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post #1126 of 7533
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Originally Posted by The7Ups View Post


Therein lies my dilema. I like C&J, but Islay is part of a small country boot collection that they do, whereas Tricker's are probably best known for their rugged boots, Stow being the most iconic. Stow is also cheaper at full retail versus Islay and pops up regulary on the reTricker ebay sale and seconds site.

As I say Islay is handsome but its interesting that you turn to the Tricker's in really foul city weather (am looking for a boot for that purpose, my C&J Snowdon are great for more rugged terrain). Currently have no Tricker's in my collection plus they offer RTW Stows in a wide range of colours, might be time to take the plunge. 


Depends on your needs. Generally I wear my Islays during the week; however, when it gets really bad or when I'm more casual during the weekends, the Stows work better. My Stows definitely are too voluminous for officewear (suit & tie).

Just get both!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1127 of 7533
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

the Stows work better.

can you explain better?
post #1128 of 7533
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

can you explain better?

The uppers of my Stows feel thicker and more durable so I prefer to use them when it gets really rainy/snowy. Partly I also would rather use them instead of wearing out my Islays (which I like better and prefer not to beat up). In regards to aesthetics, my Stows are definitely more casual.

Both are great boots so either choice would be excellent. If you tend to wear suits & trousers vs jeans and cargos, go with the Islays.
post #1129 of 7533
Shoes: C&J Drummonds in Beechnut with Gdot custom patina. (Third wearing - starting to come along nicely)

572

Cross poast from the Rock your Socks thread.
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Very nice, likely to be my next purchase. Have they lightened in color over the time you've had them or is it just the pic.
 

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C&J Weymouth after 2 years
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^ A little bit. But I also have the Audleys and both are supposed to be the same color, dark brown antique calf, but the Audleys are darker, the waymouth were lighter since the beginning
post #1132 of 7533
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Partly I also would rather use them instead of wearing out my Islays (which I like better and prefer not to beat up).

well, that's sort of douchey, imo
post #1133 of 7533
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Originally Posted by claes500 View Post

Judging by the almost fully closed lacing, aren't they a bit too big?

I am a little between sizes in the 337. I went down a half size in one shoe and it was very snug. I wear a 10.5 US and these are a UK 9.5 They don't feel big on my feet.

I like the fully closed laces on a balmoral style as in Gdot's Drummond's posted above. There is actually a bit of space in mine if you look closely. Where do want the space to be? At the top? I would say there is an 1/8 of an inch across the instep.
post #1134 of 7533
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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post

I am a little between sizes in the 337. I went down a half size in one shoe and it is pretty snug. I wear a 10.5 US and these are a UK 9.5
I like the fully closed laces on a balmoral style.

It´s the same for me on my Somerville. The lacing is fully closed in the shaft, i have thin legs and i don´t think it would be different if i sized down 0.5. It dosen´t matter anyway since i don´t wear Thom Browne pants satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post

I am a little between sizes in the 337. I went down a half size in one shoe and it was very snug. I wear a 10.5 US and these are a UK 9.5 They don't feel big on my feet.
I like the fully closed laces on a balmoral style as in Gdot's Drummond's posted above. There is actually a bit of space in mine if you look closely. Where do want the space to be? At the top? I would say there is an 1/8 of an inch across the instep.

Yes on a closer look I see that the right shoe has more space but the left shoe has less but I guess that it is more a question of taste, If they feel good and you prefer more closed lacing then there is no problem, looks awesome all the same
post #1136 of 7533
I always thought totally closed was what was appropriate on the lacing for an oxford/balmoral. Isn't that a sign of a perfectly fitted shoe, when it fits and the lacings are perfectly closed/aligned?

Or are you talking boots here? I have no idea what is appropriate up the ankle on a lace up boot. I've never worn one.
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I think that it "should" be a small V but my opinion is that this is a bad sign of how good the fit is. How tight the lacing will be is a matter of your insteap, i have a high instep and if i should get a totally close lacing i guess i have to go from my UK 7.5E to UK 10.5E. I´m a UK 7-7.5E length and width wise and the instep is kind of hard to do something about in RTW shoes.
post #1138 of 7533
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

I think that it "should" be a small V but my opinion is that this is a bad sign of how good the fit is. How tight the lacing will be is a matter of your insteap, i have a high instep and if i should get a totally close lacing i guess i have to go from my UK 7.5E to UK 10.5E. I´m a UK 7-7.5E length and width wise and the instep is kind of hard to do something about in RTW shoes.

Yes I have always prefered a small V shape but I guess you're right, it is perhaps a poor measure of fit
post #1139 of 7533
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Originally Posted by claes500 View Post

Yes I have always prefered a small V shape but I guess you're right, it is perhaps a poor measure of fit

well, it's not. it's not the most accurate indicator, though.
post #1140 of 7533
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

well, it's not. it's not the most accurate indicator, though.

I guess I can use it for my own feet as a measure to compare how different lasts works but were it becomes difficult is when comparing different people's fit with the same measure?
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