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Crockett & Jones MTO Central

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I had boots with less speed hooks more eyelets and I hated it. You have to de-lace the upper eyelets then lace back after the foot is in. Speedhooks are much more convenient. but I suppose any cobbler can change it to eyelets. That been said the configuration is set and submitted to CJ last week.
Fair point. Just when it's too low the laces hang out. 5 eyes is happy medium in my view. Anyway ...sleeping on it.
 

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I had boots with less speed hooks more eyelets and I hated it. You have to de-lace the upper eyelets then lace back after the foot is in. Speedhooks are much more convenient. but I suppose any cobbler can change it to eyelets. That been said the configuration is set and submitted to CJ last week.
You can get C&J to swap eyelets for hooks (or vice versa) after boots are completed. They'll charge extra but well worth the investment in my opinion. It cost me 50 gbp to add eyelets to my Harlech back in 2019, it's probably a bit more now. For me it's still cheaper than shipping to a cobbler, zero hassle, and hardware colors match perfectly. Wish I'd known this when I did my first MTO.
 
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Gentlemen, is the following Black Bakers Russian grain GMTO still on? It looks like the last chance to get a pair in this leather since the tan russian grain just went through a month ago…
 

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Just out of interest .... At £737 .....just wanted to check this out with others:
Perth (handgrade) is not far off this price....and presumably higher grade leather. Never tired it but anyone has any experience of those?
 

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Just out of interest .... At £737 .....just wanted to check this out with others:
Perth (handgrade) is not far off this price....and presumably higher grade leather. Never tired it but anyone has any experience of those?
For me it’s the last. I would have to order anything else in the 365 last, so a Perth would end up being more like £1000.

There is no last that fits me so well like 365.

I used to think about the hand grade line in a similar fashion, but it really doesn’t make sense because I’m not buying it for the fact that it’s hand grade but rather for the fit
 
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How does one propose a GMTO idea? Do you work with someone at C&J, or just dream up an idea and get a certain number of people to buy-in and then contact C&J? Curious how the process works as I have two ideas that I'm considering going the MTO route with but wanted to see if we could make them GMTOs if others like the idea
 

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How does one propose a GMTO idea? Do you work with someone at C&J, or just dream up an idea and get a certain number of people to buy-in and then contact C&J? Curious how the process works as I have two ideas that I'm considering going the MTO route with but wanted to see if we could make them GMTOs if others like the idea
U use this sheet and but u have to copy paste a table within the file then edit it

Please first check if ur make/idea is already proposed by someone else

Also consider participating in any of the existing ones. Some 2023 GMTOs are still active even though they are still below the participant requirement

 

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U use this sheet and but u have to copy paste a table within the file then edit it

Please first check if ur make/idea is already proposed by someone else

Also consider participating in any of the existing ones. Some 2023 GMTOs are still active even though they are still below the participant requirement

There's a perk to GMTO vs MTO, right? Is there a specific person at C&J I can connect with to understand the process / what's possible, etc?
 

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There's a perk to GMTO vs MTO, right? Is there a specific person at C&J I can connect with to understand the process / what's possible, etc?
Mainly price and you don't have to wait to gather all the participants if you go the MTO route
 

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There's a perk to GMTO vs MTO, right? Is there a specific person at C&J I can connect with to understand the process / what's possible, etc?
If you can actually go to the store you get access to their books and can browse the options for hours if you wish. It's why I won't do a single MTO until I get over to London again.
 

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If you can actually go to the store you get access to their books and can browse the options for hours if you wish. It's why I won't do a single MTO until I get over to London again.
Is it just London or do they have the same catalogues in the NYC stores?
 

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pretty sure it was the same stuff ... in fact in the NYC store (bigger one near 5th Ave) they had different stuff Jermyn st didn't see (more like packaging and how they put things together), when I asked them about it later
 

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