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

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

  1. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Well-Known Member

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    I had to call the C& J store in NY for a size recommendation for a pair of Selbournes that I ordered online(Bodileys) and they responded kindly. I am taking a trip to NY next month and plan on stopping by the C&J store to try the shoes on regardless. The shoes won't get shipped out until July so i can change the size of my order before then if I have to. I wear a 9D US in Ferragamos and both C&J and Bodiley's recommnended me to purchase a size 8.
     
  2. philweezer

    philweezer Active Member

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    Before this gets out of hand (sorry for being assumingly preemptive), I'm not complaining about the NY store. Rather than focusing on that, I'm just trying to get help.
     
  3. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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  4. Ian L

    Ian L Well-Known Member

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    Why not us10…
     
  5. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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    Because I would have bought them :)
     
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  6. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

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    or US 9.5, it's gone now...
     
  7. Ian L

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  8. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Well-Known Member

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    I've had a good experience with the store. Kevin was extremely helpful. I'm not sure what happened to Phil, but I'd imagine it's atypical.
     
  9. azumi

    azumi Well-Known Member

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    Do you guys know why C&J's people increase the price of all of their products ( I think their price increase by at least 7%)?
     
  10. Ian L

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    inflation makes it... from feedstuffs that animals eat, to food that craftsmen eat, the prices are all going up
     
  11. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

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    Not just C&J, pretty much everything went up in the past 2 years, especially last year. Though no idea how much I was in the military:p
     
  12. theundeadkennedy

    theundeadkennedy Well-Known Member

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    Prices went up in March. I was told its because there has been a steady increase in materials prices over the last couple of years.
     
  13. Jakezero

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    This sums it up quite well, I discussed the "issue" with the store manager when I last visited the C&J store in the Burlington Arcade. As I understood it all the Northampton makers have had to increase their prices the last few years due to the decreasing supply of calfskin and the difficulty in finding skilled workers. It wouldn't surprise me if there is a bit of a supply & demand situation as well.
     
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  14. msulinski

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    The hook eyelets of my Islays are ripping my pant hems apart. Does anyone else have this problem when wearing these boots (or any that have the hook eylets? Any recommendations to avoid this (hem tape or something like that)?
     
  15. SuitedDx

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    Welcome to the club. I have this happen t o all by boots with hooks except for my Shannons, I think because the hooks are larger. The hooks of the Islays are smaller so they catch more frequently. I just avoid wearing them with the pants with exposed stitching. Not sure if others have other solutions since this topic has been discussed numerous times. Let me know if you find a convenient way!
     
  16. msulinski

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    I just purchased some hem tape. I believe it is intended to allow you to hem pants without sewing. I am just going to place it over the exposed stitching and see how it goes.
     
  17. scurvyfreedman

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    The answer is balmoral boots with dress pants and blucher boots with casual pants and blucher boots with speed hooks with jeans.
     
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  18. msulinski

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    Well, they are casual pants, but they still have a hem. I don't know if I want to restrict my Islays to just jeans.
     
  19. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Well-Known Member

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    Nice little eBay find below, a C&J veldtschoen boot made for the gunmakers, Holland & Holland, made from the same country calf as the Coniston:

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    Built on the same last as the Snowdon:

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    And very similar to the Edward Green Galway version, also for Holland & Holland, on the right:

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  20. zaxer

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    This is the C&J Boston right?

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