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

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

  1. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    My shoes wear at the corner on the inside, so that is where the shoe repair place puts them on my shoes. Guess it depends on how you walk.
     
  2. mosy

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    Thanks. So you also use taps on your dainite soled shoes?
     
  3. othertravel

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    It's not common, but it can be done. I wear down my toes and heel very fast, so I also put taps on my dainite shoes/boots as well.
     
  4. mosy

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    Cool. Nice to see I'm not as crazy as I thought. Do you put the heel tap on top of the "built-in" tap on the dainite heel?
     
  5. othertravel

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    yep
     
  6. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    I used to put them on all shoes, but as I seem to be accumulating a lot of shoes, I seem to wear them down much slower. I usually do put them on all of my shoes though.
     
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    I put taps and rubber soles on all my dress shoes but not on Dainite but again that's just me :)
     
  8. Watchman1

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    Gentlemen,

    I hope you don't mind a little appreciation of Crockett and Jones Shell Cordovan Shoemaking:

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    Have a Great Weekend.
     
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  9. EnglishShoes

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    Nice!

    What last are they on? Are they basically Pembrokes?
     
  10. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Yes Sir.

    325 Last.
     
  11. othertravel

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    Beautiful @Watchman1
     
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    Speaking of Pembrokes... I'm debating on the dark brown and tan but a quick Google search brings back a wide range of colors for each especially the tan which ranges from an average looking light tan to a beautiful light brown... Can anyone comment on the actual color of the current offerings? Is the wide variation caused by previous leather offerings? I understand the cordovan RL marlow and cordovan cardigan 4 only muddy the water in a Google search
     
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    Does anyone have any experience or comments on the Cheviot in burgandy cordovan? I have been fancying a pair of Alden 975 longwings in colour 8 but the Cheviot seems to be the C&J equivalent on a 325 last. As there is just something about C&J shoes I am leaning towards them but have not see them in the flesh (or shell as it were) and there is scant info online.
     
  16. makewayhomer

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    I just so happened to take this picture yesterday[​IMG]

    I'd say actual color is lighter than pictured here for all the variants
     
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  17. makewayhomer

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    I also saw this yesterday in the NYC store. Certainly a nice longwings, sleeker than the Alden. Color similar to traditional #8, not Alden eggplant
     
  18. flat-feet

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    I have a super wide and flat feet so I can relate to your problem. To get around I buy to fit the width (which means a lot of empty space at the front but who cares).

    Even so Edgware and Drummond (both 348 lasts) gave me trouble. Pressure on the little toe issue was solved with a shoe stretcher (don't get the plastic toy, get a two way wooden one) and the pinching on the big toe eventually went away after a couple of months (try using the padding you can get from any chemist - I used Scholl pressure point foam padding)

    I also find C&J a little wide on the heel. Try a thin tongue pad rather than tying your laces too tight. In any case, if your throat is wide open the shoes may be too small for you (or you need F fitting for your feet)
     
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  19. Webbo

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    Thanks, would it be fair to say the Cheviot is the longwing Pembroke?
     
  20. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    Semantics, but I wouldn't say that. I don't think the Cheviot needs a description other than "longwing on the 325"
     

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