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

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

  1. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Aldwych look very very good.
    Me never know C&J have balmoral cap toe shoe
    It best C&J ever. :slayer:
     
  2. claes500

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    balmoral cap toes are great, can't figure out why they are not more common?
     
  3. Kaplan

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    Connaught, Hallam, Whitehall, Audley, maybe others.

    Wait, just realised you maybe meant balmorals with that specific stitching?
     
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  4. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    well they are not balmoral cap toes in the sens we mean. They are oxford cap toes but not balmorals since they do not have the horizontal seam along the ankle
     
  5. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    i guess it's a US vs UK terminology
     
  6. Winston S.

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    I thought balmorals = oxfords. Didn't know there was a difference between them.
     
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  7. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    Yes in the US you guys say Balmorals and mean oxfords as in derby = bluchers

    in the UK it is my understanding that balmorals is an oxford but specifically one with a horizontal seam along the ankle as opposed to the regular cap toe oxford.

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  8. Winston S.

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    I understood it to mean that oxfords/balmorals all have closed lacing as opposed to a derby/blucher which have open lacing.
     
  9. easy_golfing

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    I don't like too many of G&G's shoes, but this one is :nodding:
     
  10. phorm

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    In the U.S., people say balmorals to refer to all oxfords. In the UK, a balmoral is a subtype of oxford that has the horizontal seam. Probably easier on these international forums to stick to the UK lingo to avoid confusion.
     
  11. Winston S.

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    Thanks for the clarification. That's plenty confusing considering Americans already use oxfords as a general term for all lace up dress shoes.
     
  12. Gerry Nelson

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    Yes, thanks for the clarification. There's so much to learn but it's fun!
     
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    My first pair of C&J. Actually my first pair of higher end shoes period. Very impressed with the quality. Picked them up in the Brooks Brothers sale for around $350.

    Peal & Co Tweed and Leather Boots

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    picked up a pair of drummonds from C&J NY today. I wear a 8.5 in the westbourne (348 Last) but had to go with an 8 in the drummond even though they're on the same last.

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