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

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

  1. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    ^^ Great combo.


    Yes
     
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  2. wesos

    wesos Well-Known Member

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    Is that the Malton? Lovely shoes.

    I notice it is Chestnut Antique Calf. I thought antiqueing was only for the luxes, not the el cheapos.
     


  3. phillycheese

    phillycheese Well-Known Member

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    Malton they are. Much lighter in weight than I had expected.
     


  4. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    These lasts fit me better than others, and both are in the same size and width.
     


  5. Gdot

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    The Beechnut color from the benchgrade (el cheapo) collection has some applied antique effect as well.
     


  6. Chicagobred

    Chicagobred Well-Known Member

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    C&J for Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. dark brown wingtip balmoral, recently picked up during the last Brooks Brothers sale

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    The C&J 240 last strikes a good balance between stylish and conservative, fits me well, and I'm very happy with the construction of the shoe. I'd like to buy a 240 lasted cap toe balmoral to replace my Park Aves, but it looks like Brooks only offers a perf captoe, not a straight captoe. From this thread, I have read that the 236 last is very similar to the 240 last, and therefore I should be looking at the C&J Connaught for a shoe similarly proportioned to my above pictured Peal wingtips. Is my reasoning correct here?

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    Also, as you can see in the picture, the shoe is a 9 1/2 D. If I buy the 236 lasted Connaught, I believe I should be ordering a U.K. 8 1/2 D. If anyone has any experience with the 240 last and the 236 last, I would greatly appreciate your input!
     


  7. Liquidus

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    I step over the plebs and their el cheapo benchgrade shoes with my handgrade shoes everyday.
     


  8. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    :foo:

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  9. SuitedDx

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    You might want to double check but from what I remember, C&J sizes half difference (e.g., UK 9 = US 9.5). Maybe others can confirm?
     


  10. Winston S.

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    Agreed. I prefer the straight captoe more than the perforated captoe.


    I think it depends on the last. It is a full size for some and a half size for others, so someone would have to comment on the 236 last. I think the 348 last is one full size.
     
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    I agree with Winston S. I wear 1 size smaller in C&J last 348 but only 0.5 size smaller in last 337 and 341 than my US size. I don't have last 230
     


  12. SuitedDx

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    Should get this thread moving again... Forecast: 98 degrees currently and chance of rain AND hail (yes, hail) tonight = Islay! [​IMG]
     
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    I REALLY like these.
    The colour is simply beautiful!
     


  14. Quadcammer

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    Only on SF would $500 shoes be called el cheapo.

    Anyway, be careful with conditioner on the bench grades. I used this stuff on a pair of AEs and Alfred Sargents with no ill effects, and yet after applying, letting sit, and wiping with a wet towel, I was left with the removal of the finish on my beechnut (el cheapo) mertons and hallams. I freaked a bit, but after applying some saphir polish, they are back to their proper glory.

    The leather is nicely soft and has a nice matte shine which I prefer. Still love the 348 last and these in particular.

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    What kind of conditioner do you use?
     


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