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post #2611 of 7662
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Just wanted to say that I'm finally joining the big boy's shoe club. I just ordered a pair of C&J Brunswick in Dark brown Antique Calf from Robert Old and am already on pins and needles waiting for them. I'm going leaving town in 10 days and didn't want to miss 'em, so I coughed up to express ship them. Still, it's going to be a long week pining...

So far in my SF apprenticeship I've added Alden, Sutor, and C&J for RL (Lindrick, Marlow, and loafer), and some others, but this is going to be a whole 'nother altitude.
ps - after studying and agonizing on sizing for the last, I went with a 9.5UK for my US10.5+ feet (a touch wide in the right foot, and both are a touch longer than most). We shall see...

 

Why this pair when you have Marlow? Just wondering...

post #2612 of 7662
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Just wanted to say that I'm finally joining the big boy's shoe club. I just ordered a pair of C&J Brunswick in Dark brown Antique Calf from Robert Old and am already on pins and needles waiting for them. I'm going leaving town in 10 days and didn't want to miss 'em, so I coughed up to express ship them. Still, it's going to be a long week pining...

So far in my SF apprenticeship I've added Alden, Sutor, and C&J for RL (Lindrick, Marlow, and loafer), and some others, but this is going to be a whole 'nother altitude.
ps - after studying and agonizing on sizing for the last, I went with a 9.5UK for my US10.5+ feet (a touch wide in the right foot, and both are a touch longer than most). We shall see...

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Why this pair when you have Marlow? Just wondering...

That's a fair q, especially since they're both C&Js - I love my Marlows, but they lean a bit towards chunky. The double sole and the more rounded shape contribute to it. I really wanted an option that was sleeker and a bit more "professional" for when I'm wearing my more serious suits. It's just an aesthetic thing - I'm expecting them both to fill slightly different roles but, at the end of the day, I think somebody a bit less nit-picky (nutty?) could wear either and be fine.

Note that I'm not selling my Marlows; these are going to complement them as an option, not replace them smile.gif
post #2613 of 7662
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

It's beyond me how or indeed why one can put up with such a long delivery time for a humble pair of cj. As a frequent customer couldn't they do you a favour?

 

Is this regarding the wait time for my MTO?

 

If so, I'd expect to wait at least a few weeks no matter who the maker due to them being a boot that's being built from scratch to my specs in terms of leather and last - and as kwhunter quite rightly said, and as per my original comment, this is a lot better than wait times for Edward Green (around six months, I think) and Alfred Sargent (entirely based on  pot luck, from what I can gather). The wait time is no reflection of poor service on any of the makers' part though, just a reflection of the backlog of orders they have to wade through at the moment.

post #2614 of 7662

6 weeks is really very quick, Vass also has 6 weeks everybody else needs more.

May I ask you what is your makeup for the Snowdown?

post #2615 of 7662
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

6 weeks is really very quick, Vass also has 6 weeks everybody else needs more.

May I ask you what is your makeup for the Snowdown?

 

Burgundy country grain with polo suede for the boot leg, on the 335 last with veldtschoen construction on a double leather sole. Something relatively robust for the winter that can also be fairly dressy when needed.

post #2616 of 7662
Hello,

I don't know if I'm on the right thread to post my question, but here it is.

I'm looking for a pair of black leather shoes, to go with either formal navy or grey suits or with more casual outfits (chinos, dress pants, jeans...).
I already have a pair of C&J Chukka in brown suede, a pair of Grenson Royal Brogues in black shiny leather and a pair of Emling derbies in brown leather.
I managed to reduce my choices to two C&J models that would fulfil my needs:

- C&J Highbury (Black leather)
- C&J Tetbury (Black leather)

What would you guys recommand to buy? As I really love both pairs but I can't decide which one to go on with.
My only thought is that maybe the Tetbury model is "easier" for casual outfits.

Thank you for your help. smile.gif
post #2617 of 7662
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

 

Burgundy country grain with polo suede for the boot leg, on the 335 last with veldtschoen construction on a double leather sole. Something relatively robust for the winter that can also be fairly dressy when needed.

 

Sounds nice, the regular Snowdon IMO is a bit of plain jane but the burgundy grain should enhance the last.

 

Was there a significant MTO upcharge for these Brummie? Church's upcharge is relatively modest but from what I've heard C&J's is penal.

post #2618 of 7662
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

That's a fair q, especially since they're both C&Js - I love my Marlows, but they lean a bit towards chunky. The double sole and the more rounded shape contribute to it. I really wanted an option that was sleeker and a bit more "professional" for when I'm wearing my more serious suits. It's just an aesthetic thing - I'm expecting them both to fill slightly different roles but, at the end of the day, I think somebody a bit less nit-picky (nutty?) could wear either and be fine.
Note that I'm not selling my Marlows; these are going to complement them as an option, not replace them smile.gif

The Brunswick and RL Marlow are, IMO, substantially different in appearance - to say nothing of the fact that they are made with different types of leather - and the two models will easily compliment each other. I am wearing my Marlows as I type. nod[1].gif
post #2619 of 7662
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Originally Posted by The7Ups View Post

 

Sounds nice, the regular Snowdon IMO is a bit of plain jane but the burgundy grain should enhance the last.

 

Was there a significant MTO upcharge for these Brummie? Church's upcharge is relatively modest but from what I've heard C&J's is penal.

 

Yeah, I also opted for a mock toe cap in a nod to the 'traditional' veldtschoen look, which should also make it a little more interesting.

 

For MTO, it works out at roughly the standard model price plus around 50% - the Snowdon MTO came in at £675.

post #2620 of 7662
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

The Brunswick and RL Marlow are, IMO, substantially different in appearance - to say nothing of the fact that they are made with different types of leather - and the two models will easily compliment each other. I am wearing my Marlows as I type. nod[1].gif

Good point, totally forgot the calf vs. shell difference (doh!). And, thanks for the viewpoint - when I first read the question I had a momentary "Did I just waste my buy on something that's essentially the same as what I've already got?".

And, cue twilight zone music: I, also, am wearing my Marlows as I type.
post #2621 of 7662
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

 

For MTO, it works out at roughly the standard model price plus around 50% - the Snowdon MTO came in at £675.

 

Ouch! Confirms what I've been quoted in the past.

 

Would love to get a Chepstow chukka on the 325 last made up in burgundy shell but the MTO upcharge along with a premium for shell would I reckon leave me with very little change if any from 750GBP.

post #2622 of 7662

Sounds pretty accurate to me - for a full shell boot (as in a high-leg boot) we were looking at around £850...

post #2623 of 7662

I'm glad they're not really interested in MTOs honestly, as they're already far enough behind the demand that good deals are getting really hard to come across, and all the favorite SF retailers have waiting lists going into 2013.

post #2624 of 7662
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Originally Posted by Mark Anthony View Post

My apoligies for this utterly shameful plug on this thread for a pair of C&J Bedford I have on the B&S right now. See my link. Now back to your original program.

Being a senior member, you should know advertising your classifieds outside of B&S is not allowed.

post #2625 of 7662

A bit mundane, but here goes, look what just arrived:

 

 

(How do people get such awesome looking shoes-on-box shots on this forum? I always assumed it was easy.)

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