• Welcome to our newest affiliate vendor, Threads of Apollo We are very happy to welcome our newest affiliate vendor, Threads of Apollo, a sustainable leather goods company based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada, making premium, made-to-order, water-repellent leather jackets and gloves. .Please help me give them a warm welcome in their new thread.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

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

Hurlazza4

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2019
Messages
59
Reaction score
85
Correct. Those are Somerville MTO (all black calfskin, city sole, and speed hooks).

Left to right - Coniston, Islay, Ross, Somerville
With just those 4 it’s hard to see any situation where you’d need anything else.
If I may, which last are the Somervilles made on?
 

Bayou Tiger

Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2021
Messages
13
Reaction score
52
More pics of the ROSS pls!!!!
Here are a couple of photos. I actually wore the boots today.

As much as I enjoy wearing these Ross boots, they are a half-size too big (UK9.5). These were my first UK boots, and I am a US10D in almost everything. I went with C&J guidance on a UK9.5, but since then realized that a UK9 is my fit (all other boots fit great).

Early on I tried insoles, but the top of my foot was too tight. Finally I found that using cushioned boot socks from Darn Tough fits much better.

I would still be open to a trade if someone wanted to swap for their Ross in UK9 of similar condition.

20210420_180645.jpg

20210420_180339.jpg
 
Last edited:

Mr_Spud

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2020
Messages
317
Reaction score
463
Here are a couple of photos. I actually wore the boots today.

As much as I enjoy wearing these Ross boots, they are a half-size too big (UK9.5). These were my first UK boots, and I am a US10D in almost everything. I went with C&J guidance on a UK9.5, but since then realized that a UK9 is my fit (all other boots fit great).

Early on I tried insoles, but the top of my foot was too tight. Finally I found that using cushioned boot socks from Darn Tough fits much better.

I would still be open to a trade if someone wanted to swap for their Ross in UK9 of similar condition.

View attachment 1596920
View attachment 1596921
Quite liking that toe shape, not too sure about the collar..... Hmmmm....
 

Bayou Tiger

Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2021
Messages
13
Reaction score
52
I’d have thought would have been water tight for a year or two anyway? Not a critique. Your feet, your boots is my philosophy.
It was partly my curiosity. Worst case I figured they would darken slightly, which I prefer.

Doing the same to the Ross boots out of the box took those up a notch, making the leather even more supple.
 

BackInTheJox

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2011
Messages
4,965
Reaction score
13,235
Quite liking that toe shape, not too sure about the collar..... Hmmmm....
No one should ever really see the collar. So then it just comes down to whether or not it is comfortable (which I would assume it is).
 

flylikeneagle

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2015
Messages
1,221
Reaction score
4,251
I thought the Somervilles were handgrade and lasts were "grade" specific, i.e., benchgrade and handgrade had their own lasts. IIRC, I think they're on the 363 last.
@Bayou Tiger wrote his pair was MTO, so he may have specified different last. The toe shape does look slightly different than standard Sommerville. I probably wouldn't have noticed the subtle difference if you hadn't commented. 363 appears slightly rounder.

 

Bayou Tiger

Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2021
Messages
13
Reaction score
52
@Bayou Tiger wrote his pair was MTO, so he may have specified different last. The toe shape does look slightly different than standard Sommerville. I probably wouldn't have noticed the subtle difference if you hadn't commented. 363 appears slightly rounder.

Correct, 341 was an MTO selection (personal preference)
 

flylikeneagle

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2015
Messages
1,221
Reaction score
4,251
Correct, 341 was an MTO selection (personal preference)
Gorgeous boots btw. Addition of speedhooks is a minor but really nice touch IMO

I've become a fan of balmoral boots recently and gone a little overboard and added 3 to my shoe closet. I considered the Charlton, but preferred a slightly taller boot. Would've bough a pair of Sommerville if I'd found a pair in my size.
 

Churchill W

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2013
Messages
3,643
Reaction score
1,571
@Bayou Tiger wrote his pair was MTO, so he may have specified different last. The toe shape does look slightly different than standard Sommerville. I probably wouldn't have noticed the subtle difference if you hadn't commented. 363 appears slightly rounder.

Ah, got it. Missed that.
 

Bayou Tiger

Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2021
Messages
13
Reaction score
52
Gorgeous boots btw. Addition of speedhooks is a minor but really nice touch IMO

I've become a fan of balmoral boots recently and gone a little overboard and added 3 to my shoe closet. I considered the Charlton, but preferred a slightly taller boot. Would've bough a pair of Sommerville if I'd found a pair in my size.
Thanks. It started off as making sure I can wear boots for any formal occasion (black oxford) while still fitting my personal style (341, balmoral) and functionality (city sole, speed hooks).
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Styleforum x S.E.H Kelly Balmacaan: Choose the Fabric

  • standard 5 — light and dark brown

    Votes: 8 6.5%
  • standard 7 — dark brown and charcoal

    Votes: 17 13.7%
  • wide 1 — charcoal and blue-grey

    Votes: 7 5.6%
  • wide 3 — barley and brown

    Votes: 5 4.0%
  • wide 5 — charcoal and dark navy

    Votes: 10 8.1%
  • wide 6 — charcoal and black

    Votes: 3 2.4%
  • wide 7 — dark green and black

    Votes: 29 23.4%
  • wide 8 — malt and dark brown

    Votes: 10 8.1%
  • wide 9 — blue-grey and charcoal

    Votes: 35 28.2%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
458,474
Messages
9,945,541
Members
207,206
Latest member
Salsa0619
Top