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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post


I'm a big fan of the 348. Although it's an elongated last, it's not comically so. Check out DC wearing the 348:
  Bond... (Click to show)

Yes, Bond definitely helps. Here is DC in Highburys. Maybe I just need the right trousers...

 

post #8942 of 8954
Strange looking new model:

http://www.barneys.com/crockett-%26-jones-plain-toe-balmoral-501315167.html
post #8943 of 8954
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Originally Posted by edwod View Post

Hi gents - not sure if I'm posting this in the right place.. Anyway, several weeks ago I decided that I had to have a pair of c&j Portman 3 (handgrade) in brown - could not get these shoes in Australia for love or money. Mail order or Internet purchase therefore the only option. Established my size as 8.5 E by trying on a pair of suede c&j lowndes (main line) - the 8.0 was uncomfortably tight. The Portmans arrived this week and they are absolutely beautiful.. But I think they are too big... Is there a difference in sizing between hand grade and normal c&j. I believe the lowndes and Portman are made on equivalent lasts. Any advice would be great. I'm tempting to send back and get the 8, but it's a roll of the dice and the postage is killer. Thanks

Some C&J SAs claim that there's a difference between BG and HG shoes and I can't tell if there is or not and I own several pairs of each. That said, the closure does seem to have a significant impact on 348/58 fitting for me. Basically, I feel like non-oxfords feel like they fit larger. I don't know if this is true or just feeling, but this may be what you're experiencing with the portmans. Fwiw I also own this shoe (Portman 3) and every time I wear it I feel like it's too big for the first 15-20 minutes and then it's just fine.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Nice Cleav!

Folks, need some advice on the 348 last. I'm still torn between unloading a pair of highburys or keeping them. I'm finding them a bit elongated relative to what I'm used to, although it seems that they are within specs or if longer not obscenely longer (from Barneys; thanks Cleav for measurements on your 7.5UKs). 

I am finding a decent amount of unused toe space in the shoe (which seems to be part of the 348 last on some). It is certainly longer than some 9D shoes I have on Carmina's Rain and a touch longer than my 9.5 Carmina Simpson last shoes (sized up due to narrowness). Is this people's experience as well, if you have both makes or equivalent?

Tweedy: I unfortunately do not own any Carmina so I cannot speak to your specific request. However I do own tetburys (in 8.5 UK) and I feel like the fit/creasing pattern may be similar to the highburys. In short, and as noted above in reference to the portmans, the non-Oxford closure in combination with the long last shape makes for a funny feel, at least at first. I would also expect a double-crease (not a technical term, but I don't know how else to say it) where one crease appears over the forefoot and the other where the bottom of the facings would be on an Oxford. Pity I didn't logon earlier today as I was wearing my tetburys this morning but switched shoes before goi to the airport, so missed the opportunity to use pictures to illustrate my point.

My .02 would be to lace them up at the end of the day (when your foot is at its largest), place a pencil across the forefoot and see where the crease is. Note that place and then line them up again with your Carminas. If they're at pretty similar places relative to the heel then you've got the same fit, and just need to determine if the aesthetics suit your taste. For me, I think highburys are lovely, and nearly jumped on your classified before reflecting on my unscheduled and unplanned audley purchase earlier this month and a pair of vass arriving this week and deciding that two shoe purchases per quarter is more than enough at this point.
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
 

Does any of you folks from the UK plan on visiting the Northampton soon? I just spoke to their Factory Shop and they got some Conistons there for 200 GBP :bounce2:

Trouble is, they won't dispatch the shoes outside the FS like John Lobb/Edward Green normally do. One has to personally visit the Shop and purchase them ..

So, if someone is going there anyway, please PM me, and I will of course reimburse for the proxy mission!

I would also be interested in this, if someone is heading out there. Please PM me. Cheers. 

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Originally Posted by edwod View Post

Hi gents - not sure if I'm posting this in the right place.. Anyway, several weeks ago I decided that I had to have a pair of c&j Portman 3 (handgrade) in brown - could not get these shoes in Australia for love or money. Mail order or Internet purchase therefore the only option. Established my size as 8.5 E by trying on a pair of suede c&j lowndes (main line) - the 8.0 was uncomfortably tight. The Portmans arrived this week and they are absolutely beautiful.. But I think they are too big... Is there a difference in sizing between hand grade and normal c&j. I believe the lowndes and Portman are made on equivalent lasts. Any advice would be great. I'm tempting to send back and get the 8, but it's a roll of the dice and the postage is killer. Thanks
Yes, I recall trying on some shoes at CJ Burlington Arcade London and noticed this to be true and the assistant agreed that Handgrade generally are a little less tight. I found that I could fit into 10.5 E in handgrade models but some BG were a bit too tight. Maybe not 1/2 a size in it though? In most shoes I am closer to 10.75 I think.....FWIW
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Good afternoon/morning/evening...

