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

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

  1. katch

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  2. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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    :cheers:
     
  3. ReppTiePrepster

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    Can anyone offer some sizing advice for the Islay (365 last)? If I am tts US 10D, will I be good to go with the 10/9 offered at Paul Stuart? Are they in fact the Islay? Thanks in advance!
     
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    RTP, I can't vouch if it's in fact the Islay but I'm an 8D on Barrie and my Islay's are UK7.
     
  5. ReppTiePrepster

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    It doesn't look like the 325 last. The pics on the PS website look much more like the shape of the Islays on the C&J website (365). I called PS and the SA would not confirm who makes them. He did say that it could be C&J but it wasn't the store's policy to divulge the maker.

    Damn you Von Franz! Why did you have to post this sale... not sure I need a wingtip boot, but not sure I can say no to this deal. It may lead to even more C&J!

    In all seriousness, thanks for sharing the link! All the best to ya VF!
     
  6. Beach Bum

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    So there's a chance they aren't C&J or is it basically a no brainer?
     
  7. ReppTiePrepster

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    I couldn't say for certain, but I think they are C&J. Sorry...
     
  8. Bellemastiff

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    The hard part to fit for me, was the toe box.

    I'm a 10.5 D US size. I wear 10 UK in the C&J 325 & 365 lasts.
     
  9. NickCarraway

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    Part of the product code is ISLA. Either PS has an Isla Fisher fan doing their coding or it's an Islay.
     
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    lol
     
  11. Beach Bum

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    Wait but it's ILSA not ISLA, oh no it may be a knock off that just happens to look identical and be priced at retail identically.
     
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    Free shipping too... EXPRESS14
     
  13. katch

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    Went to see the Islay today, did not see the belgrave. The Islay is a great boot. Nice and chunky for casual wear. I just pickdd up the BB Peal cordovan boot at a massive discount and I cant justify the islay purchase.....yet
     
  14. Fred G. Unn

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    Oh well on the Belgrave, but the PS boot is definitely the C&J Islay right?
     
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    call them back and tell them you are only gonna buy it if they can confirm its C&J....
     
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    The salesman confirmed they were C&J. They are def the Islays
     
  17. Fred G. Unn

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    That's a really ridiculous deal for Islays! If I wasn't wearing my AS Hannovers as I type this I'd grab the Islays in a heartbeat. I am however sipping an Islay whisky (Ardbeg).
     
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    That goes against the spirit of StyFo.
    You're just not trying hard enough! :D
     
  19. Von Franz

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    Any time, RTP, and thanks. :)

    My rationale for thinking they're on the 325 has been two-fold.

    1: The availability of a 325 Islay from Purdey and (unless I'm mistaken) Richard James suggests that it's an established private label option, better suited to a "modern" aesthetic like RJ's or Phineas Cole's (under whose name the boot's sold) than the more rustic 365 version.

    2: Phineas Cole's stylist has, somewhat oddly, laced the boots in the photograph very loosely; this could be making the last look broader across the vamp and more banana-shaped than it may actually be. The toe looks a little less bulbous than the 365's, too, which could just be a function of the lacing config and its relative width. It occurs to me, too, that a storm welt can make any toe look wider, so I take that into account when judging.

    To make a longish story short, I'm about 50% convinced that they are on the same last as my Purdeys, but wouldn't be too surprised if I were proven wrong.

    You''d better get them, just to make sure.

    :devil:

    -VF

    [Edit: Okay, pretty sure you're right. The asymmetry of the wingtip detailing now has me thinking 365. Guess this proves that theory's no match for a good eye :foo:]
     
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    Can you guys clarify the fit of these a bit further? I am usually a U.S. 10 C or 10 1/2 B. Could these boots possibly fit in the UK 9? Mainly it would be a matter of the boots being long enough and the heel being tight enough. I have high arches so can fill the mid-sole space with an insert.

    For reference, here are examples of shoes that fit me:
    Cheaney 9.5D UK A3485 last
    Alden 598 10.5 AA/B modified last
    Alden 905 10 A/C Hampton last
    Grenson Masterpiece / Stuart's Choice wingtips 10.5C US 8005 last (not sure why these fit - no other 10.5C fit me)
    The *only* boots I have that fit are a pair of Cheaney chukkas in 9.5D UK on the 5291 last

    I have been looking for a more substantial pair of boots, but haven't been able to find much that will fit.
     
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