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C&J Tetbury: creasing problem?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by trickers1829, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. trickers1829

    trickers1829 Active Member

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    I like the shape of the Tetbury and consider to buy a pair. Found some pictures on the net where the shoes showed massive creases. Is this a general problem of the C&J nubuk leather or is it only due to a false fit? Any alternatives for a chiseled chukka?

    Thanks
     


  2. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    It's the elongated last. A chukka on the 348 just doesn't work I feel. I purchased a pair and pretty much regretted it instantly. I'm also looking for a suitable alternative [​IMG]
     


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    alliswell Senior member

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    The picture's accurate. You'll like the creases or you won't.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it is a poor fit and improper care. I don't think it being a chukka has anything to do with it. I have three pairs of C&J shoes on the 348 and they don't crease any more than any other shoes I have.
     


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    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    I think it is a poor fit and improper care. I don't think it being a chukka has anything to do with it. I have three pairs of C&J shoes on the 348 and they don't crease any more than any other shoes I have.

    I had a couple of other C&J models on the 348 in the past - a Highbury derby and Drummond (suede). The creasing definitely didn't happen on these. Perhaps I've just been unlucky.
     


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    I had a couple of other C&J models on the 348 in the past - a Highbury derby and Drummond (suede). The creasing definitely didn't happen on these. Perhaps I've just been unlucky.

    I thought the creasing on my Tetbury shoes was more a function of the leather used.
     


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    flipster Senior member

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    I have three pairs in the 348 last, including the Tetbury. No creasing issues at this side.
    I do find the Tetbury's too "long" for a chukka, IMHO.
     


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    I like the shape of the Tetbury and consider to buy a pair. Found some pictures on the net where the shoes showed massive creases. Is this a general problem of the C&J nubuk leather or is it only due to a false fit? Any alternatives for a chiseled chukka?

    Thanks


    link to these pics?
     


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    I have no problems with creasing on my Tetbury's at all.
     


  10. Trompe le Monde

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    I think it is a poor fit and improper care. I don't think it being a chukka has anything to do with it. I have three pairs of C&J shoes on the 348 and they don't crease any more than any other shoes I have.

    again, likeewise here. 2 pairs of 348 on both calfskin and suede and neither have abnormal creasing. actually the suede chukkas creases less visibly. does look a little pointy though
     


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    I could live with these creases easily.

    Photos courtesy of NOBD
    [​IMG]

    more here....
    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...ostcount=10774


    I have these exact same shoes and I love them. Wore them almost daily in alternation with the Alden LHS for about four months the last time I was in rehab.
     


  13. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    What excessive creasing? [​IMG]
     


  14. trickers1829

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    link to these pics?

    Ok. One was on ebay but the auction is already terminated.
    Another one is posted here. This is what I call excessive and what cannot be explained with "character" of the shoe, imho.
    Another critical opinion here.
    There was a similar thread in the styleforum archive. Cannot find it again.

    To sum the opinions up (so far): a few who think creasing is a problem but most are fine at least with the suede version.

    I own two pairs of C&J on the 348 last by myself. No severe problems with creasing. So the question points only to the Tetbury.
    I was close to buying a pair of Tetbury. Thus, I tried them already on. Had the feeling that I should size down a half-size. Any comments on the fit? Did you buy your normal size?
     


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    I was close to buying a pair of Tetbury. Thus, I tried them already on. Had the feeling that I should size down a half-size. Any comments on the fit? Did you buy your normal size?

    If you've tried them on, then you're the best judge of fit.
     


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