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

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

  1. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    Right, C&J does use other colors, but I was specifically referring to C&J for RL. I haven't seen any non-"cigar" shell C&J for RL shoes/boots. I would describe the Lincolns and Giannis closer to Cigar than Ravello too. My Marlow Wingtips are pretty dark. This was when they were new, but I am trying to keep them as dark as possible. I guess if we aren't going to use cigar with C&J for RL we would use brown or dark brown.
     
  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    No, they are not.

    As far as I can tell, C&J (and C&J for RL) designate the color either brown or dark brown, but not cigar. Alden's Cigar - whether a lighter batch or a darker batch - is a different color than C&J's brown/dark brown. Or at least it is in my personal collection. I have various models of each color. Alden's Cigar can have olive hues; that is something I have never detected on my C&J's.
     
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  3. hoit1981

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    Interesting, because yours do appear to have some olive tones. Mine looked similar to this when I first purchased, but not as olive-y. I also have not tried to keep them dark, and use a neutral cream on them (very occasionally). These are my ~1yr old tips...

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  4. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    Yeah you look at my shoes and you look at your shoes and you would never guess they were supposed to be the same colored shoe.
     
  5. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Which is more brown, mahogany or cognac? My Monkton is more brown with a hint of red and I would like stay closer to brown.
     
  6. partyof6

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    Cognac is more brown. Here's a comparison shot:

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    And here is medium brown:

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  7. aglose

    aglose Senior member

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    I haven't received the shoes yet so I'm not really sure what color they are, I just went off of what the seller listed them as.
     
  8. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Thank you very much! That's a big help, hard to tell from saphire's website.
     
  9. chipshot

    chipshot Senior member

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    for what it's worth, my shell unlined Harvards are the same color as my Marlow Penny. They start out very dark and then lighten up with wear.
     
  10. Ankor

    Ankor Well-Known Member

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    Some spring Peal & Co. by C&J pron...

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  11. scurvyfreedman

    scurvyfreedman Senior member

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    Cognac is more brown- a bit orange like the original color of my westborne. You could always go with middle brown if you're looking for a true brown.
     
  12. PCK1

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    The cordovan that C&J uses on their stock models...i.e, SKYE 2 - is referred to as Dark Brown.

    But they have other options available as MTO.
     
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  13. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Wow...very cool...I really like working on the leg .... cool.
     
  14. CandJONLINE

    CandJONLINE Well-Known Member

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    Crockett & Jones - Artwork Competition

    http://www.crockettandjones.com/news/index/artwork-competition#.U2y0nPldV8E

    We see so many great shots from SF members of our shoes that would certainly have a shot of winning the competition. At very least, we would love to post some of these photos on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. I remember one photo from, I think, CTBrummie of his Islays after a hard days paint-balling. Our production director particularly enjoyed that one! Send it in and we'll judge away!

    Send your entries to facebook@crockettandjones.co.uk

    Kind regards, and good luck to those who enter.

    James
    Crockett & Jones Online.
     
  15. Cuttingboard

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    As I stated in a previous post, the owner of the store where I bought the Monkton's indicated that I could mix mahogany and dark brown to create chestnut but I'm thinking of mixing Cognac and Mahogany instead. Does anyone do this and if so, what's the best way to do it?
     
  16. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    The weather is warming up here but I still enjoy wearing boots! does anyone else wear boots in summer? [​IMG]
     
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  17. BootSpell

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    You can always wear boots in the summer in the UK![​IMG]
     
  18. Michael Haines

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    I have to agree if boot spell can pull it off in Elpaso then UK should be easy
     
  19. BootSpell

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    Believe me, MH, there are summer days in El Paso where one has to resort to boat shoes or the like, sockless. Or sandals!
     
  20. razl

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    I'm in hot, icky Florida U.S. and as a rabid boot afficianado - 70% of my shoes are boots! - I wear them year round.

    I both endlessly fight with as well as make a lot of concessions to the heat but my boots are non-negotiable. Even if it's 100 degrees out, my Lindricks, Ludlows, etc. are all still in rotation.

    heat be damned!!! :slayer:
     
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