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

JFWR

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Burnished calf is not corrected grain, I have the Chelsea 3 with same leather (different last and leather sole) and I am super happy with them.

Excellent. Thanks!
 

zippyh

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Burnished calf just has dark polish highlights applied.
C&J Cavalry calf is their corrected grain.
 

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The Islay says, "hold my whisky."
That is definitely understandable. The Islay’s 365 actually fit me better than the Coniston’s 325. But, for me in terms of a BOOT, in my minds eye, I see the Coniston as the winner.
My first time in CJ NY I put the Coniston DB Grain and the Islay next to each other and dithered for quite a while.

Then bought the Coniston.
When I think of BOOT, for me, C&J nailed it with the Coniston.
 

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I'm a 10 and have a UK9. For someone like me, who owns EG's and CJ I find the build quality to be excellent. I think to an amateur like myself it'd be hard to tell much difference. The 376 last fits my foot so well so that was a selling point for me
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I'm sure many EG fans will disagree, but I find the difference in construction negligible. I'll readily admit I'm just an enthusiast and my footwear knowledge is limited, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. EG calf leather quality appears better, but cordovan should be exactly the same (Horween).

For me each maker fills a niche, and I own about the same number of EG and C&J. @Biogentic as far as shell loafers are concerned, I would probably stick with C&J unless you much prefer the Duke (in terms of fit/aesthetics).
 
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How is the city rubber sole? Is it good quality? Comfortable? It looks like a bootleg version of Dainite, so I am a little concerned.
I’ve found the city sole doesn’t hold its “flatness” as well as leather or Dainite. The thinner rubber is flexible and has “cupped outwards” around my foot. It makes for a unique fit, but I like the grip in the wet Pacific Northwest.
And this is my first SF comment, good to meet y’all.
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jischwar

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I’ve found the city sole doesn’t hold its “flatness” as well as leather or Dainite. The thinner rubber is flexible and has “cupped outwards” around my foot. It makes for a unique fit, but I like the grip in the wet Pacific Northwest.
And this is my first SF comment, good to meet y’all.
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Well your first comment is very insightful, so thanks. Usually someone's first post is a question that can be easily searched on the forum😂
 

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I’ve found the city sole doesn’t hold its “flatness” as well as leather or Dainite. The thinner rubber is flexible and has “cupped outwards” around my foot. It makes for a unique fit, but I like the grip in the wet Pacific Northwest.
And this is my first SF comment, good to meet y’all.
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Yeah I think EG R1 soles have the same issue, it seems to lose its shape and as you say, "flatness", over time.
 

JFWR

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I’ve found the city sole doesn’t hold its “flatness” as well as leather or Dainite. The thinner rubber is flexible and has “cupped outwards” around my foot. It makes for a unique fit, but I like the grip in the wet Pacific Northwest.
And this is my first SF comment, good to meet y’all.
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Superb first post.
 

oldworldelegance

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I’ve found the city sole doesn’t hold its “flatness” as well as leather or Dainite. The thinner rubber is flexible and has “cupped outwards” around my foot. It makes for a unique fit, but I like the grip in the wet Pacific Northwest.
And this is my first SF comment, good to meet y’all.
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Very insightful first comment. I'll check mine to see if they've also acquired a concave shape.
 

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That is definitely understandable. The Islay’s 365 actually fit me better than the Coniston’s 325. But, for me in terms of a BOOT, in my minds eye, I see the Coniston as the winner.

When I think of BOOT, for me, C&J nailed it with the Coniston.
Could not agree more. To me, the Coniston is an iconic English boot. Sort of like the Viberg 2030 service boot in that prototype sense.
 

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