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

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

  1. likenoother

    likenoother Well-Known Member

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    hard to say, if you have narrow-medium feets I would probably size down. But as you already mentioned, the idea behind the vincent is an oversize look
     
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  2. andrewnguyen

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    I would say take a half size down from your usual UK size.

    Btw what do you think about CJ Harvard in 314 last? I have one on its way that I ordered ny usual size?

    Thanks Alex. Yours collection look great as usual :)
     
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  3. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

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    Thanks

    Harvard is a lovely model, great purchase!
    What colour/leather have you chosen?

    I have the RL Marlow Penny on 314 Last, I had the US 9D but was supersmall, recently I've bought a US 9.5E and they fit very similar to my UK 8.5E Cavendish
     
  4. andrewnguyen

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    Hi Alex,

    I got the dark brown from Fransboone, never experience 314 last before make me feel nervous when you say you have to size up.

    Hopefully this turns out Ok for me.
     
  5. likenoother

    likenoother Well-Known Member

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    btw anyone experience with returns @ fransboone?
    There is a disclaimer on the page "Clearance product purchases are Final. No refunds will be made"
     
  6. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

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    No size up
    Uk 8,5 / Us 9,5

    Your usual C&J size should fit
     
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  7. DavidLane

    DavidLane Senior member

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    No need to size up, I have both the Harvard from FB & the marlow loafer in the same size which is my standard C&J sizing. Plus the Harvard is unlined and will stretch/conform to you foot.

    DL-
     
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  8. razl

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    Gentlemen, with the pound falling and fall approaching I'm renewing my interest in a pair of Islay's. While perusing pictures and talking myself into it, I have noticed that some seem more dark brown (almost chocolate) while others seem, not quite mid brown, but definitely lighter. I've also noticed that some retailers specifically state the color as "Dark Brown" and others as just "Brown". Are there really two variations, a lighter and darker, or are they all dark and it's just the picture lighting and misnomers by the retailers?
     
  9. bsarosi

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    Now I'm confused and may decide to pass with the no return policy for sale items.

    If an 8 fits me well in the 337 and 8.5 fits on 348 (due to chiseled, square toe), am I correct in going with an 8 in the 363 (almond toe)? Also, is is true to stick with 8 on 337 for loafers like the Vincent (loafers often tend to run snugger since there's no lacing).

    One poster said they go with the same size for all 3 lasts while others have said to size down a half from 348. I understand each person has a different foot shape so it varies by individual thus there's no exact answer. But I'm hoping for a little more clarity.

    For reference, I wear the following:

    C&J 348 - 8.5
    C&J 337 - 8
    Carmina Rain - 8.5
    Carmina Uetam - 8.5
    Enzo Bonafe 946 - 8.5
    Enzo Bonafe 804 - 8
    Alfred Sargent 724 - 8.5
    Alfred Sargent 99 - 8.5
     
  10. othertravel

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    That seems pretty clear.
     
  11. Nakedsnake

    Nakedsnake Senior member

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    I ended up buying the Vincent from Frans, TTS. I'll report back when I have it in hard. Very hard to find info on it online, seems like there are very few photos. Not a widely sold model maybe?
     
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  12. Averroes1198

    Averroes1198 Senior member

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    Normally the Islay is made in "Dark Brown Scotch Grain", so unless the retailer has made something MTO the color is "Dark Brown Scotch Grain".
    BUT there can be still difference between how the shoes came out of the factory (little difference in finish), and of course there's the difference originating from the different pictures.
     
  13. Averroes1198

    Averroes1198 Senior member

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    The Vincent in suede is MTO, so indeed not widely sold!
     
  14. Sym

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    No one has mentioned the sale at Purdey? C&J for relatively cheap.

    www.purdey.com
     
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  15. othertravel

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    I don't see any shoes on sale..,
     
  17. irbe

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    Never mind I see its % off. Anybody here has experience with their shipping in terms of duties?
     
  18. zippyh

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    I assume he's referring to the 25% off £350 deal going on.

    Purdey shipped my last order via ups and I paid $50 or so in duty and fees. But that was before they raised the duty free limit to $800.
     
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  19. Sym

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    Yup. Picked up the Light Tan Coniston last time and paid about $30 in duty. Currently picked up the Dark Brown Grain Coniston for $380, would have picked up the Rough Out Nubuck also but they didn't have my size.
     
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  20. clee1982

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    how do you guys enter US address, it keeps complaining about my postal code not in the UK format (i.e. doesn't have letters...
     

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