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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    For some reason I have an easier time remembering numbered lasts as opposed to the multitude of seemingly randomly named Carmina lasts.
     
  2. Patrick R

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    I bought and returned the BB boots because they came with the double leather instead of Dainite soles. I had my SA call around to inquire and all of the remaining stock in my size was double leather. What a disappointment.

    Then again, at the end of the day, I don't think I'm much of a full on boot man. I much prefer a chukka.
     
  3. Bugsy

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    I am truly enjoying the brecons I just bought. I think the 341 last is pretty good for me. I love boots. My problem is there is only one other boot with 341 last in CJ line, the Chelsea which I will get in spring. After that i can't see myself going to a narrower Tetburys or a rounder Alternative. Would the group know of any comparable brands with similar last to 341s? Many thanks.


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  4. TKDKid

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    I think that was a typo; according to an old C&J catalogue, the Hastings was made on the 238 last. I have a pair of shoes and a pair of boots on this last:

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    - it looks quite nice, but it's a bit narrow.


    C&J have been gradually phasing out their older lasts. My problem is that they seem to be phasing out the 337 last as well. :(
     
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  5. Wes Bourne

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    Would be cool if they're phasing out the 337 to introduce the Japanese-exclusive(?) 367 to more markets...

     
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  6. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Thanks.

    It never ceases to amaze me (as someone who went just about every week to Japan in the late 80s/early 90s) why Japan is 20-50% more expensive thean every other industrialised Tier 1 country.

    But then Australia has been a milch cow for importers for years so what's my point?
     
  7. gotmoo

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    It's not just Japan...things cost way more in countries like Canada too, easily 20% over the same item compared to the US...
     
  8. theundeadkennedy

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    [​IMG]I was hoping someone could identify these boots Daniel Craig is wearing. I've read they were C&J but have not found out more than that. Thanks!
     
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  10. CTBrummie

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    They're the Skye. I posted a pic of mine a day or two ago on here.
     
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  11. jvc44

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    What c&j last is similar to the 240 in the BB peal ?
     
  12. theundeadkennedy

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    They are not the Islay, but he does wear the Islay in the new James Bond movie and I love those as well.


    Thanks! These are the next pair of C&J I want to pick up after my Islay pre orders eventually show up. Does anyone know where the chestnut Skyes might be in stock in the near future? And are they a model that will most likely be around for awhile in the same color? It seems as soon as I come across an item I like they stop making it, always late to the party it seems.
     
  13. CTBrummie

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    Give C&J a shout direct and get that pre-order in - they're one model that are always in demand. Think I had to wait just over a month for mine, but it was well worth it as I'm still well chuffed with them.
     
  14. S K M

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    Just received this very nice pair of Millbanks today. Don't know if I can really justify the purchase, since I already own a pair of Tetburys in dark brown. However, it seems like the Millbank has been discontinued (in suede at least) in England, so I probably made the right choice :)


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  15. Journeyman

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    I've been going to Japan for the last 20 years and, whilst was significantly more expensive more expensive than Australia throughout the 1990s, I find that I actually save money when I go there nowadays as prices for many things in Japan have been stable or have fallen over the past decade, whereas prices for many things have risen dramatically here over that period.

    English and American shoes are very expensive in Japan because of high import duties, so as to protect domestic brands such as Regal. For some reason, Italian shoes aren't as expensive, comparatively speaking, as I remember thinking that the Santoni and Ferragamo models were more reasonably priced, whereas Alden, C&J and Edward Green prices were ridiculously high.
     
  16. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Import duties arent the only reason why some import brands cost so much in Japan. Importers tend to add a comfortable cushion to the price to guarantee profit even as currency rates fluctuate. For example, the current USD/JPY rate is $1=89 yen or so today (been in 70's range for a long while). From what I understand, a few years back, Gaziano Girling's Japanese importer Fontanbleau set the prices of GG shoes at a fixed rate of $1= 120 yen or so, and even as the yen strengthened, they never changed the price, hense GG shoes have been grossly overpriced in Japan (on par with John Lobb), and far more costly than EG for example, who is represented by a different Japanese importer. I remember Masa Hasegawa complaining that they (Gaziano Girling) didnt like seeing their shoes priced too high, but had no power over their Japanese importer's pricing policy. Now, it seems like G&G is taking distribution in Japan into their own hands (established G&G Japan company), and hearing from the G&G thread in the Japanese forum, quite a few here in Japan are hoping to see the prices being lowered.
     
  17. furo

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    the bag ruins this
     
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  18. theundeadkennedy

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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