** 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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    Quote:I'm curious about this as well. They also seem to have a variety of widths. When I bought the Peal monkstrap by C&J, they had US sizing width both D and C widths available to try on. I didn't ask about wider, but I assume they have those as well.

    I suspect that, since they are using a custom last (at least for the monk strap, last 240), they are made in US sizes and widths as specified by BB, so there may be no conversion necessary.
     


  2. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Especially around these parts. I don't know if any of my trouser legs are long or wide enough to hook onto the bottom of my shoe heel.
     


  3. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    Might it be to prevent the heel catching the turnup on the other trouser leg?

    It got me wondering though: I was polishing some EG's today and noticed a conspicuous absence of a 'cut off' heel on those. Why would EG not do something like that if it's that useful?

    MtB
     


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    jssdc Senior member

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    To be honest I've never felt that any of my C&J required serious break-in, at least in terms of the upper. They were all pretty comfortable from the get-go. The sole getting really flexible takes a bit longer with the HG, I assume because the oak bark soles are stiffer (and the Dainite longer than that), but they're all perfectly wearable out of the box.
     


  5. Tuur

    Tuur Well-Known Member

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    I think I figured out what my problem is. The shoes are the right size, not to big, but I probably have a low instep. I think I can't tighten the laces enough to give full support, causing the heel slip. See the picture below. There is also quite so room left on the sides of my heel (you can see it also in the picture).

    Hmm, this is my first higher end dress shoe and I didn't know I had to pay attention to the instep. The salesman of C&J didn't make me aware of it either.

    Is there something that can be done (don't feel a lot for padding). Should I sent an e-mail to C&J to see if something can be done? I think I probably won't buy a second shoe on the 348 last for this reason.. Would EG 888 last be better?

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  6. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    You need tongue pads or a pair of insoles.
     


  7. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    A tongue pad is really the only thing I can think of. When sending in to C&J for a resole, do they re-last the shoe? If so, maybe there is something that can be done during that process.
     


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    niklasnordin Senior member

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    You could try insoles that you cut away the heel part from. Cut it way back and work yourself forward until it feels good...or not :)
     


  9. SuitedDx

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    Tongue pad will work, some insole with arch support will be better (if it will fit). I find the opening of my balmorals ("V") is relatively similar between my C&J (6E) and EG (6.5/7E).
     


  10. scurvyfreedman

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    I have a low arch (completely flat on one foot) and consequently a low instep. I sized down an extra half size on the 348 from what I would have expected because of heel slippage. It felt tight at first, but the leather stretched nicely and now is very comfortable. I'm going through the same thing with a pair of AS that are tight across the ball b/c I went with a size that wouldn't slip in the heel.

    For my slip-on shoes I added a tongue pad to help with heel slippage. It works pretty well. I haven't done it in my oxfords or derbies. I don't know how it would work with causing the laces not to close nicely.
     


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  12. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Such a wonderful shoe. :nodding: I wore my brown shell Lindricks today. :slayer:
     


  13. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I have US9.5D Peals made by C&J. That D is certainly a US "D" (medium) width. That being the case, it would follow that a Peal listed as E width should correspond with a UK F width.
     


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    Awesome stuff drdppr.

    Question, Marlow wingtip or Lindrick boot. Only one to rule them all, which do you choose?
     


  15. JubeiSpiegel

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    Thank you, good sir.

    There is C&J hope for me yet... :slayer:
     


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