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

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

  1. The7Ups

    The7Ups Well-Known Member

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    There appear to be very few shots of this boot actually being worn in the wild which makes me wonder if anyone actually wears it regularly after purchasing, perhaps because its elongated last doesn't suit their build. I did find this snap though from another SF thread here

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/277914/waywrn-shoe-boot-edition/555

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    And an e.g. of a worn boot minus owner

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    I wondered earlier in the thread if the wax leather is a corrected grain but it appears that this boot has previoulsy been made up in Cavalry Calf which is C&J's corrected grain leather. The 2nd picture looks like the wax calf version and to my eyes anyway looks very good. One for the future but for the moment am saving the euros and cent for Cottesmore before C&J put their prices up again!
     
  2. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    C&J Experts,

    I picked up a pair of C&J suede loafers from the B&S section recently and I have a question about where to source some lasted sock liners. Sans sock, the shoe is too loose, with sock it's okay... trick, I know. So I'm having my local shoe guy cut some insoles to help out a bit, but I've heard that it's possible to get C&J lasted sock liners, is that true? If so, via which avenue would one progress to acquire such sock liners? Thanks! And yes, if you're reading between the lines, I'm essentially saying I want to make the shoe smaller... I know, I know.
     
  3. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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  4. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

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    The wax calf used by C&J should be a "semi-corrected" grain leather, impregnated with waxes, similar to the old Church's Appaloosa Calf ( see this http://www.styleforum.net/t/168002/shoe-damage-report-shoe-p0rn-central-part-ii/6825#post_4788717)
    It will age better and better than Corrected grain.
     
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  5. jazzlife

    jazzlife Member

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    I'm interested in the C & J Milton boot (348 Last). I normally wear a US size 8.5/9.0. What size should I wear based on C & J sizing?
     
  6. scurvyfreedman

    scurvyfreedman Senior member

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    I wear a US8.5D in the Alden Hampton Last and UK7.5E in the C&J 348 last. I have it for shoes and not boots. The 348 is a bit longer and wears narrower. Both are comfortable for me. I have flat feet. I wear a UK8E in the C&J 363 last for the Somerville boot, which is a handgrade last. It's as long as the 348, but a tad wider and is the most comfortable shoe I own.

    If you have a wider foot or higher arch you probably need an 8 in the 348 especially if you wear a 9 in many US fittings. Otherwise, we may be that we are very close in size, so my fittings may be a good guide.
     
  7. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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  8. heterophilous

    heterophilous Well-Known Member

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    i tried the 'milton' on at the nyc crockett and jones store, and the fit is unique because this chukka boot model is 'unlined'. unless your foot is on the wide size, general rule of thumb is to size down at least one on the 348 last C&J models. but staff at NYC store recommends you go down an extra half size from your normal 348 last, UK size on the 'milton' model.

    since i typically wear a US 11D on the AE '5-65', i normally wear a UK 10E on the 348 last. But on the 'milton' correct guidance was a UK 9.5E . . . call C&J staff for info before buying . . .


     
  9. jas0nt

    jas0nt Senior member

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    Those look gorgeous mate, very well done.
     
  10. Hampton

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  11. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    The last pic is mine and yes i wear mine lots during late fall / winter / early spring. I wear them with jeans and i don´t think they are to dressy for that. It´s waxed leather so just don´t polish them too much and there is no problem to get a casual look...
     
  12. Bugsy

    Bugsy Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have the Tetbury in the antique new buck blk or brown.? I'm confused by the new buck part as I thought it was a suede ish version, oiled and more for very casual shoes? Thanks
     
  13. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

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    They are more like a slightly waxy leather. Feel nothing like nubuck.
     
  14. johanm

    johanm Senior member

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    I once asked C&J directly about their cavalry calf, specifically whether it is corrected grain. Their response:

     
  15. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Does anyone know what model this is? It appears to be a discontinued Handgrade model.

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  16. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Oh well, they're gone now anyway. New handgrades at under $400, I probably shouldn't have hesitiated.
     
  17. hkhobo

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    I got these a year ago for about USD200 in Hong Kong at Lane Crawford's discount outlet.

    It's called Cumberland. I asked C&J and they emailed me back saying they are handgrade on the 337 last and are discontinued.
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    Today I've tried the 8.5 E in 325 Last, It's wearable but uncomfortable, it's long and a bit narrow for my feet.
    I don't found it to be such a generous last as usually described.
    I should accept that C&J E lasts aren't for my feet, probably I should try their 8G/8.5 F where available.
     
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  19. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

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    Something a bit different...the C&J Lulworth saddle shoes, in mushroom suede / tan pebble grain.
    Very refined and elegant casual saddle.

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  20. Hampton

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    AlexSF, very nice! Enjoy them.
     

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