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

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

  1. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Renomat is far, far too strong and is plain overkill for removing wax build up unless it has been accumulated over several years. Using Renomat on a pair of nearly new shoes is more than likely to damage the leather.
     
  2. Marcellionheart

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    Yeah I mean I jave to admit, the look doesn't bother me. I have at least one pair of boots that looks like this because of laziness, but if it bothers you, it's easy to get rid of with eough buffing
     
  3. wesos

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    Thanks for the replies.

    As I said in the first post, I have only applied one coat of wax to the creased area of the shoe, so I would be surprised if excess wax were the cause.

    I am going to err on the side of caution for the time being and stay away from the Renomat. By shoe cream do you mean something like Dark Brown Saphir Pommadier? And if this is the right stuff, in future should I be leaving the wax for the toe box and the cream for the vamp?

    I apologise for all the Qs. This has been my first foray into fine shoe-ing and it has left me despairing somewhat and scratching my head.
     
  4. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    For light wax buildup try a little Renovatuer (not renomat).

    Or just a little of whatever conditioner you use a good buffing.

    Follow with cream polish.

    All will be well.
     
  5. fritzl

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    no worries. i know, that you know. i'm pulling a leg of the reno worshipers... i'm allowed to, quasi
     
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  6. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    My answers in bold.
     
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  7. clock

    clock Active Member

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    concur with condition the shoes, they look dry

    concur with wax toe, shoe cream the rest. i found more than once waxing makes the shoes tacky
     
  8. fritzl

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    oh well,...
     
  9. Wongtouski

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    Any idea where I can get the Black Lowndes online? Tassels in HK is out of stock!
     
  10. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I am coming back to UK soon and could proxy for you. If you are interested.
     
  11. SuitedDx

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    You can always just call the C&J stores directly and have them ship to you. The only difference is that they do charge shipping which many other retailers usually waive.
     
  12. alexSF

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    Anyone knows how the last 72 (EX width) fits compared to 314 ?

    I found the 314 (E) to narrow for me, is the 72 similar or more generous?

    Thanks
     
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  13. Gerry Nelson

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    Is the 72 a C&J last? What shoes are on this last?
     
  14. alexSF

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    Yes, the Langham tassel is on this last, and the Shipton & Heneage Wilton that I want to buy (available both in EX and G width)
     
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  15. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks for that! It's great to learn something new.
     
  16. Jackie C

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    looking for a pair of brown 12E C&Js on the 348 if anyone has a pair in good condition looking to unload. Hallam, Merton, Westbourne or Edgware.
     
  17. dijor

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    What do you think is the Audley to formal for wearing only casual with jeans?
     
  18. NAMOR

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    its a balmoral shoe. It wont look good, the proportions will be off. the leg opening will probably be too large compared to the size of the audley
     
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    Why doesn't somebody snag those?!?!?!?!? They are especially swellegant.
     

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