 

I'm looking for a bit of advise please on my first pair of shell cordovan boots.

 

I've just got myself an pair of Harlech boots, much nicer I thought that the pair of Alden cap-toe colour #8 that I tried! However, I've noticed an issue on the top of one of the boots - a slightly rough, dry patch. Is that something I should be concerned with? Can I sort it with a spot of renovator / polish / bone? I bought mail order from Crockett & Jones so could swap without too much hassle, or take the 10% refund that they've offered.

 

Thoughts anyone?

 

Thanks :)

 

post #8947 of 8954
I'd return them, or exchange I mean. Looks like it's showing on the outside as well and that would irritate me.
post #8948 of 8954
Nature of C&J shell, dryness is a huge hassle on RL marlows. I would probably exchange as well though no guarantee new pair is any better
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When did Brooks Bros start carrying the Peal/C&J burgundy shell boot?

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-brooksbrothers-Site/default/Product-Variation?pid=621H&dwvar_621H_Color=BRWN&dwvar_621H_Size=08_D&dfltsize=1&cgid=0522

 

I always like them but they were off the website for the past year or so. Seem to have a full size run now.

 

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

When did Brooks Bros start carrying the Peal/C&J burgundy shell boot?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-brooksbrothers-Site/default/Product-Variation?pid=621H&dwvar_621H_Color=BRWN&dwvar_621H_Size=08_D&dfltsize=1&cgid=0522

I always like them but they were off the website for the past year or so. Seem to have a full size run now.



They showed up again about a month or so ago.
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Originally Posted by nigeljh View Post

Good afternoon/morning/evening...

I'm looking for a bit of advise please on my first pair of shell cordovan boots.

I've just got myself an pair of Harlech boots, much nicer I thought that the pair of Alden cap-toe colour #8 that I tried! However, I've noticed an issue on the top of one of the boots - a slightly rough, dry patch. Is that something I should be concerned with? Can I sort it with a spot of renovator / polish / bone? I bought mail order from Crockett & Jones so could swap without too much hassle, or take the 10% refund that they've offered.

Thoughts anyone?

Thanks smile.gif

To be fair I don't think I would bother returning them, and I even guess my Harlechs would look a bit like that in some places. This is after all a spot that would usually be covered by your trousers. But DON'T use renovateur, but instead Saphirs cordovan cream that is much richer. I apply it once or twice a year at maximum, and the rest care I do with a brush and some water. Can't comment on the bone-trick since I have never used it.

Best,
SKM
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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

I'd return them, or exchange I mean. Looks like it's showing on the outside as well and that would irritate me.

 

Thanks - actually those two pics are of the same thing, just the second is close-up of the first

 

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Nature of C&J shell, dryness is a huge hassle on RL marlows. I would probably exchange as well though no guarantee new pair is any better

 

Thanks, yes I did wonder if I might hit the problem again, and I do particularly like the colour on these. Hmm....

 

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Originally Posted by S K M View Post


To be fair I don't think I would bother returning them, and I even guess my Harlechs would look a bit like that in some places. This is after all a spot that would usually be covered by your trousers. But DON'T use renovateur, but instead Saphirs cordovan cream that is much richer. I apply it once or twice a year at maximum, and the rest care I do with a brush and some water. Can't comment on the bone-trick since I have never used it.

Best,
SKM

 

Thanks, and thanks for the advice re renovateur, I thought I'd read that was ok and I do have some, but I ordered a jar of the cordovan cream yesterday anyway.

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
 

When did Brooks Bros start carrying the Peal/C&J burgundy shell boot?

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-brooksbrothers-Site/default/Product-Variation?pid=621H&dwvar_621H_Color=BRWN&dwvar_621H_Size=08_D&dfltsize=1&cgid=0522

 

I always like them but they were off the website for the past year or so. Seem to have a full size run now.

 

 

I got a pair and returned it the next morning. The insole/footbed seemed to be made of cheaper leather than other peals (including the same boots in suede).

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They showed up again about a month or so ago.

 

 

Thanks ddd.

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