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

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

  1. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Yeah, I too prefer loafers on the snug side. I found posts that seem to suggest the Harvard uses US sizing. Maybe they relabel the sizes for US retailers?
    • marmottan: "I usually take the LHS unlined in 8.5D but the Harvard in 9D. The small problem here is that it is not mentioned on the C&J whether it is in US or UK sizes. In my opinion, it is US size since I take for instance the chukkas and others C&J in 8.5D or 8E UK, never in 9D UK..."
    • NAMOR: "I am tts 12D and these fit tts, 11.5D."
     
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  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I can't confirm or deny this.
     


  3. kwhunter

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    My Selbornes I bought recently from Bodileys http://www.shoesnorthampton.co.uk/ have some minor flaws (sole edge profiling cutter slipped into the heel), I wonder whether they were marked as seconds at the factory?
    Anyone has/had any similar experience with this vendor, or any other C&J reseller?
    They charge full price on the shoes, though, but no shipping which is dubious; they probably get the shoes at a substantial discount.
    I also bought from C&J direct, and they sell for slightly less but charge for shipping.
    Thanks.

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  4. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Navy Lowndes from Barney's.
    They look like black in normal light (or what passes for it in Seattle in December).
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  5. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Thanks for the photo, was going to get them but that's what I thought as well so passed
     


  6. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    To be honest, the color looks terrible in that photo. I almost didn't post.
    I like the almost black look in normal light.
     


  7. tacobender

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    I would agree that they are a dark navy and the flash/lighting in that pic didn't do you any favors. On my floor under the magic lights they look pretty snazzy!
     


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    I REALLY like these... I wonder if they still have a UK 6E...
     


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  10. hanskl

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    I am having a hard time deciding whether to get the Skye or Skye 2 boots. I will use these boots mainly for winter and poor weather...

    Whats your thoughts about this one guys?
     


  11. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Skye 2, shell cordovan and dainite sole is in my opinion much more usable in the winter.
     


  12. hanskl

    hanskl Senior member

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    You are quite right, however the skye 2 is 50% more than the skye. I believe they can install dainite soles for £60.
    Then the skye would be £445, while the skye 2 sits around £570 I believe.

    Whats your thoughts on that?

    Can the owners of the skye boots chime in on this? Are the calf skye's excellent winter boots?
     


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    cbfn Senior member

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    Personally, I would wait for the RL sale and get the RL Lindrick, but if I had to choose I would still go with the Skye 2 since I've fallen in love with shell.
     


  14. hanskl

    hanskl Senior member

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    Yes, the lindrick. I never liked the eyelets on the lindrick, thats why I like the skye much better. But the C&J for RL shoes are amazing. I have the wingtip and the penny loafer.
     


  15. CTBrummie

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    I'd say neither of those. The calf on the Skye isn't particularly suited for rain (it looks bloody awful when wet!), and I mentioned above that C&J themselves don't consider shell to be a good leather for poor weather footwear.

    Out of all of C&J boots, the Snowdon is the only one that stands out as a poor weather boot.

    The Islay and Arran would also do, at a push, although the dark brown Islay model's studded Dainite sole isn't the best when it comes to traction. From my own experience, the Ridgeway is the best rubber sole out of C&J's options in poor weather as the irregular tread pattern (compared to commando or studded Dainite) gives better grip than most in wet conditions.
     
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