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

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

  1. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Haha, funny you should mention it; today I wore mine for the first time in the season as well. And I think it made me less scared of the weather coming up [​IMG]
     


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    I just got a pair of grasmeres in the tan scotch grain. I notice that C&J finish these with a coat of dark brown polish to add a bit of contrast - do you guys do the same when polishing these, or do you just use a light or clear polish and that's it?
     


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    C&J's HG leather ages so well: [​IMG]
     


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    clapeyron Senior member

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    I just ordered a pair of C&J Islays and was wondering whether I should purchase a pair of boot shapers with my C&J shoe trees.

    I've never owned anything more than ankle high and was wondering if boot trees are necessary or since most of the creasing takes place in the vamp area, regular shoe trees suffice.
     


  5. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I just use standard shoe trees on my pair.
     


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    Slippybee Senior member

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    I have a pair of Islays, five or so years old. They've had plenty of wear and haven't been babied.

    I only use the C&J standard shoe trees and they're holding up just fine.
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    +1
     


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    meister Senior member

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    I have a few tan pairs and they get a great patina after 12 months and the right attention.
     


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    Beautiful handgrades DpprDr. Which model are they?
     


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    Quote:Those are the Weymouths.
     


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    Thank you greasymonkey. Do you have any C&J handgrades?
     


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    greasymonkey Senior member

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    yes i do have a few handgrades and the 337 handgrade last which the Weymouth is built on is my favourite
     


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    yes i do have a few handgrades and the 337 handgrade last which the Weymouth is built on is my favourite.
     


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    That's right! They used to be one of the SF darling shoes (e.g., EG Dover) now you barely see any pics of them up anymore.
     
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    Like three years ago I had bought a pair of C&J Connaught black (the quintessensial black tie shoes IMHO).
    I never put them on cause I did not want to ruin them (I hoped I will be using them for my wedding but a spouse never came along....).
    Anyway one month ago, realizing I was not going to get married anytime soon I decided to put them on.
    Aaaaaand, wow! They are a perfect fit for my feet (no pun intended).
    I only have some doubts. Are not them too comfortable for being also durable?
    I really love them cause they were perfect straight on...but I am afraid they will not last long.
    Is there the same model in dark brown?
    Ciao from Italy
     
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