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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. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Yes indeed they have developed water spots see the pictures. I thought shell cordovan was supposed to be immune to water sports? In any case they seem to be handling the rain very well. I have yet do any vigorous brushing @justinkapur. However it does not look like they need a lot of maintenance, except for the water sports, shoes look good after drying out.

    I am new to the shell game and I am on business trip right now so frankly I have not had time to brush them that much or take the proper pictures.

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  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    that looks severe. how long were your feet in the boots? what is your procedure for drying, etc? shell is supposed to be armageddon proof which i dont doubt but they do require more upkeep than calf
     
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  3. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    I wore them for full day from morning until late afternoon. I did commute for about an hour and about one mile outside through puddles of water and light rain. I did this for few days.
    I do not do anything special. I just leave them to dry on the room temperature, I do put shoe trees in them.
     


  4. mobbes

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    I'll go in on the Cheviot MTO in either brown or whiskey. I have a preference for a dainite sole.
     


  5. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Senior member

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    a little wax polish goes a long way in reducing spotting on c&j shell imo. but laufer's shoes look alright I think - normal calf (not waxy calf) would show similar spots without polish/conditioning if worn though rain and puddles, and not retain the just-buff-to-shine properties.
     
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  7. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    I do use shoe trees. So far boot held their own and did not leak. My feet were dried even though I purposely stepped into almost ankle deep puddles of water.
     


  8. burlyarab

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    Ok... Still trying to drum up The Cordovan Cheviots, so far, these guys have expressed interest:

    @EricW
    @tobiasfunke19
    @iGotid
    @Hoit1981
    @wes-bourne
    @mobbes

    That's 7 including me, just need 5 more! A few people from Reddit seemed up for it too.

    We also need to nail down the makeup - I'm happy with either whiskey or dark brown cordovan, and leather or Dainite?

    Here's an example of whiskey shell Cheviots from a Japanese website: http://www.frame.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=25636

    The same shop has them in dark brown, but this looks more like Colour 8 to me? http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/frameshop/item/5271606101/?s-id=borderless_recommend_item_en
     


  9. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    I was only interested in Dk Brown w/ double leather.

    Since it seems most wanted Dainite, I'm out.

    Gotta admit that Whiskey looks great though.
     


  10. tobiasfunke19

    tobiasfunke19 Senior member

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    Quote: If whiskey with Danitie then you can change me from "expressed interest" to "certain".
     


  11. IGotId

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    Would be my preference as well.
     




  12. jrd617

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    C&J "Alt-Wien's"

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  13. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Wow. You suck. Now there are more shoes that I now want.
     


  14. soender

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    So much win.

    The Dundee looks perfect in all it's mutations. Want the black one pretty bad.
     
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