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   Lovely boots.

 

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It was supposed to rain today.
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Can't go wrong with the Pembrook in rainy weather.

 

Thank you, sir.

 

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Stock Harlechs today.

 

Haven't worn my C&J's too much lately.  But just wore the Conistons a couple of days ago and the Harlechs today.  For some reason, I am always surprised at how well the C&J lasts fit me so well.  They're definitely 18-hour day boots.

 

 

Even though I really like my Lindrick and Islay, I now know I like the captoe boot better. Great looking boot!!!

 

Thanks, dddrees.  And I lust for the Lindrick!

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Thank you, sir.

 

 

Thanks, dddrees.  And I lust for the Lindrick!


And this explains why most of here have so many shoes and boots to begin with. LOL

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Nice makeup, but wish it was a LWB.
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Hello everyone,

 

I'm a newbie to the site as well as Crockett & Jones. Just purchased my first pair of Skye boots in the chestnut burnished calf. So here is my inaugural question...what color polish do you recommend? C&J offer a tan and a dark brown. I look forward to developing a patina but want to maintain the red hue to the color. Thanks for any help!

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Hello everyone,

 

I'm a newbie to the site as well as Crockett & Jones. Just purchased my first pair of Skye boots in the chestnut burnished calf. So here is my inaugural question...what color polish do you recommend? C&J offer a tan and a dark brown. I look forward to developing a patina but want to maintain the red hue to the color. Thanks for any help!

 

I will let someone else advise you on the exact color of polish to use.  But the whole topic of what to use on footwear is very personal and dependent on what kind of "look" is desired.  Some like to achieve a mirror finish.  Some like their shoes to look new forever.  And particularly for boots, some prefer a beat-up, lived-in look.

 

I wear mostly boots and personally do not care for a mirror finish.  As a matter of fact, I don't even strive for a shine, per se.  I prefer more of a matte look.  Consequently, I very rarely use waxes. I pretty much just use cleaner/conditioners.  I only use colored polishes when I need to fill in bad scuffs or scratches.  For some of my boots, I strive for a worn-in look.  But they're not C&J's.  I do intend to get a pair of Skye's at some point, but not sure whether it'll be calf or shell.  And I wouldn't strive for a shine on those, either.  Probably just Reno or Venetian Shoe Cream.

 

But it's totally personal preference.  If you do want to use a polish/wax, you just need someone more knowledgeable than me to advise you on the correct color.  How's that for a non-answer?  Sorry.

 

btw, welcome to the forum and this thread.  You may regret you ever joined!

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Hello everyone,

I'm a newbie to the site as well as Crockett & Jones. Just purchased my first pair of Skye boots in the chestnut burnished calf. So here is my inaugural question...what color polish do you recommend? C&J offer a tan and a dark brown. I look forward to developing a patina but want to maintain the red hue to the color. Thanks for any help!

When in doubt lighter shade of polish is your friend. Patina in my experience is best acquired over a period of time through natural use. Its hard to explain but there is something artificial about an aimed patina to my eyes.
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Bootspell- Thanks for the feedback! I like a different finish depending on the boot. The Skye is a bit dressier so I am going to maintain a decent shine. However I will not baby them too much, I like a slight well worn look of creases in a wingtip.
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Kaizo- couldn't agree with you more. I'll let the patina form naturally over time.

If anybody has examples of their Skyes, or anything in chestnut for that matter, I look forward to seeing your work and recommendations!
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Hi all just wanted to say I agree with BootSpell also in my experience the colour of the polish does not need to exactly match the original shoe unless you want it to remain exactly the same. The polish will blend in overtime and just make the shoe lighter or darker.

Also as important is the universal shoe cream, that seems to bring out the most shine in the polish.

Hope everyone is enjoying their CJ, best shoes ever!
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Thought I'd post mine as well, Belgraves in Chestnut polished with Saphir. 4 years and still going strong, my favourite out of collection due to the Last and the deep Chestnut colour. True Monday to Sunday shoe.
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Hey guys,

Barney's has an exclusive DB makeup:

http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=503395807&q=crockett&index=44

I like that shoe. nod[1].gif
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I like that shoe. nod[1].gif

It's a great hard-wearing shoe for the fall.
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Originally Posted by Typodesign View Post
 

Hello everyone,

 

I'm a newbie to the site as well as Crockett & Jones. Just purchased my first pair of Skye boots in the chestnut burnished calf. So here is my inaugural question...what color polish do you recommend? C&J offer a tan and a dark brown. I look forward to developing a patina but want to maintain the red hue to the color. Thanks for any help!

 

I have these exact boots.

 

I use Saphir MDO Mahogany color wax polish

 

This will keep the reddish hue and give them a beautiful patina over time between the chestnut leather color and the reddish polish.

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