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post #4876 of 6735
Those are some of the richest and best looking LWB's I've ever seen. I like the quality of C&J's workmanship so much that I might forgo going to Budapest to get handmade shoes if I could get a pair of these. Only problems are that they're only made for little feet and they cost over a thousand dollars.
Edited by BeSpiffington - 9/29/13 at 8:28am
post #4877 of 6735
My first post here, I stumbled on this thread looking for info about the Snowdon boot, and just saw this:
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post


As for the special order, well it's not actually that special but it's exactly what I wanted - a veldtschoen boot in rough-out to replace the storm-welted Arrans I already have. A proper field boot as opposed to a 'walk in the country' boot, and one that will look the dog's bollocks with denim. I've asked the shop to enquire of the factory to see if they can produce a pattern with a full bellows tongue, as opposed to the half bellows the Snowdon pattern has as standard.

Being on the Snowdon pattern and not the Arran means that it'll be unlined, which is fine. Should be with me by the end of November...

CTB, that build sounds nice, I might be interested in a pair of those myself. Any chance you could PM me some details? would two pairs be cheaper than one?

Cheers.
post #4878 of 6735
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Originally Posted by 0kimi View Post

My first post here, I stumbled on this thread looking for info about the Snowdon boot, and just saw this:
CTB, that build sounds nice, I might be interested in a pair of those myself. Any chance you could PM me some details? would two pairs be cheaper than one?

Cheers.

 

Unfortunately you need six pairs at least to bring the price down, sorry! If you're a UK 10 then I'm selling my original Snowdons which might interest you.

 

The makeup for my boot itself is simple: standard Snowdon pattern but in dark brown rough-out leather, with a brown Ridgeway sole and, possibly, a full bellows tongue instead of the usual half-bellows version. Nothing more exciting than that, although it's exactly what I'm after!

post #4879 of 6735
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Those are some of the richest and best looking LWB's I've ever seen. I like the quality of C&J's workmanship so much that I might forgo going to Budapest to get handmade shoes if I could get a pair of these. Only problems are that they're only made for little feet and they cost over a thousand dollars.

+1. I had the same exact reaction upon seeing those LWBs. Superb.
post #4880 of 6735
Morningstar, welcome to the Forum.

Does the Radstock come in a "G" fitting?

In my experience, the 341 last is quite generous, but certainly not as generous as a "G" fitting from another brand. However, if you can get it in a "G" fitting, then I think that it should be quite roomy and probably equivalent to the Barkers.

One idea might be to e-mail an online store that sells both C&Js and Barker shoes, and to ask them for their opinion. As an example, "We Sell Shoes" is an online store that handles both brands and so they might be able to offer an opinion on the respective fit of each last. Hopefully, they'll also have a pair of the Radstock in stock in your size.
post #4881 of 6735
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

No they don't, but why is that disappointing?

gotta be honest, it sure looks like they do to me. will snap a picture later.

disappointing because lower end brands use full leather insoles. It really is sort of the foundation of a GY shoe.
post #4882 of 6735
X-post from the Harlech whiskey mto thread:

Spent about two hours at the c&j store on Jermyn St (#92) today. Incredible experience! Not sure about the negative reviews I've read but the customer service was outstanding. Ended up buying a pair of Harlechs in dark brown shell. I love the 341 last; fits my foot really well. Was tempted by the Coniston but the 325 last wasn't as good a fit for me as the 341. For me, the 341 last was tts (size down one for the UK size). The 325 last was wider so I had to size down 1/2 (1 1/2 from US to UK size) but decided to pass. My wife actually spent more there than I did!

I am still on board for the whiskey Harlech mto. More so now than ever. I will provide more info later, need to get some sleep. But I gotta give a shout out to Will at the store. He made the experience the best. C&Jonline, if you're listening, your guy Will there is a star!
post #4883 of 6735
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

X-post from the Harlech whiskey mto thread:

Spent about two hours at the c&j store on Jermyn St (#92) today. Incredible experience! Not sure about the negative reviews I've read but the customer service was outstanding. Ended up buying a pair of Harlechs in dark brown shell. I love the 341 last; fits my foot really well. Was tempted by the Coniston but the 325 last wasn't as good a fit for me as the 341. For me, the 341 last was tts (size down one for the UK size). The 325 last was wider so I had to size down 1/2 (1 1/2 from US to UK size) but decided to pass. My wife actually spent more there than I did!

I am still on board for the whiskey Harlech mto. More so now than ever. I will provide more info later, need to get some sleep. But I gotta give a shout out to Will at the store. He made the experience the best. C&Jonline, if you're listening, your guy Will there is a star!

The 341 is a great last, although I really like the 325 too. The 240 I can do without.
post #4884 of 6735
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


The 341 is a great last, although I really like the 325 too. The 240 I can do without.

 

I have to agree (for my feet anyway) - I have the perforated cap toe oxford from Peal and Co on this last and it's one of my least comfortable shoes.

post #4885 of 6735
341 is my fav. classic last too; not too pointy and not too round : )
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

disappointing because lower end brands use full leather insoles. It really is sort of the foundation of a GY shoe.

Do you mean insoles or insocks?
It is my understanding that handgrade shoes have full leather insoles and full leather insocks. The insock is just a thin leather 'padding'. The classic collection have full leather insoles and half leather insocks (the heel part). You can see the leather insole where the insock ends.
Fwiw, most of my shoes (Alden, EG, Corthay) have half leather insocks.

Old shoe insides, not the most tasty of pics (Click to show)
HG


Classic

post #4886 of 6735
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Hey guys,
do C&J benchgrades have full leather insoles? It does not appear that way from what I can see. I think the insole on my merton and hallams is leatherboard.

If so, somewhat disappointing.
Just to clear up any confusion. The material right below where you foot goes isn't always necessarily the insole right? It could just be the sock liner and the insole could still be below that.
post #4887 of 6735
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

X-post from the Harlech whiskey mto thread:

Spent about two hours at the c&j store on Jermyn St (#92) today. Incredible experience! Not sure about the negative reviews I've read but the customer service was outstanding. Ended up buying a pair of Harlechs in dark brown shell. I love the 341 last; fits my foot really well. Was tempted by the Coniston but the 325 last wasn't as good a fit for me as the 341. For me, the 341 last was tts (size down one for the UK size). The 325 last was wider so I had to size down 1/2 (1 1/2 from US to UK size) but decided to pass. My wife actually spent more there than I did!

I am still on board for the whiskey Harlech mto. More so now than ever. I will provide more info later, need to get some sleep. But I gotta give a shout out to Will at the store. He made the experience the best. C&Jonline, if you're listening, your guy Will there is a star!
Is Will the young sales guy who wears a nice Rolex datejust?
post #4888 of 6735
for reference, here is a shot of my hallams. If this isn't a leatherboard insole, I don't know what is:

post #4889 of 6735
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

for reference, here is a shot of my hallams. If this isn't a leatherboard insole, I don't know what is:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

On a goodyear welted shoe the insole is stitched through isn't it? I don't see any stitching through this. My Drummonds are the same as your Hallams.
post #4890 of 6735
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

On a goodyear welted shoe the insole is stitched through isn't it? I don't see any stitching through this. My Drummonds are the same as your Hallams.

no, from my experience only bologna or blake shoes have visible stitches on the insole.
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