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

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

  1. Shoeproject

    Shoeproject Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they look the same but I think they (aquila) may not be of the same quality. One pair does not really work and I'm currently waiting to receive a new pair from the store.

    Cheers
     
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    Shoeproject Well-Known Member

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    They are absolutely smashing! How much are they at the factory shop?

    Regards
     
  3. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Thank you kind sir ^

    GB£180

    Daylight robbery, I can discern no good reason why they were there, neither do I care.

    It also dawned on me as being quite peculiar when welcomed as Mr Cleaver :embar:
     
  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Wore these today

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  5. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Nice shoes and good combo.
     
  6. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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  8. Shoeproject

    Shoeproject Well-Known Member

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    Nice combo. Are those "snuff" suede?
     
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    Shoeproject Well-Known Member

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    Good combo, like the socks d
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  10. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Senior member

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    I received the following response from Kurt Geiger regarding their C&J's:

    Unfortunately we currently are unable to ship to the United States from
    our UK website. USA delivery is currently only available on the Kurt Geiger USA website.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
    I can confirm we are always updating our USA site we new styles and
    brands, so we would advise to sign up to our newsletter where you would
    be informed of all new arrivals.
     
  11. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    I can think of no better way to spend an afternoon.

    I live close to the Barbour US factory stores and it is nice to stop by fairly regularly to check availability. The problem is that in the last 5 years or so, I've acquired 4 waxed Barbour jackets for myself, quilted jackets for my wife and daughter and waxed Sapper for my son. If I had ready access to Northampton's finest, I'd be broke!

    Have fun at EG.
     
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  12. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    I can relate to that Patrick, my wife has three C & Js, none from the FS so all full price. The girls are a little too young just yet but they got the genes!!!

    I'll let you know how I get on tomorrow
     
  13. phazeonon

    phazeonon Senior member

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    Are fake c&j shoes common to find? I'm scouring on ebay and am curious to know if some of these shoes are legit or not
     
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    I would love to know how one fakes a goodyear welted shoe... [​IMG]
     
  15. Crat

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    Not sure exactly how it but there was (is?) a South African factory that was licensed to produce shoes under the C&J label (for the SA market?).
    These aren't exactly fake but aren't the Northampton CJ either...

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    http://www.mensshoecentre.co.za/showbrands.php?brand=16
     
  16. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful combination
     
  17. hoit1981

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    I remember reading about this. Something along the lines of C&J nearing bankruptcy in the 1970's and selling their name to a South African shoemaker. This shoemaker is still making crappy looking shoes for the African market, but C&J avoided bankruptcy.
     
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    Cross post from the Alden thread to compare the shape/color of my recently purchased C&J Islay to my other Alden boots (Left to Right):

    • Alden Cigar captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US9D (Alden DC - picked this up off B&S before I figured out my true size)
    • Alden Cigar Indy with commando sole on Trubalance last - US8D (J. Gilbert)
    • Dark Brown Scotch Grain C&J Islay with dainite sole on 365 last - UK7E
    • Alden #8 captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US8.5D (Alden DC)

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    PCK1 Senior member

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    I find the Islay to be the most attractive...

    but I'm biased....I don't like Aldens...I don't find them visually appealing.
     
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  20. ruscal

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    the Coniston's i picked up from kurtgeiger.com just arrived today

    can't decide if i like them or not...

    picture for reference:

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