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

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

  1. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I said I wasn't going to buy any more boots for a while and then this sale happens. Just bought a pair of Conistons. Says something about my willpower.
     
  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    "Will power" to get a good bargain. Well done. :D
     
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  3. JezeC

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    any darkbrown/brown punched captoes in a sleek last available in the barney sale? site is crashing on me.
     
  4. CrackedCrab

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    Bad pic stuck in work training had to sneak this pic
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  5. johanm

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    I have the black Chelsea 5 and can confirm that the leather is different from the standard C&J calf. It's softer, more matte, doesn't absorb shoe polish properly, and scuffs easily. Not a big deal overall but I wish they used regular calf. The shoe is otherwise awesome though, one of the best looking chelseas.
     
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    nice combo CC
     
  7. BootSpell

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    Okay, so I ordered a pair of Conistons from the Barneys sale this morning. Great price. But I'm looking at the pictures on their site of this Barneys' presumably exclusive makeup, and it seems to me that the boots sure look like they're made on a different last than the 325. I don't own anything on the 325 yet but tried some on when I visited their store on Jermyn St a while back. The Barneys pics shows those Conistons with a sleeker-looking toe box and front area than the standard scotch grain pictures that you see. They have the shape of my 341-lasted boots.

    Do you think it's possible that Barneys would have those Conistons made up on a different last? Or is it just the pictures?
     
  8. chipshot

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    I have the BB Cordovan in this boot, it's on the 240 last, narrower than 325 in the toe box. The C&J Harlech Brown Cordovan boot is on last 341. I only have the 341 in Ashdown PTB cordovan burgandy. Love the shoe! Compy without looking too boxy.
     
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  9. eddiemczee

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    Every other shoe on sale seems to be on the 348 last, so there's a possibility as well.
     
  10. BootSpell

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    Thanks, guys for your input. I only have one pair of C&J boots at the moment (Harlechs on the 341 last) and the other brands I buy don't "switch" lasts on a model. Some, like Alden, don't really have model names unless they're special makeups for some retailer. It just seems weird to me that they'd make a boot for Barneys that's called the Coniston and then make it on a different last and use a different leather than the standard ones on that model. If the last and the leather changes, why call it the Coniston?

    I'll just have to wait to see what arrives.
     
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    I'd be surprised if those Barney's Conistons weren't on the 325. I've got a couple pairs of Barney's Keswicks on the 325. Looks like the same last to me.
    No way is it on the 348.
     
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  12. Somatic

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    Ended up canceling my Barney's Conistons. The color was just too similar to my Islays. Have the Islays and black Tetbury... What boot do you guys recommend I look into next? The tan Coniston? The Skye also looks interesting but is the difference just the sole between it and the Islays?



    And what shoe trees do you guys use? The C&J ones go for so much. :( I keep thinking I'd have enough to just buy another C&J instead of 3 trees haha
     
  13. BootSpell

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    Yeah, if you go by Barneys' pics, they don't look like they're on the 348. But they look sleeker than the 325. Almost like my 341's. But maybe it's just the pics.
     
  14. BootSpell

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    I just couldn't pass up a good deal, even though the color is similar to my dark brown shell Harlechs. And they're both straight cap toe boots. At least the Islays are wt boots. That should be enough difference to justify going for that sale price.

    I don't have the Islays but they look like a higher boot than the Skye. At least they have more eyelets. As for trees, I agree about the price. I usually use the twin tube Woodlore Epic trees. I did splurge on the group mto I'm waiting on and did order some C&J trees to go with them.
     
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    To all you Islay owners out there. Was the tongue stitched to the upper on your boots? Mine arrived yesterday, and to my surprise, unlike my Coniston and Skye, the tongue was not stitched to the upper.
     
  16. Somatic

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    I'll try to check tomorrow for you. But since I don't own the Coniston or Skye, it'd be easier if you took a pic showing the stitched tongue so I'll better know what to look for.

    Speaking of which, any chance you'd be willing to write or record your views/thoughts on those 3 boots and whatever other C&J you own? I'm really interested in buying another C&J soon, and they're both on my short list!
     
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    I don't think so, no. The reason is probably that the boot is higher (one eyelet) than regular boots hight, which will make the boot harder to get into if the tongue is stitched (which it was on my Harlech until it broke - at first try. I have a very high instep, though, and I haven't missed the tongue stitching whatsoever).

    Cheers,
    SKM
     
  18. chipshot

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    What's your take on the 341 Harlech boot fit and comfort wise? I have last 341 in Ashdown PTB and the toe area was a little tight at first but has opened up some. Heel area is roomier than say 325 for me. I have whiskey Harlech MTO UK8.5 coming in a few weeks anxious to see how well they fit. I went usual UK 8.5E for my US 9.5D feet.
     
  19. SuitedDx

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    On my Islays, there is just a small stitch on one side of the boot (close to the vamp) so the tongue is loose and can appear that it's not attached.

    The Islay is taller than the Skye. In addition, the Skye that I've seen has a leather sole and the leather is smooth; the Islay has Dainite and pebble.
     
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    mine was
     

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