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So I spoke with C&J NYC today. Their resoling service costs $210, has no tax and includes shipping back and forth to the UK. Boots will be resoled on the original lasts and you can choose any sole you want. Sounds great to me, so I think I'm going to get my new (to me) dark brown Harlechs Ridgewayed!

Sweet idea.  Please be sure to post pics - very curious to see how those come out.

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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

So I spoke with C&J NYC today. Their resoling service costs $210, has no tax and includes shipping back and forth to the UK. Boots will be resoled on the original lasts and you can choose any sole you want. Sounds great to me, so I think I'm going to get my new (to me) dark brown Harlechs Ridgewayed!

Cool, good to know. My Wicklows are "Ridgewayed" and I think it's a great sole for a boot. I'm sure your Harlech's will turn out great with that sole!
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Would appreciate any thoughts on the instep/heel width of the C&J 337 last (Compared to C&J 325/335 or EG 82/64 or Alden Barrie/Plaza).  Thanks!


Edited by sleepyinsanfran - 2/24/15 at 6:36am
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Bangor with dainite sole.  Just enough traction for winter, just enough for slacks and tie for meetings.

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Bangor with dainite sole.  Just enough traction for winter, just enough for slacks and tie for meetings.


Nice. Those are some beefy as$kickers!

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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

Would appreciate any thoughts on the instep/heel width of the C&J 337 last (Compared to C&J 325/335 or EG 82/64 or Alden Barrie/Plaza).  Thanks!

In my personal experience, 325 instep has more volume than 337.

Also, you may want to look at this thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/135437/crockett-jones-238-last
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I don't know how C&J does it for sure, but that's certainly not the way EG does it. EG's standard size is a E UK which is closer to the American size D, but they also sell a D UK which is a bit narrower than the American size D. Axels in Colorado typically sells their EGs in the D UK width. As far as I know all other American retailers typically sell their EG's in the E UK width.

I very much doubt that C&J does it any differently. Because their standard width is the one that they predicted would fit the most people. Their UK D width if they made one would also make sense that it would be a bit narrower than the typical American D as well.

Of course their are no really standard width sizes per say, these are all determined based on what size a shoemakers Last happens to be. However there is an expectation that a D is the typical American width.

This was in response to me saying, "Well, I wonder if C&J when making shoes for US retailers (and knowing that D width is standard in the US) just uses the UK D width and calls it a US size (so, for example the UK9.5D becomes Barneys US9.5D)".

I think that, perhaps, C&J does something similar to EG. EG does not distinguish between UK and US widths. If EG makes a shoe in an E fitting (width) it is labelled that irrespective whether it is for the UK market or US market. US consumers know or learn that EG's E fitting is its standard width and EG's D fitting is a more narrow width. I'm suggesting that C&J does the same thing. That is, it's E fitting is its standard width and it's D fitting is it's more narrow width, AND that a C&J model in an E fitting sold in the UK is identical to the same sized model in an E fitting sold in the US (same thing for model in a D fitting sold in the UK and the same sized model in a D fitting sold in the US). I believe this after recently learning that the insole of every C&J shoe just beyond the 1/2 sock liner is marked with the size of the shoe. I have to believe that the marking is made for manufacturing purposes rather than for the consumers purpose. If so - and if C&J shoes manufactured for the US market with a standard (D) fitting are merely "resized" UK standard (E) fittings - then all of the insoles would show the UK size and an E fitting. But that is not the case. The insole of a pair of Ashdowns that I recently sold - manufactured for the US market in size 12D - were marked with "12" and just below that "4" (for D fitting). Other C&J shoes that I have in UK11.5E are "11.5" and just below that "5". Maybe the reason there is so much disagreement among SF members as to the conversion of C&J shoes from UK sizing to US sizing is because there is no actual conversion. There is merely an approximation between, for example, an 11E sold in the UK and a 11.5D or a 12D sold in the US. Well, those are my 2 cents.
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Hey guys,

Finding conflicting info on the 325 last. Want to pull the trigger on some conistons, but my only point of reference is the 348 last (which is perfect for my low instep).

How does the 325 compare?
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I keep emailing the NYC store, and no one seems to reply. It's probably my fault for kicking too many tires with them last year. My emails are probably going straight to spam filter I think. Which is a shame, because I'm ready to buy my first C&J, and my email stated as such.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I keep emailing the NYC store, and no one seems to reply. It's probably my fault for kicking too many tires with them last year. My emails are probably going straight to spam filter I think. Which is a shame, because I'm ready to buy my first C&J, and my email stated as such.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?

They always pick up the phone 

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Originally Posted by Faster View Post

They always pick up the phone 
I hate making tedious phone calls about inventory questions, but I guess it will have to do...
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Originally Posted by mxgreen View Post


In my personal experience, 325 instep has more volume than 337.

 

 

thanks!

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X post apols

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More sturdy DMs required today

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Nice Cleav!

 

Folks, need some advice on the 348 last. I'm still torn between unloading a pair of highburys or keeping them. I'm finding them a bit elongated relative to what I'm used to, although it seems that they are within specs or if longer not obscenely longer (from Barneys; thanks Cleav for measurements on your 7.5UKs). 

 

I am finding a decent amount of unused toe space in the shoe (which seems to be part of the 348 last on some). It is certainly longer than some 9D shoes I have on Carmina's Rain and a touch longer than my 9.5 Carmina Simpson last shoes (sized up due to narrowness). Is this people's experience as well, if you have both makes or equivalent?

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