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Crockett & Jones MTO Central

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by hoit1981, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. aldenfan

    aldenfan Senior member

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    Harlech cordovan fever is reaching a pitch haha. I'm just really stoked they will arrive in time for wearing this fall! [​IMG]
     


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    wklq76a Senior member

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    Haha, I'm right there with you guys. The original estimate was 10-12 weeks; I e-mailed Lauren precisely 10 weeks after she sent the order to the factory.
     


  3. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I am also excited because I also had a pair of Lowndes (double monks) made in Whiskey Shell at the same time.

    -Mike
     


  4. aldenfan

    aldenfan Senior member

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    Woah, that's awesome! Please make sure to post shots of those when they arrive! Was it a single MTO you did? Was there a large upcharge? I had some Skye 2 brown cordovan boots done in a single MTO and it actually wasn't that much more.
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    A great make-up
    Good choice
     


  6. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Yes, I did it as a single MTO. I really didn't want to deal with the headaches of trying to coordinate a whole run, plus I am not sure if they had enough leather. There was an up charge, but I don't think it was too bad.

    -Mike
     


  7. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    I'm rather curious of what you changed from the stock Skye2 brown cordovan.
     


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    aldenfan Senior member

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    That's awesome the up charge wasn't excessive! Crazy how you can scour all over for whiskey, but that some methods such as C&J MTO allow you to get it reasonably. I'm sure they will turn out splendid and I await some pics of them.
     


  9. aldenfan

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    Oh, I actually didn't really change anything. So I guess I don't know if it qualifies as an actual MTO. I just needed a size larger than what they stock, so they had to specially make it for me and there was an up charge. So my MTO was just about getting a boot that fit my foot rather than any type of changes. I don't think I'd change anything about the Skye2. I think it is an awesome boot.
     


  10. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Gotcha. When I see MTO I automatically think custom, but that isn't necessarily always true. I really like the Skye2 as well. I may end up with that eventually.
     


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    Yeah, and I may be using MTO incorrectly since they made it but it wasn't really made to any specific order. You should definitely check it out if it is your style. I have the sky in calf and the skye2 in cordovan. Just really nice classic boots.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I apologize my ignorance, but how different is the Skye 2 from the Lindricks, besides the lacking of the "ankle perforations"?

    -Mike
     


  13. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    I really think that is about it, Mike.
     


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    Skye2 is Dainite right? Lindrick is double leather.
     


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    I may be wrong, but I believe the last is different. The toe on the Skye/Skye2 feels more rounded but with a slight chisel to it (in the way the height of the toe box is constructed) and the Lindrick comes to more of a point I believe. Then there is the obvious different of the Skye2 coming with Dainite soles by default and the Lindrick is on double leather (although you could get double leather soles on a Skye 2 via MTO I'm sure). Also, the Skye boots have hidden eyelets on bottom and speed hooks on top, where the Lindrick has all metal eyelets.

    I believe this image might illustrate the more rounded feel for the toe:

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    And this shot illustrates what I'm trying to say about it feeling rounded but a more chiseled feel (at least that's the only way I can describe it). The toe box has a angular feel to the top of it somehow (at least to me):

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    I could be wrong and they could be on the same last, in which case I eat my words. I have both and that's just my impression of the differences. If I'm wrong, please someone speak up!
     


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