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130-180 is the range, typically for all they've got. Not been for a month or so but that's about it
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

130-180 is the range, typically for all they've got. Not been for a month or so but that's about it

Thank you for your information.

post #9828 of 12801
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Originally Posted by DavidKong View Post

Thank you for your information.

youre welcome
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post


Thank you for the kind words.
The first thing I do is probably the most important; stripping the shoes down. I use acetone and a cotton cloth for this. Once the shoes are stripped down the leather will be able to absorb the leather dye I use. If the shoes aren't stripped down properly the dye will not hold. I massage the dye into the leather with my fingers which then remain disgustingly black for several days. After dying just polish. This is also how I did my Westbournes, the ones in your bottom picture.
I'd try this on an old pair of shoes first though, for practise.

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The leather dye I use is called Teinture Francaise, from Saphir.


I rather thought that may have been the case with stripping off the polish.

You are actually the reason I got my Westbournes and I didn't know you were the one in the same for both pairs, goes to prove I love your work :)

If I was going to settle for getting a dark to light fade on the toe cap would you still advise stripping them?

post #9830 of 12801
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Thank you for the kind words.
The first thing I do is probably the most important; stripping the shoes down. I use acetone and a cotton cloth for this. Once the shoes are stripped down the leather will be able to absorb the leather dye I use. If the shoes aren't stripped down properly the dye will not hold. I massage the dye into the leather with my fingers which then remain disgustingly black for several days. After dying just polish. This is also how I did my Westbournes, the ones in your bottom picture.
I'd try this on an old pair of shoes first though, for practise.

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The leather dye I use is called Teinture Francaise, from Saphir.

Thanks, your a brave man. I've used Saphir Teinture but on watch straps but not on shoes yet. I would be interested to see how they look after wearing. As mentioned, mine are creasing a bit, but expected. I will post some photos in a week or so as I've only worn then for three days. Very comfortable apart from a hard part on the shoe where the toes bends. They fit well and I expect that will go as they break in. I want to keep something of the burgundy so will persevere with cream and polish.

That's an amazing job you have done. Cheers
post #9831 of 12801
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Anyone know how much is a pair of bench grade subs shoes priced in Northampton factory shop? Thanks

Some can be over £200 but as Cleav says they are generally up to £180.

Think my Camberley's were about £200.
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Hi folks, first post!  Anyway, I have two pairs of C&Js so far - a pair of Islays (last 365) in a 9 (on the advice of the London store in which I bought them) and a pair of Highbury's (last 348) in a 9.5.  Both fit well, although the Islays are still a little new and tight.

 

What I am wondering is where I might fit on the Grasmere (last 325).  I have a chance of a pair of well-maintained size 9s (broken in nicely), and I am wondering if they might be closer in fit to the Islays or the Highbury's.  I can't easily try a pair on first, due to location.  If I buy them, and they're too tight, I daresay I might be able to sell them on again, but I'd rather avoid the hassle.

 

Any advice appreciated.  Thanks.

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Buy with confidence. I'm a size UK 9 in all CJ lasts ..

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The factory shop is only open on Friday and Saturday. I'm passing through tomorrow and would love to stop by. What a pain!

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Hi folks, first post!  Anyway, I have two pairs of C&Js so far - a pair of Islays (last 365) in a 9 (on the advice of the London store in which I bought them) and a pair of Highbury's (last 348) in a 9.5.  Both fit well, although the Islays are still a little new and tight.

 

What I am wondering is where I might fit on the Grasmere (last 325).  I have a chance of a pair of well-maintained size 9s (broken in nicely), and I am wondering if they might be closer in fit to the Islays or the Highbury's.  I can't easily try a pair on first, due to location.  If I buy them, and they're too tight, I daresay I might be able to sell them on again, but I'd rather avoid the hassle.

 

Any advice appreciated.  Thanks.

Hmm.. I'm a 7,5UK in the elongated C&J-lasts like the 348 and I had to go up half a size for my Coniston's on the 325 last. The 325 last is not elongated so it's possible you should size up half a size. But if I understand you correctly you would size down half a size? Make sure the Grasmere's are good in lenght then.

post #9836 of 12801
Whiskey shell Harvards to kick off the week
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Whiskey shells look great. I was actually just looking at the exact pair in the
Ben Silver catalog, amazing they are available, but not cheap!
post #9838 of 12801
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Hello my Gents!  I am pretty new into C & J family so here is my question:

 

CJ's  normal width is E or D? in my opinion, since C &J are English shoes so his normal width is E which is medium width as Alden D fit.

 

How about C J for Barney's, Ralph Lauren? I think Marlow has D with as their Medium Width?

 

Thanks

CJ's E is their standard width fitting.

post #9839 of 12801
Hi there
For people who own both the 363(lonsdale etc)and 348 last(lowndes, edgware etc) , do you take the same size for both? (Standard width)
Is 348 narrower than 363?

All comments welcome.
Thanks
post #9840 of 12801
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Originally Posted by DavidKong View Post

Hi there
For people who own both the 363(lonsdale etc)and 348 last(lowndes, edgware etc) , do you take the same size for both? (Standard width)
Is 348 narrower than 363?

All comments welcome.
Thanks

Hi

 

If the 348-last fits you, then take the same size in the 363-last. The 363-last is elongated like the 348-last so lenghtwise probably the same. In my experience, the 348-last is narrower then the 363-last. So if 363-last fits you, you should probably want to try on a 348-lasted shoe first. 

 

I have a pair of Westbournes in the 348-last in UK7,5 and it's too snug for me. I also have a Millbank Chukka in the 363-last (UK7,5). The Millbank also fits snug but not too snug, and definitely less snug then the 348. Mind that the Westbourne is an Oxford with a toe cap, whille the millbank is a derby style shoe without toe cap. These things also have an impact on fit. So, as always, you should be careful with comparing lasts. Not only the last will be decisive for the fit. 

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