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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 Senior member

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    This pic was taken for another thread but that's the chestnut Westbourne on the left with the AE Malverns on the right if that helps to judge color.
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  2. AFP92

    AFP92 Member

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    I'm looking to purchase my first pair of C&J's and wondering what you guys think is the better option.
    Im looking to wear it with Chinos; cream, navy and burgundy.

    I just want some opinions on whether I should get suede first or leather?

    My preferences so far:
    • C&J Belgrave Polo Suede
    • C&J Chestnut
    • C&J Dark Brown Audley
     


  3. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I would give you the same advice here I gave you in your other thread:

    I would advise you to take your time and make sure your making your money count. Start with the basics and make sure your covered. Don't limit yourself to one brand but make sure they are quality brands with a good value for your money. Crocket and Jones in my mind is a good value but there are others as well. Make sure you budget shoe care supplies such as the recomended cleaner\conditioner, brushes, cream, wax, and shoe trees. Make your investment count and do your research well in advance of any purchase.

    Suede in my opinion wouldn't be a good second shoe.

    Checkout threads like the follwoing:

    Streamlined Shoe Wardrobe
     
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  4. AFP92

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    Thanks for that. I decided to move into this thread instead as it is dedicated to C&J.
     


  5. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    For your intended uses you should get a blucher, not a balmoral. And don't get suede first.
     


  6. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Awesome.
     


  7. AFP92

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    Which ones would you recommend in crockett and jones? And do you think the C&J lowndes in dark brown is suitable? Are double monks slightly more casual or formal ?
     


  8. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Monks are considered more casual (so closer to a derby than an oxford). Depending on the circles you frequent, a double (or single) monk would be a nice middle ground; however, you may have a hard time pulling it off in really conservative situations (i.e., interview).
     


  9. Hermitedge

    Hermitedge Senior member

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    Few questions on Burgundy C&J Cordovan.

    1. If one shoe is quite lighter than the other on the vamp and back of shoe in general, is it going to increase in lightness with time, thus making my boots diff shades from one another?

    2. In certain lights, is it normal for the dye on cap toe part look blotchy?

    3. I expected the cordovan to be A LOT smoother, but the cap toe and other parts have small indents throughout the leather.
     


  10. jvc44

    jvc44 Senior member

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    Are they indents or little bumps like small dots u can feel but only see from some angles? Mine have that and some differing shades .
     


  11. AFP92

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    If I were to buy double monks I wouldn't be wearing it to any interviews. It's mainly for when I go out to dinners with friends and more semi formal events. I might even be able to wear it casually because the way I dress is generally a bit more formal than casual.

    What do you guys think of the C&J Lowndes?
    I've seem some pretty nice double monks in other brands but am a bit skeptical to go with them purely due to sizing. I've had a bit of experience with sizes with C&J but not any other brands and being in Australia, english shoes are almost non existent.
     


  12. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    One of the best values x styles in the price range. Really liked my pair before I moved to a different brand. From what you described, I think the Lowndes would work well. I would recommend the HG DM though if that's an option since the quality is much better.
     


  13. Gerry Nelson

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    Not true in Melbourne, we've got Loake, Grenson, Crockett and Jones, Edward Green, John Lobb and Cleverly.
     


  14. AFP92

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    Sorry, what I was suppose to say was Perth, Australia. I actually went on a holiday to Melbourne last month which is where I got to try on some C&J and Loakes. Really liking the new Double Monk store in Fitzroy.
     


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    I've been told that it costs 60 pounds to change the leather sole of C&J shoes with dainite. Does it mean that I may wear the shoes till they need resoling and then ask C&J to chage the sole to a dainite one for this price? Or is this applicable to new shoes only? I have hallams and some 358s on leather and wanted to try to wear them as is but not sure if it is reasonable in our conditions. But if the future dainite resoling is an option I can try at least .
     


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