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

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

  1. The7Ups

    The7Ups Well-Known Member

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    Therein lies my dilema. I like C&J, but Islay is part of a small country boot collection that they do, whereas Tricker's are probably best known for their rugged boots, Stow being the most iconic. Stow is also cheaper at full retail versus Islay and pops up regulary on the reTricker ebay sale and seconds site.

    As I say Islay is handsome but its interesting that you turn to the Tricker's in really foul city weather (am looking for a boot for that purpose, my C&J Snowdon are great for more rugged terrain). Currently have no Tricker's in my collection plus they offer RTW Stows in a wide range of colours, might be time to take the plunge.
     
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  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    it's an abomination. i've never seen a fuglier boot, if i may say.
     
  3. Frank the sheep

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    I think it looks good if the right person is wearing it with the right clothes. I would never wear it my self but i friend of mine make it look really good, don´t know why but i guess that boot fits his personality.
     
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    Judging by the almost fully closed lacing, aren't they a bit too big?
     
  6. SuitedDx

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    Depends on your needs. Generally I wear my Islays during the week; however, when it gets really bad or when I'm more casual during the weekends, the Stows work better. My Stows definitely are too voluminous for officewear (suit & tie).

    Just get both!:slayer:
     
  7. fritzl

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    can you explain better?
     
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    The uppers of my Stows feel thicker and more durable so I prefer to use them when it gets really rainy/snowy. Partly I also would rather use them instead of wearing out my Islays (which I like better and prefer not to beat up). In regards to aesthetics, my Stows are definitely more casual.

    Both are great boots so either choice would be excellent. If you tend to wear suits & trousers vs jeans and cargos, go with the Islays.
     
  9. Gdot

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    Shoes: C&J Drummonds in Beechnut with Gdot custom patina. (Third wearing - starting to come along nicely)

    [​IMG]

    Cross poast from the Rock your Socks thread.
     
  10. Gerry

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    Very nice, likely to be my next purchase. Have they lightened in color over the time you've had them or is it just the pic.

     
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    ^ A little bit. But I also have the Audleys and both are supposed to be the same color, dark brown antique calf, but the Audleys are darker, the waymouth were lighter since the beginning
     
  12. fritzl

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    well, that's sort of douchey, imo
     
  13. Harrydog

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    I am a little between sizes in the 337. I went down a half size in one shoe and it was very snug. I wear a 10.5 US and these are a UK 9.5 They don't feel big on my feet.

    I like the fully closed laces on a balmoral style as in Gdot's Drummond's posted above. There is actually a bit of space in mine if you look closely. Where do want the space to be? At the top? I would say there is an 1/8 of an inch across the instep.
     
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    It´s the same for me on my Somerville. The lacing is fully closed in the shaft, i have thin legs and i don´t think it would be different if i sized down 0.5. It dosen´t matter anyway since i don´t wear Thom Browne pants :satisfied:
     
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    Yes on a closer look I see that the right shoe has more space but the left shoe has less but I guess that it is more a question of taste, If they feel good and you prefer more closed lacing then there is no problem, looks awesome all the same
     
  16. Gdot

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    I always thought totally closed was what was appropriate on the lacing for an oxford/balmoral. Isn't that a sign of a perfectly fitted shoe, when it fits and the lacings are perfectly closed/aligned?

    Or are you talking boots here? I have no idea what is appropriate up the ankle on a lace up boot. I've never worn one.
     
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    I think that it "should" be a small V but my opinion is that this is a bad sign of how good the fit is. How tight the lacing will be is a matter of your insteap, i have a high instep and if i should get a totally close lacing i guess i have to go from my UK 7.5E to UK 10.5E. I´m a UK 7-7.5E length and width wise and the instep is kind of hard to do something about in RTW shoes.
     
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    Yes I have always prefered a small V shape but I guess you're right, it is perhaps a poor measure of fit
     
  19. fritzl

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    well, it's not. it's not the most accurate indicator, though.
     
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    I guess I can use it for my own feet as a measure to compare how different lasts works but were it becomes difficult is when comparing different people's fit with the same measure?
     

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