Originally Posted by add911_11
I fear that it is from another source. It is not what JL uses.
I always question why C&J don't have their own 'Anthony Cleverley' line.
Okay. It do look gorgeous too though, and if they use it for the AC-range it will most likely be of very good quality.
Yeah I know, it would be great to have a C&J line that competed with the top tiers on the RTW-market. I've actually been talking with some "insiders" about it, and for the moment C&J have no plans to introduce a new own top line, unfortunately. Apparently the main problem is that they are having real trouble getting enough good material just for the AC-range, and at the same time they struggle to keep up with the continuesly high demand of their own lines. Right now they can't produce anything more than they do.
They tried to buy the Alfred Sargent factory when they went bankrupt the last time the other year, but since the Turks beat them to it they still can't make more shoes than they do.
On that matter though I'd rather have Alfred Sargent and their fine handgrade and exclusive line on the market, instead of having it turned into a C&J factory filial. We need the diversety of different brands and minds.