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

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

  1. dandie

    dandie Senior member

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    I have a Canon 5D, and use an L-series 85mm F1.2 lens. Natural light indoors (it's cloudy out so light is nice and soft).

    Shoes are on a small nubuck sofa, and am experimenting a bit with backdrops - used Mrs D's astrakhan coat for the most recent ones today (unless she asks, in which case I would never dream of doing such a thing).
     
  2. Kaplan

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    Nice photography, dandie.
     
  3. Ich_Dien

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    A very varied collection.
     
  4. Winston S.

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    After watching the AE video, I think I agree with the fact that the 348 last is long and you may need to downsize a bit more than usual. I have two crease points in my Drummonds, so I think I may have went too long with those. I am usually a US 9D, but I went with UK 8.5 E for my Drummonds. They felt comfortable in store and I didn't even think to try on the UK 8 E. I think if I went down in size though I may have needed to go wider in width.
     
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    noice
     
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  7. wj4

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    Thanks for the tip. I was thinking of ordering a pair from Pediwear as well. The rep from Pediwear told me that I should go with my size in Tricker's last 4444, but I'm hesitant as the Tricker's are way more rounded than the C&Js I'm looking at. :satisfied:
     
  8. meister

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    Do you have the right size? That shoe is creasing/beef rolling right down into the medallion
     
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  9. __PG__

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    All well-worn Weymouth's I've seen usually have some creasing near or on the top of the medallion. They are a whole cut, not a cap toe.
     
  10. Gdot

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    Drummonds on the 348 last, tan.

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    As purchased from the Jermyn St. store (unconditioned/polished/etc.)
     
  11. wj4

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    Sorry to continue on with my rambling. Unfortunaely, my local Barney's does not carry any C&J shoes at all. :(

    I have been reading size comparisons off and on today when time permits. For last 337, I am sure I'm either a 7 or 7.5...but I'm not sure which one. Again for reference, I'm a 7 UK in Tricker's last 4444, and a 8.5 US in Alden's Grant and Plaza lasts, and 8 US in Alden's Trubalance, Barrie, and Modified lasts.

    I will go put an order in with Pediwear soon and I think I will get the shoes in about 3 months due to a very long queue.
     
  12. Gdot

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    They are no cheaper from Pediwear than they are directly from C&J. If C&J has them in stock you won't have to wait so long.
     
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    Really? I was under the assumption that Pediwear is the best around, in terms of pricing. I have been emailing the sales rep back and forth and he stated that the shoes are not in stock at C&J either. If they were, they can dispatch the shoes to me within several days.

    The wait is not a factor for me. My office's dress code is business casual and for the fact that I actually wear a suit, sans a tie, to work....people already think I'm crazy.

    As of now, I don't have any sleek lasted shoes. Over the next year, I would like to add 4-6 to my collection. :)
     
  14. __PG__

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    The price from Pediwear is the same as direct from C&J. Pediwear charge less for postage. However, the C&J mail order shop has better stock.
     
  15. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Just don't want you to miss out on the best part of RTW shoes...............instant gratification!
     
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  16. wj4

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    Also instant payment! Haha corny joke.

    The staff at Pediwear is very helpful thus far though.

    I think I will most likely be fine with either sizes. If they fit too big, I guess I can wear thicker socks to compensate.
     
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    When you bought your shoes new, and applied neutral creme for the first time, did some of the color rub off onto the cloth? Just applied my first to my new Skyes and was surprised that so much chestnut brown color was coming off....
     
  19. Gdot

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    No color lifting on mine. I did my usual 'new shoe procedure' to them.

    1.) One coat of Saphir Renovateur, Buff with brush. Wait 24 hours and repeat.
    2.) One coat of Saphir Nuetral wax.
     
  20. Northampton Novice

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    This is quite normal. Neutral creme & polish contain solvents which take a little bit of the finish off each time they are applied.:nodding:
     
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