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

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

  1. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    another quick question tho. if this is on the 314 last should I get the same size as I got for RL Marlow Penny loafer?
     


  2. billionaireboy

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    Does anyone here own the Mertons and wear them with shorts? I am looking for a new pair of casual loafer (looking at the Mertons in Mink Suede) and wondering if the 348 last is too long / looks awkward in shorts and if I should choose a more rounded last.
     


  3. Gerry Nelson

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    I have brogue balmorals, single monks and double monks in this last but felt the Mertons looked too elongated, at least on my feet (UK9.5), . I feel that shoes on this last should be worn with trousers that don't have too narrow a cuff otherwise you run the risk of looking like you're wearing clown shoes.

    I think you should go for a more rounded last or even something like the Sydney on a 341.
     


  4. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I have two pairs of Mertons. Including the mink suede you mention. I love both pairs with dress trousers, but they are far too 'dressy' in style to wear with casual outfits. IMO.
     


  5. billionaireboy

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    Thanks for the response, I absolutely love the 348 and all my C&Js are in that last. I guess I will be choosing between the Poole (366), Sydney (341), and Lincoln (314)...anyone have preferences or suggestions?
     


  6. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I agree about the love of the 348. I have five pairs in that last and love them.
     


  7. Gerry Nelson

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    I just looked up the Poole since I wasn't familiar with it - any of those seem to me to be a good choice. If I had to choose one, it would be the 314 but think any of them would work.
     


  8. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I'd choose the 341. I have the finsbury on the 341 and it's a very well shaped last. Although I should say that I have no loafers on the 341.
     


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    UK10.5E = US11.5D?
     


  10. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Generally speaking, yes.
     


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    UK11 was too big. Perhaps UK10.5 would fit better? Anyone else size down in the Northcote (348)?
     


  12. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I sized down on the 348 - it's a roomy last in general. I wear 1/2 size smaller in the 348 last than I do in G&G or Carmina.

    But you are so fussy about fit I'm not going to commit to nuthin! :)
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    this has been my experience as well. yay, just wanted to hear you say it. thanks g, its always a pleasure
     


  14. Gdot

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    cool.

    good to see you.......I've not been 'round these here parts much recently......hope all is good
     


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    all is well, thanks. Any recent transactions? In other news, I picked up a pair of NIB Belgraves from B&S. Cant wait :slayer:
     
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