Quality (and Sizing) of C&J Shoes

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  1. Hard2Fit

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    I'm thinking of ordering from Pediwear the following shoe:

    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=365

    It is not from the C&J 'Handgrade' line. Can anyone comment on the quality of this line? Are these shoes benchmade or not?

    Also, I normally wear a 11.5 E US (Allen Edmonds). The shoe I plan to order is a 'G-fit' (wide). Would I be best served with an 11 or 10.5 UK? Any guidance would be appreciated.
     


  2. edmorel

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    I'm thinking of ordering from Pediwear the following shoe:

    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=365

    It is not from the C&J 'Handgrade' line. Can anyone comment on the quality of this line? Are these shoes benchmade or not?

    Also, I normally wear a 11.5 E US (Allen Edmonds). The shoe I plan to order is a 'G-fit' (wide). Would I be best served with an 11 or 10.5 UK? Any guidance would be appreciated.



    I find C&J to be very good quality up the line with the Handgrades being the best obviously. These are benchmade and I would say that they are good buy. Just buy then from here though
    http://www.plal.com/crockett.htm

    BTW, I'd go with the 11 since it's a round last and your foot is wide.
     


  3. Hard2Fit

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    Wow! That's a noticeable difference in price (assuming my math is correct). Thx!
     


  4. Garfieldthecat

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    I believe someone posted (either here or over at AAAC) that pediwear will price match Plal's price.

    Anyway, I wear a 8.5 Allen-Edmond, and went down to a 7.5 CJ. But that is just me.
     


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    from the shoes that I've seen, but my experience with C&J so far has been 'indirect'. I have two pairs of shoes that I believe are made by C&J: Hackett and Ralph Lauren Polos. There is a big difference between the quality of the two in terms of leather, stitching, styling and finish.
     


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    But the Polos are handgrades.
     


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    But the Polos are handgrades.
    then there's a big difference between the quality of C&J standard grade and handgrade.

    Ref: my polo C&Js they have cursive lettering on the insole exactly like the 'purple label corbens' that are being discussed. I wonder what the sole of those look like?
     


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    Received a pair of C&J Welbecks (Handgrade) very nice shoes and fits very nicely. Feels solid but not clunky (unlike Bally Scribes). A pair of Marstons are on their way, and saving up for the Weymouths.
     


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    Received a pair of C&J Welbecks (Handgrade) very nice shoes and fits very nicely. Feels solid but not clunky (unlike Bally Scribes). A pair of Marstons are on their way, and saving up for the Weymouths.


    There is a chance you'll get these. And they'll be cheaper than the Weymouths [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


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    do PM me and tell me more [​IMG]
     


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    do PM me and tell me more [​IMG]

    mee toooo!
     


  12. Nonk

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    C&J handgrades are very overrated.

    Great quality but apart from a few select models, the last shape is so ungainly as to look stupid.

    I prefer the bench grades.
     


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    Well, the two C&J handgrades (Oxfords) that I have are very nice indeed and are amongst the nicest shoes that I have (I haven't gotten to EGs yet). Elegant last and well constructed, I prefer them to my John Lobb Oxford shoes. I guess it's all about different tastes.
     


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    ditto. i am very happy with my c&j. the brand is definitely on my list of preferred brands.
     


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    C&J's are well-constructed, beautiful shoes that can be had for ridiculous bargains. Probably the best value out there.
     


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