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

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

  1. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I will let someone else advise you on the exact color of polish to use. But the whole topic of what to use on footwear is very personal and dependent on what kind of "look" is desired. Some like to achieve a mirror finish. Some like their shoes to look new forever. And particularly for boots, some prefer a beat-up, lived-in look.

    I wear mostly boots and personally do not care for a mirror finish. As a matter of fact, I don't even strive for a shine, per se. I prefer more of a matte look. Consequently, I very rarely use waxes. I pretty much just use cleaner/conditioners. I only use colored polishes when I need to fill in bad scuffs or scratches. For some of my boots, I strive for a worn-in look. But they're not C&J's. I do intend to get a pair of Skye's at some point, but not sure whether it'll be calf or shell. And I wouldn't strive for a shine on those, either. Probably just Reno or Venetian Shoe Cream.

    But it's totally personal preference. If you do want to use a polish/wax, you just need someone more knowledgeable than me to advise you on the correct color. How's that for a non-answer? Sorry.

    btw, welcome to the forum and this thread. You may regret you ever joined!
     
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  2. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    When in doubt lighter shade of polish is your friend. Patina in my experience is best acquired over a period of time through natural use. Its hard to explain but there is something artificial about an aimed patina to my eyes.
     
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  3. Typodesign

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    Bootspell- Thanks for the feedback! I like a different finish depending on the boot. The Skye is a bit dressier so I am going to maintain a decent shine. However I will not baby them too much, I like a slight well worn look of creases in a wingtip.
     
  4. Typodesign

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    Kaizo- couldn't agree with you more. I'll let the patina form naturally over time.

    If anybody has examples of their Skyes, or anything in chestnut for that matter, I look forward to seeing your work and recommendations!
     
  5. SpallaCamicia

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    Hi all just wanted to say I agree with BootSpell also in my experience the colour of the polish does not need to exactly match the original shoe unless you want it to remain exactly the same. The polish will blend in overtime and just make the shoe lighter or darker.

    Also as important is the universal shoe cream, that seems to bring out the most shine in the polish.

    Hope everyone is enjoying their CJ, best shoes ever!
     
  6. SpallaCamicia

    SpallaCamicia Active Member

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    Thought I'd post mine as well, Belgraves in Chestnut polished with Saphir. 4 years and still going strong, my favourite out of collection due to the Last and the deep Chestnut colour. True Monday to Sunday shoe.
     
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  7. othertravel

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    It's a great hard-wearing shoe for the fall.
     
  10. PCK1

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    I have these exact boots.

    I use Saphir MDO Mahogany color wax polish

    This will keep the reddish hue and give them a beautiful patina over time between the chestnut leather color and the reddish polish.
     
  11. PCK1

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    BIG NEWS

    C&J just emailed me their new lineup for the 2014/15 Fall / Winter

    is there a way I can upload a PDF onto StyFo?

    There are some pretty badass new models...some of the new ones that I like are:

    Harrogate country-styled double monk in tan hatch grain with brass buckles. It has a captoe, stormwelt, and dainite soles

    Cheviot II - longwing derby in Burgundy Cordovan - SOOOOO AWESOME - storm welt and double leather soles. Burgundy cordovan on them is awesome.

    Skye IV - this is the Skye in brown snuff suede with dainite sole

    Camberley - C&J's FIRST DOUBLE MONK BOOT - it is made on the 348 last styled like the Tetbury boot with it is a double monk strap - with a captoe and dainite soles
     
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  12. aldenfan

    aldenfan Senior member

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    Skye IV. Yes please.

    You should be able to do "insert attachment". It is the paperclip icon when using the web editor.
     
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  13. gaseousclay

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    Took advantage of the barneyswarehouse.com clearance sale and nabbed these Sedgemoor 2 suede PTB's for $229 shipped. I was originally going to buy a pair of Alden suede PTB's but the stars aligned for me and Barneys actually had my size in the C&J's. Plus, I think they look slightly better

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  14. hoit1981

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    ^^ I'd heard rumors about the burgundy Cheviot. Can't wait to see it!
     
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    Whatever happened to the Skye III? Was there ever such a thing?
     
  17. BaldwinP

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    I like. What last is the Cheviot II on? (good to see C&J doing more calf and cordovan models in colours other than black and brown). What colours does the Camberley come in, just black and brown?
     
  18. Shouldaville

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    A lot of "oohs and aahs" scrolling through the catalog pics.

    By the way, a seller has a new 10D BB black nubuck Coniston in the marketplace for $240...someone please buy before more of my money disappears.
     
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  20. Typodesign

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    Thanks PCK1, that's helpful. I've seen the photos you've posted and your boots look damn fine!
     

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