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

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

  1. coloradojeff

    coloradojeff Active Member

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    Email Crockett and Jones. Their email address is on their website.
    Just for conversation sake, I wear a 9.5 D in almost everything. I wear a 8.0 unlined C&J chukka (British sizing, which translates to a 9.0 US) and a 8.5 in other C&J shoes.
     
  2. daizawaguy

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    Most definitely, and they may even surpass G&G at less than half the cost. The leathers and lasts are outstanding, and I think the premium is too cheap...
     
  3. atia2

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    Agree C&J handgrades are terrific value. Furthermore, the maker has by and large resisted the temptation to introduce new "fashion forward" styles (the Truro trainer notwithstanding). For me, they excel at robust English classics, such as the Bradford captoe derby and the Pembroke full brogue. One caveat about C&J's lasts, however, which makes comparison with G&G difficult: they tend to favour a higher-instep, larger-volume foot. G&G's lasts are much sleeker and suit my shallow foot much better. I would also argue that G&G's manufacture (e.g. neatness and density of stitching) is a level above, even though I often find myself preferring C&J's quintessentially English styles.
     
  4. insy

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    Thats the Audley, worn 4-5 times. I guess its an easy fix but it worries me quite a bit.

    Other than that, are there any Boots from the handgrades collection, the official site doesnt show much [​IMG]

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  5. daizawaguy

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  6. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    This is quite common and happens even with much higher end brands than C&J. It is an extremely easy fix.
     
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  7. jssdc

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    The peeling sole channels do happen on all brands, but frankly I've found this to be more of a problem with C&J than other makers. I've had the channels peel while the shoes weren't even being worn. Still a big fan, but i wish they'd put by up for better cement.
     
  8. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Summer suede stocktake (x post apologies)

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  9. EnglishShoes

    EnglishShoes Senior member

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    @Cleav I'm still looking at some unlined suede, either Chukka or Teijn loafer

    Regarding colour, I'm drawn to snuff, but feel dark brown will be more formal/adaptable.

    Do you find your snuff boots can be worn with as many outfits as dark brown? Snuff with a suit or business casual for example?
     
  10. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Got to be unlined mate, more of the suede here... Help or not?

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  11. chipshot

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    Speaking of unlined... Whiskey Shell Cordovan Harvard 314 last.

    Natural lighting and Flash

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    Beautiful, how does the 314 fit compared to Sydney calf?
     
  13. chipshot

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    I only have two pair of Harvards, one lined and one unlined. Last 314 in unlined shell is a dream to wear, very soft leather.
     
  14. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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  15. KPDarb

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    Hi everyone!

    I apologize in advance for x posting this but thought some people here night be interested. Theres a brown shell galway 2/gianni GMTO being organized in the CJ GMTO thread and we are currently sitting at 10 potentially interested parties. The make up is:

    Model: Galway2 (Gianni pattern +25 pounds)
    Upper: Dark Brown Shell Cordovan
    Last: 325
    Width: Standard E (US D)
    Edging: Antique
    Sole: Dainite Sole in Dark Brown with a thin leather mid-sole OR Double Leather
    Welt: Storm Welt
    Eyelets: Dark Brown Eyelets & Speedhooks (4+4)
    Price:
    £650 less VAT £541.67 (about 780 USD)

    There is a speadsheet for this where you can add yourself and you preferences here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...MnwLZw_BRkxZV59z6rk5SvZhk/edit#gid=1949729029

    Post any questions or comments in the CJ GMTO thread! Add yourself to the spreadsheet and shoot @Gabru a PM if you're interested. We're almost there!!

    Thanks!
    Kevin
     
  16. pwc008

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    Thank you for your observation about C&J v. G&G re: sleek lasts and high insteps. I am usually a UK 9E in C&J, although 9.5E in the Cranford 3, Weybridge and Chelsea 3. I found a pair of G&G (plain black Oxford) in a UK 10.5E at Last Call awhile ago and tried them on. They fit well everywhere except there was way too much room in the toe. Since I have anything but shallow feet, maybe I will never find a G&G that fits me. I feel confident that you saved me a $50 - $70 return postage cost.
     
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    Oiled Teak MTO Conistons

    Im a little bored with the color, any suggestions on patina?
     
  18. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    x post apols

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  19. chipshot

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    RL Double leather soled 72 Shell
     
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    Do you mean burnishing? Patina typically refers to the wear patterns that arise over time from use. In terms of burnishing, a standard approach is to darken the toe and around the bottom of the vamp. Some black polish, applied sparingly and brushed off should get you started.
     

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