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

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

  1. Technica

    Technica Active Member

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    Dear all,

    First of all thanks for those who helped me choose between the Coniston and the Northcote!

    I have recently purchased the dark Brown Northcotes from C&J, just last saturday.

    However, I noticed that the front part of the sole is starting to come off and revealing white stuff underneath?! Please see photos.

    Is this normal or faulty?!

    Its rather disappointing that a pair of £430 boots are like this after only a few days...would I qualify a refund? (shoes have been worn only twice).


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  2. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I think they are great! The Dainite is Dainite (not an off-brand) and is stitched on, not just glued like some manufacturers. The leather is a pretty great British tan color that I have a feeling will age really well and develop a great patina. These boots are a steal at this price!
     
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  3. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Faulty, but not a big deal. C&J stitches their rubber soles (is that Dainite?) so it won't come off past the stitching, but cosmetically it's a bummer as the glue failed there. If you are near the C&J store that you purchased them from I'm sure they would fix it for you. If not, any cobbler can glue that down, or just use something like Shoe Goo and do it yourself.
     
  4. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    From C&J? Or another maker? After this purchase, I think I'm pretty set in the tan tall boot department with suede, grain, and smooth.

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  5. Beach Bum

    Beach Bum Senior member

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    Hi Fred, question for you and others who bought the Purdey coniston. I'm not a fan or tan shoes that are too light, and instead prefer a darker shade and certainly darker brown shades.

    You mention it will develop a great patina, what's your take on how light the shoe is?
     
  6. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Senior member

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    Alden Greenwich Boot from Leffot.
     
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  7. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Hopefully you can tell a little bit from the pic I posted right above your post. That's the AS Cambridge in snuff suede, Vass cognac scotch grain, and the C&J Purdey boot. It is fairly light, but I have a feeling that leather will darken up a bit with age more than most leathers. I'm curious if others that bought it agree.
     
  8. Zapasman

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    ^ Now you only need different colours.[​IMG]
     
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  9. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    personally I think that tan shade is a really nice color, especially if you have a bunch of mid brown already
     
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  10. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    LOL! Well, the C&J Purdey boot is my 17th boot, so I'm pretty well covered. No green/loden yet though ...
     
  11. yeknal

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  13. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    17 pair of boots??. ...and no green colour yet?.

    Now you have a green problem. [​IMG]
     
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  14. goosetown

    goosetown New Member

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    I've been wanting a pair of C&J Skye IIIs for awhile. So I finally bit the bullet and got a pair. I typically wear a 9.5G in a Church or a 10D in an Alden Barrie last. After speaking with the guys at C&J in NY, I opted for the 9.5E (UK).

    When I put the boots on, they felt pretty good. After wearing them around the house for 10 minutes, I noticed my smaller foot felt like it was moving around. So I tied the shoe as tight as I could. After wearing awhile longer, the boot felt okay, but was laced from leather to leather. I'm not used to my shoes needed to be laced as tightly this tightly. My toebox is typically an E width on a Brannock device. After speaking with the NY store, they sent me a thin C&J insole, but the shoe still needs to be laced from leather to leather, otherwise, I get quite a lot of slippage in the heels. The shoe on my bigger foot feels ok, but it's still laced quite tightly. I also hate the idea of having any insole on such a nice shoe.

    I need your thoughts. Is this shoe a bad fit? Or is it typical for the C&J Skye III to be laced this tightly? If they break in, will I end up with a shoe that's not a good fit?
     
  15. yeknal

    yeknal Senior member

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    Thanks they look like they could take a beating...Did you treat them with suede water proofing spray? Do you happen to know if they are C&J and if so which last? I know the grain boots are the Coniston on the 325 last but these have 5 speed hooks and sleeker toe box
     
  16. laufer

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    I did not treat them with anything, I do not think they need it. They have 5 speed hooks but they are on 325 last most definitely.
     
  17. yeknal

    yeknal Senior member

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    Thanks now its time to pull the trigger... I have the galway 2 on the 325 that I love but for some reason they aren't well represented in this tread
     
  18. zippyh

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    You need some green.
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  19. mosy

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    What is the most cost effective way to buy a new pair of the standard stock Harlech (dark brown shell, double leather sole)?
     
  20. stewartu

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    Sounds like they are just too big. Size down perhaps?
     

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