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

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



  1. B-Rogue

    B-Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Well sod's law played its role here. I phoned the shop and unfortunately the last pair were taken. No more stock in the factory either. [​IMG]

    So, I'm back in the market for a pair. I know that they are lesser in quality (compared to Harlech) but I quite like Northcote and Skye.
     


  2. gazzadesigning

    gazzadesigning Active Member

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    [​IMG][/IMG]

    8G 317 last Pembroke's in Snuff suede. I've been a longtime lurker, but finally made some investments worth posting.......where do I post my Sargent Balmorals?
     


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    gazzadesigning Active Member

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  4. NAMOR

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    Clifford is the c&J? I'm a big fan. Great looking wingtip and on the 341. What's not to like?

    The saddle though... Couldn't wear it
     


  5. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I think the Clifford is on the 337. Nice shoes and thinking between them or the Dover 2 for a nice spring shoe; heel fo the 337 is just a tad wide for me. Alex for today: [​IMG]
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Ahhh yes, good call. Stevents Clifford reminds me of gdots shell finsbury :inlove:
     


  7. B-Rogue

    B-Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Ordered a pair of Swansea and a pair of Northcote today from C&J store. [​IMG]Will arrive on Friday by UPS. Both pairs are the dark brown version. Have to order a jar or two of Saphir pommadier cream (dark brown of course). Might get a polishing brush and Chamois whilst I'm at it.


    Actually, does anyone know which one is best for these shoes: the medium brown or the dark brown Saphir cream?
     
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  8. Morgan

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    I wear 9D US, and bought these exact Seymours in size 8E UK. They felt pretty narrow, and I worried that I had screwed up my first C&J 337 purchase, but on repeated wearings they've stretched out across the ball of my foot and are quite comfortable now.
     


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    After how many wear ?
     


  10. Morgan

    Morgan Senior member

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    About 10 daylong wearings. In general, I find suede stretches more, and quicker, than calf. I have a pair of Alden unlined tan suede chukkas on the Leydon last that were very snug at first but have stretched out quite a bit and are super comfortable now.
     


  11. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

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    Question:

    I was at the J.Crew Men's Shop here in Boston and I tried on a pair of classic of Connaughts in Black (236 last). Here's what the look like:

    [​IMG]

    At the same shop they had a pair of Alfred Sargents and I noticed the stitching was different, as the piece (sorry, don't know the term) wraps around the side. Is there a term for these different styles? I was under the impression they were just oxfords/balmorals with a captoe. The J.Crew one is labeled as a "tux" shoe at their store, it's just black calf though.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. Morgan

    Morgan Senior member

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    david3558, my understanding of the terminology is that the two shoes pictured in your post are both oxfords (i.e. they have closed lacing, unlike a derby). The bottom shoe, with its horizontal side seam, is a balmoral, also known as a "galosh oxford." The problem is that term "balmoral," which is a specific subset of "oxford," has been too broadly applied to oxfords in general, and the two terms have become synonymous for many people. In traditional usage, balmoral only applies to shoes with the horizontal side seam like the alfred Sargent pictured above.
     


  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    dark brown
     


  14. sevenfoldtieguy

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    http://www.bensilver.com/The-Coniston-Boot,2147.html

    Had been looking at this boot in recent times ($655). While I would have liked to patronize an American Company, I just couldn't swallow the additional funds I'd have to pay versus Robert Old ($507). So the good folks across the pond got my business. :slayer:
     


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