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post #80506 of 103584
... or just call him a peasant, spit at him, and maybe threaten him with a box cutter he let you borrow.
post #80507 of 103584
My UPS guy is a ghost, no knock on the door, no notification, nothing (I have no idea where he parks his truck) all I I know is my package is there every time at 11:10am

My DHL and USPS guys are nice people. I give them some Cuban coffee from time to time when they aren't in a hurry (USPS is never in a hurry haha). In fact several times DHL has texted me and asked what I would like them to do with my package

I think the dude who said peasant is just fucking around, but you always treat people who handle your expensive clothing deliveries right not to mention those that handle your food
post #80508 of 103584
On the subject of expensive shoes: these Cleverley oxfords are beautiful.

post #80509 of 103584
DHL are terrible. I know NZ is far away from Germany, but it shouldn't take more than 2 weeks to get here when I'm paying 30 euros shipping.
post #80510 of 103584

leathersoul's pictures make me want whatever arrived that day

post #80511 of 103584
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

On the subject of expensive shoes: these Cleverley oxfords are beautiful.


AFAIK, these are just C&J Handgrades...

And LS's photos need more natural light, less yellow/brown tint.
post #80512 of 103584
I remember the last time I researched this:

"George Cleverley has several workrooms based in London, Kent, Cornwall & Northampton (all in England) where they make their RTW shoes. The demand/orders for their shoes cannot be made in just one workroom. It is true that they have a workroom at C&J, BUT, they are made COMPLETELY different and to a much high specification. They are made using Cleverley’s craftsman, Cleverley’s designs, Cleverley’s selection of leathers, and most importantly, Cleverley’s lasts. Cleverley’s head pattern cutter, Mr. Dominic Casey, spends 3 days in their London workroom and 2 days in their workshop at C&J overseeing all production. "
post #80513 of 103584
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

DHL are terrible. I know NZ is far away from Germany, but it shouldn't take more than 2 weeks to get here when I'm paying 30 euros shipping.

If its economy shipping I wouldn't surprised if it got consolidated, which can lead to some lead-time at every stop.
post #80514 of 103584
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I remember the last time I researched this: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"George Cleverley has several workrooms based in London, Kent, Cornwall & Northampton (all in England) where they make their RTW shoes. The demand/orders for their shoes cannot be made in just one workroom. It is true that they have a workroom at C&J, BUT, they are made COMPLETELY different and to a much high specification. They are made using Cleverley’s craftsman, Cleverley’s designs, Cleverley’s selection of leathers, and most importantly, Cleverley’s lasts. Cleverley’s head pattern cutter, Mr. Dominic Casey, spends 3 days in their London workroom and 2 days in their workshop at C&J overseeing all production. "

yeah, the cleverley guys don't even want to be seen with the c&j guys. they're pretty embarrassed about the whole thing. this one time, a floor supervisor at c&j walked across the room to invite the cleverley guys to a cookout. lacking an immediate response, the cleverley guys started signing to one another using invented hand gestures in a weak attempt to feign deafness. it was awkward for everyone.
post #80515 of 103584
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I remember the last time I researched this:

"George Cleverley has several workrooms based in London, Kent, Cornwall & Northampton (all in England) where they make their RTW shoes. The demand/orders for their shoes cannot be made in just one workroom. It is true that they have a workroom at C&J, BUT, they are made COMPLETELY different and to a much high specification. They are made using Cleverley’s craftsman, Cleverley’s designs, Cleverley’s selection of leathers, and most importantly, Cleverley’s lasts. Cleverley’s head pattern cutter, Mr. Dominic Casey, spends 3 days in their London workroom and 2 days in their workshop at C&J overseeing all production. "

I think there's 3 lines:

bespoke
Semi-bespoke/MTO
Bench made

The semi-bespoke/MTO, being hand welted, is pretty unique and good value for an english shoe.

TBH I'm unconvinced that quality comparisons between high end benchmade shoes is anything other than splitting hairs, but their lasts are fantastic right across their range. Far nicer than C&Js, and that in itself is worth spending extra for.
post #80516 of 103584
The part I quoted was referring to their RTW (bench made) shoes.
post #80517 of 103584
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

If its economy shipping I wouldn't surprised if it got consolidated, which can lead to some lead-time at every stop.

Yeah this is probably what has happened. I wonder if they'll just chuck my next order (two weeks later) in the same shipment. That would suck though, would mean customs fees. I deliberately spaced them out so that they're under the threshold.

The equivalent with EMS, UPS, Fedex and Royal Mail is always here in a week. Which is impressive, but if they can do it I don't get why DHL can't.

Also, I expected some efficiency from a package coming from Germany nod[1].gif. Although I suppose with the consolidation, that's exactly what it is...
post #80518 of 103584
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Be nice to your wait staff, butlers, car mechanics, and shipping people. They can each fuck your life hard without you being able to prove shit.

This is very true, I usually go to another Fedex location which is great and I never had any issues. This guy went out of his way to delay me and kept telling me I couldn't list $700 which is how much I sold the shoes for. I never did anything to piss him off other than to tell him the shoes were indeed $700 and that my value was declared just fine. Venting here, I'm sure most of you guys would enjoy wasting 30 minutes in Fedex when it should have taken 5
post #80519 of 103584
Ask for manager at first sign of trouble - will save you time and hassle next time. foo.gif
post #80520 of 103584
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

This is very true, I usually go to another Fedex location which is great and I never had any issues. This guy went out of his way to delay me and kept telling me I couldn't list $700 which is how much I sold the shoes for. I never did anything to piss him off other than to tell him the shoes were indeed $700 and that my value was declared just fine. Venting here, I'm sure most of you guys would enjoy wasting 30 minutes in Fedex when it should have taken 5

was he a 37 year old man named Dennis?
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