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

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

  1. MiamiLex

    MiamiLex Well-Known Member

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    Finally got my Skye II's in and they did not disappoint...[​IMG]

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    My only complaint, there is a bit of undyed leather at the tip of the brogue... Think I should just dab some brown polish on it and call it a day?

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  2. budapest12

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  3. tifosi

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    Rubbish. Send them to me. ;)
     
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  4. dcinitial

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    Wow nice, I am tempted to wear down my lindricks ASAP for resoling into dainite soles.
     
  5. steffenbp11

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    my first CJs: double monk Lowndes. Very (very) pleased...I´ve looked at a lot of less pricey alternatives for my first monks, but none were as elegant IMO

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  6. tifosi

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    Very nice! I really want them. How did you size?
     
  7. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    Anyone wear the chestnut monkton with a navy suit?
     
  8. patrick_b

    patrick_b Well-Known Member

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    I'm completely enamored by the dainite. I've had primarily double leather on my shoes & boots until I picked up the Islay this year. I'm ready to resole all my Alden boots with dainite when they need it.
     
  9. LaymanX

    LaymanX Well-Known Member

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    +1

    The Coniston's I recently kopped are the first exposure I've had to dainite. So far, they're head and shoulders above leather, double leather, crepe, commando soles for me.

    Light, comfortable, durable, with decent traction? Sign me up!
     
  10. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    I have Dainite on a pair of Carmina boots and they're fantastic.
     
  11. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Well-Known Member

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    First time I went into the Birmingham shop here, I was wearing trainers and jeans and I have full tattooed sleeves which were on show and I was treated like royalty. That initial courtesy has paid off well for the company as C&J boots dominate my collection, and I have quite a collection to speak of...

    Interesting, because I'm planning on replacing the (studded) Dainite soles on most or all of my boots when the time comes, and replacing them with either Ridgeway, Medway and possibly even commando!

    I find the latter soles much better on ice and also more comfortable to walk in - I find that walking in boots with the classic Dainite sole often becomes quite uncomfortable after a few miles as the sole often feels like it's 'slapping' the ground instead of 'rolling' on it, if that makes any sense at all...
     
  12. msulinski

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    ^Agreed about Danite. It's better than leather, but I slid all over the sidewalk in my Islays this winter. Made me wish I had Snowdons with a commando sole.
     
  13. Stirling

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    Same here, Dainite has it's place but it's a false sense of security if you venture out in inclement weather hoping to be sure footed. It lacks traction.

    Commando soles are very good, particularly over country terrain and not as bad as dainite on ice/ snow. Ridgeway is the way to go for sleet, ice snow etc however.
     
  14. budapest12

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    Glorious England! Where the service is better and the weather is worse...

    I'll echo sentiments expressed by saying I like Dainite in place of leather most of the time but if it's meant to be a foul weather shoe/boot, I prefer commando, ridgeway, etc...
     
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  15. Stirling

    Stirling Well-Known Member

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    Makes you Hungary for more doesn't it?
     
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  16. dcinitial

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    Do you guys find the Ridgeway and Medway soles as sleek as the dainites ? If so, I'll have to seriously consider them. My only experience with dainite soles are on the Islays which performed well this winter in NY.
     
  17. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    I'd have run with a play on protecting your shoes with gulashes. Thank you, Cleaveland and goodnight.
     
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  18. Edmund K

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    Kevin is a great guy. But the older guy is rude.
     
  19. steffenbp11

    steffenbp11 Well-Known Member

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    Same as in Carmina, Meermin and Cheaney.. Bought them in brick and mortar, so had a chance to try them on before buying. They fit like a glove
     
  20. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Dainite is essentially undetectable unless the bottom of the boot is revealed. That is not the case with Ridgeway/Medway, or Commando.
     

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