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** Quintessential Crockett & Jones Thread ** (reviews, quality, etc...)
Looking to purchase my first pair of C&J shoes and I’m comparing the Lonsdale with the Audley both handgrade and the Connaught with the Hallam both benchgrade
Anyone have them and any advice much appreciated
I have seen CWL317 posts on his new Audleys.....very nice
Thanks Camerashy. If you can visit a C&J store or official stockist, then best to compare them in person to help you decide. The leather of the hand-grades is definitely better. However I don’t know if there is a variation in the shade depending on the production batch. If notice some online pictures of Audley are a definite lighter shade of brown than mine. there’s also video review on YT - again the owner’s Audley is a mid-dark brown.
Using only the finest calf leathers from the leading tanneries of Europe, Crockett & Jones shoes are individually crafted on lasts designed to produce the best possible fitting characteristics. Each pair takes up to eight weeks to manufacture in a labour-intensive process involving over 200...
I see some amazing additions!
I love the Chelsea 8 in chestnut with the city sole and the handgrade chukkas