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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

My first ever C&J, the Arran in rough out, after a hard day's paintballing. I was actually going to wear the Snowdon, but rain was forecast and I didn't fancy getting bogged down with a clogged-up commando sole in the mud. Soon found out that the half-bellows tongue on the Snowdown would have been useful as the mud in places was deep enough to get in round the sides of the tongue. Otherwise fantastic boots for the terrain.

My apologies to those who baby their footwear:







Haha, great post. Boots love some beating, please post some pics of how they look after you cleaned them.
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Were you the guy in the rabbit suit Brummie? rotflmao.gif
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Quick question...

The C&J website says:
"Aside from the factory repairs most of the Crockett & Jones retail shops also offer a local repair service, which is carried out by a reputable agent on our behalf and takes approximately 2 weeks."

Is this "reputable agent" as good as the factory and do they use original C&J parts for repair (eg C&J branded soles)?
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I recently contacted C&& regarding the possibilities of a group MTO for interested SF members. I asked about an all eyelet cordovan Harlech with storm welt on commando and was told that something along those lines would be possible. Boots would be non-returnable and payment would need to be in full prior to construction. Wait time would be 10-12 weeks. If anyone's interested I think we should take advantage. PM me if interested - I could also start a new thread...
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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg View Post

Quick question...

The C&J website says:
"Aside from the factory repairs most of the Crockett & Jones retail shops also offer a local repair service, which is carried out by a reputable agent on our behalf and takes approximately 2 weeks."

Is this "reputable agent" as good as the factory and do they use original C&J parts for repair (eg C&J branded soles)?

In the UK, they use Koko's in north London.

Apparently they have c&j supplied materials etc, but i understand they only carry out small repairs like heels etc as opposed to full resole. Presumably only the factory in Northampton have the original lasts needed for a full recraft.
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

I recently contacted C&& regarding the possibilities of a group MTO for interested SF members. I asked about an all eyelet cordovan Harlech with storm welt on commando and was told that something along those lines would be possible. Boots would be non-returnable and payment would need to be in full prior to construction. Wait time would be 10-12 weeks. If anyone's interested I think we should take advantage. PM me if interested - I could also start a new thread...

$,$$$ i think the cost will
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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

In the UK, they use Koko's in north London.

Apparently they have c&j supplied materials etc, but i understand they only carry out small repairs like heels etc as opposed to full resole. Presumably only the factory in Northampton have the original lasts needed for a full recraft.
Thanks for your most helpful info. I asked for a sole & heel change (leather --> dainite resole) for a new pair of shoes bought direct from C&J, i thought it'd be done at the factory but C&J notified me it was done at their "repairer" and it's now ready.

I hope this doesn't count as a 3rd party repair that would invalidate future factory recrafting...?
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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg View Post

Thanks for your most helpful info. I asked for a sole & heel change (leather --> dainite resole) for a new pair of shoes bought direct from C&J, i thought it'd be done at the factory but C&J notified me it was done at their "repairer" and it's now ready.

I hope this doesn't count as a 3rd party repair that would invalidate future factory recrafting...?

That makes sense if it was a new shoe. How much did they charge out of interest?

I wouldn't imagine it would cause any problems down the line, although I don't believe the C&J recraft offers particularly good value for money.
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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

That makes sense if it was a new shoe. How much did they charge out of interest?

I wouldn't imagine it would cause any problems down the line, although I don't believe the C&J recraft offers particularly good value for money.
Hello, C&J charged £60 for the change of sole for the new shoes.
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How would I get rid of this liquid stain on my Selbournes?

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Any interest in a Tetbury mto? Just ordered black calf; wouldn't mind a calf or cordovan in an interesting colour (navy?).
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A quick question for C&J (or anyone else who may already know this from personal experience):

- I have two pairs of C&J Audleys (one black, one brown) that I would like to return for re-crafting.

They both have Topy layers applied to the soles. The Topy layers were applied by a local cobbler.

Would C&J still accept the shoes for a re-craft?


(Note: The shoes are otherwise in totally original condition - they've never been re-heeled or otherwise altered from their original state, except for the application of the Topy layers.)
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

A quick question for C&J (or anyone else who may already know this from personal experience):

- I have two pairs of C&J Audleys (one black, one brown) that I would like to return for re-crafting.

They both have Topy layers applied to the soles. The Topy layers were applied by a local cobbler.

Would C&J still accept the shoes for a re-craft?


(Note: The shoes are otherwise in totally original condition - they've never been re-heeled or otherwise altered from their original state, except for the application of the Topy layers.)

Journeyman, just curious, why are they going back for re-crafting? or you just want to go back to leather sole?
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Journeyman, just curious, why are they going back for re-crafting? or you just want to go back to leather sole?


Both of them are worn down at the heels and the insoles are also quite worn, particularly on the brown pair, as I wear them a lot more than I do the black pair.

I might not send back the black pair because, as noted, they're not nearly as worn as the brown pair and I can have new Topy layers applied locally and hopefully a local cobbler can also fit a combination heel with a rubber toplift for the black pair.

However, given that the brown pair have served me very faithfully for quite a few years, it would be nice to have them professionally refurbished so that they can continue to serve me for many more years.
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In my opinion they shouldn't care as they'll remove the entire sole irrespective of a topy on it or not. Having a topy doesn't change any of their processes I imagine, and it'll be pretty poor form if they said they wouldn't recraft it on that basis.

If push comes to shove you can take it to a cobbler to remove the topy.
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