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

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

  1. chipshot

    chipshot Senior member

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    The unlined are much lighter than the double leather lined version .. Of which I also own. Sizing is the same, I am 9.5D US and take 8.5E UK. Very slight heal slip as they are brand new, I expect the soles to loosen up with wear. I put then up against my unlined Van lasted Penny and the length is the same. These are slightly narrower in the forefoot toe box. Comfortable as heck right out of the box. Will be sporting these here today as it's going to be 76. Ahh
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Off CJ shopping with the Duchess tomorrow, she's looking at Chatsworth 2 and wanted her Jods nicely cleaned to wear, thought I'd done that. Pic shows different gotta get right in there will she notice…



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    i believe whilst a little pricey for just one program, the link to a vpn (uk ip address) would work

    http://www.my-expat-network.co.uk/
     


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    End of the day .. Feet are worked .. Unlined Harvard Shell Ahh...
     


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    Hello

    My C&J oxfords need a resole. They have leather soles now but I would rather have dainite ones after the resole.

    However, my cobbler says that this is not possible, or that this is at least bad for the shoes. He says that if you want dainite soles on shoes that you've bought with leather ones, you should resole the shoes to dainite ones before the first wear..

    Is any of this true or can I ask for dainite soles if I hand them in for a resole?

    Thx!
     


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    Ignore his advice...
     


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    That's bollocks. I recently had a pair of EG boots resoled with dainite from single leather, and it worked out extremely well even though I got away with the storm welt at the same time. But I think it would no doubt be better to have it done at a C&J factory than at your cobbler.

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    Cheers,
    SKM
     


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    ^ i remember those. did you make a post of the transformation? i.e. leather to dainite, storm welt to flat welt? thanks
     


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    Very true, £110 GBP for job done well at the factory.
     


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    Perfect day here today to try these out! [​IMG]
     


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    Nice! Are these actual C&J Islay's or the Purdey version?
     


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    Leather to Dainite is perfectly straightforward - something I've had done twice with AS brogues. I've also had commando-soled shoes swapped to double leather.
     


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    They are the C&J Islay boot, never knew Purdey did the same boot? I know Purdey have boots made by C&J but I have never seen these boot in their shop!

    Another interesting point is that after wearing them for over seven hours now they are very comfortable and to my surprise these boots have a slight arch support which is quite comfortable.
    Sone of my EG shoes and Galway boots have it but the last pair of Galway boots I bought on the 64 last does not have this!The only other shoes that have it are my JL Prestige and St Crispin.

    I am glad C&J have done this on the Islay boot because the Skye 2 I had and the Holland and Holland boot I have did not have the support, unless this was a special order I do not know.

    Anyway I am satisfied with these.
     


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    There was some chatter a few pages back about the Purdey; if I remember right, the consensus was that they were essentially the Islay but on a slightly narrower last (or at least one that narrowed out the toe box a bit). Somebody said that they were getting theirs soon and thought it might be you.

    Here's a link to them on Purdey's site: http://www.purdey.com/clothing-accessories/grain-leather-brogue-boots-boot061.aspx and a pic:

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    Great, congrats + I'm jealous! :fistbump:
     
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