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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

I actually wonder about C&J's price differences. The Cottesmore is one that confuses me since it is a BG boot but is pretty much HG price!

Hi DpprDr, Cottesmore is pretty much as expensive as a pattern can get, the main vamp has a very large surface area and its shape makes for extremely inefficient clicking/cutting. We have actually decided to remove Cottesmore from our stock programme for this very reason. However, it can still be ordered as an MTO or special order.

 

King Regards,

Crockett & Jones

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Does anyone do proxy for the factory seconds (they don't ship to US) // or live in the area and is willing to do so for a small fee?
Edited by venividivicibj - 7/20/13 at 10:38pm
post #4278 of 7533
just switched to saphir MDO products

I tried to antique the westbourne's with about 3 coats of black MDO cream on the toe box after 3 coats of mahogany cream, but it didn't really take, so I just threw some neutral wax on the cap instead....any tips for getting the black to take?

these are both ~4 years old



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   try a tiny drop of black or dark brown saphir renovatrice mixed with your polish to darken a little more quickly

   TINY drops in the mix at a time applied in thin coats until you get it where you want it.

 

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Originally Posted by Smahatma View Post

just switched to saphir MDO products

I tried to antique the westbourne's with about 3 coats of black MDO cream on the toe box after 3 coats of mahogany cream, but it didn't really take, so I just threw some neutral wax on the cap instead....any tips for getting the black to take?

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I'm wondering about the C&J 341 last sizing. Normally I'm 8D US so should I go down a whole size or half a size with this last?

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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

I'm wondering about the C&J 341 last sizing. Normally I'm 8D US so should I go down a whole size or half a size with this last?
UK7
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I've heard many say owning chukkas is a must, but I've never seen the allure. Seems like it's just half boot half dress shoe. Someone illuminate me please?
Edited by venividivicibj - 7/22/13 at 10:30pm
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About the most versatile shoe you can own, you can dress up or down, and if you get it in shell or wax calf with rubber sole then it's good for bad weather as well. Though I got my first chukka in suede (Tetbury on 348), the only thing I have ever paid retail so far...
post #4284 of 7533
I would say the other dress up and down shoe you can own is the Alden long wing though it's more of an American charm I suppose. Somehow a short wing just doesn't have the heft of a long wing even if it's also on double sole (I.e. CJ for RL Marlow)
post #4285 of 7533

I own Tetbury's in black/dainite.  As Clee says, they're quite versatile. I wear them in bad weather and also when travelling and I only want to bring one pair of shoes.  I wouldn't say that I love them (in fact, judging strictly by aesthetics they're my least favorite pair of shoes that I own) but they do have considerable utility.

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The one pair of chukkas I own are great. Looks like a normal shoe, dressy enough for wool trousers, but looks just fine with jeans. As an added bonus, I don't obsess about socks showing as I walk, since the extra rise in the throat covers that quite nicely.

Been thinking I need more chukkas actually...
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I own the Tetburys in Black nubuck as well (though I would have much preferred if they were calf), some Santoni chukkas, AS Radwells and now some suede Arrans.

I echo the sentiments about versatility, especially during travel. Both my Tetburys and Santonis have rubber soles and are my go-to travel shoes when I don't have any real formal business meetings. I can dress either up in a suit or down with khakis/jeans. When going through security, they are second only to loafers in having to get take them off and put them back on through security screening.
post #4288 of 7533
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Somehow a short wing just doesn't have the heft of a long wing even if it's also on double sole (I.e. CJ for RL Marlow)

What do you mean by heft? I think the Marlow Wingtips are one of my heftiest (read heavy, clunky) wingtip shoes.
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Heft in terms of look
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I would love to see them bring back the Chepstow Double Leather Burgundy Shell Cordovan. Sick Chukka Bubba:slayer:
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