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^ Very nice indeed. What's the welt detail you have there?
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^ Very nice indeed. What's the welt detail you have there?

 

It's a veldtschoen stitch-down construction with two uppers - the inner upper is welted as normal and the outer upper is turned out and stitched directly to the midsole. That, combined with thick leather and a half-bellows tongue, makes the boot as waterproof as you'll ever get with a leather boot like this. Kicks a poxy storm welt into touch!

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+1. Very nice boots indeed!

 

Thanks, hoit.  Now I just need the whiskey MTO to arrive to increase my C&J collection to a big three.  I'm kind of surprised others haven't posted about taking advantage of that Barneys' sale.

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Better daylight pics to follow, but these are the Snowdon in rough-out that I had made for me. 228 last, veldtschoen, Ridgeway sole, part-lined in navy calf:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Really liking those CTB.  What was the impetus behind this MTO?  To be used for a specific purpose?  Also, what does C&J charge for an individual MTO, if I may ask?

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Really liking those CTB.  What was the impetus behind this MTO?  To be used for a specific purpose?  Also, what does C&J charge for an individual MTO, if I may ask?


Cheers, the pics I'll take over the weekend will be a vast improvement on the ones I've posted.

 

The first C&J boots I owned were the limited edition rough-out Arran boots that they sold in their UK shops a few years ago. The boots were basically cut on the Snowdon pattern but on the 365 last instead of the 228, and with a standard tongue and storm welt instead of veldtschoen construction. I also bought a larger size than I should have, too.

 

I loved the Arrans to bits but they were never quite what I would have wanted them to be as I learnt more about decent footwear. So I decided to bite the bullet and get a pair made that totally covered my wants and needs...I toyed with the idea of contrasting leathers and whatever but ultimately stuck as close as I could to the original design, only changing the construction, size and last.

 

They weren't cheap at all (£700) but I covered most of the cost by some judicious eBaying (including the original Arran boots) and, at ten weeks, the turnaround time was a lot more bearable than whatever the jokers at EG are offering at the moment...

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Cheers, the pics I'll take over the weekend will be a vast improvement on the ones I've posted.

 

The first C&J boots I owned were the limited edition rough-out Arran boots that they sold in their UK shops a few years ago. The boots were basically cut on the Snowdon pattern but on the 365 last instead of the 228, and with a standard tongue and storm welt instead of veldtschoen construction. I also bought a larger size than I should have, too.

 

I loved the Arrans to bits but they were never quite what I would have wanted them to be as I learnt more about decent footwear. So I decided to bite the bullet and get a pair made that totally covered my wants and needs...I toyed with the idea of contrasting leathers and whatever but ultimately stuck as close as I could to the original design, only changing the construction, size and last.

 

They weren't cheap at all (£700) but I covered most of the cost by some judicious eBaying (including the original Arran boots) and, at ten weeks, the turnaround time was a lot more bearable than whatever the jokers at EG are offering at the moment...

 

Thanks for the info.  I like how you really put thought into the function these boots were to have and to put the requirements into the details of the makeup.  Very well done! For myself, I am buying a lot less on emotion and less impulsively.  I haven't done an individual MTO yet but you set a good example of how to do it.

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Better daylight pics to follow, but these are the Snowdon in rough-out that I had made for me. 228 last, veldtschoen, Ridgeway sole, part-lined in navy calf:











These are dope!
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Colour in the fourth pic is most accurate.

 

To say I'm happy with these would be a slight understatement.

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CTB you should be delighted, they are stunning

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Brummie, love those! I need some winter boots as well, but with shearling lining for the really cold days. Since I understand C&J won't do shearling, I've been contemplating a pair of galways in country calf and suede with shearling, ridgeway and veldtschoen. However, not sure if the suede part will be any good for a pair of rough and water-resistant boots, but with some nano protector it might work. I'm also afraid that EG will charge me a minor fortune for doing veldtschoen, but we'll see. Anyway, wear yours in good health!

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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

Better daylight pics to follow, but these are the Snowdon in rough-out that I had made for me. 228 last, veldtschoen, Ridgeway sole, part-lined in navy calf:










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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

Better daylight pics to follow, but these are the Snowdon in rough-out that I had made for me. 228 last, veldtschoen, Ridgeway sole, part-lined in navy calf:











WoW! very nice boots, love them. Congratulations and enjoy
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Thanks for the comments, gents, they're appreciated. I'm looking forward to beating these up over the next few years!

 

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Thanks for the info.  I like how you really put thought into the function these boots were to have and to put the requirements into the details of the makeup.  Very well done! For myself, I am buying a lot less on emotion and less impulsively.  I haven't done an individual MTO yet but you set a good example of how to do it.

And thanks, again. Too many times I've seen outlandish MTOs (or 'special orders' in C&J-speak for a one-off) where it seems that the maximum impact of the finished product was the driving force behind the creation of the design. I toyed with the idea of having the sides of the boot leg done in heavy waxed loden green nubuck but decided that i wanted the whole boot to 'distress' as had my Arrans.

 

It was wearing the Arrans on a summer paintballing trip that sent me over the edge when some muddy water got into the boots and made me think again about how much more I would've loved the boots if they'd been veldtschoen and therefore more suited to stuff like that.

 

Definitely a case of getting exactly what I wanted.

 

 

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Brummie, love those! I need some winter boots as well, but with shearling lining for the really cold days. Since I understand C&J won't do shearling, I've been contemplating a pair of galways in country calf and suede with shearling, ridgeway and veldtschoen. However, not sure if the suede part will be any good for a pair of rough and water-resistant boots, but with some nano protector it might work. I'm also afraid that EG will charge me a minor fortune for doing veldtschoen, but we'll see. Anyway, wear yours in good health!

You're right, C&J wouldn't do shearling for this. Apparently Mr Jones' (as in C&J) reaction when told that EG would do shearling was, " Well, good for Edward Green!".

 

Suede is fine for rough boots, there are plenty of varieties of heavy and/or waxed suede available and my shearling Galways served me well last winter. Also worth thinking about Cheaney's Irvine brogue boot model (non-veldt, though), which are fully shearling-lined as opposed to just lined in the leg as per the Galway variants:

 

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Originally Posted by S K M View Post
 

Brummie, love those! I need some winter boots as well, but with shearling lining for the really cold days. Since I understand C&J won't do shearling, I've been contemplating a pair of galways in country calf and suede with shearling, ridgeway and veldtschoen. However, not sure if the suede part will be any good for a pair of rough and water-resistant boots, but with some nano protector it might work. I'm also afraid that EG will charge me a minor fortune for doing veldtschoen, but we'll see. Anyway, wear yours in good health!

 

Shearling lined Galways are  damned cold  not warm enough for walking in a temperature below -5 Celsius. I have it and would advise you to go for anything full shearling lined, not only on shaft.

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Shearling lined Galways are  damned cold  not warm enough for walking in a temperature below -5 Celsius. I have it and would advise you to go for anything full shearling lined, not only on shaft.
Now in MI, I realize that none of my boots are as good as for tech boots (Columbia) for really cold and icy days. There's just is a point for me when I just say screw it! Man, I miss NYC already...
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Are Shipton & Heneage's shoes by C&J made to the same standard as C&J's other shoes?
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