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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. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Senior member

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    So far we have 3 takers on this group order. As soon as we get to six I'll contact Lauren at C&J and get the ball rolling. If there is anyone else interested in this makeup please let your presence be known :slayer:
     
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    yes it is the same boot however we have opted for the ridgeway sole.

    I think you might want to call C&J about the pricing for the model with the leather sole. I do not think harlech is the part of this year C&J catalog so it probably has to be made as MTO
     
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    Is the ridgeway better on snow/ice/slush? Looks solid.
     
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    Ridgeway is meant to be excellent on wet, snow and ice.

    AriGold - yes it's the same boot but you're unlikely to be able to order it individually, hence the group MTO.
     
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    To be honest the only thing safe on ice is a Yaktrax but the ridgway will be better on snow/ice/slush than dainite or leather soles.

    I never had cordovan before so I am planning on wearing these through adverse conditions to see if cordovan is really what is cracked up to be.
     
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    ^ As long as you take care of it (buffing and brushing after use) cordovan is excellent. Dark brown (same as the Marlow family) will be a good color for the winter months.
     
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    Well we need the minimum of 6 orders per style so I guess whichever comes first.
    For me leather sole is not an option though
     
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    Well I'm open to suggestions. I could do leather sole but then we might as well just go for the regular Harlech (and keep the speed hooks). I would prefer the Ridgeway though as it looks decent for wet weather. My initial idea for this MTO was for a modified Harlech - kind of a Harlech on 'roids if you will. I was thinking no speed hooks and Ridgeway would look (and wear) pretty decent.
     
  11. Asian Afro

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    I have worn shell cordovan boots through rain, snow, freezing rain, and salty slush--sometimes on the same day. They can definitely take the punishment. One does have to remember to maintain them, though.
     
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    looking forward to this boot. Love the Harlech. No funds at the moment for shell.

    Hopefully someone gets it who also has a Plaza shell captoe (or Grant maybe) as I would love to see side by side comparisons.

    The Plaza shell captoe was top of my list. Maybe the Harlech is a contender?

    Looking forward to all you lucky people getting their boots.

    Would be interested to see the various Shell options that C&J offer.
     
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    I'm trying to figure out whether I can spring for these - need to try on a few things I have coming in the next few days to see what works and what doesn't. Will hopefully be in, but only if it's the original concept with the ridgeway sole. I love this concept.
     
  14. dusttruffle

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    in some pictures on the net the ridgeway to much bulky than others

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    here is the Coniston with the ridgeway
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    i *think*a lower profile option would be the medway

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    forgive my participation : ( i will be def. be getting fitted for this last (and the conway) next time i get into their store though.
     
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  15. hoit1981

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    I also really like the idea of the Ridgeway. Seems less bulky than the C&J commando - seems to have a decent profile.

    If budapest12 is in (and you should be dude - when will you have another chance ;-) that makes 4... Would be so nice to get another couple in for this and get the ball rolling.
     
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    sorry hoit, i'm out on the ridgeway, far too bulky for my tastes. If you guys change to leatherz let me know!but good luck with this
     
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    Visited C&J NYC just now. Boy, the staff in there are grumpy. It really was quite a gloomy atmosphere. I managed to try on the 341 last. Here are my various sizes (for reference):

    Brannock - 13D
    Alden Barrie - 12.5D
    Alden Leydon - 13E
    C&J 325 (Marlow wingtip) - 13D (US Sizing)
    C&J 341 (Brecon ankle boot) - 12E (UK Sizing)

    Just so we're clear, we are going to need to know our C&J 341 UK sizes to place this order. It certainly seems for me that the 341 (boot) is a whole size down from the Brannock, meaning that a 13D (Brannock) equates to a C&J 12E (341 UK). I hope that helps?!

    Also, I also got hold of their cordovan swatches (see below). From left to right are whiskey, burgundy, dark brown and black. Face swatch is not a cordovan color. I actually quite like the whiskey - it's quite a lot darker than Alden's. I believe I captured the actual colors pretty well...

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  18. dusttruffle

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    Dare i say that whiskey looks a little like Ravello.
     
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  19. hoit1981

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    Just what I was thinking... I'm tempted to suggest a change to this MTO...
     
  20. Geten

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    I think this will be very good! Too bad I can't really afford it right now. Good luck with the MTO guys!
     

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