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

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

  1. hanskl

    hanskl Senior member

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    Are these the ones you are referring to? http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/unvarnishedcedarshoetreesbysaphir.aspx

    How are they compared to woodlore epic-twins? Also, do the saphir ones fit your c&j shoes nicely?
     


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    ah, ok. good luck :happy:
     
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    Thanks, I guess :happy:

    What's your verdict on the pic of the inseam? Is this purely a esthetical defect somewhat common on rtw shoes, or is it a reason to get it replaced? I've barely worn it to my local groceries store once.. :foo:
     


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    well, that's what I call a hidden defect, which is not foreseeable from e.g. Quality Control. I would talk to the shop, where you bought them. good luck again.
     


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    I've also had confusion with shoe trees for different grades/lasts.

    Purchased some Hallams last year (benchgrade) and got the their standard shoe tress (with the sticker 631 - I imagine that's the last number?). They fitted perfectly.

    I recently boguht some Audleys (handgrade line) in the same size and those standard shoe trees are a real push and don't fit in the same way (feels like shoe trees are too big). Even if I do manage toget them in, they're extremely difficult to take out (without, it seems, scratching the leather inside).

    I've received the same advice that the benchgrade shoe trees should fit all shoes (including handgrade), but I also remember once being told that they did spceial shoe trees for the handgrade shoes. When I visited a store last weeked, they said the darker brown she trees were instead for certain longer/narrower shoes.

    Very confused. I think I'll just take my Audleys and current shoe trees down to the store and see what they suggest.
     


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    Guys,
    Don't know if this is an appropriate post but here goes..

    I bought the last pair of the antique nubuck brown Tetbury's from P.Lal in size 10.
    I have this awful feeling that they will be tight...I usually wear a 10.5, which was, naturally, sold out.
    If they are, indeed, tight, when they arrive sometime next week, would someone take them off my hands quickly? So that I can then buy the I-know-they-will-be-loose, 11's?
     


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    Thanks for trying to help out. I guess my question really is whether or not this defect will have an impact on the longevity and durability of the shoe..
     


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    yes, that's what I said. hidden defect. it need to be solved soon. exchange or repair. i vote for exchange.
     


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    Damn.. That won't be too easy living in Norway.. How would I go about to get these exchanged? Ralph Lauren don't do international orders, so I have my doubts they would let me exchange these from Norway.. That is, if they even qualify for an exchange since I've already used them once..
     


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    don't buy shoes over the internet. on a serious note: imo, you have to sort it out with the seller. let them offer you a solution. it's not beyond repair. it can be salvaged for sure, but do not wear them in the meantime and make a documentation with pictures. sole wear is an indicator of the validity of your claim. alright?
     


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    That makes very good sense! [​IMG] But I need some help to understand this correctly. You say the shoes are not beyond repairing.. Why is it that they will sustain damage if I wear them? Because of the forgotten staple? Or because the inseam is not tight enough?

    I bought them from a guy here on StyFo. I don't know if it is fair to have him sort this out, but it wouldn't hurt asking.. Maybe he wants to help out [​IMG]
     


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    this


    actually, then you have to do it on your own, imo. it's a hidden defect, period.
     


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    Then I hope Ralph Lauren's customer service is as legendary as they claim in their spam mail and newsletters.
     




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    Quote:That's great news! I sent them an email some hours ago, still haven't got a reply.. Unfortunately, I don't have the receipt..
     


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