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post #4411 of 8059
There were a whole lot of licensed C&J shoes made in New Zealand and sold in Australia. I have a few pairs. They date from the 1970s from memory.
post #4412 of 8059

I already own a pair of Swansea and Northcote and I'm currently looking to get a pair of black C&J shoes. In terms of the sole it has to be either Dainite studded or stormwelted Dainite. The reason for that is that i intend to wear these shoes in winter time too and as far as British weather goes we get 10 days per year sun and 355 days rain (if we get more than 10 days sunshine here it is called a heatwave lol8[1].gif) . Do you guys recommend a particular model?

post #4413 of 8059
Hallam
Edited by gyasih - 8/4/13 at 2:28pm
post #4414 of 8059
Quote:
Originally Posted by B-Rogue View Post

I already own a pair of Swansea and Northcote and I'm currently looking to get a pair of black C&J shoes. In terms of the sole it has to be either Dainite studded or stormwelted Dainite. The reason for that is that i intend to wear these shoes in winter time too and as far as British weather goes we get 10 days per year sun and 355 days rain (if we get more than 10 days sunshine here it is called a heatwave lol8%5B1%5D.gif) . Do you guys recommend a particular model?

Shoe or boot, for shoe I will probably pick Dover 2 or Hallam on 348

Dover 2
http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Dover-2-Black#.Uf7CdJJwpRY

Hallam
http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Hallam-Black-Wax#.Uf7CdpJwpRY

Radstock
http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Radstock-Black-E#.Uf7Cd5JwpRY
post #4415 of 8059
oh and where do you live in UK? I was in London for 2 years, didn't think I really need dainite sole all the time
post #4416 of 8059
Also you can pick up these CJ for RL for cheap, he has bunch lidrick in black calf, instead of dainite, you could topy it I suppose. I find it to be sufficient mos of the time.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/352130/summer-2013-ralph-lauren-by-c-j-thread-marlows-lindricks
post #4417 of 8059
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

This is a pair of Crockett & Jones Audleys that I returned to the factory in Northampton for refurbishment.

The first photo shows the neglected state they were in. The heels were worn right down at the back, and the soles had been worn all the way through to the cork.

The other photos show the shoes after they came back. So what had C&J done?

1. Replaced the cork, welt, soles and heels on the original last. The soles and heels look magnificent - i'm reluctant to walk around in them now!

2. New insoles

4. New laces.

5. Thorough clean, with the patina looking really nice.

The total cost was $250, including shipping from Australia to the UK and back. If you consider that a quality shoe repairer here in Melbourne would probably charge $100 for a full set of soles and heels, this looks like pretty good value. I wouldn't do this for any old shoe, but would certainly consider the exercise for another high-end pair of shoes. in future.











I thought I was in the EG thread for a second. Excellent work
post #4418 of 8059
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Originally Posted by riesenschnauser View Post


I have the exact same experience. Of the C&J shoes I have owned or tried on, most all of them suffer from a low and wide heel area which increases heel slippage. My best-fitting C&J are my Connaughts (236 last), but after 3 years of hard wear they still have som heel slippage in them, countered only by the supreme fit over the forefoot. Carmina Simpson has the same issue. Heel-fit-wise, my Loake Aldwychs are much better by comparison, comparable to my EG Dovers.

 



Ah, that's interesting. Do you think that when I stay in the same 348-last, but buying a Tetbury chukka f.e., it would reduce heel slippage as a result of the higher heel? After this post I will stop whining about the heel slippage :-)

post #4419 of 8059

Okay, I have a problem of international importance. Birthday coming up, and I'm treating myself to my 2nd pair of C&Js. I'm stuck between the Westbourne and the Edgware. I was leaning towards the Edgware, as I already own a captoe. However, the woman prefers the Westbourne as its more balanced (I agree the Westbourne has a much more balanced design). Help me

 

post #4420 of 8059
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

Okay, I have a problem of international importance. Birthday coming up, and I'm treating myself to my 2nd pair of C&Js. I'm stuck between the Westbourne and the Edgware. I was leaning towards the Edgware, as I already own a captoe. However, the woman prefers the Westbourne as its more balanced (I agree the Westbourne has a much more balanced design). Help me
 




I like the Edgware more.

BTW, for those who say classic dress shoes aren't comfortable, don't forget the shoe's lifecycle can be very long. My C&J gets so comfortable after first resole, even better than my converse.

Just enjoy your shoes guys.
post #4421 of 8059
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I like the Edgware more.

BTW, for those who say classic dress shoes aren't comfortable, don't forget the shoe's lifecycle can be very long. My C&J gets so comfortable after first resole, even better than my converse.

Just enjoy your shoes guys.

Go with the Edgeware. The color is much more versatile and I think an Adelaide cap toe can easily be had in the future.
post #4422 of 8059
Quote:
Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

This is a pair of Crockett & Jones Audleys that I returned to the factory in Northampton for refurbishment.

The first photo shows the neglected state they were in. The heels were worn right down at the back, and the soles had been worn all the way through to the cork.

The other photos show the shoes after they came back. So what had C&J done?

1. Replaced the cork, welt, soles and heels on the original last. The soles and heels look magnificent - i'm reluctant to walk around in them now!

2. New insoles

4. New laces.

5. Thorough clean, with the patina looking really nice.

The total cost was $250, including shipping from Australia to the UK and back. If you consider that a quality shoe repairer here in Melbourne would probably charge $100 for a full set of soles and heels, this looks like pretty good value. I wouldn't do this for any old shoe, but would certainly consider the exercise for another high-end pair of shoes. in future.

This is pretty awesome! Do you know if they actually replaced the insode (I know it's kind of hard to tell with the full liner)? The work on the uppers is great, especially with C&J's HG leather! I always wonder if they would do the HG soles in a BG shoe...
post #4423 of 8059
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

Okay, I have a problem of international importance. Birthday coming up, and I'm treating myself to my 2nd pair of C&Js. I'm stuck between the Westbourne and the Edgware. I was leaning towards the Edgware, as I already own a captoe. However, the woman prefers the Westbourne as its more balanced (I agree the Westbourne has a much more balanced design). Help me

 

I like the bottom pair more.

post #4424 of 8059

Shoe is preferred. Hallam and Radstock look almost the same. Which one has a more elegant design (i.e. more elongated i suppose I should say)?

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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

oh and where do you live in UK? I was in London for 2 years, didn't think I really need dainite sole all the time

 

I live in Cheshire and go out quite often in Manchester. Rain over here is guaranteed especially on a Friday and Saturday night. cloud.gif

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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Also you can pick up these CJ for RL for cheap, he has bunch lidrick in black calf, instead of dainite, you could topy it I suppose. I find it to be sufficient mos of the time.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/352130/summer-2013-ralph-lauren-by-c-j-thread-marlows-lindricks

 Topying is something I have considered but I believe that once applied you can not return your shoes to the factory for refurbishment any more.

post #4425 of 8059
Hallam is on 348, so definitely more elongated. I never thought about resole by CJ, since I don't live in UK anymore... Too much and takes too long (for me anyway, some would disagree). If topy worn out, you just replace with another rubber, must cobbler got to be able to do that.
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