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

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

  1. jssdc

    jssdc Senior member

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    I've been looking for a #8 shell balmoral boot. I'm a big an of the EG Epsom, so maybe something with a contrast shaft. Kent Wang has a burg Balmorl boot, but it's calf. IIRC C&J's bal boot is the Somerville, so if anyone else is interested I'd do that in some sort of shell mockup.
     
  2. thinman

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    I've owned brown calfskin Tetburys for years and they're my go-to dress casual rain boots. I like them so much that I just bought a pair of black calfskin, even though I would really prefer a corodovan shade of chukka boot. I would be interested in something in the red or burgundy family, something like Carmina's ruby (if C&J has something similar).
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    What color of shell?
     
  4. CTBrummie

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    EG use Koko's too, for repairs and mods that don't need to go back to the factory. The local C&J shop to me will send down any footwear by any maker on a Tuesday and have it returned the following week.

    Koko's made a balls-up of the resole job I sent to them and failed to put it right the second time round, so now I only use the Shoe Healer for all my repairs and resoles.

    Not convinced that a factory refurb is worth the money anyway if you know how to care for leather.
     
  5. hoit1981

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    I was thinking dark brown but if course it's open to discussion.

    I heard back from Steve at C&J today...

    The cost of Harlech is £575 but as a non EU customer we will take off the VAT so the price will be £479 plus an shipping costs.
    If you want to go ahead with the order I will designate my assistant Lauren to deal with all the orders and collate the sizes.
    Your associates would need to try the boot on in one of our stores to get the correct fitting and then email Lauren the information.
    Lauren will then place the order.

    ... Seems like a damn good way of doing things. I guess if you know your size in the Harlech 341 last you're good to go. Namor - I figure you'd know, how does the Harlech fit - similar to the Marlow wingtips?
     
  6. inimitable

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    Would anyone be keen for a MTO order of the Northcote in Snuff Suede?
     
  7. antonlindstrom

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    I'm new to C&J and got myself two pairs this weekend. Been trying to get them for a while, and finally took the time (8h train journey) to go and try them out. Landed with a pair of Exmoor roughout suede and a pair of Islay country grain. Both pairs have a snug fit on my feet, as they should and I'm convinced that they are the correct size. My concern right now is the sole on the Exmoors, it's a really stiff shoe overall, and the sole especially (double dianite), I did expect a pretty hard breakin, but after walking 10 min in these babies my heels have zero skin left. I think it's mostly because of the sole which makes the heel slip slightly. The Islays are not really a problem, even if they slip ever so slightly during break in, the heel part doesn't eat my skin.

    The next time I wear them it's tape on my heels for sure, but I wonder if you have any tips for breaking in the sole. I can take some pain and suffering, but not being able to walk at all is an issue. Should I wear them for a day at home, trying to get them a little softer from bodyheat and moist and then trying to walk/bend some? Right now I'm at the point where I'm mostly happy that I didn't decide to wear them for a full day at first.
     
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  8. Frank the sheep

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    That would be a great boot but i have derby boot in snuff suede from Carmina. I tried to get someone on the train for a Westbourne in polo suede a year or two ago. Would still be interested in that.

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  9. CTBrummie

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    I think they look pretty damn good, fair to say I'm chuffed with how they've turned out. They were always going to be boots to be worn with denim anyway, and now they will look bang on the money for the winter.

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  10. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    That's a proper pair of men's boots!
    Love it!
    How long have you had them before the paintball action?

    Never got why people were worried about small water stains on their shoes.
    Nobody but themselves would notice anyways.
    Shoes with character look ten times more appealing than out of the box, they are a commodity after all.
     
  11. sevenfoldtieguy

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    antonlindstrom: I'm new to C&J and got myself two pairs this weekend. Been trying to get them for a while, and finally took the time (8h train journey) to go and try them out. Landed with a pair of Exmoor roughout suede and a pair of Islay country grain. Both pairs have a snug fit on my feet, as they should and I'm convinced that they are the correct size. My concern right now is the sole on the Exmoors, it's a really stiff shoe overall, and the sole especially (double dianite), I did expect a pretty hard breakin, but after walking 10 min in these babies my heels have zero skin left. I think it's mostly because of the sole which makes the heel slip slightly. The Islays are not really a problem, even if they slip ever so slightly during break in, the heel part doesn't eat my skin.


    The next time I wear them it's tape on my heels for sure, but I wonder if you have any tips for breaking in the sole. I can take some pain and suffering, but not being able to walk at all is an issue. Should I wear them for a day at home, trying to get them a little softer from bodyheat and moist and then trying to walk/bend some? Right now I'm at the point where I'm mostly happy that I didn't decide to wear them for a full day at first.


    Nothing even close to resembling this has ever happened to me. It makes me think you purchased the wrong size, but you are the best judge of that - not me. Good luck.
     
  12. jaywhyy

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    I might be interested in this
     
  13. antonlindstrom

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    Yeah, something's up. Tried them out at the general agent for C&J here in Sweden, they measured my feet to get me the correct lasts and sizes for my feet, which makes me think it should be right. It feels right when I put them on and walk a few steps, which is about what you get at the store. I'll give it another go and see how this turns out, just wondered if anyone had some tips. They are a pretty big investment for me, so would be really sad if it didn't work out.
     
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  14. jrd617

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    Here's a rare Crockett and Jones for Brooks Brothers PTB. Boned calf. Thought I'd post here for documentary purposes. Looks like they took this style off the site for now.

    On the 240 last.

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  15. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Quote:Does C&J replace insoles during a recraft? Some makers don't.

    As for them accepting the shoes, I see no reason why C&J would care if had a topy on the sole. They are going to remove the whole thing anyway.
     
  16. BeSpiffington

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    Awesome PTB's. I'd buy a pair of those. Thanks for posting.
     
  17. Quadcammer

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    Did you ever pull the trigger on these? if so, how'd it turn out?
     
  18. jrd617

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    +1

    Were they really C&J and were they "spec'd down" in any way in terms of quality?
     
  19. Fred G. Unn

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    Yep, they shipped today. Should arrive Wednesday or Thursday. I'll post some pics when they show up. I currently have 9 pairs of C&J but 3 are benchgrade (Hallam, Lowndes, Westbourne) so I'll see how they compare to the benchgrade line. Judging by the pics the soles look identical. It would be great if the quality of the uppers and construction is benchgrade, but I'm ok if it's a notch below (and expecting it to be). For that price ($385 - $50 discount + $25 shipping) I'm ok as long as they are better than AEs.
     
  20. jrd617

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    Cool, really looking forward to the update! Might have to kop those suede ones

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    or the chestnut brogues

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    or the chestnut captoe

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