Crockett & Jones Islay Full Brogue Boots In Dark Brown Scotch Grain
The Islay: James Bond's Choice In Skyfall
The Crockett and Jones Islay is a Full Brogue Derby Boot with a Wingtip Design by one of the best British shoemakers in the world.
The Islay always was a great casual country style boot but really cemented its reputation in 2012 when Daniel Craig wore it during the final scenes of the James Bond movie Skyfall.
Versatile, Casual & Durable
The Crockett & Jones Islay comes in Dark Brown Scotch Grain similar to the Coniston however it has the distinguishable wingtip design and noticeable broguing.
It is also Goodyear Welted in the Crockett & Jones Northampton Factory with a Storm Welt for added waterproofness. The Islay also has a Dainite Rubber Sole for grip and durability.
It also has one extra speed hook and sits a little higher up the ankle.
A Casual Boot with a versatile color that is very easy to match with chinos, flannel, jeans and other textured trousers or outfits, the Crockett & Jones Islay is the perfect every day companion.
Here are some of the specifications of the Islay:
- Maker: Crockett and Jones
- Model: Islay
- Collection: Men's Main Collection
- Style: Full Brogue Derby Boot
- Last: 365
- Construction: Goodyear Welted (Storm Welted)
- Sole: Dainite Rubber Sole
- Eyelets: 4 Eyelets + 5 Speed Hooks
- Inner Lining: Genuine Leather
- Made In: 100% in the UK
- Notable Appearance: James Bond Skyfall (2012)
The Crockett and Jones Islay comes on the 365 Last. It is a generous Last perfect for casual derby boots with a more spacious toe box and plenty of room in the heel and forefoot. A general recommendation if you have regular feet is to size down half from your regular UK unless you plan to use them exclusively for winter with thick socks. If the Crockett & Jones 335, 325 and 341 fit well then the Islay will fit rather similar with a bit more space in the aforementioned areas. Take the same size as your Carlos Santos 401, 333, 397, 234.
Important: Extra Information
The Crockett and Jones Islay is available through our Back-Order System. It usually takes 2 business days to receive it and ship it to you. If your size is not in stock you will be contacted beforehand. Restocking usually takes 1-4 weeks. Back-Ordered Items are NOT Returnable!
I have wanted a pair of C&J Islay boots in scotch grain for some time and finally moved forward. These boots on the 365 last fit very well for my feet, which are wide in the toe area. The shoes are very well made and really beautiful. My wear has been limited so far, but I do not anticipate a difficult break-in period.
In terms of service and value, this was an exceptional purchase. Great price and free shipping, which was very quick via DHL. In the range of above and beyond, Kostas contacted me when he noted that my I.P. location differed from my shipping address to confirm this purchase. He was also very thoughtful in helping me think through the correct sizing,, which I really appreciated.
C&J Islay has been on my wishlist for years. Ordered and received mine in perfect condition. The owner was responsive when I had a question and shipped the item quickly. Overall a good experience.
It can be a nervous business finding one's way into the world of 'real' shoes as I have been this last year. But thanks to Kostas' patient help I have been getting away with everything! This is my second purchase from him now. His prompt answers to my questions helped me come to my own mind that these were the right boots for me, and were indispensable in choosing the correct size for my moderately wide feet. There seems to be no compromise whatever between functionality and aesthetics with these boots. My impression after two months is that you could wear them to the wars, at same time as they are both comfortable to wear and, quite frankly, magnificent to look at. I don't see how you could lose with these ones if you want a versatile durable boot that is good for all but the most formal situations.