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

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Damnit another us12 foot.
     
  2. CharlesQ

    CharlesQ Active Member

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    Pembroke in burgundy calf. On my wishlist!

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  3. CTBrummie

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    Pickering boot, made for Purdey. Loving the crimped storm welt, the half-bellows tongue and also the colour - this is, I think, C&J's 'beige country calf' which sounds really insipid but is fantastic IMHO. Everyone who knows me knows that I wear ok shoes and boots, but these got a lot of attention both at work and play last week. Comparison below with my Conistons.

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  4. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    Thank you for sharing, beautiful colour boots , I prefer the boots made for Purdey, they are superb, love the way the welt is done! Are they the same size ? The Pickering look slightly bigger? I also like the extra height on the boot.

    I was at the Purdey shop on Thursday but did not see anything similar to these
     
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  5. CTBrummie

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    They're beautiful, aren't they, Farhad? And very astute - both pairs of boots are marked 9.5 E but the Purdey boot is definitely roomier...might even need to think about an insole...
     
  6. S K M

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    Beautiful, Brummie! I certainly agree that the colour is much more interesting than the Corniston (not to say that I don't like that one, of course)...
     
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    Pickering boot, made for Purdey. Loving the crimped storm welt, the half-bellows tongue and also the colour - this is, I think, C&J's 'beige country calf' which sounds really insipid but is fantastic IMHO Yes, a beautiful shade. Great shine on the toecaps! This it seems to me to be the shade of beige leather which was used on the Coniston when I bought my Conistons in 2003. A light butterscotch is how I would describe it. I asked about the difference between mine and current colour of Conistons in the Birmingham shop. The very knowledgeable elderly assistant ( she had owned the shop before C&J took it over) told me they could not now obtain sufficient numbers of good quality skins to supply the boots in the lighter shade. I treasure my old Conistons, which,heavily used, are almost as good as new.
     
  8. CTBrummie

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    You mean the delectable Jo Heath, of course! She waxed lyrical over the boots yesterday when she saw then.

    And she does believe that leather today is nowhere near the same quality as that used by decent bootmakers back in the day...
     
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  9. S K M

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    IMHO heavily used boots are not "almost" as good a new boots but much better. At least that goes for my Harlechs and Islays...
     
  10. embromides

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    Yes, she is a most engaging lady. Always shows interest and enthusiasm in her customer's footwear, even it is is not C&J.



    SKM: Well corrected..... What I should have said was that they have stood the test of time. Quality will out. And isn't the Harlech the most elegant boot!
     
  11. CTBrummie

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    She was very impressed with some pics of a pair of G&Gs she been shown by a customer during the week. And she loves EG too...

    Bonus pic taken inside the shop yesterday with the Pickering boots on

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  12. Cleav

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    Looking good dude

    Good to see Jo getting the plaudits for years of exceptional shoe service on Colmore Row too
     
  13. TKDKid

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    Before you do an MTO, you may want to track down the Cowdray 2 on the 358 last:

    http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/cowdray-2-darkbrown
    http://www.upper-shoes.com/chaussures-luxe-hommes-crockett-and-jones/4884,196-cowdray.html

    I believe the original (and sadly discontinued) Cowdray was made on the 337 last.
     
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    Not so easy unless I'm in Paris and they happen to have my size...and I was thinking a burgundy would be nice
     
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    They sure are my favorite and most versatile boot so far!
     
  16. Farhad19620

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    To the experts from C&J if anyone can shed some light? I would like to know if the 325 last comes in a E and F fitting? The reason I ask this question is that I have a pair of boots on the 325 last which fit quite differently compared to the brogues I have on the same last? the boots come up about half a size bigger then the brogues? Both are fine for me I love them both, with the boots I wear thick socks and the shoes are just perfect with normal dress socks! I have the EG Galway boots both same size on the 64 last but one is on the 64F and the other on the 64E and they both fit differently also hence I was just curious. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. CharlesQ

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    Farhad, could you measure them for a comparison? Tracing around the outersole on both might show up the differences? In terms of the fit, do you find there is more space in the toebox, and/or instep with the boots?
     
  18. Farhad19620

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    Thank you Charles, I certainly will measure the inside and outside on both when I get home today, the feel and grip on the feet is completely different on the boots and shoes? that is in the toe, heel and ankle area! If I wear normal dress socks with the boots my feet are swimming!LOL, not that bad but the boots do feel considerably bigger.
     
  19. CharlesQ

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    I would probably suspect that C&J do make the boots slightly larger to size even though they are in the same last, so they can be worn with thicker socks than the shoes (I know Cheaney state they do this for their boots in the same lasts as the shoes on their website).

    I have a pair of Pembrokes in the 325 8E UK and they fit very snuggly, with medium thick socks they can be a slight tight in the toebox for me at the end of the day when I have been wearing them all day - although with thin dress socks they fir perfectly (I have quite wide toes yet I narrow at the ankles). The 325 is quite a roomy last compared to the 348 and others I tried at the time of purchase in the shop (I was thinking of getting a pair of exmoor in the 348 - which I would be a 8.5E in instead). I would think that the boots are designed to be slightly looser to allow for very thick country socks to be worn with them?

    Can you please trace them on a single piece of paper around the outer sole of both, in different colour pens, and measure these outlines, it will be interesting to see the differences in size.
     
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  20. clapeyron

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    love em.
     
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