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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

I've bought a couple pairs of C&Js from Sky Valet and wondered about how their prices compare to other stores. Looks as though Ben Silver is way overpriced. Is there another store that you guys recommend?

Barney's sale season or upper-shoes.com
post #9437 of 12784

I've bought pretty much every pair of my C&J's from their NYC showroom except one pair I picked up from the Barneys sale for like $250.

post #9438 of 12784
Hey all I just have a question about getting the best fitting pair of C&J's. How do you know which size is right for you? I have been looking at a pair of C&J Handgrade oxfords and tried some on the other day. I was measured as UK 8.5 by the guy in the store and tried on shoes in 8.5 and size 8. The size 8.5 fitted well on my larger foot and the 8 was snug for my smaller foot but cramped for my larger foot. I was inclined towards the 8.5 but the guy in the store said that the leather in the smaller pair would stretch over time.
I am now confused about what I should be looking for when trying on the shoes, does the heel grip more as the sole becomes more flexible? Do the socks I wear make much difference? How do I tell if a closed laced oxford is either too large or small? If the shoe is
cramped and I feel like it will hurt to wear initially, are my instincts correct and the size is too small?
I already have a pair of shoes (monk straps) in the 348 last in 8.5 which fit great and I am 8.5 in Loake 1880 and 9F in Church's if this
helps you guys.
post #9439 of 12784
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Originally Posted by SkyChild View Post

Hey all I just have a question about getting the best fitting pair of C&J's. How do you know which size is right for you? I have been looking at a pair of C&J Handgrade oxfords and tried some on the other day. I was measured as UK 8.5 by the guy in the store and tried on shoes in 8.5 and size 8. The size 8.5 fitted well on my larger foot and the 8 was snug for my smaller foot but cramped for my larger foot. I was inclined towards the 8.5 but the guy in the store said that the leather in the smaller pair would stretch over time.
I am now confused about what I should be looking for when trying on the shoes, does the heel grip more as the sole becomes more flexible? Do the socks I wear make much difference? How do I tell if a closed laced oxford is either too large or small? If the shoe is
cramped and I feel like it will hurt to wear initially, are my instincts correct and the size is too small?
I already have a pair of shoes (monk straps) in the 348 last in 8.5 which fit great and I am 8.5 in Loake 1880 and 9F in Church's if this
helps you guys.

 

People recommend sizing for the larger foot. I have less than a 1/2 size difference (1/4 size perhaps) between right and left, so that generally works for me.

 

If taking the larger size makes the shoe too uncomfortable (heel slip etc) for the smaller foot, then one solution might be to get shoes in lasts that have extra toe room (e.g. 348), and then take your size for the smaller foot.

 

Or get mismates made by MTO/bespoke makers.

post #9440 of 12784
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Barney's sale season or upper-shoes.com

Thanks...going to Paris in October. Will have to drop by upper shoes. Have you ordered online from upper shoes? It doesn't look as though they are removing the VAT on orders to the US.
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Thanks...going to Paris in October. Will have to drop by upper shoes. Have you ordered online from upper shoes? It doesn't look as though they are removing the VAT on orders to the US.

My understanding is that they do. But shipping is a bit expensive.
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My understanding is that they do. But shipping is a bit expensive.

 

I just got a free international shipping code from the visiting the site.  I currently have a pair of whiskey Harvards in my cart... 565 Euro shipped ain't bad!


Edited by Allen Dreadmon - 5/27/15 at 8:50am
post #9443 of 12784
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My understanding is that they do. But shipping is a bit expensive.

Yes, but even with shipping and VAT, the price is lower than any retail price that I've seen in the U.S. I wish I knew that they would deduct VAT and I would go ahead and place an order for the Tetbury. I went all the way to the end where I input my credit card and it still showed the price with VAT.
post #9444 of 12784
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post


Thanks...going to Paris in October. Will have to drop by upper shoes. Have you ordered online from upper shoes? It doesn't look as though they are removing the VAT on orders to the US.

They should be, last time I was checking through the website, they did remove it.

 

You should message them, they are very quick and helpful with replies.

post #9445 of 12784
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Mate, not been ignoring you, just deliberating......

It's like asking who your favourite child is, impossible of course.

currently enjoying these... 

 

Nice shortlist Cleav!

 

Those brown Lowndes look particularly good.  

 

Do you have any Rosemoor or Weymouth in your collection?  The Antique Tan Rosemoor is my current grail shoe and I was wondering if you have any experience of these. 

post #9446 of 12784
Thanks ES

Well, regarding the Rosemoor I decided to go Grenville. Personal preference ymmv

Weymouth, of course! I used to always go for these, Alex next ahead of other black like Hallam. Now rotate more, in fact haven't had them on for a while...









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Very nice!

 

I really like my Monktons, but would I notice a leap in quality if I got the Weymouth?  Other than the shape and the quality of the leather, do you feel any other differences when you wear the higher end C&J models?  Or do they feel pretty much the same but you worry more about scuffing them or getting them wet?

post #9448 of 12784

Following some recent posts I thought I would add a picture of all my Crockett & Jones Shoes. (Unfortunately its not the best picture)

 

 

 

They are

 

Camberley      Tetbury        Islay                Hartland

Budapest 2     Lowndes      Draycott 2        Grasmere

 

 

 

An even worse picture of all my decent shoes

 

Front two pairs are Churches Stratford and Edward Green Westminster, two rows of Crockett & Jones and two rows of Cheaney.

 

 

post #9449 of 12784
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Yes, but even with shipping and VAT, the price is lower than any retail price that I've seen in the U.S. I wish I knew that they would deduct VAT and I would go ahead and place an order for the Tetbury. I went all the way to the end where I input my credit card and it still showed the price with VAT.


I've been mucking around on their site for a while. The VAT is removed once you set up an account. You can check the price difference on your laptop vs mobile. 

post #9450 of 12784
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post


Yes, but even with shipping and VAT, the price is lower than any retail price that I've seen in the U.S. I wish I knew that they would deduct VAT and I would go ahead and place an order for the Tetbury. I went all the way to the end where I input my credit card and it still showed the price with VAT.


I've been mucking around on their site for a while. The VAT is removed once you set up an account. You can check the price difference on your laptop vs mobile. 


I was signed in to my account and shipping was to the U.S. and I made it to the payment page where I enter my credit card information. Still included VAT. Must have been a glitch.


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