Crockett & Jones MTO Central

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

  1. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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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.
     


  2. dusttruffle

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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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  3. budapest12

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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.
     


  4. 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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  5. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Senior member

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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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  6. AriGold

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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
     


  7. hoit1981

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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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  8. dusttruffle

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

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


  10. 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!
     


  11. hoit1981

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    This is why we have credit cards... :)
     


  12. budapest12

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    I was in there a few weeks ago. Glum, joyless, one employee who was disdainful and neglectful. This when the place was otherwise empty.
     
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  13. hoit1981

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    Place was completely empty when I entered - felt like a tomb. Chubby guy (maybe south American / Caribbean) and an Asian lady were working the floor. Asian lady didn't knowledge my being there once. As chubby guy was taking the shoes off my feet a respectable older couple (I was wearing jeans and Alden chukkas) entered and he couldn't be finished with me any quicker. Pretty shit experience buy hey-ho, I got what I wanted.
     


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    hehe, that might be true. I bought a pair of C&J Islay in burgundy cordovan last season, so there's other spots in the shoe wardrobe, rather than cordovan boots I need to buy at the moment hehe.
     


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    Might be the same chubby guy. I felt highly unwelcome and will not return there unless I have to.
     


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