C&J lasts

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  1. Salsalocust

    Salsalocust Senior member

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    Personally, I am at home in the 236 (Connaught) and the 341 (Finsbury) and will never tire of the Tetbury (348) long after perhaps "resting" the 348 in general.

    But the 360 last I think is the one that catches the eye at the moment. Predominantly to be found in the Far East

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    MAIDWELL (360)

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    YARDLEY (360)

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    MILNER (360)

    Regards,

    Graham

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    BRAMWELL (360)
     
  2. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really like that last. The Bramwell and the Yardley in particular are nice designs.
     
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    T&A in NYC has a new wholecut with "wingtip brouging" on one of the new lasts. It looked longer and narrower than the Weymouth. It was nice but did not call out to me.

    Tried this shoe on at T&A today. Lovely "blind broguing" (I think that's what it's called -- there are only 2 layers of leather, the broguing is punched into the top layer, as opposed to having a 3rd layer). It's on the 358 last, which, as far as I can tell, is basically a handgrade version of the 348 -- much longer and narrower than the 337.

    I felt the same way -- didn't do it for me. But the antique tan French calf is really spectacular.
     
  4. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    I think the 318 (Dartmouth blucher) is a very nice last that C&J seems to use very rarely.
    I like the Dartmouth as well and has it on my list as one of the next pairs to get (for now, I'm awaiting arrival of the Bradford).

    For those of you with the Connaught (or another model on the 236 last), how do you feel about it?
     
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    I have the Connaught in Chestnut. It's a perfectly serviceable, classic round-toe last. The Connaught is a good, relatively cheap (at PLAL) prices competitor to say the Park Avenue. The Whitehall (330) is a better shoe, but it's now only available direct or from Ben Silver, both of which are $$$.
     
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    I'm thinking of getting the Dartmouth in G, wish they had more choices for 318 in G though.
     
  7. potter AB

    potter AB Well-Known Member

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    The 337 seems to be the most elegant, although I find it a little too sleek.
    The 348 is a too elongated and stylish - but okay for now and the next few years.
    One day these chisel toes will be grandpaish and timeless rounder lasts will become popular again.
    Actually, I like the 325 and 341 best.

    Here a pic of the Belgrave Polo Brown Suede (337) and the Hallam (348)- both 9.5 E:
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    And some of the others, from left to right:
    Hallam (348), Savile 9.5 E (337), Avebury 9 F (337), Chepstow 9.5 E (325)
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  8. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    The 337 seems to be the most elegant, although I find it a little too sleek.
    The 348 is a too elongated and stylish - but okay for now and the next few years.
    One day these chisel toes will be grandpaish and timeless rounder lasts will become popular again.
    Actually, I like the 325 and 341 best.

    Here a pic of the Belgrave Polo Brown Suede (337) and the Hallam (348)- both 9.5 E:
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    And some of the others, from left to right:
    Hallam (348), Savile 9.5 E (337), Avebury 9 F (337), Chepstow 9.5 E (325)
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    You have a great collection there. Love the Aveburys. [​IMG]
     
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    sf_esq Senior member

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    That is quite the collection. Most impressive. Would you say the 337 or 348 would be better for a narrower foot?
     
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    The Averbury is great.
     
  11. jsherman02

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    That is quite the collection. Most impressive. Would you say the 337 or 348 would be better for a narrower foot?

    348
     
  12. hadamulletonce

    hadamulletonce Senior member

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    360 last anyone?

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    Such a nice boot.
     
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    For C&J to have such a crapload of narrow lasts blows dead moose.
    Otherwise I really dig their shoes whenever they happen to fit [​IMG]
     
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    sf_esq Senior member

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    348

    Really? Thank you. It's so difficult to tell from the photos. By the way, those boots are beautiful.
     
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    Really? Thank you. It's so difficult to tell from the photos. By the way, those boots are beautiful.

    That is what C&J reps have told me and many others.
     

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