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

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ive seen this in other shoes. It looks soft but its actually really firm. Once I took apart a pair of trickers and pulled out the toe cap reinforcement you describe. Once removed, the toe cap lost some of its shape but I prefer that look on a pair of beaters.
     
  2. dddrees

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    I own the Islay as well.

    The Scotch Grain really wears and ages well.


    I also like the fact that it has the Dainite sole.
     
  3. The7Ups

    The7Ups Well-Known Member

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    No. The Snowdon boot on a commando sole has one but the rest don't.
     
  4. razl

    razl Senior member

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    Congrats! That's a heckuva way to start a membership. If you haven't cross posted already, I'm sure the oglers on the Recent Purchases thread will enjoy your contribution: http://www.styleforum.net/t/79083/recent-purchases And, Welcome to StyleForum.
     
  5. Nikos

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    I might comparing different things, but would you say that the Islay justifies the premium over Pembroke?
     
  6. SuitedDx

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    I (surprise, surprise) own both the Islay and the Pembroke. I say they have different purposes. I use my Pembrokes for trekking around during rainy days; My Islays are primary worn during REALLY bad weather (e.g., thunderstorms) and I have to get around. The fit of the Pembroke is closer to a smart shoe whereas the Islay is generously sized for a country boot (paired with thicker socks). I do like the taller shaft of the Islay (taller than my AS Fordham and Tricker's Stow) so it offers more support.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  7. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I will, for now on, call you "the surgeon" :thumbs-up:
     
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    Isn't it enough justification for the premium because Daniel Craig wore the Islay in the last James Bond movie "Skyfall"? :)
     
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  9. razl

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    Judging by the number of Ebay and B&S listings that cite it, it looks like the market says yes.
     
  10. SuitedDx

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    I actually wonder about C&J's price differences. The Cottesmore is one that confuses me since it is a BG boot but is pretty much HG price!
     
  11. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Senior member

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    Design or construction premium maybe for the cottesmore. Somebody with more shoe knowledge might chime in here, but are jodhpurs harder to produce due to less uncut leather and being a boot?

    It is also quite sleek and a looker. Too bad it's probably too narrow.
     
  12. Nikos

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    It sure does.
    I have no access to C&J here, so it is hard to tell the differences from the images (I can tell the one is a boot of course [​IMG]).
    I realize the Islay, as much as I like it, is probably a bit too much for the Greek weather.
     
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    After being on the Bodileys waiting list for 3 months my first pair of C&J's have finally arrived .Selbournes[​IMG]

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  14. JubeiSpiegel

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    Very nice!

    As a question, is it standard to wait month for C&J RTW from Europe vendors? Are there times in the year that they stock back up by chance?
     
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    Pretty much every Europe online vendor that I checked had a waiting list on most C&J. Bodileys has a few C&Js in stock but models and sizes are limited.
     
  16. SuitedDx

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    Not narrow at all. The Cottesmore is on the 341 which is a more generous last. [​IMG]
    Depends on your style. There are people in Texas who wear boots all year. It is a more relaxed environment though. When I was with my fiance in Cyprus last summer, I pretty much wore my Alden LWBs and she kept saying I'd stand out because they were too dressy.
    This started, maybe by coincidence, when C&J stepped up their own website and ecommerce. I assume most inventory would be sent to the company stores so they are usually kept in good stock.
     
  17. WiredandTired

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    Since I've got your attention dpprdr. I think you have a pair of marlows. How does the 341 last fit in comparison to 325. The marlow wingtip fits me well TTS. I was thinking of picking up something in 341.

    When people say generous last, it usually applies to average feet. I have a wider foot, on the wider side of 8E us size. So even on a generous last, I am worried on width.
     
  18. Nikos

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    She was probably right, but if I met you I would certainly approve. I work in an office where brogues are indeed considered too dressy, I get this a lot.
    Anyway, I guess I'll go for the Pembroke in tan, as it has a less strict seasonality than the Islay.

    My argument for the Islay (or the Skye which also seems nice) is that I do not own any boots.
     
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    ^^^ Nikos, have you checked out the Harlech boot in shell cordovan? Once you get some shell you'll want more.
     
  20. SuitedDx

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    The lighter color of the Pembroke would probably work better in the climate too! I think you can't go either way.
    I do have the RL Marlows which are similar to the Pembroke since they both on the 325. However, there is some discussion as to how C&J and RL convert their sizing from UK to US. For the RL Marlow, I wear US 7D and on the 341 I wear UK 6E. I find the Marlow just a tad longer, however, I find m shoes on the 241 more generous (if not slightly wider) in comparison. Did you stay TTS on your Marlow?
     

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