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

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

  1. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    Same with Seymour, they are migrating towards the No2 on the 358
     


  2. Northampton Novice

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    I can't help but feel the success of G&G and their sleek lasts is encouraging brands like C&J to offer more of their products in lasts 348/358.
     


  3. Gdot

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    What I can't figure out is why they don't offer more models in burgundy, oxblood or chili sorts of colors. Are those colors just not popular with the UK buyers?
     


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    +1 I really wish this were true as well!
     


  5. Northampton Novice

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    You've hit the nail on the head.

    Through my work I recently came across a piece of commissioned research, focusing on the shoe buying habits of City workers. The most purchased shoe amongst this group in 2010 was the Church Chetwynd in Black.

    Strike up a conversation with any shoe shop in Jermyn St and they'll tell you Black outsells everything else...

    Saying that my office is somewhat different, today I'm wearing Corthay Arca's in green, one colleague has his 7L in midnight blue and another is wearing Oxblood Lodgers!
     


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    dandie Senior member

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    +1

    Most of the oxblood they offer is in wide and round, eg the 325 loafers, which is not my cup of teat at all


    They did have the Atherstone handgrade in oxblood , but it has been discontinued - not sure if it to be re-lasted and sleek-ified, or just dropped because it didn't sell

    If they had it in the 358 I'd be a buyer
     


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    Well that's because black is the only correct shoe with business attire.
     


  8. Gdot

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    In London and much of the rest of the world yes - this still seems to be the rule for the vast majority.

    In most of America the war is on AGAINST black shoes it seems. I don't personally hate black shoes at all - just want more alternatives. I'm full up on 'Brown' at this point. Burgundy and oxblood are good alternates to black for winter wearing in my opinion. Too bad for C&J that they don't offer many - I'm going to have to go to Vass to get a couple of pairs - they do lovely red tones. :nest:
     


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    Through my work I recently came across a piece of commissioned research, focusing on the shoe buying habits of City workers. The most purchased shoe amongst this group in 2010 was the Church Chetwynd in Black.


    That's interesting. While Chetwynd is a nice shoe and widely available I would have thought that their balmoral captoe shoe Consul would have been their top selling business shoe.

    For a business shoe I would tend to stay away from brogues but maybe that's just my personal preference.
     


  10. Burton

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    They now offer the Arden in burgundy. I had an order in for those but was told they will not be in stock for a while.
     


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    Burgundy Ardens would be sick. My next pair of shoes is a pair of black Ardens. I don't have any black shoes, and I really like the Arden.
     


  12. Burton

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    I have the Arden in black--go to business shoe. My contact in NY says it will be a while before they have stock.
     


  13. Northampton Novice

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    The Diplomat made into the list, but not the Consul. I do agree with you though.
     


  14. Northampton Novice

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    Black is the most appropriate colour but I wouldn't go as far as saying it's incorrect.
     


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    According to Men's Ex, top 3 selling C&J in UK are Connaught, Hallam (348) and Audley (358). All in black.

    Ya. Such a tragedy. And Seymour 1 is getting hard to find, at least in Royal Arcade. :(

    It would be naive for C&J to compete against G&G or even EG with their offerings. Aside from the fashion forward new 358 designs, C&J do charge an obscene amount for MTO (£700 vs. £400s handgrade), especially compared to G&G or EG (£150 MTO surcharge for both). They should really instead offer a real MTO program that let you choose design and last for at least competitive pricing.
     


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