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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. chipshot

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    That happened to me with one of the GMTOs.
     
  3. BackInTheJox

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    By the way, I just received my UPS package. It is indeed the Brown Marlow Wingtips! They are gorgeous.
     
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    Lets see some pics... you're the first one to receive them I think!
     
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  5. BackInTheJox

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    Sorry these are the crappy ones I snapped real quick. Better ones to come tonight.

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  6. mdubya

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    Wow, they came out amazing. The shade of brown shell isn't took dark either which was my worry.
     
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    I'll try to get some side by side pics with my recent GMTO brown Lindricks.

    With the Lindricks, I hit them with several layers of VSC and Renovateur to try to remove the extra creme they apply, but I feel like I ruined the glossiness and haven't been able to bring it back yet. I may just leave these Marlows alone for the time being.
     
  8. BackInTheJox

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    Btw, Warlow 2.0 today.

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    Lighting makes the two shoes look different shapes.
     
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    Always a good strategy, I've "ruined" a few pairs of good shoes and boots tinkering around too much with polishes/creams etc... now I just leave them alone for the most part with the occasional Reno treatment and a wax polish.
     
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  10. Mr Clemson

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    I just received my brown Marlows as well, and I would call this brown pretty dark - similar to Alden's recent darker "cigar" releases. These pics were taken from my iPhone so are not the greatest representation, especially the picture on my desk which makes them appear to be black which they are not, but they still convey the overall dark brown color of this shell. The finish is amazing and they look great regardless of color, but I'm considering listing them on B&S given that this last is tinkering on being to full for the ball/circumference of my foot and given that I purchased four other shell shoes in March.
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  11. wristandfeet

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    Whiskey Shell Cordovan PTB Grasmere arrived today! My first pair of English made shoes. Absolutely love this last and the finishing.

    Love Aldens, but I think I am jumping onto the CJ/E.G. Bandwagon

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    Paired with Whsikey Shell Cordovan strapped Omega CK2998

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    Congrats! They look great!
     
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    Agree that this batch does seem pretty dark. I would say they are probably about the same as my Lindricks. I would have preferred a bit lighter on both of them, but I also would have preferred a bit lighter for my whiskey Marlows too. Either way, beautifully finished shoes and I think I will really enjoy them.
     
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  14. ErikW

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    Those came out GREAT! Can't wait to see my pair. Out for delivery now.
     
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  15. BackInTheJox

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    Once again these are iPhone pictures, but here is the Lindrick and Marlow side-by-side. To my eye in the photos and in real life, they are identical shades, fairly dark.

    Looking at the beautiful finishing on my new Marlows, it makes me regret trying to remove the extra color/creme with Renovateur and VSC. My Lindricks look pretty lusterless. Everyone talks about wiping down the excess creme and letting the shell itself shine through, but maybe I'm just doing something wrong with them.

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    I think those are going to look amazing after some wear and some sun. Definitely not the darkest shade of brown shell I've seen in the last year - some of the AE stuff I've seen is bordering on black.
     
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    The C&J Whiskey "Marlow PTB"/Grasmere GMTO is in! Took a few quick photos this afternoon. Lighting wasn't great - they look a bit darker in the photos then they actually are. Love the color and last.

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    Beautiful PTB!

    I'm warming up to the idea of a PTB. I'd consider a whiskey Marlow PTB with blind eyelets on a double leather sole for sure.
     
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    Those PTBs looks great! I have not heard anything from Lauren, though. :(
     
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