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

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

  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    These are my new C&J Guildfords - love 'em.

    So far, the collection is:
    • Connaught (plain captoe oxford) in black
    • Monkton (single monk) in chestnut
    • Malvern (single monk) in chestnut (got them for a price I couldn't resist even though I have the Monktons)
    • Guildford (brogue oxford) in dark brown

    Non C&J:
      • RM Williams Craftsman in black
      • RM Williams Craftsman in chestnut (which looks like dark brown compared to the C&J chestnut color)
      • Church's Darwin penny loafer in dark brown
      • Florsheim chukka boots in dark brown suede


    I'm keen to get another pair of C&Js sometime next year but what? Double monks? Suede loafers (maybe a Sydney in chocolate suede)?

    I was thinking of the Lowdnes but it would make the collection pretty heavy on the monk side of things.
     
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  2. ltontheqt

    ltontheqt Senior member

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    Let me add to the parade of praise: That Finsbury is quite beautiful.
     
  3. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Half of your shoes are either monks and chelsea boots and over 1/3 of your shoes are boots. :eek:

    I would acquire some quarter/semi brogue oxfords; but then I wear suits/coats half of the time. Suede loafers have some very good utility value as well. I like C&J Merton, sleek 348 last compliment slimmer suits nicely.
     
  4. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Sure thing, It's not such an impressive grouping by any means. But once I've filled a couple more holes I'll so a cerkle.
     
  5. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    You're absolutely right about the boots and monks representation in the collection :) In Australia, Chelsea boots are quite acceptable with suits. I wear the monks with suits as well and quite like the look so with the boots, oxfords and monks, I've got six pairs of shoes that I can rotate throughout the work week. The loafers, chukkas and a pair of suede sneakers cover me for the weekends.

    The quarter/semi-brogue oxfords sound like an interesting idea - I got the Guildfords after someone suggested a similar thing. Which C&Js appeal to you in this style?

    I tried the Merton in brown calf leather at P Lal and they just looked too long on my feet. For me, I think the 348 last works better as a monk or a lace-up. For loafers, I was thinking maybe an Eaton, Sydney or Boston suede?

    Speaking of the 348 last, I found that the Monktons were squeezing my little toes but was fine apart from that so two nights ago, I stuck in shoe trees that were one size too big. That seemed to have stretched them nicely the next day and I was constantly surprised throughout the day at how comfortable they were getting. I plan to try the same thing with the Guildfords as well.
     
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    Anden Senior member

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    It is in the 2011 C&J mail order catalog. Called Finsbury 2.


     
  7. Ivon

    Ivon Senior member

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    Before I contact C&J directly, does anybody know what the current situation is with regard to back orders right now? I would like to get a pair of Lowndes in 8,5 UK and wish to know what the best plan would be for speed/cost effectiveness. Thanks
     
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    I would guess that C&J can ship out your order immediately.
     
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    Anyone has the Clarendon, the hand grade nst with handstitched apron ?
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Fit-wise, how does the 337 last compare to the 348? I have a couple of other pairs in the 348 last (Monkton and Guildford) so I know how those fit on my feet.

    Chogall gave me some good advice in his post above and I'm after a pair of brown quarter/semi brogue oxfords. It's currently a toss up between the dark brown Weymouth and the chestnut Westbourne for my next pair.

    I'm leaning towards the Weymouth right now but it could go either way ...
     
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    Love those...I need some in black!
     
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    Have a brand new pair of C&J Cliffords, UK7 that just aren't working out for me..........am accepting offers.
     
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    How is the fit on Clifford, nerver had a handgrade shoe? I have 7.5 E in Connaught, Chelsea and Northcote.
     
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    I currently have a pair of the Suede Drummond and Black Hallam's with the 348 last.
    I would now like to purchase a pair of boots for Autumn/Winter to wear in place of the Suede Drummonds with smart jeans/tweed jackets etc.
    Would you prefer the Greenwich Chelsea with it's leather sole?
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    Or the Northcote with it's more substantial storm welt and Dainite sole?
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    Would love to hear what you think! :satisfied:
     
  15. Gdot

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    Does C&J ever have sales?

    Not the seconds etc. etc. at NorthHampton. Just a plain old sale in the stores. I think I read somewhere that they usually have a sale in January. But I can't find where I read it.
     

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