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

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

  1. wesos

    wesos Well-Known Member

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    Lexol and Saphir Renovateur are both good conditioners.

    I only know C&J wax because it's what I have always used, but i'm sure there are plenty of decent waxes around. Cream polish (Saphir Pommadier, par example) is another option; it is quick and easy to achieve a soft polish, but you won't get the shine of a wax.
     


  2. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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    Check w/ Christopher Forbes. I've purchased C&J shoes from them, the shoes were in stock and ready to ship, and it was easy peasy - Alastair was the SA w/ whom I corresponded. VAT deducted if outside UK and Euro land.
     


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    CTBrummie Senior member

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    Shell cordovan lovers might be interested in one of the new season's models - the 'Skye 2' brogue boot in dark brown shell with a studded Dainite sole, retailing at £595. The 'Wicklow' boot (an apron-fronted derby boot) looks good, too. They're due in the shops in the next few weeks...
     


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    Any pics of the Skye 2? sounds like it would be the Lindrick's twin from the description
     


  5. fritzl

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    CTBrummie Senior member

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    I don't, I'm afraid. Saw it in the new catalogue yesterday in the local Crockett shop when I dropped in for a coffee. To all intents and purposes, it's exactly the same as the Skye model (same detailing and I think same last), bar the sole, that's been around for some time.

    The Wicklow model looks to have a natural-coloured welt, which I don't think I've seen C&J do before.
     
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    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    Skye picture from the C&J site: http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Skye-Chestnut

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  8. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    Sorry, this is what the 'normal' Skye boots look like:

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  9. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    How well have they held up? The chestnut colour is lovely. Too good for heavy use.

    I'm after an Oxford chestnut brogue, really. I don't fit their 341 last (e.g. Westfield) or the 202 last (e.g. Edward Green Malvern).

    You know, saved up, money in my pocket and no quality maker sells something that fits!

    Criteria:

    - Brogue (wingtip)
    - Chestnut/oxblood/burgundy/cherry
    - round toe
    - traditional last
     
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    Hello, can you C&J experts give me a bit of sizing advice?

    I'm a 8.5 in Loake shoes on the capital last (UK sizes, F fitting). I'm thinking of buying a pair of the fantastic C&J Westbourne (348 last, E fitting). I've been recommended to go a half-size down to 8. Is anyone around my shoe size (even better if you wear Loake) doing this? I know individual variance in foot size might make online advice unreliable, but I can't try them on locally. If other people are sizing down for this shoe then I can feel safe of avoiding the international returns headache.

    Thanks.
     
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  11. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    They're only a few months old but I 'commute' to work on foot (a six-mile round trip) and they're part of my Mon-Thurs loose rotation along with the Islay, Coniston and a few pairs of Tricker's brogues. I wouldn't buy anything that couldn't withstand relatively 'heavy' use, apart from a few pairs of dress shoes that are worn very sparingly throughout the year. For Fridays and weekends, it'll tend to be a pair of older, sturdier Tricker's or a pair of veldtschoen boots as I'm not convinced that many of C&J's boots look as good with denim.

    The only other shoe I can think of that might fit the bill for you is Cheaney's Hythe model although it's more brown than chestnut:

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    I have the last 348 in UK10E and it fit very firmly on the side, should I size up to 10.5E for 337 and 341? I tried on 10.5F, but it was too wide (sorry I only have a limited selction of shoes I can try on)

    Thanks in advance.
     


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    Looks like a full strap version of the Merton to me. FWIW, the Marlow penny loafer, although on a different last, is also full strap.
     


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    My first pair of good quality dress shoes (sorry for the laces showing)! Fits like a glove ;) First polish took a while but I'm pretty pleased with the result.


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