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Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Cordovan (Marlow, Darlton, Gifford, Garran, Lindrick, McCallum, Rh

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Depends on where your summer is at (Alaska vs. FL) but the Lindrick is a fairly heavy looking boot and I concur with forex when it comes to suiting.
     
  2. Stefan88

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    I have some C&J Finsbury in 10.5 E (UK size). Does anyone know how these would differ in size from the ones made for RL? Would it be the same 10.5, or are they listed as US sizes?

    Thanks
     
  3. dddrees

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    I have no intention of doing so. Cordovan boots in the summer would be a bit too warm and not that comfortable.
     
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  4. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I wear shell boots in 105-110 degree heat. Perfectly fine unless your car and workplace have no A/C
     
  5. Alcibiades

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    If you are in NY, NY as your profile suggests and will be spending any amount of time walking outside, I would not recommend it. My Marlow wingtips are noticeably hotter in the summer months. I still wear them but I retire a lot of my casual shell high boots June-August. That's suede and loafer season.
     
  6. gentpax

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    Finsbury is the 341 last while the Marlow is the 325. You can probably sleuth around SF for a good description of the 341 fit.
     
  7. chipshot

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    I go TTS with the 341 and down a half on the 325. The 341 is shorter and narrower than the 325 last.
     
  8. Stefan88

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    Thanks a lot! Appreciated!
    And, are they listed as US or UK size when made for RL?
     
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  9. zippyh

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    Old shell/new shell
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  10. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Congrats BeSpiff and wear in great health!
     
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  12. fwedo

    fwedo Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I size uk9 in many c&j last (coniston, Swansea, connaught). Should i take us10 for Marlow penny loafer ?

    Fred
     
  13. BeSpiffington

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    RTP, your are the bomb schizznitty my friend. Thank your so much. It was because of your encouragement and familiarity with the RL Marlow that I was able to take that leap of faith. It's apples and oranges as far as the difference between Alden shell cordovan and the Crockett & Jones wingtips. You can see the european styleling in the Marlows sleeker last and higher vamp. I also would like to thank all the other SF members who follow this thread for giving me some much needed sizing information and their positive endorsements of these really nice shoes. I've only had them for a couple of days, not long enough for a proper Mac method break in, but I'm going to wear them anyway tomorrow for Easter Sunday.
     
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  14. BeSpiffington

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    I'm not the only one whose been in your bedroom to look at your shoes. My Marlows are getting a little sun on the deck today before tomorrow's maiden voyage, We're going with the lilac laces for Easter, and because spring can't get here soon enough.[​IMG]
     
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  16. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    I always wondered about Marlows and why such a gorgeous-looking shoes were so often for sale by their owners. Now I know. The shoe is literally unwearable. God knows I tried. The Achilles heel of the shoe is a XL heel pocket. Even with tight lacing and with my high instep I still could not get the heel not to slip up and down while walking. Extra thick double sole does not help these matters. So after trying to live with Marlows for a year I flipped them for the same price I paid 420.00 , with much regret . They are opulent, beautiful and smell great , too bad they suck at walking.
    Good luck with yours and they do keep their residual value very well.
     
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  17. Gerry Nelson

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    Ha! Nice one! I did something similar to mine but the weather's heading in the opposite direction here in the Antipodes.


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  18. Gerry Nelson

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    Depends on your feet, of course. They are among my most comfortable pairs of shoes.
     
  19. stevent

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    Yeah my marlows are comfy, toes do get tight after 6-8 hours but still wearable
     
  20. Patrick R

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    My Marlows took about a year to break in fully, but they are a great fit now.
     

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