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

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

  1. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

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    If you plan on ordering from Bodileys I would order them ASAP because there is a wait-list. I am on the July waitlist and I ordered my Selbournes last week. I found Bodileys to be about 200 USD cheaper then if I was to order them from the C&J store in NY and since i don't need them right away it is worth the wait.
     
  2. dcinitial

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    Thanks for the heads up. I am going to place an order soon.

    I am trying to figure out my size for the Islays and found a retailer with a UK 10.5 F. I am normally a US 11 E on the Brannock Device. Do you gents think this would be too big. I did a search on the threads couldnt find out with a 10.5 F would equate to in US sizes.

    Thanks in advance all.
     
  3. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    So you are doing a Danite conversion on the Skyes? It seems like they are most of the way to being the Islay. Do you just like the chestnut color better?
     
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    Does anyone have a pic of burgundy cordovan ashdown (or anything on the 348 last) after its 'rolled'? Just wanted to see what it would look like before I consider it.
     
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    I got the Skye converted to Dainite in January and they are just awesome! I don't regret at all the extra £60 for the Dainite conversion - they are awesome winter boots!
     
  6. Winston S.

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    I don't know anything about that particular last, but a UK 10.5F could be an US 11.5E or an US 11E.
     
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    Why not just order them directly from one of the C&J London stores?
     
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    Indeed; C&J is an average £20-25 cheaper than B but they charge for shipping; apples for apples, and they have almost everything in stock ready to go.
    There is a false impression that B is cheaper because they don't charge for shipping; shipping is not free, you pay for it.
    I bought from both and they are both great, but C&J direct is more convenient because of the stock.
     
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  9. SuitedDx

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    So ordered some C&J trees and shipper sent incorrect ones. Anyone by chance have some 6E HG (dark brown) trees and want some BG (natural) trees + difference?
     
  10. theundeadkennedy

    theundeadkennedy Senior member

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    Yes. I still love the Islays and plan on purchasing them in the future, but for my first foray into the C&J jungle I went with the Skyes and their sexy chestnuttiness.
     
  11. theundeadkennedy

    theundeadkennedy Senior member

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    Nice! :slayer: I was wondering if anyone else did a Dainite conversion when they purchased their Skyes. I guess I'm not such an original thinker. I spend most of my time between Alaska and Oregon, so usually bust ass on leather soles. Looking forward to trying the Day-Night out :D
     
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  12. theundeadkennedy

    theundeadkennedy Senior member

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    Are lasted trees worth the price of admission if you're getting them for bench grades?
     
  13. SuitedDx

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    If you keep the chestnut of the Skye the dark brown pebble of the Islay will be a good enough contrast. Good luck on the search; I've had mine for years and they've held up well.

    Regarding the "lasted" trees (technically they are not lasted), it's just preference I guess. Woodlore trees are just fine and I use them for my Aldens. On a basic level, they keep the shape; however, because the 348 shoes have such an elongated ball/toebox, I find the BG trees worth the extra amount.
     
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  14. Jakezero

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    The Islay is a very nice looking boot. I was originally going to purchase a pair, but just like you I ended up with a pair of Skyes, although I went with the Skye 2 instead.
    I still look at the Islays every time I walk by my cobbler, but I just can't justify owning another pair of C&J at this time.
     
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    i never get the two confused. in other words, ive never reached for one and considered the other. also, another inherent benefit of shell is both pairs of can look different because of the way shell can lighten or darken over time
     

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