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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post


Pediwear, Bodiley's, and even directly from the C&J store is probably the most reliable one. If you don't have to buy now, waiting for sales is another option, although there is no guarantee with them. Good luck, they are great boots.

If you plan on ordering from Bodileys I would order them  ASAP because there is a wait-list. I am on the July waitlist and I ordered my Selbournes last week. I found Bodileys to be about 200 USD cheaper then if I was to order them from the C&J store in NY and since i don't need them right away it is worth the wait.

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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

If you plan on ordering from Bodileys I would order them  ASAP because there is a wait-list. I am on the July waitlist and I ordered my Selbournes last week. I found Bodileys to be about 200 USD cheaper then if I was to order them from the C&J store in NY and since i don't need them right away it is worth the wait.

 

Thanks for the heads up. I am going to place an order soon.

 

I am trying to figure out my size for the Islays and found a retailer with a  UK 10.5 F. I am normally a US 11 E on the Brannock Device. Do you gents think this would be too big. I did a search on the threads couldnt find out with a 10.5 F would equate to in US sizes.

 

Thanks in advance all.

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Originally Posted by theundeadkennedy View Post

...snip...
Anywho, it was payday this past Friday and I still owed myself the birthday present that the Islays had represented. I decided my late birthday present would now be the Skyes, since I want them more than the Islays.So I contacted Yukiko at the Burlington Arcade store, whom I first spoke with when I was deep in my original search for the Islay and again when I was needing information on the Skyes. This morning she let me know that the price of the Skyes had went up £29.15 since she first quoted me the price in late January. This brought them to over $700 US after you factor in shipping, import fees, and Dainite conversion. That's Alden cordovan territory, and ravello and whiskey are tempting colors. Also, I know my size down pat in Alden's Barrie last.

I said screw it and bit the pricey bullit on the Skyes, because they're so damned beautiful. I will pray every day until their arrival that they fit.

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So you are doing a Danite conversion on the Skyes? It seems like they are most of the way to being the Islay. Do you just like the chestnut color better?

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Does anyone have a pic of burgundy cordovan ashdown (or anything on the 348 last) after its 'rolled'? Just wanted to see what it would look like before I consider it.
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I got the Skye converted to Dainite in January and they are just awesome! I don't regret at all the extra £60 for the Dainite conversion - they are awesome winter boots!
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Originally Posted by dcinitial View Post

Thanks for the heads up. I am going to place an order soon.

I am trying to figure out my size for the Islays and found a retailer with a  UK 10.5 F. I am normally a US 11 E on the Brannock Device. Do you gents think this would be too big. I did a search on the threads couldnt find out with a 10.5 F would equate to in US sizes.

Thanks in advance all.

I don't know anything about that particular last, but a UK 10.5F could be an US 11.5E or an US 11E.
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

If you plan on ordering from Bodileys I would order them  ASAP because there is a wait-list. I am on the July waitlist and I ordered my Selbournes last week. I found Bodileys to be about 200 USD cheaper then if I was to order them from the C&J store in NY and since i don't need them right away it is worth the wait.

 

Why not just order them directly from one of the C&J London stores?

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Originally Posted by jssdc View Post

 

Why not just order them directly from one of the C&J London stores?

Indeed; C&J is an average £20-25 cheaper than B but they charge for shipping; apples for apples, and they have almost everything in stock ready to go.

There is a false impression that B is cheaper because they don't charge for shipping; shipping is not free, you pay for it.

I bought from both and they are both great, but C&J direct is more convenient because of the stock.

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So ordered some C&J trees and shipper sent incorrect ones. Anyone by chance have some 6E HG (dark brown) trees and want some BG (natural) trees + difference?
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

So you are doing a Danite conversion on the Skyes? It seems like they are most of the way to being the Islay. Do you just like the chestnut color better?

Yes. I still love the Islays and plan on purchasing them in the future, but for my first foray into the C&J jungle I went with the Skyes and their sexy chestnuttiness.
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Originally Posted by hanskl View Post

I got the Skye converted to Dainite in January and they are just awesome! I don't regret at all the extra £60 for the Dainite conversion - they are awesome winter boots!

Nice! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I was wondering if anyone else did a Dainite conversion when they purchased their Skyes. I guess I'm not such an original thinker. I spend most of my time between Alaska and Oregon, so usually bust ass on leather soles. Looking forward to trying the Day-Night out biggrin.gif
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Are lasted trees worth the price of admission if you're getting them for bench grades?
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Originally Posted by theundeadkennedy View Post

Nice! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I was wondering if anyone else did a Dainite conversion when they purchased their Skyes. I guess I'm not such an original thinker. I spend most of my time between Alaska and Oregon, so usually bust ass on leather soles. Looking forward to trying the Day-Night out biggrin.gif

If you keep the chestnut of the Skye the dark brown pebble of the Islay will be a good enough contrast. Good luck on the search; I've had mine for years and they've held up well.

Regarding the "lasted" trees (technically they are not lasted), it's just preference I guess. Woodlore trees are just fine and I use them for my Aldens. On a basic level, they keep the shape; however, because the 348 shoes have such an elongated ball/toebox, I find the BG trees worth the extra amount.
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Originally Posted by theundeadkennedy View Post

Yes. I still love the Islays and plan on purchasing them in the future, but for my first foray into the C&J jungle I went with the Skyes and their sexy chestnuttiness.

The Islay is a very nice looking boot. I was originally going to purchase a pair, but just like you I ended up with a pair of Skyes, although I went with the Skye 2 instead.
I still look at the Islays every time I walk by my cobbler, but I just can't justify owning another pair of C&J at this time.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Anyone own both the C&J for RL Lindrick boot in brown shell and the C&J for RL Marlow in brown shell? If so, do you find yourself using both, or have you found the purchases to be redundant? I have one and am considering the other. Thanks.

i never get the two confused. in other words, ive never reached for one and considered the other. also, another inherent benefit of shell is both pairs of can look different because of the way shell can lighten or darken over time
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