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

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

  1. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    ^I have the Westbourbe in chestnut and am very happy with it. I don't find it boring at all. It isn't the most conservative color though. I don't wear them with navy or charcoal suits, but I do wear them with my blue one-shade-lighter-than-navy suit as well as mid to light gray suits.
     
  2. BeSpiffington

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    Your very welcome sir. I too prefer brown shoes which I wear with light and dark grey suits from time to time. If I had to wear black shoes for work, or if I needed one pair of really nice shoes in black the handgrade C&J's would get my close attention. I agree with Quantimil that burgundy works well with grey suits. My apologies to msulinski for saying his westbournes looked boring.
     
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    Without wanting to sully the C&J thread by promoting a rival manufacturer, if you are interested in a burgundy shoe there is a burgundy calf chukka being made by Carmina as a styleforum MTO:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/350967/carmina-905-vegano-burgundy-calf-rain-last-mto/

    Deadline to jump onboard is approaching. This will be a gorgeous boot.

    (Incidentally, the only serious pair of shoes I have is the Edgware in brown (and RMW boots), and I am also looking at picking up a pair of Selbournes in black!)
     
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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    If you want it for business suits and formal formal, go with the black if you don't already have black, if its for more than that (business casual, not super formal) then get the burnished chestnut
     
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    Tuur Well-Known Member

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    Thx a lot everybody for your input. Iill think it over!
     
  6. othertravel

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    ^
    If they have them in stock, they have the rest of the retailers beat...
     
  8. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Quote:No apology needed, as it is all a matter of opinion.

    As for black shoes, I would stick with something simple and elegant, like a cap-toe or punch cap. I wouldn't bother with the Selbournes, as they have too much brogueing for a black shoe.
     
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    msulinski, the Selbournes do have a bit of brogueing and possibly would look better in their brown calf version. That being said, I just think that C&J handgrade shoes are pretty cool. I agree that simple and elegant is always a good way to go. The clean 3 eyelet derby that Daniel Craig wore in "Casino Royal" comes to mind. Some prefer a whole-cut oxford. Personally I like a traditional cap toe balmoral along the lines of a John Lobb, but then again sometimes my tastes run counter to the contents of my wallet.
     
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    They also have conistons, so it's a decent selection.

    Quick question: does a plain calf coniston go well with a suit, or would the aesthetic not work? I know the tetbury goes well...
     
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    So who owns the Harvard Unlined Penny Loafer. Because of them being unlined I've considered going down a half from TTS as in my Van Barrie size. The buyer at Ben Silver suggested going with your Van Barrie size but I am not so sure. They want $200 more than the LHS Cordo, seems like a lot but I need an unlined Whiskey Penny and BB isn't doing it anymore.
     
  12. philweezer

    philweezer Active Member

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    To anyone who has C&J shoe trees, are they uniform in shape? I just got mine and it was difficult to put in and also I noticed the shape of the left is different from the right. Here are the pics...

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  13. BeSpiffington

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    This shouldn't be a big problem. Call the store that you got them from and express your concerns. It's hard for me to tell on my iPhone if the trees are incompatible and different from each other. Tell them the model and size of the shoes that you have. If sending them pics would help you could do that too. For the price of these trees you should get what you need.
     
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    The right does look bigger, if not longer. Measure it the length. They should be the same. May give you a concrete data point
     
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    Call the store where you get them from, they should be able to replace the trees for you if they're the wrong size.
     

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