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Crockett & Jones MTO Central

Reiver

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These are waterproof boots old fashioned.
Without a membrane like the gore tex that always ends up piercing.
So these are all terrain boots while remaining very elegant.

The double originality of these boots lies firstly in their veldtschoen assembly which is a rare assembly and which makes the boot completely waterproof up to the horizontal seams and secondly in the leather used: the Zug from Horween which is waterproof and very solid.

The Graal boots in fact...
That sums it up nicely.

I quite honestly find veldtschoen boots really good for walking in the countryside. They can withstand a lot of punishment and then just rinse them off, leave to dry, good brushing and a polish and they look almost like new.

I work outdoors in the British countryside quite regularly and quite often opt for veldtschoen over walking boots.
 

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Hello friends - longtime member here coming out of cryo freeze. In the market for a pair of whisky shell chukkas but can’t find anything in the market. Quite like the c&j Brecon but don’t favour the dark brown. Wondering if this thread has ever looked at a whiskey shell makeup for Brecon or other chukka style? Or does anyone have an educated guess about what it might cost if I go solo MTO with them? I am in London so can easily get to a c&j shop. Thanks!
 

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Hello friends - longtime member here coming out of cryo freeze. In the market for a pair of whisky shell chukkas but can’t find anything in the market. Quite like the c&j Brecon but don’t favour the dark brown. Wondering if this thread has ever looked at a whiskey shell makeup for Brecon or other chukka style? Or does anyone have an educated guess about what it might cost if I go solo MTO with them? I am in London so can easily get to a c&j shop. Thanks!
Just a thought for you. Perhaps cross shop Carmina. Their chukka pattern is quite nice and they can make you a pair in bourbon. Might be a quicker and more economical option than c&j if you time it with one of their mto events (unfortunately you just missed one).
 

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Just a thought for you. Perhaps cross shop Carmina. Their chukka pattern is quite nice and they can make you a pair in bourbon. Might be a quicker and more economical option than c&j if you time it with one of their mto events (unfortunately you just missed one).
thanks i did have a look at Carmina but I don’t know my size with them. I don’t think there’s a Carmina shop in London either to get fitted, so that was my main concern. want to get the size totally nailed with an MTO.
 

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Hello friends - longtime member here coming out of cryo freeze. In the market for a pair of whisky shell chukkas but can’t find anything in the market. Quite like the c&j Brecon but don’t favour the dark brown. Wondering if this thread has ever looked at a whiskey shell makeup for Brecon or other chukka style? Or does anyone have an educated guess about what it might cost if I go solo MTO with them? I am in London so can easily get to a c&j shop. Thanks!
As I understand it, Carmina makes an unlined bourbon shell pair of chukkas and it is not MTO, but stock.
 

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Hello friends - longtime member here coming out of cryo freeze. In the market for a pair of whisky shell chukkas but can’t find anything in the market. Quite like the c&j Brecon but don’t favour the dark brown. Wondering if this thread has ever looked at a whiskey shell makeup for Brecon or other chukka style? Or does anyone have an educated guess about what it might cost if I go solo MTO with them? I am in London so can easily get to a c&j shop. Thanks!
I also once thought about a chukka shell MTO but so far did not pursue it because of other shoe priorities. However, with respect to my other single MTO experiences with C&J, I would estimate a Brecon (or other C&J chukka) shell single MTO to be about 900 or 1000 pounds including VAT.
For comparison: I paid 775 pounds in 2017 for a Camberley suede single MTO and 900 pounds also in 2017 for a Connaught shell single MTO - both including VAT.
Hope that helps.
 

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Same, with bells on. So close!

@JoeRogan and @WNovizar - are you guys definitely out? If so, could you (or can I) remove your names from the spreadsheet please? Unless you're having second thoughts or want to sleep on it...? (Sorry, worth a try!)

@frighter3 - you were on the list originally. Your name came off earlier this week though I'm not sure whether that was at your instigation or because it was assumed you were out. Don't suppose you're still in?

Straws...clutching...
I’ll jump in on the shell Galway 2 if it’s ridgeway
 

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Help me out on this, gang:

I have been dithering on a second boot I can wear to the office for winter (business casual), preferably with Veldt construction, but at least storm welt. I want something nice and well made. Thoughts between a member of the C&J boot lineup versus an Edward Green Galway? Thnx
 

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Help me out on this, gang:

I have been dithering on a second boot I can wear to the office for winter (business casual), preferably with Veldt construction, but at least storm welt. I want something nice and well made. Thoughts between a member of the C&J boot lineup versus an Edward Green Galway? Thnx
Get the veldt Galway
 

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Help me out on this, gang:

I have been dithering on a second boot I can wear to the office for winter (business casual), preferably with Veldt construction, but at least storm welt. I want something nice and well made. Thoughts between a member of the C&J boot lineup versus an Edward Green Galway? Thnx
The only EG stormwelted that I would buy are the Cranleigh, truly beautiful. Between EG veldt Galway and CJ Coniston/Skye/Harlech/Galway I would go with CJ. Basically I would give the edge to EG on sleeker boots (last 82 Galway, Cranleigh etc..) while for heavier boots I prefer CJ.
 

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Is there a zug snowdon planned at the moment. I cannot get access to the spread sheet.
 

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Is there a zug snowdon planned at the moment. I cannot get access to the spread sheet.
Try this

 

smuj

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Try this

Thanks for that. It worked.
I keep hoping there will be a snowdon GMTO without the faux cap. I cannot understand why people want to spend over the odds for zug and then put hundreds of unnecessary holes in it. I have a pair of C&J veldts with a faux cap. They leak badly at the sides of the toe cap seam when I walk in long wet grass. I think I will go for a single MTO so I can get a plain toe and a ridgeway sole fitted (ridgeway is far superior in snow and does not clog like the commando)
 

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