I'm new to C&J and just yesterday received my first C&J's, the dark brown cordovan Harlechs that I bought at the #92 Jermyn St shop a couple of weeks ago. I posted earlier about the amazing customer service my wife and I received at that shop but I do want to reiterate that point. I don't understand the negative comments I had read way back in this thread. Our experience was nothing but exemplary. They shipped the boots (along with a couple of pairs that my wife bought) on the date I requested and they arrived via ParcelForce and USPS yesterday. A warm personal note was enclosed from our sales associate, William Powell. Very nice touch. Another shout out to him; he was amazing. He was not only very knowledgeale, but he was so balanced in his recommendations --- strong and clear in his recommendations but ready to defer to the client's wishes if needed.
Here are the Harlechs. They had some creasing from prior try-ons but I am not that picky on that issue and they were minor IMO. I don't think I say this for every new boot I try on but I do think these are the most comfortable boots I own so far. The 341 last was made for me.
With no flash:
In sunlight (sorry for the backdrop but the best sunlight was there at that time):
On my feet:
Now that I know how well these boots work for me, only increases my anticipation to receive the mto whiskey Harlechs that should arrive in a few months. I'm glad (but maybe our budget isn't) that my wife bought shoes & boots as well as she spent more than I did and lessens my guilt over what I spend on footwear.