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Handgrade Selbourne...Thanks

Here's a picture of both colors I referenced using the same poor blackberry camera in my office at various times. Same grey, flannel suit though.



post #3677 of 7586
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How would you guys describe the C&J Chestnut color? Is it more of a dark brown or burgundy?

This pic was taken for another thread but that's the chestnut Westbourne on the left with the AE Malverns on the right if that helps to judge color.
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I'm looking to purchase my first pair of C&J's and wondering what you guys think is the better option.

Im looking to wear it with Chinos; cream, navy and burgundy.

 

I just want some opinions on whether I should get suede first or leather? 

 

My preferences so far:

  • C&J Belgrave Polo Suede
  • C&J Chestnut
  • C&J Dark Brown Audley
post #3679 of 7586
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Originally Posted by AFP92 View Post

I'm looking to purchase my first pair of C&J's and wondering what you guys think is the better option.

Im looking to wear it with Chinos; cream, navy and burgundy.

 

I just want some opinions on whether I should get suede first or leather? 

 

My preferences so far:

  • C&J Belgrave Polo Suede
  • C&J Chestnut
  • C&J Dark Brown Audley

I would give you the same advice here I gave you in your other thread:

 

I would advise you to take your time and make sure your making your money count. Start with the basics and make sure your covered. Don't limit yourself to one brand but make sure they are quality brands with a good value for your money. Crocket and Jones in my mind is a good value but there are others as well. Make sure you budget shoe care supplies such as the recomended cleaner\conditioner, brushes, cream, wax, and shoe trees. Make your investment count and do your research well in advance of any purchase.

 

Suede in my opinion wouldn't be a good second shoe.

 

Checkout threads like the follwoing:

 

Streamlined Shoe Wardrobe

post #3680 of 7586
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I would give you the same advice here I gave you in your other thread:

 

I would advise you to take your time and make sure your making your money count. Start with the basics and make sure your covered. Don't limit yourself to one brand but make sure they are quality brands with a good value for your money. Crocket and Jones in my mind is a good value but there are others as well. Make sure you budget shoe care supplies such as the recomended cleaner\conditioner, brushes, cream, wax, and shoe trees. Make your investment count and do your research well in advance of any purchase.

 

Suede in my opinion wouldn't be a good second shoe.

 

Checkout threads like the follwoing:

 

Streamlined Shoe Wardrobe

Thanks for that. I decided to move into this thread instead as it is dedicated to C&J.

post #3681 of 7586
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Originally Posted by AFP92 View Post

I'm looking to purchase my first pair of C&J's and wondering what you guys think is the better option.
Im looking to wear it with Chinos; cream, navy and burgundy.

I just want some opinions on whether I should get suede first or leather? 

My preferences so far:
  • C&J Belgrave Polo Suede
  • C&J Chestnut
  • C&J Dark Brown Audley

For your intended uses you should get a blucher, not a balmoral. And don't get suede first.
post #3682 of 7586

Awesome.

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Don't need Galways, I have Islays... smile.gif

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post #3683 of 7586
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For your intended uses you should get a blucher, not a balmoral. And don't get suede first.

Which ones would you recommend in crockett and jones? And do you think the C&J lowndes in dark brown is suitable? Are double monks slightly more casual or formal ?
post #3684 of 7586
Monks are considered more casual (so closer to a derby than an oxford). Depending on the circles you frequent, a double (or single) monk would be a nice middle ground; however, you may have a hard time pulling it off in really conservative situations (i.e., interview).
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Few questions on Burgundy C&J Cordovan.

1. If one shoe is quite lighter than the other on the vamp and back of shoe in general, is it going to increase in lightness with time, thus making my boots diff shades from one another?

2. In certain lights, is it normal for the dye on cap toe part look blotchy?

3. I expected the cordovan to be A LOT smoother, but the cap toe and other parts have small indents throughout the leather.
post #3686 of 7586
Are they indents or little bumps like small dots u can feel but only see from some angles? Mine have that and some differing shades .
post #3687 of 7586
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Monks are considered more casual (so closer to a derby than an oxford). Depending on the circles you frequent, a double (or single) monk would be a nice middle ground; however, you may have a hard time pulling it off in really conservative situations (i.e., interview).

If I were to buy double monks I wouldn't be wearing it to any interviews. It's mainly for when I go out to dinners with friends and more semi formal events. I might even be able to wear it casually because the way I dress is generally a bit more formal than casual.

 

What do you guys think of the C&J Lowndes?

I've seem some pretty nice double monks in other brands but am a bit skeptical to go with them purely due to sizing. I've had a bit of experience with sizes with C&J but not any other brands and being in Australia, english shoes are almost non existent.

post #3688 of 7586
One of the best values x styles in the price range. Really liked my pair before I moved to a different brand. From what you described, I think the Lowndes would work well. I would recommend the HG DM though if that's an option since the quality is much better.
post #3689 of 7586
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Originally Posted by AFP92 View Post

I've seem some pretty nice double monks in other brands but am a bit skeptical to go with them purely due to sizing. I've had a bit of experience with sizes with C&J but not any other brands and being in Australia, english shoes are almost non existent.

 

Not true in Melbourne, we've got Loake, Grenson, Crockett and Jones, Edward Green, John Lobb and Cleverly.

post #3690 of 7586
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Not true in Melbourne, we've got Loake, Grenson, Crockett and Jones, Edward Green, John Lobb and Cleverly.

Sorry, what I was suppose to say was Perth, Australia. I actually went on a holiday to Melbourne last month which is where I got to try on some C&J and Loakes. Really liking the new Double Monk store in Fitzroy.

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