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

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Thanks for the consensus opinions. Well I bought the Audley today from C&J Royal Exchange. I had the chance to compare the Connaught & Connaught 2 which are very similar, in fact I preferred the slightly lighter brown of the Connaught.
The Audley is a very dark brown (almost black in artificial light indoors.
so do you prefer the Chestnut Burnished Calf colour over the Dark Brown Burnished Calf and is it the Dark Brown Antique Calf which looks almost black in artificial light.
I ask as I am thinking of going for the Dark Brown Burnished Calf colour
thanks
 

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so do you prefer the Chestnut Burnished Calf colour over the Dark Brown Burnished Calf and is it the Dark Brown Antique Calf which looks almost black in artificial light.
I ask as I am thinking of going for the Dark Brown Burnished Calf colour
thanks
Well, here’s a picture of it as new - I still haven’t even laced it yet! - under indoor lighting. As you can see it is a very dark brown, and not much burnishing at all as far as I can see. I don’t know if it varies from pair to pair, some other owners’ Audley pictures I’ve seen online seem somewhat lighter.

I’m going to give it a good polishing before I wear it. :)
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CWL317

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^that is the Dark Brown Burnished Calf.

In answer to your question I have the Finsbury in chestnut and I prefer the dark brown. I find C&J’s chestnut a bit burgundy.
 

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Well, here’s a picture of it as new - I still haven’t even laced it yet! - under indoor lighting. As you can see it is a very dark brown, and not much burnishing at all as far as I can see. I don’t know if it varies from pair to pair, some other owners’ Audley pictures I’ve seen online seem somewhat lighter.

I’m going to give it a good polishing before I wear it. :) View attachment 1465446

is it me or does the 337 last look almost same as Carmina Rain?
 

Edmund K

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Well, here’s a picture of it as new - I still haven’t even laced it yet! - under indoor lighting. As you can see it is a very dark brown, and not much burnishing at all as far as I can see. I don’t know if it varies from pair to pair, some other owners’ Audley pictures I’ve seen online seem somewhat lighter.

I’m going to give it a good polishing before I wear it. :) View attachment 1465446
It will definitely get lighter with wears. I will use polish/cream that is one shade lighter. Beautiful shoes!! Congrats!
 

CWL317

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It will definitely get lighter with wears. I will use polish/cream that is one shade lighter. Beautiful shoes!! Congrats!
Thanks :)
I’m going to try a combination of Saphir dark + mid brown on it
 

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Thanks for posting the image I like that colour
Here is a picture of it again, in natural daylight, you can see it is subtly dark brown... also you can see the shade depends on how it catches the light

<edit: removed, I’ll try to take a better picture>
 
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I also bought a pair of new brogues recently, the westgate2. This one is benchgrade and the leather is not as good as the audley handgrade... I’ve even been told by someone that they have used poor quality leather ... 😟

But I still like them. I’m trying to burnish it up a bit before I wear it... before & after...

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I also bought a pair of new brogues recently, the westgate2. This one is benchgrade and the leather is not as good as the audley handgrade... I’ve even been told by someone that they have used poor quality leather ... 😟

But I still like them. I’m trying to burnish it up a bit before I wear it... before & after...

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Don't believe anyone saying CJ benchgrade use poor quality leather. I have plenty of benchgrades and are all amazing, aging beautifully with minimal creasing, supple leather, rich colour and great patina.

Few pics for reference, these have all a couple of years of wear. Only the Pembroke are fairly new but already tested some very inclement weather condition during my trip in Scotland 😁
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