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post #3751 of 37439

them color combo is weird.

 

@Cleav 

Just to get this straight. What's the offer? You're going to buy C&Js directly or are you selling them to me or giving them for free as wedding gift or what is going on????

post #3752 of 37439
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the JL dub monks are my fave dub monks all time.

Exactly

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Well you have a lovely collection. The JL's are really nice. Is there a chestnut or British tan version (thinking of spring)? Not your color?

I have these! and suede Monktons etc (Click to show)




It's not about colour really Tweeds, it's about are they too similar, probably yes.

I think my mind is made up.
post #3753 of 37439
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

them color combo is weird.

 

I assume you mean the swatch I posted? Umm...chocolate and navy weird? Dark brown shoes and navy suit?

post #3754 of 37439
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Exactly I have these! and suede Monktons etc (Click to show)
It's not about colour really Tweeds, it's about are they too similar, probably yes.

I think my mind is made up.

Cleav, those are nice. The 348 Last is growing on me (as it better...)

 

And yes, the two shoes are too similar though I understand the temptation. I really like the JLs.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

them color combo is weird.

@Cleav
 
Just to get this straight. What's the offer? You're going to buy C&Js directly or are you selling them to me or giving them for free as wedding gift or what is going on????


You're such a wag! Very well played.

Right, what size are you?

Which last do you like or not?

Colour preferred?

How about these?





Don't concern yourself with colour in those pics. I only posted them as black is more difficult to view.
post #3756 of 37439
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

My mentor Clag is pushing me to move forward with shoes upgrades.

I am all in on C&Js. I know Uncle Cleav has graciously offered to help. But I think it is best that I get them when I visit NYC. 

Here are a few that should be no brainers.

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/lonsdale-darkbrown#.Uyx02vldV8E

1.jpg

 

Rudals - I have nothing against the C&J NYC store at all, but as you're in DC you may give Sky Valet on Wisconsin Ave a look.  Last I checked their prices were quite competitive with other US outlets and the selection is decent (but you will have to steel yourself against the call of the EG's that they also stock :)) 

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

I assume you mean the swatch I posted? Umm...chocolate and navy weird? Dark brown shoes and navy suit?

woah~ what?! that's not how it showed up on my screen. what the heck?

post #3758 of 37439
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post


You're such a wag! Very well played.

Right, what size are you? I will have to get measured again. I used to be a 10 then I lost weight and it just went to hell from there on forward. 

Which last do you like or not? Pardon my stupidity, but what is last? I think Clags talked to me about it but I was drunk.

Colour preferred? I really like a dark brown JUST LIKE the one pictured below.

How about these? I love it!





Don't concern yourself with colour in those pics. I only posted them as black is more difficult to view.

See above. Thanks!

post #3759 of 37439
The last of a shoe is its shape ... that's why you could be a normal width in one model and a wide width in another model even though they are both made by Allen Edmonds (or whoever).

The upper of a shoe is the leather above the sole - the last of the shoe is the shape.

With some makers, like Carmina, your size can vary a fair amount between one last and another.
post #3760 of 37439
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The last of a shoe is its shape ... that's why you could be a normal width in one model and a wide width in another model even though they are both made by Allen Edmonds (or whoever).

The upper of a shoe is the leather above the sole - the last of the shoe is the shape.

With some makers, like Carmina, your size can vary a fair amount between one last and another.

:slayer: Thank you. I feel like an idiot though. 

post #3761 of 37439
Nah. No one knows what the hell any of this stuff means when they first start getting into wardrobe building. These aren't terms you hear ever.

It's not like you asked what a shoelace is, haha.
post #3762 of 37439
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

Nah. No one knows what the hell any of this stuff means when they first start getting into wardrobe building. These aren't terms you hear ever.

It's not like you asked what a shoelace is, haha.

Truth.
post #3763 of 37439
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

:slayer: Thank you.

This is why it is better to try them on. I like the Carmina Rain last but am told I should size up in the Simpson by half a size due to the narrower width. Don't know if that is true, and the only way to know is to try them on. The 348 Last in C&J which Cleave has pictures of in his Lowndes has a strikingly elongated toe. Some report it being too narrow though it seems true to size in a 9D (UK 8E). You might not like the 348, but that was the last Daniel Craig was wearing in Skyfall (he's sporting the Highbury's in your avatar). In the C&J thread, I've read people who dislike the 348 last if your feet are bigger than a 8US!

 

I understand the awkwardness of going into a store to try on lasts when you intend to buy elsewhere or have Cleav help you out via the C&J Outlet in Northhampton (if that was the plan). But probably the only way to know.

post #3764 of 37439
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

This is why it is better to try them on. I like the Carmina Rain last but am told I should size up in the Simpson by half a size due to the narrower width.

I had heard that too and so I did order 1/2 size up on a pair. I don't think I needed to though. Maybe it was a fluke thing but they almost feel too big.
post #3765 of 37439
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I had heard that too and so I did order 1/2 size up on a pair. I don't think I needed to though. Maybe it was a fluke thing but they almost feel too big.


I think I tried on a simpson last single monk at Epaulet last year when I was in NYC. Fit me fine in 9D which is my normal size. Good to hear your experience.

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