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post #931 of 1678

Here is some motivation - my C&J snowdon's crushing it in this terrible storm in the northeast.

 

I'd like the boot to be in zug. If it can't be...i'd entertain other ideas but not sure if I'd be in as grain leather simply does not hold up like zug and there are other boots I'd rather have.

 

post #932 of 1678
Folks,

I received a reply from A & A Crack, they have zug leather. It costs £5.25 per square feet. A&A Crack is willing to sell it and there is no minimum order requirement.
post #933 of 1678
^great pic!

I'd be out if it were decided to use a lighter grained leather. Worth noting that due to the leg being unlined, the leather there would have to be one of the thicker ones.
post #934 of 1678
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Folks,

I received a reply from A & A Crack, they have zug leather. It costs £5.25 per square feet. A&A Crack is willing to sell it and there is no minimum order requirement.

Great work, cheers!

I'll see if I can get some info regarding pricing from Crockett & Jones tomorrow based on us supplying leather and also an idea of how much we would need...
post #935 of 1678
AAC is also down the street (well, not literally) from C&J so hopefully transport will also not be a problem. A second look makes the Oxblood more appealing. Hopefully the thickness of the zug will be something C&J will be comfortable using, especially with the veldt construction.

CTB, when you contact C&J, can you ask if the mock toe stitch is also possible (just in case we lean in that direction since various people expressed interest in it)?

I get credit for finding AAC! This is such a team effort...
post #936 of 1678

Oxblood Zug would be amazing!

post #937 of 1678
That's great work, guys! I would be in for oxblood or willow.
post #938 of 1678
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

I get credit for finding AAC! This is such a team effort...

I know we should be proud of ourselves shog[1].gif I think I would prefer willow but since we would be buying leather on our own, I think it should not be a problem for C&J to accommodate different colors as long as we take the same model of the boot.
Edited by laufer - 2/13/14 at 10:57am
post #939 of 1678

This is all really exiting. At the moment I'm investigating if EG will be willing to work with privately supplied leather (to resurrect my battle ship-Galway project), but if they're unwilling (which somehow wouldn't surprise me) I'd be extremely tempted to join this C&J make up. Keep up the good work :D

post #940 of 1678
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

AAC is also down the street (well, not literally) from C&J so hopefully transport will also not be a problem. A second look makes the Oxblood more appealing. Hopefully the thickness of the zug will be something C&J will be comfortable using, especially with the veldt construction.

CTB, when you contact C&J, can you ask if the mock toe stitch is also possible (just in case we lean in that direction since various people expressed interest in it)?

I get credit for finding AAC! This is such a team effort...

 

I'll be asking:

 

  • how much per pair of boots assuming that we order more than five pairs and provide our own leather
  • whether or not we can mix 'n' match colours of zug if people have a preference for willow or oxblood (I see no reason why not, but...)
  • whether we can go with different sole options (I think we know the answer to this will be no)
  • mock toe versus plain toe and whether we can mix 'n' match across the group order
  • how much leather is needed per pair (and bear in mind the possibility of extra costs if any fail QC and more leather is needed)

 

Any more to add to this?

 

If we go ahead with this I'll be going via the C&J shop located three miles from where I'm sitting right now (yeah, I know!) as I know all the staff and it'll be a lot easier than firing off emails to people who we don't know...

post #941 of 1678
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Folks,

I received a reply from A & A Crack, they have zug leather. It costs £5.25 per square feet. A&A Crack is willing to sell it and there is no minimum order requirement.


Outstanding.

 

All I've been able to find so far is that the Zuglet originates from the Artic near the town of Zugville. Hence the name Zuglet.  As it matures it grows a thick rug like skin or leather which is known as Zug to protect itself from the extremely harsh weather. I'll have to continue my research to see what other gems I might be able to discover.

post #942 of 1678
You guys are quite impressive. Very nice work. I like the oxblood but might be open to willow. The questions Brummie listed sound spot on - and I definitely think we need to allow for some extra zug. Looks like I've been proven wrong in no time flat.
post #943 of 1678

I am definitely in for oxblood. Don't really care whether there is toe stiching or not. I think the boot needs commando soles. If it didn't have them I'd prob be out.

post #944 of 1678

My preference would be mock toe, commando sole, contrast stitching where the upper meets the midsole (like my rough-out ones) and undecided between willow and oxblood...

post #945 of 1678
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

My preference would be mock toe, commando sole, contrast stitching where the upper meets the midsole (like my rough-out ones) and undecided between willow and oxblood...
This would be my preferred make-up too with willow leather.
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