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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.
I wear my Alex with a tux to not too strict formal events.
If you shine them up nice and dress them up with these flat silk shoelaces for your blacktie events, I think you'll be fine.
I recently picked up a pair of Westbournes in chestnut. The sales guy told me to use the C&J dark brown polish on them. Has anyone done this? Is this a good idea?
Maybe if you used a navy blue wax you could get a darker, shinier, shoe, but I'm not sure how it'll take it. Anyone else here ever try navy blue wax for this look?
I use navy wax on my black shoes, gives the leather much more depth.
The Hanger Project recommends it (at least as a viable option).
i come to pose a curious question for you CJ aficionados.
i generally wear a US12, so when i purchased my first CJs almost 2 years ago, i ordered them in a UK11. and iirc, that was based off of some light SF reading. i ordered the edgware, which comes in an E width on the 348 last. they were too large, so i re-ordered in size UK10.5. they fit well, but not perfect. definitely closer to being loose than tight. so i might say i should wear a UK10.25 in the edgware. sadly that does not exist.
my next purchase came a few months ago. the westfield. it also comes in an E width, but on the 341 last. i ordered again in a size UK10.5, and they turned out to be painfully tight, even after half a dozen full day wears or so. so i repurchased them in a UK11. which turns out are slightly large out of the box. i put in some dr scholls and now they are just fine, and actually i find the dr scholls insole to be more comfortable than the CJ insole anyways (blasphemy, i know). again, it seems a UK10.75 in the westfield would be perfect, but alas, that size does not exist either.
1. anyone find that no CJ in any size fits them quite perfectly?
2. anyone have similar sizing differences on these 2 CJ lasts, or on any 2 different lasts?
sidebar - this is not a complaint, i love both of my CJs. it is just a curious inquiry.
I´m a UK7.25 in 337. I have the Clifford and went for UK7 in the end, very tight in the beginning but fit nice now.
lucky you! how many times before it fit well?
I've also found the 337 to be a tad larger. I typically wear 6E on the 348, 363, 356 and have worn the same size on the 337. However, sometime in the past, I tried the Weymouth 6E and found it 'loose' overall. I mentioned this to the SA (C&J NY) and he said the HG lasts do run a little more generous. I tried the 5.5E in the store and it seemed to fit well. I haven't owned a 5.5E so I can't really comment on how they fit in the long term, but I've been curious.
The 337 after a break in period is a very comfortable shoe. I am more suited to EG202 type lasts but I find the 337 does not crowd my foot even after a summers's day.
In my experience there can even be differences between single shoes and different models. I wear size UK9 and shoes on the 325 fit fine, the 337 can be too big or fit well, sizing down makes the shoes too small, 341 can be too tight or fit well, 348 can fit ok or too big, but again 8.5 would be woo small. In the different CJ stores all over London I was told that the size would be the same in every last, though fit can be different. It's also the reason why I'll never bu their shoes over the internet again.
So sir do you know what size does our KING wear
Go bespoke; there is a 1:10,000 chances a RTW made shoe will fit you well in the same size but different last.
I am between an US9.5 and a 10; I bought all my C&J shoes in an UK size 9, all of them.
I still have 3ne on last 363, one on last 358, and one on last 41 (yes, that is a 15 y.o. tassel loafer...)
They are all size 9, the first 2 on the slight loose side, the 3rd is snug, but the last is much shorter. I have a higher instep and sizing down is not an option; I've done it once and it was a pain. I prefer my shoes a little loose than tight; i love my feet and I need them in good condition for many years to come.
I haven't heard anything back from CJ, but does anyone know if the skye 2 boot is available stateside and the retail of it?
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