Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

church consul vs c&j radstock

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kaizo, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    So it's that time of the year again. My birthday/run up to Christmas. I just can't decide upon the two choices. Church's consul (rubber sole at £380) and Crockett and Jones radstock (dainite studded sole at £345). For either of the shoes I am looking for black calf. What would everyone go for given the same choice?
     


  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

    Messages:
    14,747
    Likes Received:
    2,332
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Radstock by a mile. Love the pair I have in brown.

    Church has had some low quality leathers in the past too. Don't know if they stopped doing that.
     


  3. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

    Messages:
    2,759
    Likes Received:
    754
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011


  4. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Thanks for the reply guys :)

    Out of interest have either of you tried the consul?

    I am inclined to buy the radstock at the moment now but just wondered.
     


  5. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Thanks for the advice guys I went to c and j in jermyn street and had the most welcoming shoe buying experience ever. I ended up buying the conniston though as 341 last did not fit me that well. What was amazing was that I suffer from a low arch but they said they could stitch some cushion in for a price. I'm waiting for those to to arrive in the next 2 weeks. :)
     


  6. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

    Messages:
    2,759
    Likes Received:
    754
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Congrats, enjoy 'em! I hadn't tried the Consul but the leather quality rumors after they were acquired by Prada sort of had turned me away from Church's calf too. I have 2 pairs of Church's suede shoes (plus a pair of suede slippers) which are fine, but honestly I vastly prefer my 10 or so pairs of C&J. The Coniston is a great boot! I have the black grain version of it that they made for BB Black Fleece and wear it quite a lot.
     


  7. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Ah blast! Sorry I meant connaught not coniston.
     


  8. Canhapa

    Canhapa Member

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2015
    how does the shape and fit of the cinsul compare to the C&J Connaught?
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by