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

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

  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    ...just to re-cap: on paper, a plaintoe derby with a 360-degree storm welt, double sole and cordovan uppers would make for a clunky casual workhorse. Not so with C&J as theirs is a very smart model thanks to its trimmed welt and sleek last. Even the double sole is slim compared to those Tricker's offers. I'll likely wear these with suitings instead of thick casual fabrics. The makers at Crockett&Jones got mad skills I tell ya.
     
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    It looks quite sleek, same last as the Radstock you say? I didn't know the 341 last had such a nice looking toe box...
     
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    Don't have experience with half sizes but I've read you should go with the full size up. For shoe care products, I use Kiwi, Metonian, and Saphir. Personally think they all do a good job.
     
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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Not bad almond shape. Works for those with average instep; however, I have a low instead so it feels a little loose.
     
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    Very nice, sir. This is a great shoe. I have the Bradford captoe blucher in dark brown shell and really like it. It too is on the 341. I would get the Ashdown if I didn't already have a few color 8 shell PTBs.
     
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    I love the 341 last, it's got exactly the degree of elongation and almondness that I want in a shoe. I only wish they had a more comprehensive range of models. There are some classic styles missing from the range (e.g. cap toe), and several styles are missing key leather options (e.g. dark brown calf). I'd opt for a different brand before picking any of the other C&J lasts, but would take a 341 option over all else.
     
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  7. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    ^C&J does have a MTO program for specific tastes. If memory serves, the upcharge is around 35%.
     
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    I think the MTO upcharge is 50% or possibly more, and I imagine it takes ages. For that price/inconvenience I would choose a shoe from Edward Green on the 82 or 202 last.
     
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    MTO charge is around 50% on top of the base price of the boot or shoe model chosen, but I think the wait time is measured more in weeks than months.
     
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    Could someone please explain why would a person get a C&J MTO if the up charge was 50%? The shoes are still Goodyear welted and machine stitched aren't they?
     
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    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:AFAIK - yes, machine welted and stitched.....
     
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    Same manufacturing process. I guess if you want the shoe/style/leather combination bad enough... I agree moving up to EG/G&G/SC/JL/etc. would be my preference istead of the upcharge.
     
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    ^^ +1 on moving up to the next level. Though MTM John Lobbs are astronomical in price. ^^
     
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  14. JubeiSpiegel

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    I contacted the Lobb NY store a week ago, they told me I could order a MTO shoe, and they would waive the extra MTO fee.

    Try giving them a call, it might be an offer for everyone.
     
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    WHAT? Wow, if only I can find $1,695+8.875% :censored:
     

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