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

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

  1. rainbowgrease

    rainbowgrease Senior member

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    hi.

    I am looking to buy my first pair of Crockett and Jones shoes and I had a question regarding sizing.
    Currently I have my eye on the Pembroke in Tan scotch country grain.

    I own several pairs of Tricker's in 4497s last in 6UK 5 fitting and the fit is flawless.

    Anyone have experience with 4497 last VS C&J's 325 ?
    Do you guys recommend to size up to 6.5 UK since the Pembroke comes in 'E' fitting?

    thanks in advance.



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  2. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    ^you're probably best going for the same size in both lasts, I'd say. Unless you sized down an extra half size for the Tricker's, although this is more recommended for their 4444 last...
     


  3. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    Not sure if you are aware, but C&J E width is their standard width, unlike other UK manufacturers that use F as their standard width.
     
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  4. Edmund K

    Edmund K Senior member

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    I have both shoes (Woodstock and Pembroke). I think 4497s last VS C&J's 325 is very similar. 4497s is a touch wider than 325. For your info, I wear UK9.5 in 4497s and UK9.5 in C&J 325. I only size down to 9 UK in 4444 last.
     


  5. rainbowgrease

    rainbowgrease Senior member

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    Oh that is good to know, I will order the same size.
    thanks for the response.
     


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    I broke a key tendon in my left foot causing me to rethink last 341. Recently acquired shell cordovan burgundy Ashdown UK 8.5E last 341 with light wear and am on the MTO Whiskey shell cordovan boot last 341 same size, set to arrive soon. PM me if interested. So bummed I have to unwind from these beauties. I just don't see how I can make them work. Broke the foot running repeats in racing flats on the roads. My body just won't hold up anymore to this training any longer. Looks like I'll be biking some:nodding: I will probably list the Ashdown PTB's tomorrow in classified. As for the Whiskey MTO boots! they should be here sometime the next 8 weeks.
     
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  7. West End Closer

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    Hi everyone,

    I've not messaged on here before as I have only recently left C&J's and wanted to remain professional during my employment there.

    I can honestly say that the best thing about Crocketts is that they will bend over backwards to help their customers, it's the best service I've seen anywhere in London and it was a great learning experience.

    Thanks Bootspell (and others) for writing such kind words on this forum, it means a lot to me. I'm glad to hear your boots have worked well for you and you're emassing a collection that will last a lifetime :)

    I'm happy to see so many well-worn boots on here, that's the way it should be (in my optinion). I'm currently giving my conistons a good thrashing this winter and trying to refrain from polishing them up (which is extremely hard for me)!! CTbrummie, your conistons look to have turned more of a chestnut tone (I assume you bought them in Tan)... very nice!

    Cheers,

    Will
     


  8. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Welcome Will, your knowledge and insight will be most helpful I'm sure. Thanks for posting. :nodding:
     


  9. West End Closer

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    Thanks Cleav!

    Here's some random C&J shoe porn...

    Oh how they used to be...
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    Vintage C&J's with beautiful sole and heel work.
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    Restored pair of Chestnut Connaughts with amazing patina.
     


  10. West End Closer

    West End Closer Member

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    I'm not sure about the relative fit to Trickers but the 325 is fairly generous last in both width and depth (of toe box). I'm assuming you can't make a trip to the stores as that would be by far the best way to determine your exact size in the 325 last.

    If not, they have an unlimited returns policy so you will have no problem returning them if they don't fit as long as you haven't obviously creased them or stepped outside.
     


  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Oh what they used to be indeed, you're going to fit right in here! @West End Closer

    Off to Colmore Row tomorrow. Always look forward to that.

    @CTBrummie fancy a coffee my friend?
     


  12. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    Evening, Will, and welcome! They were indeed originally a tan colour, and have aged beautifully over the past couple or three years. Grained or waxy leather boots definitely look all the better for a minimal care routine. Mine are lucky to get a brush once a month, and a wax every six months or so, let alone an actual polishing!

    I'm in! Will be around for the first few hours of the afternoon...
     


  13. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    love chestnut connaughts.
     


  15. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    BTW Will, you should post that sole and heel in the shoe porn thread!
     


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