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While you're right that it is a pattern imprinted over older calfskin, that process does make it a harder wearing shoe and more weather resistant. There's a reason it is a common material on casual English shoes. If you call C&J for example and tell them you want a shoe with good water resistance this is what they are going to recommend to you...

 

Any calf that is imprinted, rolled or pressed....makes its pores more oclussive.  I think that is the reason for its water resistance (and the use of waxes of course)

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I am thinking through options on a future boot project to keep my mind busy and was hoping for a bit of help from some members that own multiple pairs of shoes in the 348 last. I'm not sure when I'd do a MTO, won't be able to for awhile, but I like to have a plan.

I'm wanting a sleek black Jodhpur with a Dainite sole. I recently did a catch and release on a pair of black Cottesmores from Barney's because they too chunky for what I was wanting. One option is to go the Skoaktiebolaget MTO Carmina route and do it on the Simpson last, but I'm not anywhere close enough to feeling comfortable about their sizing yet. A simpler yet more expensive option would be to go C&J MTO and just have a 348 black Cottesmore made up with Dainite sole. But I only have one 348 lasted boot for reference and I live in Alaska, so I don't have the option to try anything on in store.

In Crockett and Jones I wear 8.5E in my 348 lasted Tetburys, loose 9E in the 325 lasted Islay style boots I have from Purdey, and my 335 lasted Skyes are 9E and the fit my foot's shape perfectly. There is room in front of my toes on the Skyes, but its perfect everywhere else, so there is no movement. The only other 348 lasted shoes I've had were a pair of Barney's Highburys, but they were US size 9.5D and I really don't know how that would correlate.

I've read varying opinions on the fit of the Tetbury compared to other 348 lasted shoes. I've read they run large and I've read they run small, sometimes the same. If I were to do an MTO of a jodhpur, would it be best to stay 8.5E, or would it be prudent to size up half? I want the boot to be able to be worn with a suit, so I get worried about over sizing it and losing the elegance.

Any help from C&J veterans would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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For what it's worth, I have 5 shoes on the 348 last. My black, brown and suede Hallam are all size 9, I did opt to go to 8.5 for Milton (unlined suede) and Tetbury (suede) because of the absence of a cap and consequently the ever so slightly roomier toe box. The Tetbury is considerably tighter than the Oxfords, but after breaking it in, it became comfortable enough for me to walk around in it the whole day.

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Okay thanks for that. I may lean towards with the 8.5E then.


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My new Cavendish Loafers, finally a C&J loafer that fits me well:

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Edited by alexSF - Today at 6:45 am
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My new Cavendish Loafers, finally a C&J loafers that fits me well:


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More pics: (Click to show)

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I have these in dark brown suede and I love them... After seeing your pic side by side with the polo suede I think I will have to pick up a pair.
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http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-3-chestnut

Anyone have the Chelsea 3 on the 238 last? How does the 238 fit in relation to other lasts, say, the 348, 341, 325, HG 358, etc.? I have numerous C&J lasts, but not the 238. Thanks in advance ....
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