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post #4441 of 7787
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

I'm around 6 years or so before my big 50 and I certainly see myself wearing sleek lasts 10+ years from now.  I say if you like it and suits your style, go for it!  

 

As for the chukka above, I think the Milton needs a dressier outfit.  If you normally wear casual, the Hartland seems like it may be easier to wear.  

 

All the best!

 

green garden,

 

I agree with your comment about the C&J Milton's needing a dressier outfit.   So, I will reserve them for smart casual / dress use and purchase a pair of C&J Hartland and/or Tetbury suede boots for casual / smart casual use.

 

Thanks for your words of encouragement!

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Hey guys quick question, I'm looking to buy a pair of crockett and jones cavendish loafers, and I am wondering what the general advice is on choosing a size. TTS, or size down? I've heard that the last is wide. I usually wear a 10.5 in AE Daltons (if that means anything). Thanks!
post #4443 of 7787
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

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.


Went to the Birmingham store in the end to try the various models (very pleasant and welcoming staff by the way). In the end decided to go with a pair of Radstock. Looked very nice and I suppose you can never go wrong with the classic shape.

 

Next purchase planned is a nice pair of cordovan Skye 2fing02[1].gif

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Another SF member kindly uploaded a comparison of several popular C&J lasts, which is very helpful for those of us trying to decide upon the most appropriate one.  

 

Below I've rearranged the last comparison for myself.  That is rounded toe lasts on the left and square toe lasts on the right.

 

Taking direction from C&J's retail catalogue, I've further refined the two above broad categories of lasts from more conservative (on left) to more sleek (on right), which other SF members may find useful.  

 

 

 


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 8/12/13 at 6:52pm
post #4445 of 7787
Appears as if 341 and 347 as well as 363 and 348 are very similiar besides the toe shapes.
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C&J is showing AW13 styles on http://twitter.com/CrockettJones

The Conistons in Navy looks like a must have.

post #4447 of 7787
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Originally Posted by BespokeKiwi View Post

Another SF member kindly uploaded a comparison of several popular C&J lasts, which is very helpful for those of us trying to decide upon the most appropriate one.  

 

Below I've further refined the arrangement of the lasts for myself.  That is rounded toe lasts on the left and square toe lasts on the right.

 

Taking direction from C&J's retail catalogue, I've further arranged the two above broad categories of lasts from more conservative (on left) to more sleek (on right), which other SF members may find useful.  

 

 

 

This is very helpful.  Thank you for the effort. 

 

I wonder if there's a way to comment on fit as well?  I've seen a similar diagram floating around the Alden forum where they comment which one is TTS and which ones need size adjustment.  

post #4448 of 7787

The 337 is the Audley, which is suppose to be quite conservative and not sleek.

 

But on the pictures above it looks very sleek!

post #4449 of 7787
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

The 337 is the Audley, which is suppose to be quite conservative and not sleek.

But on the pictures above it looks very sleek!

It does look very conservative, but I suppose that's not only because of the last, but because it is a very conservative style, as it is a plain captoe without any ornamentation at all.

I really like the 337 last - it is my favourite of the C&J lasts, not only because it fits my foot well but because I like the toe shape, which is a nice soft square shape, not as chiselled or "pointy" as the 348.
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Thanks for the clarification, JM.

 

When you say soft square toe you mean a nice rounded toe, not square toed shoes, the ones that get ridiculed so much?

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Thanks for the clarification, JM.

When you say soft square toe you mean a nice rounded toe, not square toed shoes, the ones that get ridiculed so much?

By a "soft square" toe, I mean a toe that is not rounded (unlike the Edward Green 202 last, for example, and also unlike the lasts on the left in the above photo, but one that is a bit chiselled or angular, but not too much so, as the corners have been rounded off.

Not too aggressively chiselled, but not too soft and rounded, either.
post #4452 of 7787

It's quite a unique toe, if you think about it.

 

See I would perceive the 341 to be more classic/conservative. It has a very gentle toe rounding, and on the left side of the shoe it rounds very smoothly. The 337 rounds quite sharply on the left hand side of the shoe which makes it look more narrow through the shoe. Perhaps in the flesh they'd be quite close.

post #4453 of 7787
My C&J collection:


From left to right:

Bedford, 317 last, black calf
Radstock, 341 last, brown calf
Draycott, 317 last, chestnut calf
Brooks Brothers Algonquin, 325 last, brown pebble (developing burgundy undertone)
RL Marlow wingtip, 325 last, brown cordovan
RL Marlow loafer, 314 last, brown cordovan


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post #4454 of 7787
Would like to see the above chart with the 325 also compared
post #4455 of 7787
venivi, what do you mean? not clear what you're asking. both 325's are in there already
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