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** Quintessential Crockett & Jones Thread ** (reviews, quality, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Hampton

    Hampton Well-Known Member

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  2. Saratorial_Splender

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    Very nice. This style looks better than Westbourne, which I just bought two pairs. I am jelous of your shine.
    Enjoy!
     
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  3. Hampton

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    Take a 4h break to make a shine like that on yours, they deserve it ;)
     
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    I also use Saphir Mahogany on my Chestnut Belgraves and was wondering what the Havana is like. Are you using that to build the darker patina?
     
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    Thank you.
    I just used Renovateur and Mahogany Pommadier cream and brushed vigurously.
     
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    Thank you.
    I was surprised by the lenght of the shoe (last 358); it is a good fit but it looks soooo long...
    I will downsize ½ size next time; I'm looking to buy a shoe in last 363.

     
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    What did you do for the shine on the toe caps?
     
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    Great finish. Handgrades from C&J are usually pretty shiny right out of the box - but I don't recall seeing much variation/depth on the pairs that I have seen.

    They look great!
     
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    Quick spit shine with Medaille d'Or Dark Brown/Mahogany mixed wax on the toe caps and heel counters.
     
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    Thank you.
    I didn't do much more than quickly shining them a bit.
     
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    Will be the best 4 hour spent. Therapy for me! Thanks,
     
  13. kwhunter

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    I have another pair of C&J, but the bench grade.
    No matter what I do, it won't shine like the Selbourne; I think the handgrades are made with a different, better quality lather.
    Took me only 2 minutes to put the shine on the caps.
     
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    Anybody knows how a 363 last compares in length to a 358? Is it the same length, or shorter? Looks shorter to me, but by how much?!
    Thanks.
     
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    What grades of each are you comparing- handgrade or benchgrade C&J and vice-versa for Sargent.
     
  17. Gdot

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    My ranking would be

    C&J Benchgrade
    AS Exclusive
    C&J Handgrade

    Although frankly I prefer the leather on the AS Exclusives to that of the C&J handgrade.
     
  18. scurvyfreedman

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    I've got a pair each of the C&J bench and handgrades and am looking forward to an AS Exclusive on a handgrade last MTO. Glad to hear the endorsement of the leather.
     
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    Me too. I am eagerly waiting AS MTO Benson, Milton, & Blake.
     

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