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Grenson Sharp or Crockett and Jones Northcote

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by WiseBloodedApe, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. WiseBloodedApe

    WiseBloodedApe Member

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    I live in Portland, OR and I am looking for a stylish walking boot, something i can wear casually, to a club, or to work. I have been looking at the Grenson Sharp/Alfred (alfred is sharp in black, dunno why they changed the name) and the Crockett and Jones Northcote, and i am wondering mostly about wear quality. I know neither of these are Alden Shells, and I am not expecting these to last several decades, just wondering how long will these last, 3 years? 5? 10? and what parts of each shoe will go first? Portland is a cold and rainy climate 9 months out of the year and i am sure this will affect the wear of the boots to some extent. I am also open to suggestions of similarly styled boots within the general price range of these; 200$ is too much to go up if that is any indication of range. I am 21 years old and I am more a fan of British style than American, and I am looking for a boot in black or burgundy. Any advice that you can give would be immensely appreciated.

    http://www.grenson.co.uk/en_us/sharp-217

    http://www.grenson.co.uk/en_us/alfred

    http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Northcote-Black
     
  2. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    I don't understand what you're trying to decide between. The Northcote retails for almost twice the price of the Sharp, and the designs aren't remotely similar. They're both good boots, but the C&J's probably better made, and in any case it's definitely way way more formal. I wouldn't call either a "casual walking boot", but if you're planning on putting them on with a pair of jeans and hitting a club (or something similarly boring), get the Sharps.

    Anyway, I have the Sharps, and they're pretty good. I think getting them in black is kind of a waste, though.
     
  3. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    The Northcote is on the 348 last which is rather long and pointy. Definitely try this one on to see how it fits and whether you like the pointy look.
     
  4. WiseBloodedApe

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    meso Senior member

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    That belt is awful.

    Also just try lurking more.
     
  6. Stu949

    Stu949 New Member

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    WiseBlooded...did you get the Sharps?

    How do you like them?
     
  7. Dodo

    Dodo Senior member

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    Hi, I'm interested in Grenson Sharp/Alfred boots too, How do they fit? are they true the size?
    thanks
     

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