Crocket & Jones shoe trees

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DonRaphael, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    They are laquered with natural color and have C&J logo on them.
    Fit very bad on inside part of tree in middle section because tree to wide for area of shoe. .
    Look close to last shape but it very hard to put in and get out of shoe.
    Me wonder how this can happen,
    it make no sense.
    Me try and file it down and refinish the tree with wax and see if it fit better.
    C&J trees feel cheap and weak.
     
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  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Sounds like that is THE WRONG TREE for the 348 last. The trees that are not stained are shorter and bit wider and work with C&Js shorter last shapes (like the 341).

    No wonder you are unhappy with them. I'll try to remember to take pictures of the two tree types side by side when I get home today and perhaps we can sort this out.
     


  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    thanks for confirming.
     


  4. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    you good man. :fonz:
     


  5. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Photos from the C&J website. :D

    For the 348 last I have these:

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    For the 341 last I have these:

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    These are the trees that were recommended/sold to me when at the store on Jermyn St. And I'm quite happy with their fit.
     


  6. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    Yeah the 1st pic trees are basically made on the 337 last and are the more expensive.
     


  7. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Me have wrong tree,
    it this one in quote. :fu:
    Thank you Gdot.
     
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  8. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    U R welcome SOS.

    I'm glad I could help.

    You add so much fun and information to the forum. It's the least I can do for you!
     


  9. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Wish me could find good word sometime,
    it very hard to give information when me not find good word to say it.
    Me have lot of thing me want to say but me not no how to say it sometime. :fu:
    Me glad you like me post here,
    good.
     


  10. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Awesome many replies! Thought about one thing though, you guys who buys C&J shoe trees, do you have half sizes? If so, what do you choose, half a size to big or to small (since C&J don't have half sizes...).
     


  11. Gdot

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    the trees should be smaller - they are even marked that way. ie: 6 - 6-1/2
     


  12. Gerry

    Gerry Senior member

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    I wondered about that. My shoe trees(laquered ones) have 7/7.5 stamped on them and my shoes are 7.5 but what about putting these trees in a size 7 shoe, is there any possibility of stretching the shoe.
     


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    It´s not good at all. You should send them to me :nodding:
     


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    [​IMG]On the way Frank, post haste!
     


  15. Frank the sheep

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    Great!

    Joke aside... I have a pair of Clifford in size 7E and use the "semi lasted" tree in size 7/7.5. All CJ trees are sized like this so it´s not a problem and even if the tree truly was a 7.5E the difference in width between 7 and 7.5 is just a few mm.
     


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