Crockett & Jones MTO Central

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

  1. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I have been quite satisfied with my favorite shoe trees, the Woodlore Epic twin tube trees. But I splurged when I ordered the whiskey Harlechs and ordered the standard C&J trees (mainline I think it was). I was shipped the older mainline version with the single tube trees, not the twin tube new trees that have presumably replaced the single tube version.

    My comment is that I am amazed at how well the C&J trees fit my Harlechs. They also fit the Conistons really well. Very tempted to order a couple more of these. I couldn't understand why anyone would spend that kind of money on shoe trees. But maybe I do now.
     


  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    its cuz the C&J trees also fill out the vamp! with generic ones, best case scenraio they only fill out the toe box. I just rotate 2 pairs for all 6 pairs of C&J boots
     
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  3. BootSpell

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    Now why didn't I think of that! [​IMG]
     


  4. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    Yes, I highly recommend their shoe trees for their shoes.

    Even the regular tree is shaped to fit most of their lasts well. I even use it on some of my 348 lasts as opposed to the lasted 'handgrade' tree which retails at $170.

    Frankly, I think $170 is a little overpriced for their lasted tree.

    G&G charges $150 for their lasted trees and you can get them for any last. G&G's shoes all retail at over $1,000+

    C&J charges $170 for their lasted tree and it is only available in the 348 last. C&J's shoes are usually $600-700 with the exception of some handgrades $850ish and the SKYE2 $1000+
     
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  5. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Would anyone be up for a Snowdon in scotch or pebble grain?? I would love a boot with Veldtschoen construction

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  6. budapest12

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    Yeah I think I may be interested. Is that a ridgeway or vibram sole? I'm looking for a badass bad weather boot that still can be dressed up - this looks to fit the bill.
     


  7. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Yes...
     


  8. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Senior member

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    That is a seriously badass boot. Would likely be interested in a dark brown scotch... It might have to wait a few months though as the winter is coming to a close, and I'm more interested in the Cheviot at the moment. Even that is on a bit of a back-burner, as I'm meant to be saving $ for a house...
     


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    ^ Definitely prefer a darker color. Not in a rush but would love to move this forward in time for Sept/Oct. delivery.
     


  11. tifosi

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    ^ I agree on the darker color. Like Islay or darker than that?
     


  12. laufer

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    Guys I would be interested in heavy duty Zug leather.
     


  13. rydenfan

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    Cool! I guess there is some interest :) Lets work on putting the specs together and then we can always delay contacting C&J about it. I do believe these boots take a bit longer to construct so we will want to a lot for some extra time.

    Hoit, would you possibly want to reach out to Lauren to see about potential leather options? If you feel it is too pre-mature that is totally cool
     


  14. budapest12

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    Excellent. I am hoping we can all agree to a suitably rugged sole - I am not interested in leather or Dainite on these (if the majority feels differently, that's fine but I'd be out).

    Edit: Both zug and grain work for me.
     
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    I am definitely interested.

    I already own this boot in burnished chestnut.

    It comes standard with a commando sole and I would recommend keeping a commando sole.

    It would be badass in dark brown golf grain or something similar.


    LETS DO IT!![​IMG]
     


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