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post #5026 of 7553

Like three years ago I had bought a pair of C&J Connaught black (the quintessensial black tie shoes IMHO).

I never put them on cause I did not want to ruin them (I hoped I will be using them for my wedding but a spouse never came along....).

Anyway one month ago, realizing I was not going to get married anytime soon I decided to put them on.

Aaaaaand, wow! They are a perfect fit for my feet (no pun intended).

I only have some doubts. Are not them too comfortable for being also durable?

I really love them cause they were perfect straight on...but I am afraid they will not last long.

Is there the same model in dark brown?

Ciao from Italy

post #5027 of 7553

Certainly not, that is the beauty of English shoes!  Timeless, subtle, soft, supportive and durable.  They should last you quite a long time.

post #5028 of 7553
Marno76, wear them, these shoes should last you 5 to 10 years if taken care properly, and you may consider topy too.

And there is nothing shows more class than a well worn highly polished black cap toe in a wedding! Or any other appropriate occasion.
post #5029 of 7553
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Marno76, wear them, these shoes should last you 5 to 10 years if taken care properly, and you may consider topy too.

And there is nothing shows more class than a well worn highly polished black cap toe in a wedding! Or any other appropriate occasion.


:thumbs-up:  Words from someone who knows a little about the black cap toe.

post #5030 of 7553
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That's right! They used to be one of the SF darling shoes (e.g., EG Dover) now you barely see any pics of them up anymore.

Then I'll add mine!

post #5031 of 7553
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Every Northhampton shoemaker has been increasing prices over the course of the past decade. EG, JL, and G&G were all well under $1000 USD a decade ago (well with G&G starting in 2008). 

It seems normal a price incresase over a decade, but 100 pounds over 270 in the last 3 years seems uncommon. The question is, do you think a C6J Chelsea 3 at 370 pounds is becoming an overpriced product?
post #5032 of 7553
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I just use standard shoe trees on my pair.

 

Is there a good place to buy them cheaper? 

It is for the 325 last.

post #5033 of 7553
Does the C&J NY shop not have an online store?
post #5034 of 7553
^ pretty sure they do not.
post #5035 of 7553

thanks for the replies. I will post a pic when possibile.

I love them for being so comfortable spot on!

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Is there a good place to buy them cheaper? 
It is for the 325 last.

I use Woodlore Epic trees on my 325; I got them from some SF sponsored retailer but I can't remember (sold shoe trees and other cedar accessories). I've tried the BG trees in the 325 but the do not seem to fit well in them.
post #5037 of 7553
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Is there a good place to buy them cheaper? 
It is for the 325 last.

I use Woodlore combination cedar trees in my 325's. Pick them up from Nordstrom Rack for ~$10
post #5038 of 7553
I prefer CJ shoe trees. For my 325s, I found the CJ shoe trees fit better than the Epic. But for my Islay, 365, I prefer the Epic. Better prices when you purchse them from the UK, that is without custom or fees.

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Originally Posted by marno76 View Post

Like three years ago I had bought a pair of C&J Connaught black (the quintessensial black tie shoes IMHO).
I never put them on cause I did not want to ruin them (I hoped I will be using them for my wedding but a spouse never came along....).
Anyway one month ago, realizing I was not going to get married anytime soon I decided to put them on.

Cheer up amico mio!

You still have a wonderful pair of shoes to wear.
post #5040 of 7553
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

I use Woodlore combination cedar trees in my 325's. Pick them up from Nordstrom Rack for ~$10

Similar here. I typically use Alden split-toe cedar trees in my C&Js and have never had any problems.
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