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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 am a 7UK in the Oscar last and I am ordering the same size for the Snowdon GMTO.
     
  2. shoelover

    shoelover Senior member

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    Crockett and Jones for Ralph Lauren chocolate suede balmoral.

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  3. schwein2015

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    LDV, thanks for your help.

    I jumped right in and ordered a 6.5E Cavendish loafer on 325 last. Belatedly found out that 325 last is a narrower last among C&J's lasts.
    Having said that, the 6.5E Cavendish is so tight on the width, that I now doubt any of the E-width on C&J will fit my feet.

    Looking around on the web, there seems to be F-width C&Js available from 3rd party e-retailers. However, on C&J's website, they only have E and G widths. Appreciate some advice here.

    Again, I am on Church's 6.5G on their Consul oxford model. Am looking for C&J's loafers and oxfords.

    Many thanks.
     
  4. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    Perfect for a warm and Rainy day in London today

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  5. NewStart

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    Perfect for the weather.

    I picked the wrong shoes when leaving the house today :(
     
  6. B-Rogue

    B-Rogue Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by "demand"?? People shouldn't have to demand that a guest takes shoes off. The guest should ask if he/she should take the shoes off and the host will either say yes or no. Using the word demand implies that you insist to walk in their house with shoes on which forces the host to insist that you take them off.

    You expect people to have guest shoe trees to provide???? What world do you live in? You are aware that a few hours or even days without shoes tress in your shoes won't have a detrimental effect on the latter, right?
     
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  7. pravda

    pravda Senior member

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    @Marks11

    I agree with You. If you want my shoes off, please provide shoe trees, felt bags and top shelf liquor for my trouble
     
  8. Marks11

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    Sorry, this was intended to be humorous. It would be great if guest shoe trees did exist though. I grew up in a shoe-free household so understand where you are coming from.


    If only!! Don't forget the 500mm shoe horn for later as well.
     
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  9. EnglishShoes

    EnglishShoes Senior member

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    I'm definately getting a set of guest shoe trees! The entrance hall will smell amazing :)
     
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  10. pravda

    pravda Senior member

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    This thread is funny. Takes shoe valet service to a whole new level. And Don't forget the basket of cashmere socks and
    straw flip flops. Lol
     
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  11. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Not sure which one to order on Monday.

    Islay or Skye? Both in Dark Brown Grain.

    Islay feel kind of odd with 5 rows of speed hooks, disproportionate .. Am I missing something? What would be the difference between the two other than that? Not much difference in last or brogueing either ..
     
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  12. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    The shaft of the Islay when compared to the Lindrick is taller, so this may also be the case when compared to the Skye as well.
     
  13. B-Rogue

    B-Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Ooops, sorry [​IMG] I thought I was dealing with some aristocratic guy whom had lost touch with reality. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. minimalcloset

    minimalcloset New Member

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    I bought some brown Loundes the other day. The first day I wore them in the rain. I know. I know. Bad move, but I live in England. After one day, the soles look like this...

    It looks like at the toe the stitching was most reached. This looks really bad to me. Am I off?[​IMG]
     
  15. pravda

    pravda Senior member

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    @mimi show us what the top of the toe looks like. With shoe trees over a few days, you may be ok. You could also put a rubber tap or cover in a thin rubber 1/2 sole to avoid future wear after they dry out
     
  16. Webbo

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    That's right. I looked at both closely before deciding on the Skye. The Islay is actually a bigger boot all round, longer shaft and and wider last. The Skye boot is not exactly dainty but the Islay is really substantial .
     
  17. NewStart

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    look completely normal to me
     
  18. minimalcloset

    minimalcloset New Member

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    The manager at the CJ store in Birmingham UK told me that new soles would last up to five years. After one wear the toe is already chewed up. I am not worried about the ball of the foot area but If that toe goes, then I am going to start eating the upper that is just above the sole on the toe. I think the extended toe on the Lowndes last is the cause which seems to catch the pavement. I think when I get them resoled (hopefully later than sooner) I will get a rubber sole as posed to leather.
     
  19. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    You should invest in a Dainite sole shoes for those rainy days. They are far more practical.
     
  20. dddrees

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    In the first place no one can reasonably claim that any sort of sole leather or rubber for that matter will last that long or any set period of time for that matter. Regardless it will come down to type of sole and the conditions, how often, and the gate of the person wearing the shoe.
     
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