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JL St Crepin Double Monks vs. Saint Crispin Double Monks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by boat_7, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. boat_7

    boat_7 Member

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    I'm debating between these 2 pairs: JL St Crepin double monk Misty Brown vs. Saint Crispin Double Monks in brown

    They both fit great and priced similarly. I tried searching in the forum but can't find anyone with direct comparison.

    What do you guys think? Anyone with experience in both?

    I'm looking to use these for work and occasionallyl wear them casually with jeans as well.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    I'd go the Chapel or Jermyn III [​IMG]
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    but these St Cs aint bad:


    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  3. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    I love my Saint Crispin double monks. I don't own the JL Crepin but I do have the JL Vale. In term of fit, finish and construction I much prefer the Saint Crispin to John Lobb. I like the fit and construction of Saint Crispins so much I think most of my future shoe commissions will be from them.

    The image of the SC posted by Pliny on the bottom right are my shoes. It's a very versatile shoes, I do wear them occasionally with jeans and odd jacket.
     
  4. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    Those St. Crispin's are incredible
     
  5. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    T, those are made from the infamous Russian reindeer, no?
     
  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I prefer the JL St. Crepin db, but I'm biased. I have the misty brown and enjoy them a lot.
     
  7. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

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    I find the fit, construction and finishing of StC superior to JL. I've got the StC double monks myself and plan to order another pair.
     
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  8. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I'm glad that when faced with question like this, my answer is typically just to get both.
     
  9. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    :lol:
     
  10. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    No, they are not.
     
  11. meister

    meister Senior member

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    St Crispin's. Everyone know Lobbs suck. See how many are being offloaded on eBay.
     

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