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

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  1. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    Very nice boots.

    Are they the Harlech in brown shell? Do they really look reddish brown in real life or is that just the camera flash?

    How does the 341 last compare to C&J's other lasts (348/325/etc...)?
     


  2. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    Very nice boots.

    Are they the Harlech in brown shell? Do they really look reddish brown in real life or is that just the camera flash?

    How does the 341 last compare to C&J's other lasts (348/325/etc...)?


    Thanks.
    I think they are essentially the harlech yes. Color is..confusing. bb calls it brown, c&j told me they were Burgundy. They are somehwere in between I guess. Not anywhere near as dark as Alden #8 but not brown like the c&j for Ralph lauren either.

    Can't help you on fit unfortunately
     


  3. mkarim

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    Were you able get them on sale? I was debating whether to wait until price on these come down a bit...

    Beautiful as they are, I'd wait for a sale... [​IMG]
     


  4. aj_del

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  5. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    Doh! I should've posted my question here...sorry cross post.. er... thread even

    Hi All,

    I'd like to know from your experience how suede actually stretches over time, is it more or less than a smooth calf leather?

    I'm considering getting the C&J Drummond in suede on the 348 last. Thing is my Westbournes on the same last were quite snug in the toe box area but after a couple of wears opened up to be nice and comfortable but without any noticeable bulges. I'm concerned if I buy the Drummonds in the same size, being suede they may be more likely to stretch and ruin the natural line of the shoe.

    What do you reckon?

    Many thanks for your help.
     


  6. 604Coast

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    Glad I can be a part of this thread. I made my first purchase of quality footwear just recently, with the C&J Chelsea 5 boot in dark brown antique nubuck colour. They are marked as subs, and I've searched for flaws (I'm OCD from my cars to my clothes) and came up with nothing. Decent deal for $315 shipped? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  7. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    Well, here's a question. If this is really supposed to be an "official" thread a la the Alden thread, hopefully someone can help on this.

    Just acquired these literally free as part of a mind-blowing stroke of luck on Ebay. I've only ever seen two other pairs of C&J - one is my RL Darltons and the other was a C&J Malvern suede that I let go as being too narrow. [​IMG] Either way, 95% of my shoes are Alden shell, so I've very little clue on C&J identification.

    Obviously, they're blucher/derbies, and obviously they've got a wingtip. What does one call the line going back from the blucher, almost like a bastardization of a wingtip and a longwing blucher? These have leather soles, but I wouldn't have been surprised to see a rubber sole on them.

    The insole identifies them as Crockett & Jones made for Gordon Scott, a store formerly on New Bond Street. My confusion is this: they're labeled "Greenwich" but that's clearly the Gordon Scott name, as the C&J Greenwich is a boot. These are on the 317 last. I haven't been able to find any trace of this model on Google or searches here; thus, I turn here as a last resort before concluding they were a special make for that store. Does anyone know if these correspond to a C&J model, or indeed anything about this type of shoe?

    The shoes fit quite nicely, and I'm happy to have them in the closet. Now, to find space on the shelves...

    Numbers on the inside are as follows:

    8233 101/2 F (= 11.5E US)
    317 Greenwich

    On the other side, though impossible to capture in photos:
    K38306

    Here are the shoes:
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    and here are links to the photos of the insides:
    size & last info
    insole image
     


  8. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    there's nothing massively mysterious about them. CJ did indeed make many shoes for Gordon Scott, which AFAIK is no longer around. The design is a traditional kind of wingtip, church's still makes their own. the last is 317, obviously.
     




  9. Archivist

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    At what point does one experience diminishing returns going from $700 to $1300 shoes?
    Well, I have EG that are, on my feet, more comfortable than C&J handgrades. But both are exceptional. Are the EG worth almost 2X the C&J? I can't answer that question. At that point, I don't think it has a lot to do with price any longer. I appreciate and enjoy both.
     


  10. Keyboard Warrior

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    The last on EG fits your feet better than C&J, so price has little to do with comfort in this case
     


  11. singlechange

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    Clifford Model in Last 337 U.K. size 10. Been looking for one for a while and finally snagged one preowned.
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  12. Getzione

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    A quick shot of the Tetbury;

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  13. clee1982

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    A quick shot of the Tetbury;

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    I was deciding between this and Northcote, finally went for Northcote, though still waiting for them to get it from the factory...
     


  14. Cuttingboard

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    A quick shot of the Tetbury; [​IMG]
    Love them...another to add to the list.
     


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