Crockett & Jones MTO Central

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

  1. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Senior member

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    The original and best :D

    Awesome that there are going to be another 2+ runs of this boot. Definitely worth it!
     


  2. chocol8max

    chocol8max Well-Known Member

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    The below Harlech (photo courtesy of BootSpell) is sort of what I have in mind, except I would probably choose brass/gunmetal speed hooks, exposed eyelets and a Dainite sole. That for me would be pure sex. And my go to semi-dress boot. A stunning boot in it's own right though. [​IMG]

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    Thoughts @S K M ?
     


  3. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Agree 100% on the brass speed hook though bot so much on the Dainite. But let's see what people says. I have to admit, though, that paying it all upfront within weeks could also be a showstopper for me sine i've just acquired a length of the LL cashmere :embar:
     


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    The only real deal breaker for me is a storm welt. Was only interested in this because the original make up had a flat welt.

    Could go either way with the sole but have a preference for dainite (especially if they can do brown). Eyelet wise would like blind + antique brass speedhooks, but don't mind all blind. I like having the pull tab on there also, but that is the most minor of details.
     


  5. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Senior member

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    I think some of us want a more casual/country boot (speedhooks, grommeted eyelets, stowm welt), while others are looking for a boot-length approximation of a dress shoe (blind all-eyelets, flat welt). We should probably have a poll among the 1st 12 to decide which one has more traction this time around.
     


  6. chocol8max

    chocol8max Well-Known Member

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    Someone probably should contact C&J and check that they will even be able to fulfil this request of whiskey shell before 2016/2017 lol. I would offer but as a full time student, I don't know how much time I can dedicate and probably will not be very quick with updating details.
     


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    As soon as I hear back from Papa Doble I'll get in touch with C&J and see when they think we can actually put our Whiskey Harlechs on our feet.

    Since there are many options when it comes to hooks or all eyelets, flat welt or storm/split reverse welt, Dainite or double leather sole, I think we should have a poll at some time as sleepyinsanfran suggested.
     


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    S K M Senior member

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    Sounds great, please keep us posted. If you organized the first batch I might be persuaded to do the second. If one could be with Dainite and second with double leather that would be great. Just saw a photo in this thread of one with metal eyelets, and it doesn't look half bad. Especially if combined with speed hooks :D
     


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    Original had storm welt.
     


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    tanbar Senior member

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    I meant the original proposal when @Papa Doble was organizing the run
     


  11. hoit1981

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    Ah, I didn't know an edition had been proposed with flat. Sounds interesting and I'd like to see it.
     


  12. chocol8max

    chocol8max Well-Known Member

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    Dear Group of the C&J MTO,

    This is just a basic poll I threw together to see where people's interest lay with regards to the make-up of the Harlech. This is geared more towards the folks of round 2 as the round 1 specs seem solid and the majority of people from the latter have not chimed in to say they would like change (Please correct me/this poll if I'm wrong about that).

    So far the unchangeable facts of the boot are as below (AFAIK):
    Whiskey Shell Cordovan
    341 Last

    The rest is up to us!
    @chocoL8MAX

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BKXHZYC

    NB: I am adding a lot of options as rankings rather than multiple choice so people don't feel forced into choosing only 1. I personally find this nicer simply because it's an investment and don't want to jump into something I dislike (YMMV).

    Edit: Please let me know if something needs to be corrected/changed. [​IMG]

    Edit 2: After taking my own poll, I just realised that the ranking questions are bloody hard to sort. Sorry for the annoyance folks.
     
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  13. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Senior member

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    For the love of god, why would anyone prefer Dainite?!

    Just put topy on them if you are worried about grip. Its $10 for heaven's sake!

    Dainite has literally no advantage other than saving you the topy cost, and comes with the disadvantage of NOT BEING ABLE TO BE TOPIED WHICH MEANS YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR A COMPLETE RESOLE AT SOME STAGE
     
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  14. chocol8max

    chocol8max Well-Known Member

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    Mate, I was just trying to be helpful and put all the options out there.
     


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    You were also persistingly and doggedly insisting your strong preference for dainite

    And with no reasoning or explanation
     
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