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

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

  1. The Shoe Snob

    The Shoe Snob Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    They have aged very beautifully!!
     
  2. Slippybee

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    First pair of C&Js I purchased. They definately look better with age.
     
  3. billionaireboy

    billionaireboy Senior member

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    NVM, got fitted for the correct pair
     
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  4. Salsalocust

    Salsalocust Senior member

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    "Chelsea 3" in burgundy scotch grain

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    I like this... the burgundy and the tan elastic are perfect bedfellows!

    Regards,

    Graham
     
  5. mkarim

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    No kidding!
     
  6. sinnedk

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    :slayer: where to kop those?
     
  7. clee1982

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    I never understood the appeal of pebble grain, scotch grain or any of these simliar treatment. Wouldn't it be better to just go exotic if this is the texture you want? I guess that might have something to do with the fact I wore suit pretty much all the time, just seem too casual too me.
     
  8. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    well exotic's are generally not cheap nor do they behave like calf do too when being made
     
  9. billionaireboy

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    Can someone advise what the best generic shoe tree is for the 348 last and 236 last? Seeing as the C&J trees aren't lasted, I don't want to spend over $100 on a pair of shoe trees if they can be had for a fraction of the price and fit better. I assume most people would recommend the Epic shoe tree but I'm afraid they will be too wide for the 348.
     
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  10. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    Very nice Cliffords. The 337 last is stylish, but probably not my cup of tea. That said, it's affordable: EG is about £200 more.
     
  11. cscharti

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    I just have the proper size AE shoes trees in my 348 Drummonds, they fill them out nicely without being to wide. You can get them for $19.95 with free shipping from AE....
     
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  12. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Does someone know whether these are MTO or a new model?
     
  13. Lear

    Lear Senior member

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    Connaught in black. Nice and simple (just like me):

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    Lear
     
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  14. NotDickDiver

    NotDickDiver Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic! I love Connaught.

    May I ask what sort of polish you use and how much time you had tp spend getting them like that?
     
  15. Lear

    Lear Senior member

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    Hi NDD

    I think it's perfect as a first affordable, quality shoe. It hits that sweet spot between price versus quality. All products used are Saphir MdO. As I already had a mirror going, it took just six thin coats; this over a previously applied layer of Renovateur. Total time was less than 20 minutes. Each top-up thereafter will be about 5 minutes.

    I know how derailing threads is frowned upon around here, so I'll simply point you to:

    http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

    All the info is there :)

    Lear
     
  16. rennavate

    rennavate Senior member

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    I'm probably going to pick up the Connaught in chestnut burnished calf... I wear a 9D on 5-last Allen Edmonds shoes, so I should be going with a UK 8E?
     
  17. DAASL

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    Purchased a pair of Finsbury's size 9F from Robert Old. Very pleased, beauitful pair of shoes.

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    (Note: The bit of black at the heel was put there by me, just adds a little snugness)
     
  18. billionaireboy

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    just picked these up from B. Nelson

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  19. Quadcammer

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    Just picked up a pair of Mertons from "a fine pair"

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  20. Achilles_

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    I contacted C&J (the UK website) last night about the possibility of getting some new silver buckles for my Monktons. (the current ones are gold) They messaged me back this morning saying they have been ordered from the factory and are on the way to their shop. They said that as soon as they receive them they will ship them to me.

    I must say, I am very impressed with how quickly they helped me! I know people have had problems in the past, but it sounds like they are doing me a favour and sending them for free :)

    Even before I requested the buckles I was a big fan of C&J so maybe I am biased, but I will be a customer for life!
     

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