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** 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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    I am having a hard time deciding whether to get the Skye or Skye 2 boots. I will use these boots mainly for winter and poor weather...

    Whats your thoughts about this one guys?
     
  2. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Skye 2, shell cordovan and dainite sole is in my opinion much more usable in the winter.
     
  3. hanskl

    hanskl Senior member

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    You are quite right, however the skye 2 is 50% more than the skye. I believe they can install dainite soles for £60.
    Then the skye would be £445, while the skye 2 sits around £570 I believe.

    Whats your thoughts on that?

    Can the owners of the skye boots chime in on this? Are the calf skye's excellent winter boots?
     
  4. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Personally, I would wait for the RL sale and get the RL Lindrick, but if I had to choose I would still go with the Skye 2 since I've fallen in love with shell.
     
  5. hanskl

    hanskl Senior member

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    Yes, the lindrick. I never liked the eyelets on the lindrick, thats why I like the skye much better. But the C&J for RL shoes are amazing. I have the wingtip and the penny loafer.
     
  6. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    I'd say neither of those. The calf on the Skye isn't particularly suited for rain (it looks bloody awful when wet!), and I mentioned above that C&J themselves don't consider shell to be a good leather for poor weather footwear.

    Out of all of C&J boots, the Snowdon is the only one that stands out as a poor weather boot.

    The Islay and Arran would also do, at a push, although the dark brown Islay model's studded Dainite sole isn't the best when it comes to traction. From my own experience, the Ridgeway is the best rubber sole out of C&J's options in poor weather as the irregular tread pattern (compared to commando or studded Dainite) gives better grip than most in wet conditions.
     
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  7. hanskl

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    That's very informative! I don't think I would use the boots too often in the rain though, mostly in snow. I have some beaters I use in the rain.

    If they offered the skye in scotch grain, I would no doubt go for them. I have a pair of conistons which I love.

    I think I will probably go for the Skye in chestnut calf. Now I have to figure out if it is a good idea to start their life with a resole (will their life expectancy be reduced?)
     
  8. NAMOR

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    C&J Cranford Black Calf vs Lowndes Navy Suede. Fairly accurate representation IMO [​IMG]
     
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  9. stevent

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    Navy looks a lot better in this pic, might have to a make a trip to Barneys and check it out.
     
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    archangle13 Senior member

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    I'm new to C&J and really need help with sizing. I'll probably be purchasing a C&J Ludgate online (no physical stores nearby).

    I wear a US 9D for my Allen Edmonds Jefferson. What size would this be for the Ludgate?
     
  13. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    OMG, these should be 40 years old shoes...

    PS: rule of thumb - UK sizes are ½ size less the US size, i.e. a US9 equals an UK8.5 in most cases
     
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  14. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Welcome.
    I am TTS US9.5D.
    All of my C&J's and John Lobbs are UK8.5E.
    However, I happen to have the Jefferson, on AE's 5 last, and I take that shoe in a US9D. The 5 last is AE's longest last.
     
  15. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Actually, I believe that most people size 1 size down except if you have a wider foot.
     
  16. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    I don't have a very wide foot but I have a higher instep and my size in british measure is a 9; US size is a 9.5 or a 10 sice there's nothing in between; UK8.5 is too tight on my instep.
    This is why I wrote "in most cases"
     
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  17. meister

    meister Senior member

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    WRONG! I size down is usual. Stop confusing people!
     
  18. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Folks it depends on manufacturer and your foot.
    For me
    EG and G&G half a size down
    C&J and AS full size down.
     
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  19. mxgreen

    mxgreen Senior member

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    I, too, go down only 1/2 size.
     
  20. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    What is wrong, sir? That you have to size down from US to UK sizes? 1/2 to 1 full size depending on many variables? That a US9.5 is a UK9?
    Please prove your assertion.
     

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