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

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

  1. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    It's a veldtschoen stitch-down construction with two uppers - the inner upper is welted as normal and the outer upper is turned out and stitched directly to the midsole. That, combined with thick leather and a half-bellows tongue, makes the boot as waterproof as you'll ever get with a leather boot like this. Kicks a poxy storm welt into touch!
     


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    Thanks, hoit. Now I just need the whiskey MTO to arrive to increase my C&J collection to a big three. I'm kind of surprised others haven't posted about taking advantage of that Barneys' sale.
     


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    Really liking those CTB. What was the impetus behind this MTO? To be used for a specific purpose? Also, what does C&J charge for an individual MTO, if I may ask?
     


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    Cheers, the pics I'll take over the weekend will be a vast improvement on the ones I've posted.

    The first C&J boots I owned were the limited edition rough-out Arran boots that they sold in their UK shops a few years ago. The boots were basically cut on the Snowdon pattern but on the 365 last instead of the 228, and with a standard tongue and storm welt instead of veldtschoen construction. I also bought a larger size than I should have, too.

    I loved the Arrans to bits but they were never quite what I would have wanted them to be as I learnt more about decent footwear. So I decided to bite the bullet and get a pair made that totally covered my wants and needs...I toyed with the idea of contrasting leathers and whatever but ultimately stuck as close as I could to the original design, only changing the construction, size and last.

    They weren't cheap at all (£700) but I covered most of the cost by some judicious eBaying (including the original Arran boots) and, at ten weeks, the turnaround time was a lot more bearable than whatever the jokers at EG are offering at the moment...
     


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    Thanks for the info. I like how you really put thought into the function these boots were to have and to put the requirements into the details of the makeup. Very well done! For myself, I am buying a lot less on emotion and less impulsively. I haven't done an individual MTO yet but you set a good example of how to do it.
     


  6. theundeadkennedy

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    These are dope!
     


  7. CTBrummie

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    Colour in the fourth pic is most accurate.

    To say I'm happy with these would be a slight understatement.
     


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    Brummie, love those! I need some winter boots as well, but with shearling lining for the really cold days. Since I understand C&J won't do shearling, I've been contemplating a pair of galways in country calf and suede with shearling, ridgeway and veldtschoen. However, not sure if the suede part will be any good for a pair of rough and water-resistant boots, but with some nano protector it might work. I'm also afraid that EG will charge me a minor fortune for doing veldtschoen, but we'll see. Anyway, wear yours in good health!
     
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    WoW! very nice boots, love them. Congratulations and enjoy
     


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    And thanks, again. Too many times I've seen outlandish MTOs (or 'special orders' in C&J-speak for a one-off) where it seems that the maximum impact of the finished product was the driving force behind the creation of the design. I toyed with the idea of having the sides of the boot leg done in heavy waxed loden green nubuck but decided that i wanted the whole boot to 'distress' as had my Arrans.

    It was wearing the Arrans on a summer paintballing trip that sent me over the edge when some muddy water got into the boots and made me think again about how much more I would've loved the boots if they'd been veldtschoen and therefore more suited to stuff like that.

    Definitely a case of getting exactly what I wanted.


    You're right, C&J wouldn't do shearling for this. Apparently Mr Jones' (as in C&J) reaction when told that EG would do shearling was, " Well, good for Edward Green!".

    Suede is fine for rough boots, there are plenty of varieties of heavy and/or waxed suede available and my shearling Galways served me well last winter. Also worth thinking about Cheaney's Irvine brogue boot model (non-veldt, though), which are fully shearling-lined as opposed to just lined in the leg as per the Galway variants:

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    Shearling lined Galways are damned cold not warm enough for walking in a temperature below -5 Celsius. I have it and would advise you to go for anything full shearling lined, not only on shaft.
     


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    Now in MI, I realize that none of my boots are as good as for tech boots (Columbia) for really cold and icy days. There's just is a point for me when I just say screw it! Man, I miss NYC already...
     


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    Are Shipton & Heneage's shoes by C&J made to the same standard as C&J's other shoes?
     


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    They're made to a standard relative to their price point in comparison to C&J's other ranges...
     
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