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

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

  1. chogall

    chogall Senior member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    1,105
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Interesting. What prompted you to size down? Or what's the fitting difference between the two pairs? U-throat and oxford differs that much?
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  2. billionaireboy

    billionaireboy Senior member

    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    ^ I was a bit surprised myself at the downsize but I felt that the 8.5 in the drummond had way too much heel slip. The 8 was a bit tight widthwise at first but is breaking in comfortably.
     
  3. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,663
    Likes Received:
    130
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    I saw someone on ebay describe a plain toe blucher as a cap toe balmoral yesterday. that one amused me.
     
  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut, Austria

    this is a recent refurbish job with all the bells and whistles, except the boulevard toe plates.

    [​IMG]

    it's the angular position, the size, the nails and the degree of hardness of the rubber piece.

    hope that helps.
     
  5. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

    Messages:
    2,318
    Likes Received:
    111
    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    New York City
    Can you just get the rubber piece replaced or does the whole heel need to be replaced when the rubber wears out or does everything wear evenly? I think that would be something I would be interested in if I only had to replace it say twice a year.
     
  6. granjamo

    granjamo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Greetings and happy new year to everyone.

    A few weeks ago while in NY I purchased my first pair of C&J: Pembroke (tan country grain, dainite sole). It is on the 325 last and fits great.

    More recently I purchased the Boston grain in the same size but have found the shoe to be slightly too small. Does anyone have any recommendations for sizing the 314 relative to the 325?

    Unfortunately I do not live anywhere close to the C&J store so going in and trying on various sizes of the loafer isn't an option.


    Cheers, and thank you in advance
     
  7. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    273
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
  8. forex

    forex Senior member

    Messages:
    6,595
    Likes Received:
    154
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Well you've been busy recently, haven't you?
     
  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut, Austria
    

    imo, it depends on the condition of the leather piece and from my experience they don't wear evenly. the leather is definitely more resistant.

    i cannot remember, when i had to change the leather, despite of thrift founds or restoration projects.

    imo, if you're are careful and you're watching the wear on the rubber you can save serious bucks. understood that the material and the making of the heel was dedicated to the highest quality standards.
     
  10. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    273
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    

    Idle minds are the devil's workshop.
     
  11. Sixth_Sense

    Sixth_Sense Senior member

    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    


    Ohhh...what do we have in there?
     
  12. Gerry

    Gerry Senior member

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Location:
    Surrounded By Water
    [​IMG]

    My latest acquisition from C&J, can't bring myself to wear them outside the house just yet. [​IMG]
     
  13. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    273
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    ^^^ Handgrade - nice.
     
  14. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    

    Nice trees!
     
  15. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    273
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    

    In where? :embar:

    Seriously, I'll post pics sometime tomorrow. I can't exactly set up a full on shoe porn photo shoot in my office during regular business hours. Ya know?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by