Originally Posted by CandJONLINE
We have decided to participate in a fairly minor capacity as we have read a number of facts on a few threads that are simply incorrect. This can be potentially damaging to our company and is certainly not adding any value to anyone on SF or SF itself.
We are not going to use SF as a sales tool, nor do we want to detract from what a great job SF does. It brings so many companies very good publicity and it is a platform for many genuine customers to discuss there opinions and experiences openly.
Crockett & Jones is as genuine as a company can get and we'd like to keep it that way, as i am sure our customers would too.
Few suggestions (may be useful):
I'd like to see some Handgrade shoes on the 236 last (you phased them out 3-4 years ago), or similar. I simply detest the elongated 337 last.
There's nothing for me to buy at Handgrade level.
Brogues look 'ok' on the 337, but I feel that that style needs a more rounded look (e.g. Trickers 6038L).
I'd bring in a Handgrade heavy brogue, perhaps double-leather soled in oxblood (you don't do oxblood), chestnut or burgundy. Or even a range: brogue, semi-brogue and oxford in that style. Church's used to make the Burwood in lovely reddish leathers years ago. That's the sort of thing I'm thinking of.
The chestnut chelsea boot on the 238 last simply doesn't fit me well, and I know other have said, like me, that it's too tight across the vamp at usual size and too loose at half a size up. I would make it on the 341 last, as you do the jodphur boot.
The Snowdon in Oak wax Hide is a lovely boot, but I would never buy it. The leather is far too fine quality (and soft) for country walking. I've seen pictures of boots which are scuffed and cut to hell. How about making country boots from extremely high quality (and tough, abrasion resistant) walking boot leathers?
Anything else comes to mind will add.