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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 Affiliate Vendor 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

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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

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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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

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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

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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.
     


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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

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


  13. Lear

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

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    Lear
     
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  14. NotDickDiver

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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

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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
     


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