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Crockett and Jones "Grasmere": Yay or nay?

Poll Results: Yay or nay?

 
  • 58% (7)
    Yay
  • 41% (5)
    Nay
12 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Not sure how I feel about this country shoe. Thinking about getting them, as the 317 last fits me really well. (I have weird feet)

They're somewhat sleek (if a country shoe can be sleek), but the double sole is very clodhopper-ish

Yay or nay? And what you wear these with, if anything? Only thing I can really think of is tweed jacket and flannel pants

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Edited by jrd617 - 10/23/12 at 9:09pm
post #2 of 18
I am a huge fan of the 325 last, not so much that particular shoe.
post #3 of 18

I like them. I have the Chepstow Chukka in tan. The sole is not that clunky, I feel that my Marlows are clunkier. 


Edited by Anden - 10/24/12 at 6:55am
post #4 of 18

Cords are great with this shoe. Denim as well.

post #5 of 18
I like that shoe quite a bit, but would much prefer it with a dainite sole. It is very casual (esp. the scotch grain) and wouldn't work with suits anyway, so why not get a more weather resistant sole?
post #6 of 18

Don't like it at all, looks like something you'd find in Payless.

post #7 of 18
I like them, I own the similar but cheaper (and nicer imo) Cheaney Deal with dainite soles and wear them a lot with jeans

http://www.cheaney.co.uk/classic/15/cheaney-deal-hand-burnished-mahogany
post #8 of 18
I think they are great, and the tan scotch grain age beautiful. I have a pair of Grasmeres in another kind of leather and also a pair of Chepstow chukkas, which are on the same last (325) and in tan scotch grain. Perfect shoes for fall and winter, especially with the dainite sole.

/C
post #9 of 18
I've got the Ralph Lauren version known as the Ash. I like them quite a bit although would prefer they had a dainite sole.
I think they look a lot better irl than is indicated by those pictures.
As you state, they work best with tweed/flannel but that's mostly what I wear in cooler months.
post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I've got the Ralph Lauren version known as the Ash. I like them quite a bit although would prefer they had a dainite sole.
I think they look a lot better irl than is indicated by those pictures.
As you state, they work best with tweed/flannel but that's mostly what I wear in cooler months.

I have the RL shell cordovan version. It's a great shoe. Wasn't sure I was going to like it that much in the beginning as it is so plain, but the "plain-ness" is the appeal.
post #11 of 18
I like them, but agree with above that would be best paired with cords or denim.
post #12 of 18

I've been looking for something similar, myself.  Trickers also has a scotch-grain plain-toe derby, as does Alden, with danite and crepe soles, respectively.

 

Trickers:  http://www.pediwear.co.uk/trickers/products/2474.php

 

Alden:  http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ane6_947.htm

post #13 of 18
Too light for me, prefer the Ashdown (but that's on last 341):

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post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Too light for me, prefer the Ashdown (but that's on last 341):
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I was thinking the same thing. The tan is just too much with the chunky sole.

Unfortunately, I'd have to get C&J MTO, which is pricey. The RL's aren't wide enough
post #15 of 18
Ashdown is a C&J model.
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