C&j on bluefly...question about width

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  1. Dan G

    Dan G Senior member

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    http://www.bluefly.com/pages....288274# Although I am new to English shoes, I believe these are C&J. I am normally a size 11.5D or 12D in most American shoes such as AE. Bluefly lists it as a "D" width, but I'm not sure if that is American or English. Can someone please tell me if they are familar with this shoe? I'm also curious to find out how I can resole this shoe or repair it in the future? Could a Ralph Lauren branded shoe be sent to C&J? How about the RL Edward Green shoes? Thanks, Dan Giglio
     
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    kabert Senior member

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    These are almost definitely C&J. I don't know from first-hand experience, but when the Bluefly sizing question has come up here before, others have said the sizing is US sizing. Seems like a great price, especially if you use the discount code.

    I believe you could return these to "the factory" to have the shoes refurbished, but it would be expensive and you really don't need to go to those lengths. Find yourself a really good cobbler -- not the guy who nails on crappy rubber heels while his brother is making you new keys or taking your dry cleaning. Find someone with a shop on the premises, not for example a dry cleaner that sends out all their shoe repairs.
     
  3. Dan G

    Dan G Senior member

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    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The shoes are made by Crockett & Jones. I would imagine that C&J would refurbish them for you since they made them (for a fee, of course), but you would have to contact then directly to know for sure. I believe the same is true for RLPL-labelled EG shoes. Resoling and refurbishing at the factory is likely to be a rather expensive proposition (I wouldn't be surprised if it cost $200 or $300 for EG), but the advantage is that they can be relasted. In addition, you know the standard of the workmanship and materials that you can expect from C&J or EG, and that's not always the case for local cobblers.

    As for width, I can't find those particular shoes in some online C&J catalogues, but I would be very surprised if they weren't English E width, which generally translates to American D width.

    They're very good-looking shoes, by the way. An equivalent shoe with a C&J label could be had for under $400 at retail: the markup on Polo-labelled C&J shoes is absurd. However, the Bluefly price is reasonable, all the more so if you take advantage of the 15% off code that's floating around.
     
  5. Dan G

    Dan G Senior member

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    I ordered them in a 12D today. With the code they came out to $265. I figure I might as well give it a shot, they do offer free returns.
    Thanks
     

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