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

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

  1. embromides

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    "Hi there. Sorry to reference such an old post but I was looking through the thread for info on the Purdey boots and saw your post from October. Did you decide to keep them? If you did then presumably they are getting nicely worn in - how is the leather aging? If you do still have them do you have any photos you could share?" hoit1981

    I kept the Purdeys. They are a deep brown shade which I had been looking for and they are on the Coniston last. I said on a posting that the quality is not quite the same standard on my ten year old Conistons - but my Conistons have a much paler, almost buttery shade compared to current darker tan Coniston. Things change and not always for the better. The Birmingham shop people said that the earlier lighter leather was unattainable now.

    Disappointingly, the dainite is significantly thiner on the Purdey. I believe Crockett commisison their dainite to their own higher specification.
    Having said all that I find them a terrific classy boot.
     


  2. NAMOR

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    any pictures in the wild?
     


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    Conistons:

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    Snowdons now that they've started to show some wear on the rough-out:

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    The rough-out is starting to take on that characteristic 'distressed' look that will look amazing in a year or two's time:

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    And a bonus pic of the winter hat to rule them all, a herringbone flannel trapper hat, lined with shearling, from those purveyors of fine luxury cloth, the Fox Brothers:

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    meister Senior member

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    Today

    Vintage 60s/70s C&J Ranch hide wingtips

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  5. Farhad19620

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    Disappointingly, the dainite is significantly thiner on the Purdey. I believe Crockett commisison their dainite to their own higher specification.





    These boots of mine are also made by C&J for Holland & Holland, I love them and the quality is on par if not much better then what I have seen in the C&J shops. I am going to try on another pair of Purdey boots on Friday so I will check out the sole on them.


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  6. theundeadkennedy

    theundeadkennedy Senior member

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    It's been recommended that I go a half size down from the 9E I wear in the Skye to 8.5E in the Tetbury. Has anyone else sized down 1/2 from other C&J last when stepping into the 348 last?
     


  7. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I don't. If it helps, I just measured the soles of my UK9E 348 last Westbournes and they measure approx 31.5 x 11 cm. Obviously the Tetbury is a boot so it may fit differently than an adelaide.
     


  8. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    CTB, thats a great collection further strengthened, great work :nodding:

    Picked these up at the factory yesterday and out on virgin walk today

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    Also out to dinner tonight so suede espressos on the go, pics later
     


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    ^ looking forward to the suede northcote
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    delicious. well done sir
     


  12. CTBrummie

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    Aha, thank you and consider the compliment returned! What boots are they?

    We should time our next trip to the C&J shop on Brum so that we're there at the same time and the delectable Jo can provide us with Earl Grey and idle gossip! I'm popping in on the 27 December by the way, to have a look at the sale stock although I'm not expecting to see anything that tickles my fancy...
     


  13. theundeadkennedy

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    I have my Purdey Islay on the 325 last waiting for me when I get home in 9 days. I hope I'm not disappointed by the quality when open the box. I'll compare the Dainite soles to the ones I had outfitted on my Skyes.
     


  14. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Now that sounds like a good idea. The logistics are difficult in that could be out, what time might you be there?

    It is a wonderful place to pass the time of day

    Re the boots, I've been after black dainite for some time. Obviously Tetbury fitted bill but too close to my Chelseas. Seen this and sold as samples, though I have my suspicions:- Barnwell. Important thing is they fit great and different again to everything else I have. Really pleased with em

    Compliments to you and yours CTB
     


  15. theundeadkennedy

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    Thanks for your advice. I think I will size down half, since I have about an inch extra length on my Skyes.
     


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