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Originally Posted by philweezer View Post

To anyone who has C&J shoe trees, are they uniform in shape? I just got mine and it was difficult to put in and also I noticed the shape of the left is different from the right. Here are the pics...






Call the store where you get them from, they should be able to replace the trees for you if they're the wrong size.
post #4322 of 7538
I got these at the C&J NY store. It is the correct size but it doesn't fit in smoothly. So I'm guessing by everyone's response that the trees are suppose to be uniform.
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Originally Posted by Tuur View Post

I'm going to buy me a new pair of C&J. For the moment I only have the Edgware's so I'm only just started buying higher end shoes. For my second pair I'd really like the Westbourne's (in Chestnut Burnished Calf) or the Selbourne's (in Chestnut antique Calf). However, I have a new job where I will have to wear suits. My Edgware go perfectly with a navy suit, but what about the Westbourne's or the Selbourne's. Do you think they are too tan for a navy suit?

Should I go for the Hallam instead? They are dark brown as well and will fit perfectly with a navy suit, but they look a lot like the Edgware's that I already have (almost same color). I'd rather buy shoes in a slightly different color.

I have both colors of the Selborne as well as Hallam in dark brown. The chestnut Selbornes are by far my favorite pair of shoes I own. That said, I wear a lot of dark suits so they're not the most versatile. I like the Hallams less (I really only bought them because I got a great deal) but I probably wear them more.

Another note: I have seven pairs of C&J and I'm very happy with them all, but the hand grade shoes are well worth the extra money. I only wish there were more HG styles that I liked.
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Originally Posted by jssdc View Post


I have both colors of the Selborne as well as Hallam in dark brown. The chestnut Selbornes are by far my favorite pair of shoes I own. That said, I wear a lot of dark suits so they're not the most versatile. I like the Hallams less (I really only bought them because I got a great deal) but I probably wear them more.

Another note: I have seven pairs of C&J and I'm very happy with them all, but the hand grade shoes are well worth the extra money. I only wish there were more HG styles that I liked.

Thanks!

 

I do have a follow up question. Was their a lot of difference breaking in your Selbourne's as opposed to your Hallam's?

 

Before I buy my new pair of C&J I have to be sure about size. I bought my Edgware UK8 (true to size) and I have worn them 7-8 days by now. I don't have any fit-problems around the toes. They hurted a little bit at first but now I'm very comfortable in that zone. 

 

At the heel they are not perfectly comfortable yet. I still expierence some heel slip, although it's not a big problem and it doesn't give me blisters. When I'm standing and move my foot as far upfront as I can there is just a little bit of room at the heel, I barely can squeeze a finger between the heel counter and the heel, so normally that fit should be perfect as well. Yet, when I'm wearing the shoes I have the impression that there is a lot of room there (heel slip). 

 

I've read on the internet that the Edgware's are not easy to break in, probably as a result of the stiff leather that is used for these shoes. Would this indeed be the problem? Do you think the shoes are not completely broken in after 7-8 days? Maybe I have to size down (a half a size) on my next C&J? I have to size that when I walk in them the leather still makes that typical sound of stiff leather.

 

Here is a picture of my shoes. I think the creases are normal and don't give the impression that my shoes are too big nor too small..?

 

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Originally Posted by Tuur View Post

 

I've read on the internet that the Edgware's are not easy to break in, probably as a result of the stiff leather that is used for these shoes. Would this indeed be the problem? Do you think the shoes are not completely broken in after 7-8 days? Maybe I have to size down (a half a size) on my next C&J? I have to size that when I walk in them the leather still makes that typical sound of stiff leather.

 

Here is a picture of my shoes. I think the creases are normal and don't give the impression that my shoes are too big nor too small..?

 

 

 

if they're comfortable, and you like them, go for it. don't worry about creases, they will happen regardless. Comfort >>> everything else.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

 

 

if they're comfortable, and you like them, go for it. don't worry about creases, they will happen regardless. Comfort >>> everything else.

 

Thx, but for the moment they are not 100% comfortable at the heel. I'm trying to figure out if this is caused by the leather that is still rather stiff (I've already worn them for 7-8 days) or is they are a halve a size too big.. I still expierence some heel slip. Isn't the heel counter the stiffest part of the shoe?

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Crockett & Jones posted up a nice article about their hand grade vs main line, interesting read. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

http://www.crockettandjones.com/News/Index/Crockett-and-Jones-Hand-Grade-vs-Main-Line---An-extra-two-weeks#.UfD6UY19vnh
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Thanks for sharing, I learned something new - I had no idea why some of my better shoes had the corner of the heel "notched":
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Fine Details - The removal of the inside corner on a Hand Grade heel is not just for aesthetics, it reduces the snagging of the inside of your suit trousers as you go about your daily routine.

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Crockett & Jones posted up a nice article about their hand grade vs main line, interesting read. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

http://www.crockettandjones.com/News/Index/Crockett-and-Jones-Hand-Grade-vs-Main-Line---An-extra-two-weeks#.UfD6UY19vnh
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Thanks for sharing, I learned something new - I had no idea why some of my better shoes had the corner of the heel "notched":
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Fine Details - The removal of the inside corner on a Hand Grade heel is not just for aesthetics, it reduces the snagging of the inside of your suit trousers as you go about your daily routine.

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Crockett & Jones posted up a nice article about their hand grade vs main line, interesting read. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

http://www.crockettandjones.com/News/Index/Crockett-and-Jones-Hand-Grade-vs-Main-Line---An-extra-two-weeks#.UfD6UY19vnh

to be honest, it's more aesthetics, how long does one's pants need to be caught like that. Probably more useful to prevent the heel corners getting damaged when using the stairs.
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to be honest, it's more aesthetics, how long does one's pants need to be caught like that. Probably more useful to prevent the heel corners getting damaged when using the stairs.

 

Yeah, if you are stepping on your pants throughout the day, having the corner of the heel shaved off isn't going to save them.
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

to be honest, it's more aesthetics, how long does one's pants need to be caught like that. Probably more useful to prevent the heel corners getting damaged when using the stairs.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Yeah, if you are stepping on your pants throughout the day, having the corner of the heel shaved off isn't going to save them.

Hmm, I was thinking that it helped when I crossed my legs, but I just did an informal test and that's not it either (crossing my legs hikes the hem up, not down - duh!). Maybe some people put their trousers on after their shoes?
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Maybe it has to do with the way most people walk? It might reduce stress on the shoe or the wearer's foot, if they push off of the inside when walking, not sure...

Looks like a job for DWFII...
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New to the forum, just want to know when can we have sales on C&J shoes.

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by garret86 View Post

New to the forum, just want to know when can we have sales on C&J shoes.

Thanks

Usually twice a year: January and June.
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Originally Posted by garret86 View Post

New to the forum, just want to know when can we have sales on C&J shoes.

Thanks
I'm still trying to figure this out myself.

Barney's in clearance time (no wide sizes though frown.gif ) and BB during corporate member sale day, that is as all I can think of...
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