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

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

  1. clhkg

    clhkg Active Member

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    There are plenty of stores selling C&J online, if you read the last 2 pages alone, a few names have been mentioned. Given the large collection C&J has, there is no single "best" online store as it depends on your geographical location and the style you are after. Different online shops also do different sales throughout the year.
     

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    @Nat Jag Haha! Visiting this thread doesnt do anyone any good in preventing further purchasing! Most likely the exact opposite :)

    Those Brecon looks so good by the way, they are on the my try-list next time i am around a C&J dealer. Which models do you own from C&J in total?
     

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    Does anyone here own the Connaught in chestnut?

    I’m considering a pair and was wondering if they come recommended? They seem a classic cap toe Oxford and I like C&J that I have experienced so far.

    Also any sizing comparison with 325 last would be good to know.
     

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    @MrUnderwood Thanks, I currently have 3 C&J models, Brecon, Hallams, Edgware, plus one by Bodilys made by C&J, Bruton suede Chukkas. Not much compared to most on here. Still undecided on my next pair.
     

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    Anyone know of any current GMTO’s for shell a shell lindrick? Or any interest in doing one?
     

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    Hey Andrew, you should go to the CJ MTO Central thread, there are at least a couple of GMTO on shell for the Dundee and Galway II, there might be others.
     

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    Thank you, I wasn’t aware that was a thread!
     

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    Hi. A GMTO was submitted in November last year for E-width brown shell Lindricks. I understand that they are due around late May.

    As @oskrusa says, there are open GMTOs on that thread for (brown) Dundees and (whiskey) Galways, amongst others.
     

  9. Nikola

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    The 325 is more generous (has more volume) last compared to 236. The Connaught on 236 is strictly a Oxford style and fits more close to the foot, IMO.

    The Chestnut on Connaught was always a bit too loud for my taste, even for Summer wear. I have them in Black Calf and Dark Brown Suede.
     

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    I may have told you that I carried out an experiment last year, purchasing the Connaught and Consul. I was far more impressed with the latter. Please consider trying on both before taking the plunge. :)
     

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    Yes, I remember! I had the similar experience with the CJ Chiltern Chukka vs Church's Ryder chukka.

    Ryder is far more comfortable, whereas the Chiltern is probably the harshest style for my feet. Such a strange last - tight in the middle, narrow in the front, making my heel almost eject with each step .. Heard the similar experience from other members as well..

    The Reiver asked about the last comparison solely, but the closest rival in the price range is the Church's Consul if he want to give it a try. Though, many doesn't like the overall aesthetic of Church's oxfords lately ..
     

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    Yes I do remember that and I did look into the Consul but I can get a really good price on a Chestnut Connaught at the moment and it is in the exact size I need.

    I would definitely consider the Consul but I'd be looking at approx £200 more which I couldn't justify as I don't wear oxfords often.

    I'm not even 100% sure I'm going to go for the Connaught, I am toying with the idea of upgrading my Loake Aldwych
     

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    Is it quite a bright brown? I didn't get that impression from photos.

    Obviously black and brown suede are more subtle.

    I wear a UK 10 1/2 in Coniston and can get a good deal on a Uk 11 Connaught which sounds like it might work.
     

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    The chestnut tend to stick out from the rest of my wardrobe, bringing more attention to the shoes. This can be a cool thing if you wear a more casual style like the loafers during summer months teamed with lighter colors, but I am not so sure about the Oxfords, even though the Chestnut is a classic colour worn for decades .. It's a highly subjective thing, really ..

    Regarding the size, the 325 is a bit more generous last compared to 236, IMO, but I am not sure if the 236 will work in a half size larger size. I wouldn't recommend it, tbh.
     

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    You could have a point. I'll have a think and if I decide to go for them then I can always return if too big.
     

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