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WE HAVE A RULING: C&J Boot: Villiers or Skye

Lawman

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After all of this great input, I've decided to go with the Alden shell 4060s from Shoemart. Go figure.

The Villiers are my next shoe.


Villiers is a handgrade on the 337. Skye is a regular line on the 335.

Anyone here have any experience with the C&J Skye wingtip boots? I am particularly interested in hearing how they rate on the Tricker's "clunkiness" scale.
 

Lawman

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quick bump. on the verge of pulling the trigger on a boot.
 

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Originally Posted by Lawman
quick bump. on the verge of pulling the trigger on a boot.

Let's see 'em. Please link.
 

allreds

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Not bad. Which store are you shopping - it doesn't look like the pages from plal.
 

Lawman

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Here is the page with the Villiers, which I'd never seen before.

 

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I like the style and color of the Villiers much more than the Skye.
 

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I'd go for the Villiers. More unusual, more distinctive. Depends if you want a formal dress boot, or a country boot or not. If it's a country boot you want, I'd buy Trickers. Far better than C + J. I own a pair of Grasmere boots and they grow on me more and more. Out of doors, walking, it looks the part. Other boots are flimsy by comparison. I couldn't imagine beasting a Coniston.
 

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If you haven't tried on the Skye yet you should know that the 335 last is quite wide. I normally wear a 10G in C&J, but a 10E in both the Chelsea 5 and Skye are wide enough for my foot, while E fittings on other C&J lasts are much too narrow.
 

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The style of the skye is quite appealing, but the color is all wrong for a boot like that (black, oxblood, or perhaps a dark brown would be a big improvment).
 

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I have trickers boots in the same color as the Skye. I like them. The Trickers have a very wide sole extension, a blobbier last and a storm welt, all of which contribute to a very casual and clunky appearance. The Skye is more "formal" in these respects, but country boots in this color are always going to be very casual. I'm wearing them today because the weather is terrible.
 

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Villiers is really nice looking. Very elegant.
 

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I thought I had seen Skye on a 337 and it wasn't a special order.

Where are you buying from? I haven't seen Skye this season.
 

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I have the Villiers in black - very slim and elegant. Trying to find it in chestnut too - any ideas?
 

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