Crockett & Jones MTO Central

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

  1. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    Feel kind of bad for Rydenfan, who floated this MTO, but admit the cap appeals to me. I'd be down for either version, however. Perhaps C&J could give some the option of foregoing the cap? I know they generally prefer to do only the exact same thing but really - you are just leaving off stitching on a few orders. Could they really claim that's an unreasonable request??!!
     
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  2. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    I'll ask the question once we have confirmation of leather availability and numbers on here.

    If anyone is interested then drop me a line and we can take things from there - specs so far are zug grain Snowdon on the standard spec of 228 last and veldt build with a commando sole. The boot leg will be unlined, as is normal for this kind of veldt boot pattern.
     
  3. madridista

    madridista Well-Known Member

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    I would be interested in zug, mock stitch cap (or not) and commando sole. I would appreciate if some can shade a light on what size would one get in 228 if one wears 9.5E UK in 341 last.
     
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  4. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    I dare make two controversial suggestions: 1) to go with ridgeway sole instead, 2) to make a zug/suede combo, like what was proposed for the galway until EG ran out of zug/heather gorse. That would also make C&J's supply of zug last longer, if their stock is limited. Those two changes could make me join (I guess I could even make my Dad join!), but I don't know how strong you feel about those two specs.

    Cheers,
    SKM
     
  5. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I may still be in on the captoe but would certainly be out on a suede combo. that would take me pretty far away from my intention of suggesting this boot. Obviously it is up to the majority though
     
  6. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    I agree with Ryden about trying to not replicate the Galway.
     
  7. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    no worries man. i appreciate it. I was just throwing out a suggestion and seeing where the group wanted to take it. I can always go the MTO route if this goes in a direction that doesn't interest me. I still believe that the plain toe Snowdon in pebbled or scotch grain would be very cool if there is not enough zug leather
     
  8. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Totally fair, and I didn't mean to hijack your GMTO (always hate when people try to do that). But very good luck with your project, will be exiting to see how it turns out!

    Cheers,
    SKM
     
  9. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    The commando sole would be my preference for this as I have several boots on the Ridgeway. I looked into the possibilities of using suede when I started thinking about my own MTO and you're kinda limited - C&J will only use 'sturdy' leathers for the side so the most suede-like options were waxed nubuck in a limited range of colours.
    If there's no zug then I'd think about using another of C&J's waterproof leathers but the pebble and/or scotch grain options wouldn't be hardy enough for the boot that I'm after...
     
  10. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    I actually thought about the possibility of the combo with waxed nubuck myself (that's what your recent Snowden MTO was in, right?), and I also find it quite appealing if the colour is right. But obviously, if a pure zug version is preferred it's no use. However, it would make the zug stock last longer (if that's an issue). Please keep us updated.

    What kind of leathers would that be?

    Cheers,
    SKM
     
  11. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    I'm definitely game for a zug leather. Maybe not a scotch grain. Roughout suede is badass in serious weather conditions.

    If we can't do a zug, then I might just do an individual MTO in the roughout suede (like CTBrummie's) as this is highly durable in all weather conditions.
     
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  12. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Others I would entertain, but the legendary and ever elusive Zug leather would be my preference.
     
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  13. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    My recent Snowdon boot is in rough-out, which would be an option for the boot leg as would the various 'waxed sides' that C&J - all brown, waxy leathers. The Wicklow boot is an example of this kind of leather.

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    All zug would still be my preference though.
     
  14. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Very exiting, thanks! Please keep us updated once you've discussed the make up with C&J. If you could manage to snap a couple of photos of the warious rough-outs from the sample books next to the zug I'd be extremely grateful.

    Cheers,
    Soren
     
  15. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Boot lovers, as you might have seen I'm trying to drum up some interest for a GMTO of a brogue boot (topic: http://www.styleforum.net/t/379626/gmto-the-perfect-brogue-boot-in-tan#post_6919913)

    We're half way there now, but I'm a bit surprised that not more people have joined in, given the quite conservative specs (but maybe that's what's wrong with it). However, after seeing your very appetizing photos of the Whiskey shell Harlech, I thought the model might attract more attention if I proposed it in whiskey shell as opposed to regular edwardian – your thoughts on this?

    I also thought about discarding the EG Alderley, and go with a Skye in tan/whiskey shell, single sole, regular welt, but what really made me settle on the EG Alderley (among other things) was the design of the heel:


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    As opposed to:
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    PS: I don't mean to hijack the thread, so feel free to post your thoughts in the thread I made.

    PPS: Eagerly awaiting Brummies update on the availability of Zug[​IMG]
     

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