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

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

  1. montebianco

    montebianco Member

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    Hesitating between Edgware and Alex in black for evenings out and occasional office wear.

    Opinions here on which is better suited?
     
  2. Caligula77

    Caligula77 Well-Known Member

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    £30 for shipping to the US and EU. Cost in total is approximately $750 with the current exchange rate.
     
  3. LeatherFoot

    LeatherFoot Senior member

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    What would constitute an evening out in your context? If it's to dinner or something similar I would recommend the Edgware; however, if an evening out is to the opera or an even more formal occasion the Alex would be better suited.
     
  4. Caligula77

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    Apologies for the non-reference in the previous post- shipping to the US and EU is £30. Total cost with the current exchange rate is $750.
     
  5. AlexE

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    Both work equally fine for business and with a suit in the evening.

    Alex, of course, can be also worn for black tie if polished to a nice shine.
     
  6. SartorialSol

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    Agree with this. The Alex is probably a better choice for you than the Edgeware. May I suggest the Audley as well?
     
  7. Nikola

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    What do you gents think of a Cardiff Derby Style in Tan Burnished Calf?

    I am not sure why it's no longer visible on the CJ web page, but does look more refined compared to a scotch grain Pembroke and more versatile for a city wear.

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  8. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    I just recently bought them and love love love them. Scroll back a few pages for my pics.
     
  9. EnglishShoes

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    So is the Cardiff exactly the same design/last as the Pembroke except it's made of smooth calf and has a leather sole?
     
  10. BackInTheJox

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    To my knowledge/eye, yes. Also, it is a flat welt rather than a storm welt, which makes it look a little sleeker in addition to the leather sole.

    I'm not sure why they seem to have discontinued it. It's a lovely shoe. I have a love affair with tan short wing bluchers though, so I guess I'm a bit biased. If they made it in brown calf I would absolutely own a pair of them as well.
     
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  11. drpablo

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    My first post here, Crockett Bradford
     
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  12. pediwear

    pediwear Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The Cardiff has been discontinued - which is a shame because it was great style - particularly in the tan burnished calf.
     
  13. drpablo

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    Alex for me
     
  14. DavidLane

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    A shameless plug for some C&J I just put up in the B&S that I never quite fit into my daily rotation. Mod's feel free to delete if out of line. Details in signature.

    DL-
     
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  15. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Old favourites rejoin the fray...

    Barstow on 351

    Apologies for the cross post
     
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  16. EnglishShoes

    EnglishShoes Senior member

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    Nice patina @Cleav !

    Is this a vintage pair? I don't recognize the last from their current lineup
     
  17. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Well mate, it of course depends on what you call vintage :)

    I think these, iirc, may be around 11/12 (may be more) years old. Sparingly worn in a large rotation. Delightful last in terms of fit and I suppose not everyone's aesthetic. I bought them, from Colmore Row in Birmingham, because the main man in there, whose name slips my mind for now, was wearing a pair which were very eye catching. They are a supremely comfortable Hand Grade model that don't get the wear like others, simply because it's a derby, the last etc nonetheless striking indeed!

    Thanks for asking :)
     
  18. drpablo

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    Northcote, IMO one of the nicest boots from C&J
     
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  19. mosy

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    Opinions please. I have a pair of brand new brown harlechs. There are three issues that are concerning me and I'm hoping to get some opinions as to the level of severity these issues are.

    1). There are "ripples" in the shell on the cap toe. These are not creases from wear, as they have never been worn. You can actually feel the ripples if you run your finger across the cap toes.

    2). The main vamp area is a noticeably different shade of brown from one boot to the other.

    3) The back of the left boot's heel rests significantly off the floor. When stepping in the boot it does not feel natural because of this.

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    All opinions will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
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  20. KPDarb

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    The ripples to be are not a big issue. I think it will solve itself with some brushing and some extra brushing. I usually think people overreact when it comes to discoloration between shoes. Many of the ones posted here wouldn't bother me as I know they would even out in time. Alas, each person has their own standards which is totally fine. That one boot is incredibly dark and don't know how long it would take to lighten up. I would give them a really good wipe down with a slightly damp cloth and see if you can remove some of the finish. Personally, I'd question whether to keep them or not which is a sure fire sign i shouldn't. Im not too sure about the heel. I see varying levels of this by maker and don't see much issue with it from people in the long run. Either way, congrats on the new boots and I hope you figure it out!
     
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