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

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

  1. theyare

    theyare Well-Known Member

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    Ashdown in rough-out suede

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  2. Gerry Nelson

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    My wingtip Marlows (on the 325) are marked as a US10/UK9.5 so I would suggest you try a UK10.

    Which boots are you looking at?
     
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  4. stevent

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    Thanks, looking at a pair (don't want to post here in case someone buys it) but it's in 10D US (Barneys model) so it'll probably be too small for me then
     
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    Can't you buy it, try it and return it if it doesn't fit? I thought the US had pretty good return policies. I wouldn't discount the boots without at least trying them on.
     
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    You'll need a size 10UK or possibly a 9.5UK. I full size down but ymmv
     
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    Thanks, it's a rare make so I'm really tempted although I'm pretty sure they will be too small as seller said he is a full size smaller than me and the boots are just a bit loose on him
     
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    Yeah, I vaguely remember those when they were on sale. Would never have spent more than like $150 on shoes back then though
     
  11. Stirling

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    Santa,Ronald McDonald,Russian Oligarchs,Disney employees, the possibilities are endless.
     
  12. wesos

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    May I ask you afficianados your opinions on my recently purchased Edgwares. I have worn them about 6 times in as many weeks. I have put a coat of conditioner in that time and a few layers of wax in one session; and I use trees. What I'm concerned about is this light-coloured surface "cracking" in the creases and also along the outer edge of the vamp, and it began to appear almost immediately. I have seen pics of other, older Edgwares and brown C&Js which do not have this flaw. The photos below were taken with a few different lightings in order to give a balanced impression of how they appear to me during the day. Today in the office I looked down and basically saw whitish bands traversing my brand new beautiful C&J Edgwares...

    Am I being too precious? At this point I don't think so: after spending the bones of $500AU getting these to me from the UK I think I am entitled to expect a shoe where the integrity and appearance of the leather is not compromised after such a short time. The final image shows the surface most clearly. I don't think it is wax build-up as they have only been waxed by me once, and sparingly to that part of the shoe.

    When I received them I noticed they already had creases. Of course we can't expect every shoe to be brand new and unworn, but I wonder whether this has contributed?

    If I am being a chocolate cheesepuff about this, tell me. Or is this past the pale of what should be tolerated from a top-drawer bottier?

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  13. Frank the sheep

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    Clifford. Love them :D

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    You're using too much wax, it's cracking everywhere. Get some Saphir Renomat and strip them down, then only use wax on the toe and heel area while you use cream on the rest of the uppers.
     
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    I agree; too much wax and not enough brushing
     
  17. Stirling

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    It does resemble wax build up, but this is very unlikely after just a couple of coats. Renomat is totally the wrong product for this issue whatever the cause.

    Condition the shoes & apply a single light coat of shoe cream. After this don't apply any products whatsoever for at least 6 wears, but importantly brush your shoes vigorously after each wear; this will ensure a more even distribution of waxes & mitigate the lighter appearance of the creases.

    Also the following threads (there are many others) discuss this particular onset of premature lighter coloured creases which has affected c&j shoes, so I guess wesos you are not alone in your experiences.


    http://www.styleforum.net/t/118911/c-j-handgrade-leather-quality/30


    http://www.styleforum.net/t/186494/dye-c-j-weymouth-black-who
     
  18. cbfn

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    What? Renomat is just what he needs if it's wax build up, it all depends on how much wax he has used. I've seen people freakin' bath their shoes in wax, and this is always the result.
     
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    actually, i endorse this look. horses for courses.
     

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