Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.
Why this pair when you have Marlow? Just wondering...
That's a fair q, especially since they're both C&Js - I love my Marlows, but they lean a bit towards chunky. The double sole and the more rounded shape contribute to it. I really wanted an option that was sleeker and a bit more "professional" for when I'm wearing my more serious suits. It's just an aesthetic thing - I'm expecting them both to fill slightly different roles but, at the end of the day, I think somebody a bit less nit-picky (nutty?) could wear either and be fine.
Note that I'm not selling my Marlows; these are going to complement them as an option, not replace them
Is this regarding the wait time for my MTO?
If so, I'd expect to wait at least a few weeks no matter who the maker due to them being a boot that's being built from scratch to my specs in terms of leather and last - and as kwhunter quite rightly said, and as per my original comment, this is a lot better than wait times for Edward Green (around six months, I think) and Alfred Sargent (entirely based on pot luck, from what I can gather). The wait time is no reflection of poor service on any of the makers' part though, just a reflection of the backlog of orders they have to wade through at the moment.
6 weeks is really very quick, Vass also has 6 weeks everybody else needs more.
May I ask you what is your makeup for the Snowdown?
Burgundy country grain with polo suede for the boot leg, on the 335 last with veldtschoen construction on a double leather sole. Something relatively robust for the winter that can also be fairly dressy when needed.
I don't know if I'm on the right thread to post my question, but here it is.
I'm looking for a pair of black leather shoes, to go with either formal navy or grey suits or with more casual outfits (chinos, dress pants, jeans...).
I already have a pair of C&J Chukka in brown suede, a pair of Grenson Royal Brogues in black shiny leather and a pair of Emling derbies in brown leather.
I managed to reduce my choices to two C&J models that would fulfil my needs:
- C&J Highbury (Black leather)
- C&J Tetbury (Black leather)
What would you guys recommand to buy? As I really love both pairs but I can't decide which one to go on with.
My only thought is that maybe the Tetbury model is "easier" for casual outfits.
Thank you for your help.
Sounds nice, the regular Snowdon IMO is a bit of plain jane but the burgundy grain should enhance the last.
Was there a significant MTO upcharge for these Brummie? Church's upcharge is relatively modest but from what I've heard C&J's is penal.
The Brunswick and RL Marlow are, IMO, substantially different in appearance - to say nothing of the fact that they are made with different types of leather - and the two models will easily compliment each other. I am wearing my Marlows as I type.
Yeah, I also opted for a mock toe cap in a nod to the 'traditional' veldtschoen look, which should also make it a little more interesting.
For MTO, it works out at roughly the standard model price plus around 50% - the Snowdon MTO came in at £675.
Good point, totally forgot the calf vs. shell difference (doh!). And, thanks for the viewpoint - when I first read the question I had a momentary "Did I just waste my buy on something that's essentially the same as what I've already got?".
And, cue twilight zone music: I, also, am wearing my Marlows as I type.
Ouch! Confirms what I've been quoted in the past.
Would love to get a Chepstow chukka on the 325 last made up in burgundy shell but the MTO upcharge along with a premium for shell would I reckon leave me with very little change if any from 750GBP.
Sounds pretty accurate to me - for a full shell boot (as in a high-leg boot) we were looking at around £850...
I'm glad they're not really interested in MTOs honestly, as they're already far enough behind the demand that good deals are getting really hard to come across, and all the favorite SF retailers have waiting lists going into 2013.
Being a senior member, you should know advertising your classifieds outside of B&S is not allowed.
A bit mundane, but here goes, look what just arrived:
(How do people get such awesome looking shoes-on-box shots on this forum? I always assumed it was easy.)
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