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** Quintessential Crockett & Jones Thread ** (reviews, quality, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    They're only a few months old but I 'commute' to work on foot (a six-mile round trip) and they're part of my Mon-Thurs loose rotation along with the Islay, Coniston and a few pairs of Tricker's brogues. I wouldn't buy anything that couldn't withstand relatively 'heavy' use, apart from a few pairs of dress shoes that are worn very sparingly throughout the year. For Fridays and weekends, it'll tend to be a pair of older, sturdier Tricker's or a pair of veldtschoen boots as I'm not convinced that many of C&J's boots look as good with denim.

    The only other shoe I can think of that might fit the bill for you is Cheaney's Hythe model although it's more brown than chestnut:

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  2. deingesicht

    deingesicht Senior member

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    I have the last 348 in UK10E and it fit very firmly on the side, should I size up to 10.5E for 337 and 341? I tried on 10.5F, but it was too wide (sorry I only have a limited selction of shoes I can try on)

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Looks like a full strap version of the Merton to me. FWIW, the Marlow penny loafer, although on a different last, is also full strap.
     
  5. TheSuit

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    My first pair of good quality dress shoes (sorry for the laces showing)! Fits like a glove ;) First polish took a while but I'm pretty pleased with the result.


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  6. Saratorial_Splender

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    Many thanks for your help.
     
  7. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Nice! Handgrade? 337 Last?
     
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  8. scoredtx

    scoredtx Active Member

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    what did you do for your first polish? they look great. congrats!
     
  9. TheSuit

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    Thanks! Well I first applied 3 layers of shoe cream using small circular motions with a damp cotton cloth, switching shoe between every layer. Use more water if needed. This takes around 30 min per shoe. After this is done the shoes should look nice and shiny. Then switch to a shoe polish and apply using the same technique 1-2 more layers. Use more water on these last layers and focus on parts that are visible when wearing the shoes. After using the polish you should (more or less) have a mirror shine. The trick is to be patient and really work the cream/polish into the shoes properly - if you think you're done, do a little bit more.
     
  10. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really like well polished dark brown captoes.... :cheers:
     
  11. HoratioNelson

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    I tried to polish my Hallams yesterday evening. Looked nothing like that, though I only spend about 3 minutes per shoe with one layer of cream on each... Perhaps I'll set aside 90 mins this weekend as they really look great.
     
  12. SuitedDx

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    From my experience, I get a better shine when I let the polish set on the leather. Can't say I put in as much time as TheSuit, but I don't go for a full shoe gloss; I prefer only the toe box (and sometimes the heel) to have a high shine.
     
  13. Saratorial_Splender

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    CROCKETT & JONES Boots. Feast your eyes, some are not labeld C&J , but made by them, others are for kicks.


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  14. alexSF

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    Awesome, but aren't they made to be worn? :)
     
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    Very nice! Time to add your character to them [​IMG]
     
  18. Saratorial_Splender

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    I will. Fall is upon us and they will all be put to use.
     
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    I will. Fall is upon us and they will all be put to use.[/quote

    Can you give us a run down in the styles?


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  20. Saratorial_Splender

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    Sure;
    Crockett & Jones NORTHCOTE in Brown Calf Derby Boot
    Crockett & Jones TETBURY in Brown Calf Chukka Boot
    Crockett & Jones BRECON in Brown Calf Derby Boot
    Alfred Sargent Exclusive CAMBDRIDGE boots in Rustic Tan pebble claf
    Harris grey suede chukka boots
    Charles Tyrwhitt navy suede HARWOOD chukka boots (by Loake)
    Ralph Lauren Purple Label Jodhpur boots in hand-burnished calfskin leather
    Ralph Lauren (Crockett & Jones) Lindrick boots in brown sell cordovan
    A. Testoni black calf boots
    Alfred Sargent FORDHAM black calf derby boots
    Alfred Sargent MENDIP black calf chukka boots
    Alfred Sargent SILKIRK brown zug veld boots
    Crockett & Jones SKESWICK tan wax calf & snuff suede & crepe sole
     

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