Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Cordovan (Marlow, Darlton, Gifford, Garran, Lindrick, McCallum, Rhett) - Page 211
FYI, the gianni I ordered arrived just now and it is NOTHING like the boot pictured. It is not a chukka. It does not have a dainite sole. It is a full boot (not ankle chukka). It has metal eyelets and speed hooks, toe stitching similar to Indy boots, and a leather sole. The description for the gianni is somewhat accurate but the picture is showing some other shoe altogether. Also runs really wide from what I can tell initially. I'm pretty ticked as I wanted the chukka ankle boots and I wanted a dainite sole for extra grip.
Thats bizarre. Is it like the gifford boot? btw, op has a pic of almost all of the C&J for RL models for reference
Good catch - looking at the op and google image search I do think this boot looks a lot like a gifford, except it is a full boot and definitely not a chukka. I'm pretty disappointed as the chukka looked like just an overall better chiseled feel to the toe and I wanted the more casual feel of the chukka and its dainite sole.
Yeah, I think it is taller than an indy as well. I don't want to be super negative on this boot, but to me it has the heel area of the boot has the feel/look of a Alden for JCrew cap toe boot, the toe has the stitching of an Alden Indy, and the height the taller feel of a carmina boot. I feel the overall ankle looks blobby and not contoured like the Alden for JCrew cap toe boot and also without decoration it does not have the nice feel of a Lindrick boot or a Crockett and Jones Skye boot. What are y'alls thoughts on it?
Thanks for the well wishes. I hope I can get it too. Thanks, I haven't heard much about Vass but I will definitely be checking them out now.
Yeah, I wanted dainite for longer lasting + better in rain puddles + I hear it is slightly better grip. I'm really disappointed because I was digging the look of those chukka's too. I know some of y'all aren't digging it, but I think they look much better in the pics than the boots that got delivered to me. I am still hoping those chukkas exist somewhere :-\. Not sure what to do. Honestly, I feel this boot is like a less pretty version of a cordovan Indy.
Boots look interesting. I do admit I am partial to wingtips. The boot looks to be as high as the C&J Islays which are higher than my Alden boots. Are these also on the 325?
Hard to tell if those are suede or canvas, but extremely likely those are a variation of the AE made Sanderson longwings. See the pair Spoo sold recently here:
I wasn't getting much heel slippage this afternoon, but after walking in the shoes tonight, I am getting heel slippage again. I can feel the making of a blister on the back of my left foot. (Rubbing) This was with the size large tongue pads.
I tried putting in some thin cordoroy heel liners, but they aren't doing much. Still slipping slightly, though not coming out of the shoe.
What could I try next? Size XL or 2XL tongue pads?
Would a heel cup do anything?
Maybe just wear these with thicker socks? Mainly curious to hear about the heel cup/XL tongue pad ideas