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

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I can relate to that Patrick, my wife has three C & Js, none from the FS so all full price. The girls are a little too young just yet but they got the genes!!!

    I'll let you know how I get on tomorrow
     
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    phazeonon Senior member

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    Are fake c&j shoes common to find? I'm scouring on ebay and am curious to know if some of these shoes are legit or not
     
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    I would love to know how one fakes a goodyear welted shoe... [​IMG]
     
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    Crat Senior member

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    Not sure exactly how it but there was (is?) a South African factory that was licensed to produce shoes under the C&J label (for the SA market?).
    These aren't exactly fake but aren't the Northampton CJ either...

    [​IMG]
    http://www.mensshoecentre.co.za/showbrands.php?brand=16
     
  5. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful combination
     
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    I remember reading about this. Something along the lines of C&J nearing bankruptcy in the 1970's and selling their name to a South African shoemaker. This shoemaker is still making crappy looking shoes for the African market, but C&J avoided bankruptcy.
     
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    lagsun Senior member

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    Cross post from the Alden thread to compare the shape/color of my recently purchased C&J Islay to my other Alden boots (Left to Right):

    • Alden Cigar captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US9D (Alden DC - picked this up off B&S before I figured out my true size)
    • Alden Cigar Indy with commando sole on Trubalance last - US8D (J. Gilbert)
    • Dark Brown Scotch Grain C&J Islay with dainite sole on 365 last - UK7E
    • Alden #8 captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US8.5D (Alden DC)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I find the Islay to be the most attractive...

    but I'm biased....I don't like Aldens...I don't find them visually appealing.
     
  9. ruscal

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    the Coniston's i picked up from kurtgeiger.com just arrived today

    can't decide if i like them or not...

    picture for reference:

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    cbfn Senior member

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    How can you not like them?
     
  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Great Cons those wear in good health :nodding: Out of interest what size are they? Just asking... :smarmy:
     
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    cezinho Senior member

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    New shoes:
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  13. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    ^ Great shoes but needs crotch warning disclaimer. Was not prepared.
     
  14. ruscal

    ruscal Active Member

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    hahah.. of course... :)

    they're UK 7 E

    not bad for £300. they sell for £420 at C&J

    i prefer the Snowdons though i think. but i wanted some boots i can wear outside of winter...
     
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    lol. what he said :)
     

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