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Originally Posted by BespokeKiwi View Post

@Tuur
  if you intend to order "unlined" suede footwear from C&J, then my recent experience below may be helpful when considering the issue of sizing.

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- Lined C&J shoes (348 Westbourne) and boots (348 Tetbury) fit me snugly, in size UK10E.  
- Recently, I purchased a few pairs of "unlined" suede 348 Milton and 359 Hartland boots, in down sized UK9.5E.  The unlined Hartland boots have had their maiden voyages and have been worn in now.  
- Unlike the lined boots, the unlined boots have noticeably stretched since being worn in and have become somewhat loose fitting.  Consequently, I intend to order some 359 insocks for my Hartland boots, which hopefully will result in a snug fit again.  
- With the benefit of hindsight, I perhaps should have down sized one whole size for the unlined Hartland boots, rather than a half size.  So, it's something to think about -- if you intend to order unlined suede footwear from C&J.  
- Alas, we only learn the nuances of the various C&J last and material fit variations through practical experience or vicariously from others, by reading forums like SF.
- I don't regret my unlined Hartland boots purchase, they're a very nice casual boot and I enjoy wearing them.  smile.gif
Hey, I'll probably go for lined shoes, but thx for sharing ;-)

I want a last that's a bit more forgiving for my toes then the 348 last and I'd like to have a dark brown suede so that they will be appropriate for work but also for more casual events. I wouldn't be interested in a calf Connaught but for a suede shoe maybe the Connaught will be nice. I'll be in London today so I'll give them a try in store.

Otherwise the dark brown suede lonsdales in 363 last is an option I guess. But handgrades are expensive to me so I'd prefer a pair from the main collection to be honest.
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Originally Posted by Tuur View Post


Hey, I'll probably go for lined shoes, but thx for sharing ;-)

I want a last that's a bit more forgiving for my toes then the 348 last and I'd like to have a dark brown suede so that they will be appropriate for work but also for more casual events. I wouldn't be interested in a calf Connaught but for a suede shoe maybe the Connaught will be nice. I'll be in London today so I'll give them a try in store.

Otherwise the dark brown suede lonsdales in 363 last is an option I guess. But handgrades are expensive to me so I'd prefer a pair from the main collection to be honest.

 

 @Tuur  

- Given your preference for lined suede shoes, then my recent minor issue with a bit of unlined suede stretch wont be a problem for you.  

- Dark brown suede sounds perfect for your intended uses.  Do check out C&J's mink suede, which is a bitter chocolate shade of dark brown and is very nice.

- If the 348 last is a little too snug for you, then the 363 last should be perfect.  In my case, I did need to size down from a size UK10E on the 348 last (e.g. lined Westbourne), to a UK9.5E on the 363 last (e.g. lined Barrington 2).  The hand grade Barrington 2 are fanastic and I'm really looking forward to their maiden voyage in the near future.

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Having myself another Harlec day...
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another whole cut day today

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10% off Harrods this weekend.

Good time for some handgrades (they deduct VAT too).
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

10% off Harrods this weekend.

Good time for some handgrades (they deduct VAT too).

Good shout that OT, thanks nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Good shout that OT, thanks nod[1].gif

No problem! You just have to sign up for their rewards card, which is free.
post #8108 of 12828
C&J for Purdey:

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Originally Posted by Von Franz View Post

C&J for Purdey:


They look like my Islay's. Maybe taller.

Love'em
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what could be the most popular boot model by C&J?

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Originally Posted by dbacr View Post

They look like my Islay's. Maybe taller.

Love'em

Thanks, dbacr. So do I.

They're pretty much the same as the Islays, but shaped (if forum suspicions are true, which I believe they are) on the 325 last instead of the 365.

I've been comparing various brogue boots over the past year, and I think Purdey's may be the best-looking sub-$1k model available.*
Almost got Islays, but the slightly sleeker last on these won me over.

*That's not meant as a slight toward the Islay; I have kind of a skinny frame and it's easy for a boot to look too substantial on me, which I'm sure influences my preference.

-VF
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Originally Posted by Beane View Post

what could be the most popular boot model by C&J?
Probably the Tetbury.
It's fairly versatile, not terribly expensive compared to some others, comes in lots of different makeups, and has the advantage of having gotten the "Bond Bump."

-VF
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Originally Posted by Beane View Post
 

what could be the most popular boot model by C&J?

the Tetbury is their best selling boot.

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yes, I forgot the Bond mention. Yes, its a very nice model, I was as a matter of fact choosing between the chelsea 3 and the Tetbury.  What do you guys think about the Tetbury suede vs. Tetbury nubuck ( the one that looks like calf). I heard the nubuck does not get old very well, ogly creases.

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Anyone gone for Pembroke in Navy blue yet?

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