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

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

  1. Jakezero

    Jakezero Senior member

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    The new models are up on the website now, I haven't bothered to compare the website to the 2012 - 2013 catalogue, but I suspect that all the new models are on the website. I think the Skye 2 is the most interesting addition, I've already put aside the cash for a pair. http://crockettandjones.com/Product/Skye-2-DarkBrown-Cordovan
     
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  2. Saratorial_Splender

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    I have all their LE shoes up to 2009 and they all are normal US sizes.
     
  3. SloopyNoob

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    Guys, I just went to to NYC C&J store this afternoon and fell in love with their shoes. Their 348 last fits my feet perfectly, better than AE. The prices are a little too rich for my blood though so I've been researching for ways to get them cheaper. From what I've read, ordering oversea seems to be the way to go (Bodiley, PLAL, Pediwear) Is this correct? How about ordering seconds? I have relatives in UK who can order them for me. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. heterophilous

    heterophilous Well-Known Member

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    yes, i would agree. my experience with santoni FAMs in UK, F widths have also led me to size down 1.5 from my US size (i.e. US 11D = UK 9.5F) . . .
     
  5. Saratorial_Splender

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    There is no such a thing as an F size in the US market. Santonis are labeld according to US size standards and specifically the Limited Edition shoes are true to size. They are however about 1/2 a size larger than their regular line sold at many retailers in the US like Nordstrom. Santoni LE was a licsensed product in the US and the Manhattan NY (Madisn Ave.) store closed in Sep 2010. I acquired all their remaining size 13 and they are true to size. They are attemptting to come back to the market and buy their license from the current agent so they can conrtrol their stock and distribution better.

    I am not sure why there will be such size discripancy within EU countries using what should be the same standards within minimal discripancy (Italian and English). Again, buy what fits your feet. Don't worry about what others wear and not wear. You all are making a big deal out of nothing. Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. heterophilous

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    i never said that 'F' widths were made for the US market . . .

    i was only concurring with isshinryu101's comment that UK sized, F-width, Santoni 'Fatte a Manos' made for the European market, run very large, and as a general rule of thumb i have found it best to size down 1.5 from one's US size . . .

    in this sense, they are similar to tricker's on the 4444 last (in many persons' experience). i however, do concur with your thoughts on C&J sizing, as practically every last i've tried has resulted in me dropping down 1 full size from my Brannock 11D US measurements . . .

    cheers as well, for the lovely collection of photos that you've posted on this site . . .
     
  7. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Sartorial, PLEASE post more of that fantastic Santoni COllection of yours!
     
  8. Saratorial_Splender

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    I will by the end of the day. I need to take better pictues in natural sun light.
     
  9. isshinryu101

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    Your photography skills are quite good. When taking pics of antiqued shoes, lighting is very important because too much makes the antiquing look overdone, and too little can hide it. Your other Santoni photos made my mouth water.
     
  10. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    Here is a couple of Boots to start. Look at the patina on the second one.

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  11. Saratorial_Splender

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    Click pictures for larger image.


    Some more. You've seen some of the fist few

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    Notice the side gusset on this monk.
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  12. Saratorial_Splender

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    These are FAM shoes, not LE, but are special in their own right.

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  13. Gdot

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    So, may I presume you are funded by the UN's international initiative to 'bail out' the upper end shoe making industry worldwide?
     
  14. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    That is one way of looking at it. Happy to do my part to keep the wheels churnning!!!
     
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  15. justinkapur

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    those double monks are gorgeous
     
  16. Saratorial_Splender

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    You should see them in person. In my opinion, they are the best monks ever made. The curves, lines, and waists are unusual on them. The closet I've seen to bespoke of any pair. These 3 monks above are teh most expensive shoes they ever offered and they made one in each size. Quite rare.
     
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  17. justinkapur

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    i can imagine, one of my favorite things about santoni is their medallions. so unique
     
  18. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    Here is some better pictures of the Boots above


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  19. Mr J

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    Those boots are something special. Very nice leather and fine details but very raw at the same time. Like them, would come handy during the swedish winter :)
     
  20. Saratorial_Splender

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    Thank you. I enjoy them during the Colorado winter as well. Style and substance at the same time. It took me 3 years to get teh patina on them to look like this.
     

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