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I mentioned this today to Hetom at Sky Valet Shoes. He suggested 10.5E UK for the Brecon  and 11E UK for the Harlech.

speaking of Sky Valet, they have very good prices on C & J. Got Monkton in Chestnut this past Friday
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speaking of Sky Valet, they have very good prices on C & J. Got Monkton in Chestnut this past Friday

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i'm bummed skyvalet discontinued their line of EG
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about $75 less than C&J store on 56th Street.
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Islays for outdoor.
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That is one nice Walleye. A big 3 pounder?  I grew up catching and eating those. 

 

Oh ya, nice boots too.

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Hi Gents,

 

I am looking to expand my C&J collection and would appreciate some opinions on how the different lasts compare. I have the drummond in UK9.5E (348 last), the Lowndes in UK10D (348 last) and the selbourne in UK9.5E (358 last). The 9.5Es fit well and the 10D were a bit snug but got really comfortable after breaking-in.

 

What size do you reckon i'd be in the 341 last (e.g. Westfield), 236 last (e.g. Connaught) and the 228 last (e.g. Snowdon) ?

 

Thanks in advance :D

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I'm looking to add some C&J loafers to my collection for spring/summer here down under in New Zealand. Specifically, I'm about to order a mated pair of C&J loafers: (1) one pair in dark brown suede and (2) one in dressier dark brown leather.  

 

However, I'm still trying to decide between the lasts.  My short listed options are:

 

(1) 341 Sydney/Teign for both pairs (PCK1: again, thanks for the intro to Teign), 

(2) 348 Merton (in mink suede and beechnut burnished) for both pairs or

(3) combination of 341 Sydney/Teign in dark brown suede and sleeker 348 Merton in dark brown (beechnut burnished calf) leather.

 

Any thoughts from the thread would be appreciated.  Thanks.

 

P.S. The Hartland boots in ocean suede have arrived in time for spring.  I will post a picture of them in the wilds of NZ shortly.


 

Warning: Spoiler! (C&J Loafers Short List) (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

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@BespokeKiwi

 

I have both the Teign in dark brown suede and the Merton in black suede. I don't have the Sydney...

 

I prefer the Teign due to its nice elongated almond-shaped toe last....

 

I also have the Crawford handgrade loafer which is very similar to these two models on the 363 in both espresso suede and antique brown...I think though that this loafer is now discontinued...but it can probably still be ordered as an MTO.

 

The 363 is an even more elongated version of the 341...again with the almond toe.

 

 

I think the only debate is which last you prefer...they are both nice loafers and will look good in the mockups that you have. Me personally...I prefer loafers with a rounded toe as opposed to chiseled...I just think they look better casually...while still can be dressed up. The Merton is a pretty dressy loafer on that last...hence the choice of black suede for me.

 

Edited: I also prefer the Teign over the Merton because it is unlined making it extremely comfortable...

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I should add I had a pair of Boston a while ago...and found them very uncomfortable and got rid of them...the last just did not work for me...

 

And I think I actually do have a Sidney in Navy Grain...I have to look in my closet...I will see if I can get some pics for you of this one...it was a special mockup they did for a limited time a couple of years ago...and I really have not worn them too much.

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@BespokeKiwi

 

I have both the Teign in dark brown suede and the Merton in black suede. I don't have the Sydney...

 

I prefer the Teign due to its nice elongated almond-shaped toe last....

 

I also have the Crawford handgrade loafer which is very similar to these two models on the 363 in both espresso suede and antique brown...I think though that this loafer is now discontinued...but it can probably still be ordered as an MTO.

 

The 363 is an even more elongated version of the 341...again with the almond toe.

 

 

I think the only debate is which last you prefer...they are both nice loafers and will look good in the mockups that you have. Me personally...I prefer loafers with a rounded toe as opposed to chiseled...I just think they look better casually...while still can be dressed up. The Merton is a pretty dressy loafer on that last...hence the choice of black suede for me.

 

Edited: I also prefer the Teign over the Merton because it is unlined making it extremely comfortable...

 

@PCK1 

 

- Thanks for the prompt feedback and your wise words of advice, given your extensive experience with the C&J range.  

- Agree with your comments about almond toe looking better looking in casual attire.  Hence, Teign in dark brown suede topping my short list, for smart/casual use.  

- I guess the only real decision for me now is regarding the leather pair of loafers for smart/business use.  

- So, "may" go for the sleek Merton in beechnut burnished calf?  Hmm.  

- Again, thanks PCK1, much appreciated!

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@BespokeKiwi

 

You have a very hard decision haha...

 

Both the Sydney in dark brown burnished calf or the Merton in beechnut burnished calf are good choices...both leathers are pretty similar...the beechnut is slightly more light...but in time with polishing it may darken.

 

Regardless, they will both develop a nice and unique patina with polishing over time...

 

I would take into account fit as well...which is very important when considering loafers...

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

I should add I had a pair of Boston a while ago...and found them very uncomfortable and got rid of them...the last just did not work for me...

 

And I think I actually do have a Sidney in Navy Grain...I have to look in my closet...I will see if I can get some pics for you of this one...it was a special mockup they did for a limited time a couple of years ago...and I really have not worn them too much.

 

@PCK1 

- The Boston lasts -- with their proportionately higher aprons and stubby toes -- look a bit too conservative for my tastes.  And, I'm pretty conservative myself.  

- No offence to proud Boston owners, of course.  

- It sounds like we've very similar C&J last preferences, which is double blessing for me as your C&J advice has been extremely helpful.


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 9/30/14 at 7:52pm
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

@BespokeKiwi

 

You have a very hard decision haha...

 

Both the Sydney in dark brown burnished calf or the Merton in beechnut burnished calf are good choices...both leathers are pretty similar...the beechnut is slightly more light...but in time with polishing it may darken.

 

Regardless, they will both develop a nice and unique patina with polishing over time...

 

I would take into account fit as well...which is very important when considering loafers...

 

@PCK1

-  Yeah, it's not an easy decision.  Expensive too, shipping charges wise, if you change your mind.  

-  Fit wise, my C&J sales contact in the UK says the fits for the 348 and 341 lasts are very similar.  Is that your experience?  

-  In the case of 348 last footwear, I'm size 10E for lined and 9.5E for unlined.  For lined 363 footwear I'm size 9.5E.  

-  So, I'm intending to order unlined 341 Teign in size 9.5E.  And, in size 10E for either the lined 348 Merton or 341 Sydney.

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Originally Posted by BespokeKiwi View Post
 

 

@PCK1

-  Yeah, it's not an easy decision.  Expensive too, shipping charges wise, if you change your mind.  

-  Fit wise, my C&J sales contact in the UK says the fits for the 348 and 341 lasts are very similar.  Is that your experience?  

-  In the case of 348 last footwear, I'm size 10E for lined and 9.5E for unlined.  For lined 363 footwear I'm size 9.5E.  

-  So, I'm intending to order unlined 341 Teign in size 9.5E.  And, in size 10E for either the lined 348 Merton or 341 Sydney.

 

Must admit I find the 348 and 341 very different - I have Lowndes, Hallam and Northcote on the 348 and wear 9.5E on all of them, it's a good fit for me, but when I tried on two different models on the 341 not only was the 9.5 too big, even the 9 had huge heel slip   But many others do say they find the two lasts quite similar.  341 definitely runs the larger of the two, though.

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