Crockett and Jones "Grasmere": Yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Oct 23, 2012.

Yay or nay?

  1. Yay

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  2. Nay

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  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Not sure how I feel about this country shoe. Thinking about getting them, as the 317 last fits me really well. (I have weird feet)

    They're somewhat sleek (if a country shoe can be sleek), but the double sole is very clodhopper-ish

    Yay or nay? And what you wear these with, if anything? Only thing I can really think of is tweed jacket and flannel pants

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  2. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    I am a huge fan of the 325 last, not so much that particular shoe.
     


  3. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    I like them. I have the Chepstow Chukka in tan. The sole is not that clunky, I feel that my Marlows are clunkier.
     
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  4. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    Cords are great with this shoe. Denim as well.
     


  5. Grayland

    Grayland Senior member

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    I like that shoe quite a bit, but would much prefer it with a dainite sole. It is very casual (esp. the scotch grain) and wouldn't work with suits anyway, so why not get a more weather resistant sole?
     


  6. NoCleverName

    NoCleverName Senior member

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    Don't like it at all, looks like something you'd find in Payless.
     


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  8. Clark

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    I think they are great, and the tan scotch grain age beautiful. I have a pair of Grasmeres in another kind of leather and also a pair of Chepstow chukkas, which are on the same last (325) and in tan scotch grain. Perfect shoes for fall and winter, especially with the dainite sole.

    /C
     


  9. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    I've got the Ralph Lauren version known as the Ash. I like them quite a bit although would prefer they had a dainite sole.
    I think they look a lot better irl than is indicated by those pictures.
    As you state, they work best with tweed/flannel but that's mostly what I wear in cooler months.
     


  10. Grayland

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    I have the RL shell cordovan version. It's a great shoe. Wasn't sure I was going to like it that much in the beginning as it is so plain, but the "plain-ness" is the appeal.
     


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    I like them, but agree with above that would be best paired with cords or denim.
     


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  13. Kaplan

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    Too light for me, prefer the Ashdown (but that's on last 341):

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  14. jrd617

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    I was thinking the same thing. The tan is just too much with the chunky sole.

    Unfortunately, I'd have to get C&J MTO, which is pricey. The RL's aren't wide enough
     


  15. Kaplan

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    Ashdown is a C&J model.
     


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