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

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

  1. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Distinguished Member

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  2. theundeadkennedy

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    Did you try 212-826-8900? That worked for me the other day.
     


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    Thank you. Do the Ludlow have leather or danite sole?
     


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    I remember they were Day-Night when I saw them at BNY
     


  5. gyasih

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    Thanks, for the Day-Night information. :D

    It's 348 Last.

    Kopped 10.5US, having buyer's remorse, not sure if I will keep em. I need more bal boots.
     
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    wow, thanks for the warning!
    I might take a look, though.
     


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    Can anyone give me some Advice on caring for a pair of BB peal cordovan boots? I am not too happy with the shine and they are brand new.thanks
     


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    ^ If you end up not liking them... pm me:)
     


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    I don't like them!
     


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    Can you post some pictures? Do you think Alden has better shine?
     


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    I have no Alden's to compare but from from what I've seen they shine more yea
     


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    They fit nice though happy for that!
     


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    Give them a bit of buffing and they'll shine a bit more.
     


  14. dddrees

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    Alden cordovan has a better luster, they do this much better than any others I am aware of.

    The cordovan comes from the same place that Crockett & Jones and some others use, but they just finish or dye it better.
     


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    http://www.stitchedandstitched.com/?p=1488

    This guy said:

    • THE SHINE: The natural oils, fats and greases ‘stuffed’ and ‘curried’ in to the leather during the tanning process (as well as its generally thicker, oilier make up compared to that of calfskin) means that Cordovan naturally remains glossy and shiny without adding any polishes or creams. In fact to use anything such as this may actually ruin the surface and cover up its beauty. Buffing with a soft cloth and brushing with a stiff horsehair brush is all that should be needed to maintain the shine. A little polish paste spread very thinly over the shoe may be needed every once in a while.
    • CLEANING: To clean, only a damp cloth should be used. I’ve heard rubbing Cordovan with a very slightly damp cloth and then buffing over and over (for 30 minutes or so) is also another great way to bring out the shine.
     


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