Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.
I've had a good experience with the store. Kevin was extremely helpful. I'm not sure what happened to Phil, but I'd imagine it's atypical.
Do you guys know why C&J's people increase the price of all of their products ( I think their price increase by at least 7%)?
inflation makes it... from feedstuffs that animals eat, to food that craftsmen eat, the prices are all going up
Not just C&J, pretty much everything went up in the past 2 years, especially last year. Though no idea how much I was in the military
Prices went up in March. I was told its because there has been a steady increase in materials prices over the last couple of years.
This sums it up quite well, I discussed the "issue" with the store manager when I last visited the C&J store in the Burlington Arcade. As I understood it all the Northampton makers have had to increase their prices the last few years due to the decreasing supply of calfskin and the difficulty in finding skilled workers. It wouldn't surprise me if there is a bit of a supply & demand situation as well.
The hook eyelets of my Islays are ripping my pant hems apart. Does anyone else have this problem when wearing these boots (or any that have the hook eylets? Any recommendations to avoid this (hem tape or something like that)?
Welcome to the club. I have this happen t o all by boots with hooks except for my Shannons, I think because the hooks are larger. The hooks of the Islays are smaller so they catch more frequently. I just avoid wearing them with the pants with exposed stitching. Not sure if others have other solutions since this topic has been discussed numerous times. Let me know if you find a convenient way!
I just purchased some hem tape. I believe it is intended to allow you to hem pants without sewing. I am just going to place it over the exposed stitching and see how it goes.
The answer is balmoral boots with dress pants and blucher boots with casual pants and blucher boots with speed hooks with jeans.
Well, they are casual pants, but they still have a hem. I don't know if I want to restrict my Islays to just jeans.
Nice little eBay find below, a C&J veldtschoen boot made for the gunmakers, Holland & Holland, made from the same country calf as the Coniston:
Built on the same last as the Snowdon:
And very similar to the Edward Green Galway version, also for Holland & Holland, on the right:
This is the C&J Boston right?
A quick query: can anyone advise on how well the Sydney loafer accommodates a (ridiculously) high instep? I have a couple of pairs of Hallams in 6.5 which are lovely but the laces don't close, as well a pair of Lowndes that's pretty superb.
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