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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. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    cool, thanks! I get out my brush and start going to work, hopefully I'll get these out
     
  2. Alcibiades

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    FWIW, I don't think the black is cordovan
     
  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^interesting. have you seen them in person? if they are indeed not-cordovan, it would make my decision a fairly easy one
     
  4. Alcibiades

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    Yeah, I have seen them in person, I am pretty sure they are calf. I think the C&J Polo dark brown shoes basically use all the same cordovan (likely a single supplier, same tanning/dyeing process, etc); the black tassel is something else. Notice how the website says the brown is "dark brown cordovan" while the black is simply "black."

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/...23&ab=ln_men_cs2_shoes&pg=3&parentPage=family

    The brown cordovan tassels are one of my favorite pair of shoes. Just like the wingtips are a versatile three season shoe (fall, winter, spring), the tassels are also a versatile three season shoe (spring, summer, fall). I wear them with and without socks, with denim, suits and even the occasional pair of shots, etc.

    I'm sure the black is a great shoe (C&J construction in calf is awesome), but if you want a black cordovan tassel, Alden should be widely available at good retail prices
     
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  5. nringo

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    I've seen the black in person at the Georgetown RL store and they looked like calf to me.


    The brown cordovan tassels are easily my favorite pair of shoes. Like others have said, very versatile.
     
  6. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    I think the sales person is correct. I wear a 10 1/2 in the PTB and the Marlow wingtip and a 10 in the loafer.
     
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    Heh heh --> Nov 2, 2011 2:46 PM Delivered McLean, VA

    :fu: now I have to wait like 6 hours before I am home.
     
  8. makewayhomer

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    got my other pairof Lindricks in mail. it's funny - I see the same thing in the "vamp" piece of shell as I did in one of the others. on this pair, both pieces of the boot (on both shoes) are lighter. kind of gives a cool 2 tone effect

    [​IMG]
     
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    Did you get a Hoween stamp?
     
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    I went 0/2 on stamps. I'm not sure when Horween started stamping, but you normally don't see it ime
     
  11. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    dont' forget the obligatory shoe porn pic once available..I'm not a boot person, but seeing pics after pics of the Lindricks is like a fu*&^%n torture session. It's such a beautiful creation. Unfortunately, not available in my size...
     
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    Go figure, I wear 10 in the wingtip and a 10.5 in the tassel loafer

    :puzzled:

    The wingtips are among the most snug shoes I own, but they now fit well with no discomfort at all (especially after a few wears). The tassels do fit a bit long, but I have wider feet and I couldn't get into a 10 when I was trying them on, so I sized up.
     
  13. idfnl

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    Fucking Spoo has all the luck.
     
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    Glad to rub it in.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Not really. I need to trade these in because of a small damage I found.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Welcome to my feet, o Lindricks. Arrived last night.

    Sizing is pretty accurate. Could probably have sized down a half.

    Construction is excellent. Whoa the overwhelming smell of cordovan when I opened that box was intoxicating.

    No Horween stamp, dammit.
     
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    Darlton Penny Loafers and Tassel loafers are 60% off right now at RL.com. Use NOV0307
     
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    Tassels? Not even for free.
     
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    Mine are coming today.. Hopeful that there won't be any quality issues.

    Same experience with the PTBs regarding the smell - it's great.
     

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