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

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

  1. jmills

    jmills Senior member

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    They are ~270 pounds (no VAT) brand new at full price. Just go from there?
     


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    How much is it? And could it be bought online? It's awesome..
     


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    jmills Senior member

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    I think it's on the C&J mail order price list for 95 GBP. [​IMG]
     


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    Hampton Senior member

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    Lol could get 2 new shoe horns for that. No thanks. I thought it would go for £20-30 maybe?
     


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    We finally got a "sunny" day over here in my part of Sweden, so I had the opportunity to take a few shots of my Skye 2. They've been worn around the house for a bit, so they aren't exactly pristine. No post editing except for cropping. Enjoy.

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  6. Winston S.

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    I like both for your purposes, but lean towards the former. I think you can go dressier with the Wembley, but more casual with the Belgrave.
     


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    thank you... I suppose you could even wear the Wembley with a Tux?

    1 last question - handgrades worth the $150 approx premium?
     


  8. Winston S.

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    Some purists will say no, but IMO you could.

    I personally don't have any handgrade C&Js so I will defer to others to comment.
     


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    Know this is the C&J thread but if you are in the market for solid Northampton made benchgrade business styles, Herring Shoes are selling off all of their Church 73 lasted shoes at a significant discount.

    RRP of 355GBP (not a realistic price for these IMO) but with the code HSLAST73 a decent 45% off models like Brisbane (equivalent current 173 last model is called Chetwynd), and Perth (current model Diplomat).

    There are some monks, balmorals and a loafer as well in different coloured regular calf, polished binder and suede. Availability in sizes and widths varies but you can search here:

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/searc...fitid=3&styleid=&colourid=&search=Sale+Search
     


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    I know right? Decent money to put towards something you can wear, or at least get more use from. Maybe we're just not baller enough.
     


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    Cheers for that, appreciate it.

    One more question: is that specifically an American definition or a more general one? I've always used it to refer to any boot with closed lacing, irrespective of what the seams are doing. And the Balmoral model by Church's, mentioned above, is a regular oxford shoe.
     


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    Received today the Shipton & Heneage Wilton, they are very nice.

    I went with 8.5 G, the toe is comfortable and the lenght is correct but I have a bit of heel slippage, do you think the shoes are too big in the heels area? should I exchange them for EX width?

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  13. Winston S.

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    From what I have read some people will argue that balmoral is just the way the Brits refer to oxfords, but as you can see a balmoral specifically refers to a type of oxford and not just oxfords in general. It's akin to Americans calling any type of lace up shoe an oxford.

    Even well known American shoe makers will do the same, which does not help the situation:

    http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ane2_932.htm
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonlin..._1_image_0_N_120552_120552_130245_subcategory
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF270_1_40000000001_-1
     
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    Nice loafers Alex. Great colour aswell.

    I think though of all various shoe types, loafers are the hardest to buy without trying on. I do believe a loafer should be tight to begin with as it will expand with your foot, I also find that suede is softer than full grain leather or shell and has a bit more give.

    Based on my experience I think if you are experiencing heal slippage now it will only get worse as you wear in. My own experience of c&j g width shoes are that they are very wide. Hope they work out for you.
     


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    Thanks

    I went with G width because I bought the Marlow Penny in 9 D and it was so small and narrow that I couldn't insert my foot inside, also last 325 in E widht was a bit narrow for my feet.

    I don't found this pair too wide for my feet, they are perfect in the toe area but too large in the heel and waist, considering the gap between width there is also a chance that EX would be too narrow :embar:
     
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