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

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

  1. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Were you the guy in the rabbit suit Brummie? :rotflmao:
     


  2. Chuckie Egg

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    Quick question...

    The C&J website says:
    "Aside from the factory repairs most of the Crockett & Jones retail shops also offer a local repair service, which is carried out by a reputable agent on our behalf and takes approximately 2 weeks."

    Is this "reputable agent" as good as the factory and do they use original C&J parts for repair (eg C&J branded soles)?
     


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    I recently contacted C&& regarding the possibilities of a group MTO for interested SF members. I asked about an all eyelet cordovan Harlech with storm welt on commando and was told that something along those lines would be possible. Boots would be non-returnable and payment would need to be in full prior to construction. Wait time would be 10-12 weeks. If anyone's interested I think we should take advantage. PM me if interested - I could also start a new thread...
     


  4. inimitable

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    In the UK, they use Koko's in north London.

    Apparently they have c&j supplied materials etc, but i understand they only carry out small repairs like heels etc as opposed to full resole. Presumably only the factory in Northampton have the original lasts needed for a full recraft.
     


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    $,$$$ i think the cost will
     


  6. Chuckie Egg

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    Thanks for your most helpful info. I asked for a sole & heel change (leather --> dainite resole) for a new pair of shoes bought direct from C&J, i thought it'd be done at the factory but C&J notified me it was done at their "repairer" and it's now ready.

    I hope this doesn't count as a 3rd party repair that would invalidate future factory recrafting...?
     
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  7. inimitable

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    That makes sense if it was a new shoe. How much did they charge out of interest?

    I wouldn't imagine it would cause any problems down the line, although I don't believe the C&J recraft offers particularly good value for money.
     


  8. Chuckie Egg

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    Hello, C&J charged £60 for the change of sole for the new shoes.
     


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    How would I get rid of this liquid stain on my Selbournes?
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  10. othertravel

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    Any interest in a Tetbury mto? Just ordered black calf; wouldn't mind a calf or cordovan in an interesting colour (navy?).
     


  11. Journeyman

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    A quick question for C&J (or anyone else who may already know this from personal experience):

    - I have two pairs of C&J Audleys (one black, one brown) that I would like to return for re-crafting.

    They both have Topy layers applied to the soles. The Topy layers were applied by a local cobbler.

    Would C&J still accept the shoes for a re-craft?


    (Note: The shoes are otherwise in totally original condition - they've never been re-heeled or otherwise altered from their original state, except for the application of the Topy layers.)
     


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    Journeyman, just curious, why are they going back for re-crafting? or you just want to go back to leather sole?
     


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    Both of them are worn down at the heels and the insoles are also quite worn, particularly on the brown pair, as I wear them a lot more than I do the black pair.

    I might not send back the black pair because, as noted, they're not nearly as worn as the brown pair and I can have new Topy layers applied locally and hopefully a local cobbler can also fit a combination heel with a rubber toplift for the black pair.

    However, given that the brown pair have served me very faithfully for quite a few years, it would be nice to have them professionally refurbished so that they can continue to serve me for many more years.
     


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    In my opinion they shouldn't care as they'll remove the entire sole irrespective of a topy on it or not. Having a topy doesn't change any of their processes I imagine, and it'll be pretty poor form if they said they wouldn't recraft it on that basis.

    If push comes to shove you can take it to a cobbler to remove the topy.
     
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    I've been looking for a #8 shell balmoral boot. I'm a big an of the EG Epsom, so maybe something with a contrast shaft. Kent Wang has a burg Balmorl boot, but it's calf. IIRC C&J's bal boot is the Somerville, so if anyone else is interested I'd do that in some sort of shell mockup.
     


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