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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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    can you image a pair of Galways with such a patina? a pair that you bought new and begun to break down over the next several months or even years?
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    i just wouldnt be able to do it
     
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  2. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    I think a pair of the original, country boot Galways would look absolutely fantastic with a patina like that. I'm not too fussy about caring for my grain derby boots beyond an occasional conditioning and even more occasional coat of cream polish precisely because I'm not convinced that grained boots look good at all when over-maintained...
     


  3. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Very nice - I managed to pick up a pair of Alex on the Handgrade spec from Cleverley some years back.

    C&J's Alex are only made on the Benchgrade....


    Overall, the Alex wholecut on the 348 last is probably the best looking of all other makers.
     


  4. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Also - 351 and 361....
     


  5. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    oh, these are nice....
     


  6. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    +1 I've had mine for about a year, and they still look pretty much like new. It's a great durable calfskin; I can't imagine what that boot must have been through. A little Venetian Shoe Cream could have gone a long way.
     


  7. Mr Engineer

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    What's the return policy for the New York store?
     


  8. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    For issues like returns, best you get that information directly from the store.
     


  9. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Thank you sir.
     


  10. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

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    dddrees Senior member

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    Alden does cordovan better than most. They have more luster to them. I think my Rider boots are on pair with Aldens' cordovan. I'm waiting to see how St Crispins does it, I have a pair of theirs on order. I have the Crockett and Jones Lindrick and the Cordovan is nowhere as shiny as Alden, it's dryer. The Lindrick is the boot version of the Marlow. But the Lindrick is constructed better than an Alden boot.


    Did you say both was an option?


    I would get the Marlow at the Alden price first, and then I would get the Alden at the Alden price later.
     
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  12. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    For calf I much prefer C&J; for shell, I'd go with Alden every time: their volume allows them to offer it at a much lower price, and they do it very well. I'd buy the Alden and put the money you save toward a calf C&J later.
     


  13. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

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    Where/how are you getting the Marlows at 1/2 price?
     


  15. Ian L

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    ^ Hey David HOOK or David SUMMER : )
     


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