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

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

  1. LaymanX

    LaymanX Well-Known Member

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    Just received my Conistons.. I LOVE THEM!!!

    I ended up sizing down so 10D US became 9E UK and they're a perfect fit. Possibly even roomy but definitely no heel slip. The most comfortable pair of boots I've ever worn out of the box as well.

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  2. MiamiLex

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    Hi All, I'm a little new to C&J but have quickly fallen in love with the style. My Shell AE Daltons recently ran into some trouble as a dire result of my own neglect (150 lb Mastiff mouth)... After a couple weeks of mourning I have decided to step up my game and go with a pair of Skye 2's.

    I have a couple questions, can anyone help me out with the fit? I wear an 11e/ee in the Daltons - I've read that C&J run narrow but I rarely get to NY, maybe twice a year on business but it's no guarantee.

    Secondly, for us unfortunate souls bound stateside where's the recommended place to purchase? I've read some who say plal, sky valet, pediwear, etc are good places to look (though they don't seem to have the Skye boots anywhere online).

    If shopping directly with C&J I have heard it is cheaper to talk directly to the stores in England vs NY?

    Sorry in advance for the long ramble and thanks for any help.
     
  3. PCK1

    PCK1 Well-Known Member

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    Can't speak as to whether its cheaper in England vs. NYC...but if you don't live in NY you can ship them out of state and avoid paying any sales tax.

    Don't own any AE's so can't compare but I have both the SKYE and SKYE 2 and love them both. You won't go wrong with this boot.

    I'm sure someone here knows the size comparison to AE...but you could just call C&J NYC and ask them what they think too.

    ....thinking about it....i might even wear mine tomorrow
     
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  4. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Well-Known Member

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    I love boots....very nice colors...compliments.
     
  5. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    LaymanX, well played sir :nodding:
     
  6. OREO

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    Just picked these up from the flagship store in London. CJ Pembroke. I'v had my eyes on these for a while and i was surprised by how different the color was in person compared to photos, needless to say i'm very happy with them and I love their 'real' color!
     
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  7. Corsair475

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    Hey I wanted to get an opinion on Tetbury in brown wax calf. Would a boot with as much taper as the 348 be a little too much for denim jeans? Really interested in picking up a pair
     
  8. TimH

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    Wonderful and if this is their true colour I'd be thrilled - very close to our Newmarket Tan bridle leather? I've a pair of New & Lingwood in this colour which are my favourites.
     
  9. PCK1

    PCK1 Well-Known Member

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    I wear my Tetbury's with jeans all the time.
     
  10. Corsair475

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    Yes I can see how one might if they were suede, are your boots in suede or the wax calf leather? That is my primary concern here.
     
  11. PCK1

    PCK1 Well-Known Member

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    I currently own them in black, brown, and chestnut suede.

    I have previously owned them in both brown and black calf leather.

    I have an MTO arriving in March in Navy grain leather.

    I have/do/will continue to wear them all with jeans. They are very sharp with jeans and people will definitely comment on them.

    Edit: the ones I had previously were wax calf.
     
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  12. jssdc

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    Unless there's a shop doing a promotion the best way that I've found is to order directly from the Jermyn St store (doesn't matter which one). The GBP price is the same direct from C&J as Pediwear, et al, but the stock list is worlds better. When you deduct the VAT, this is also cheaper than ordering from any of the US suppliers at full retail, including C&J NYC.

    For example going rate in the US for Hallams (and many other BG) is $550, in the UK GBP283 (ex-VAT), which is ~$470. Shipping you'll have to pay for with either so that doesn't make a difference and you'd have to pay sales tax in NYC. Similarly Selbournes (and other HG) are $750 in the US and GBP371 (ex-VAT) in the UK which is ~$620.
     
  13. Liquidus

    Liquidus Well-Known Member

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    Robert Old offers C&J with free shipping. May have to wait for stock.
     
  14. sevenfoldtieguy

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    For me, yes. Opinions will vary on this one.
     
  15. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    Depends on how ya do it.
     
  17. PCK1

    PCK1 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  19. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Well-Known Member

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    beautiful color contrasts
     
  20. zippyh

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    This is good advice except you also have to consider the risk of having to pay import duties/brokerage fees.
    If the retailer uses Fedex/DHL/UPS, you're looking at a high probability of paying about 8.5% plus $12-30 brokerage fees.
    C&J shop uses Parcel Force/Royal Mail which has very low chances of having to pay duty but their shipping costs are a little high.
    Pediwear has used postal service and UPS in the past.
     

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