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

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

  1. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Thanks. Somehow the fit is spot on for both. That's why I'm having such a hard time deciding. It's not like I need shell. I have other shell shoes. It's more, which of these do I want as my black PTB?
     


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    Find the one that has more appealing last shape to you, on that basis it's definitely NOT Alden for me
     


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    The left pair would be perfect .. if there would be no metal eyelets .. Arrr .. It's always something ..
     


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    No real help here, but I don't think I would ever be in the market for a black PTB as I think a captoe would be more suited for most jobs.

    Between the two really a toss up, but I prefer shell, but prefer how the C&J is sleeker. Pricewise though, I think RL Marlows are overpriced if there is a C&J equivalent so that would factor into my decision too.
     


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    Left shoe looks more derby than blucher. Not sure if that's and argument for/against or not. I definitely like the C&J last shape more than the Alden, but I don't think I'd wear either with a suit or other tailoring. So, were I in the market for something black and casual I'd go for the chunkier shell shoe over the the sleeker calf shoe.
     


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    C&J 325 last > Alden Barrie on that shoe. That said, the shell is quite nice. Why don't you just order an MTO C&J 325 black shell cordovan Grasmere and sell both ;)
     


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    x-post WAYWRN - Edgwares . . .

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    I wear C&J Coniston boot, last 325 and is probably the best fitting shoes/boots I have. I am a7.5 E UK. I was in San Fran and popped into Alden on Sutter St. After some time fitting on shoes I purchased a pair of Win tip Bal(style 903) but had to go down one half size and go for the USA E width which is one step wider than he regular UK width, so I ended up with size 8E whereas all the charts implied that a UK size 7.5E is the same as an 8.5D US. This was not the case for me. I suspect the shoe style has something got to do with it as I found the US 8.5 to be a very long shoe. Hope this helps.
     


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