Crockett and jones

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  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    can someone tell me what this is and how it differs from the regular calf? they only seem to use it on the less formal shoes with a storm welt so i'm guessing it is somehow more rugged or waterproof. thanks in advance.
     
  2. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Crockett & Jones "cavalry calf" is a semi-corrected grain, boned (polished) leather to imitate the look of shell cordovan (horse leather). It's somewhere between boxcalf and the standard corrected grain (high gloss leather with a plastic look).

    They use it on their styles "Boston", "Lanark" and "Pembroke" which are essentially copies of some classic Alden shoes.
     
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    darkoak Senior member

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    B-S, so is it correct to infer that cavalry calf is lower quality that "regular" or box calf?
     
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    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    Within the C&J Benchgrade line, I prefer the standard calfskin to the calvary calf. Brooks Brothers also offers a few C&J models in the calvary calf. I find standard calf easier to maintain and much more admenable to "highlights" or amateur refinishing experiments.
     

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