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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post


I'm going to probably be wearing them once a week. I don't plan on hiking in them or anything rugged, just commuting to and fro from work. They'll experience rain/snow/ice for sure. Do you think re-applying every 3 to 4 months should be sufficient?

 

If you're wearing them once a week then my gut feeling is that every three to four months might be overkill, but you never know. You don't want to saturate them with whatever product you choose to use as it'll make them heavy, greasy and potentially darken the leather. I walk miles in my boots and they only get done at the start of autumn and at the end of winter as a rule, although this isn't set in stone.

 

Bear in mind, too, that most 'country' boots and shoes will be made from leather that is more water-resistant to standard, 'dress' calf - and will often have been treated with wax as part of the tanning process.

 

With stuff like Sno-Seal, Chelsea Leather Food and Obenauf's HDLP less is definitely more...

 

CandJONLINE - are any of your leathers considered to be 'waxy' leathers and if so, which ones please? Do your country calf leathers fall into this category?

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Do any of you order C&J off the internet? Seems like Barney's is the only online retailer here in the States. Any recommended UK ones? May end up being cheaper actually if they subtract the VAT.

I ordered a pair of Tetburys from Edwards of Manchester during their last sale. Ordered on Sunday and had them by Wednesday. I have no idea how they shipped to the US so fast.
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

If you search, there was a recent discussion on other online retailers in the US.  One is Ben Silver.  I think you are right, though --- UK may end up being cheaper.

Ben Silver's prices are very high, but they sometimes have unique makeups, like Weymouths in tan.
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I ordered a pair of Tetburys from Edwards of Manchester during their last sale. Ordered on Sunday and had them by Wednesday. I have no idea how they shipped to the US so fast.
Ben Silver's prices are very high, but they sometimes have unique makeups, like Weymouths in tan.

Agreed, on both counts.
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

I'm going to probably be wearing them once a week. I don't plan on hiking in them or anything rugged, just commuting to and fro from work. They'll experience rain/snow/ice for sure. Do you think re-applying every 3 to 4 months should be sufficient?

I apply as needed instead of a regular schedule (for better or worse). When I wear my boots and notice they're soaking more, then I re-apply once they dry. During heavy rains/snow, I put them on more frequently... I lived in NYC note that I walked anywhere from 3 to 5 miles in them, 75-80% in the elements.
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Those of you searching for the Islay boot could do worse than checking out the Purdey website...

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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

Those of you searching for the Islay boot could do worse than checking out the Purdey website...


 



Good spot Brummie, 30GBP cheaper than C&J and free shipping on items over 250GBP. Good deal.

I have a real problem with C&J's frankly outrageous international shipping charges for single pairs (30GBP). Islay from C&J mail order will set you back 455GBP all in with no VAT back for EU buyers.
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Hallo! May anyone help me with the sizing of a pair of conistons please? How does the c&j 325 last compares to the 4497 trickers last of the stows? Thanks a lot.
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Are there any reliable stockists for ordering G width C&Js?  Preferably one with a good selection of G width styles.

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You can find online retailers offering G width, but their stock is hardly reliable. There is usually a 3 month wait at least.

C&J mail order is the only reliable game in town for G width really...
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Originally Posted by The7Ups View Post

I have a real problem with C&J's frankly outrageous international shipping charges for single pairs (30GBP). Islay from C&J mail order will set you back 455GBP all in with no VAT back for EU buyers.

 

Agree. Another option is Budapester Shuhe in Germany – I think they have shops in both Berlin and Hamburg, but no web shop, so you have to email them for availability of a specific model. Last winter I bought a pair of Islays that happened to be on sale (around 120 pounds off while they were sold out all over Britain), and to top that: free shipping (including track and trace) :slayer:

 

As far as I know, they also carry some EG and Tom Ford models...

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Originally Posted by tom delgado View Post

Hallo! May anyone help me with the sizing of a pair of conistons please? How does the c&j 325 last compares to the 4497 trickers last of the stows? Thanks a lot.

Go for the same size. Both are fairly roomy lasts, but I go tts on both personally.
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post
 

Those of you searching for the Islay boot could do worse than checking out the Purdey website...

Must agree. I bought a pair of Purdy dark brown grain boots some weeks ago. They are made on the same last as the Coniston (325). I found them more elegant than the brogued Islay, which I found rather stumpy - the brogue toecap is too foreshortened for my taste. If you have the Coniston, as I have, and are looking for a darker brown in a leather boot it could prove ideal. 

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Those Purdy's look very sharp. Feel rather silly asking, but those are made by CJ, correct?
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Originally Posted by atlasfields View Post

Those Purdy's look very sharp. Feel rather silly asking, but those are made by CJ, correct?

 

This lot are, yes. But I'm pretty certain that other makers have made for Purdey in the past.

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Those of you searching for the Islay boot could do worse than checking out the Purdey website...

Thank you! Next pair of boots found smile.gif
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