it'll wear down to the perfect amount where it won't occur anymore.










toe plates/taps FTW
post #6709 of 12826
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

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Anyone know whether this model is Connaught or Lonsdale? Looking hard for a dark brown suede straight tip cap toe and this pair in the photo looks beautiful.

Hey GT,

You should get Hallam in suede, it really works

AppleMark

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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

Seeing photos like these really makes me go to my local cobbler and apply some rubber to the soles. I heard resoling at JL and CJ is pretty much expensive, like 40% of the value of the shoe, and takes ages to be done.

Nik, I take mine to Colmore Row, Birmingham who send them to C & J for a full bench job. Time scale between 2-4 weeks at a cost of GB£120.

Some may say that is expensive but I don't take my cars to the local garage I take it to the main authorised dealer!

I have tried the local cobbler/s and they routinely do an average job.

C & J do it as it should be done on the right last etc etc. There is a noticeable difference best demonstrated in that I have never binned a pair of C & J!
post #6710 of 12826

Hey guys. Where are some good places to look for C&J's (online)? I'm in the states, shoe size is about an 11-11.5US. 

 

Thanks!

post #6711 of 12826
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The medallion looks like a rather curvy woman in ancient Greek dress carrying an amphora of wine in each arm. (I imagine that it may be intended as a fleur-de-lis, but it doesn't quite have the right proportions.)

 

But why would that stop anybody from buying the shoes?

Very nice description and beautiful shoe.

post #6712 of 12826
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

C & J Shoe Shine Shunday! Ready for a busy week. There is a cuckoo in the nest however....

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Cleav - I will see your brown Lowndes and raise you a pair of black (two years old; not recently polished just happened to be wearing - and, oh yes, with a suit).

 

post #6713 of 12826
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Originally Posted by Celadon View Post
 

 


The medallion looks like a rather curvy woman in ancient Greek dress carrying an amphora of wine in each arm. (I imagine that it may be intended as a fleur-de-lis, but it doesn't quite have the right proportions.)

 

But why would that stop anybody from buying the shoes?

 

To be honest I've always thought of it as an oddly-proportioned attempt at a fleur-de-lis, but you're explanation is far more poetic.  

post #6714 of 12826
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Originally Posted by jssdc View Post

Cleav - I will see your brown Lowndes and raise you a pair of black (two years old; not recently polished just happened to be wearing - and, oh yes, with a suit).



Called! rotflmao.gif



(From last month)
post #6715 of 12826

I know this has been asked many times but are C&J shoe trees really worth it?

 

I'm looking for the Tetbury size 10 in Suede last 348. A salesman told me that C&J has new mainline shoe trees that are unvarnished with double springs. My only problem is that I feel they're quite expensive for shoe trees that are not lasted. Do you people use the most? Any thoughts on Bexley shoe trees for the 348? I'm afraid they might be too wide. 

post #6716 of 12826

Yes, they are excellent because they actually fill out the toe box and vamp of the shoe.

 

And if you are buying the Tetbury you should buy the "handgrade" trees as these are lasted to the 348 (same last as Tetbury).

 

The new unvarnished trees are nice too...I have a few pairs...they are double spring...with hole cut through the center to aid in letting the shoe breathe.

 

But for Tetbury...handgrade trees will fit it the best...tho standard trees will still do a decent job.

post #6717 of 12826
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Originally Posted by Mister Sloth View Post

I know this has been asked many times but are C&J shoe trees really worth it?

I've wondered this myself. I've bought a few pairs from Barney's over the years and just stuck in regular shoe trees and they've worked fine. Still, last time I was in London I bought a pair of monkstraps at the store on Jermyn St and caved and got the unfinished shoe trees. I'm going to guess its probably a whole lot more important that you use some kind of shoe trees, rather than using the branded C&J ones. My two cents.
post #6718 of 12826
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Hey GT,

You should get Hallam in suede, it really works

AppleMark
Nik, I take mine to Colmore Row, Birmingham who send them to C & J for a full bench job. Time scale between 2-4 weeks at a cost of GB£120.

Some may say that is expensive but I don't take my cars to the local garage I take it to the main authorised dealer!

I have tried the local cobbler/s and they routinely do an average job.

C & J do it as it should be done on the right last etc etc. There is a noticeable difference best demonstrated in that I have never binned a pair of C & J!

Are those dark brown? Looks like there is some gray in the suede unless its the photo. Just picked up a pair of a pair of quarter brogue (essential dark brown punched cap toe) Carmina oxford shoes, so, will probably postpone the dark brown suede a bit. I already have a pair of snuff suede chukka boots. Want a really nice, luxurious dark brown suede oxford later...

Thanks for the photo; I saw those earlier in the thread. Nice looking last it seems, not as pointed IRL photos compared to stock pictures.
post #6719 of 12826
a couple C&J for RL and BB models:


post #6720 of 12826
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

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Are those dark brown? Looks like there is some gray in the suede unless its the photo. Just picked up a pair of a pair of quarter brogue (essential dark brown punched cap toe) Carmina oxford shoes, so, will probably postpone the dark brown suede a bit. I already have a pair of snuff suede chukka boots. Want a really nice, luxurious dark brown suede oxford later...

Thanks for the photo; I saw those earlier in the thread. Nice looking last it seems, not as pointed IRL photos compared to stock pictures.

Yeah, Espresso, don't see the grey IRL. Those q brogues sound nice nod[1].gif
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