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post #2101 of 7547
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Originally Posted by The7Ups View Post

For further comparison the C&J Islay boot currently retails at 405GBP whereas I can get a Trickers Stow, whose speciality is country shoes and boots, from most UK stores for 355GBP RRP although I do believe Trickers are also puttting up their prices by approx 20GBP but it still puts the C&J ahead in terms of price but not necessarily quality.


If this price creep continues at the current pace I think my C&J buying days may be drawing to a close or perhaps I will just have to buy less :- (


 

I own both the Stow and the Islay. The Islay's leather and build quality are superior to the Stow's. Also, I think, the Islay's last is more attractive. If I were forced to surrender one I'd hand over the Stow w/o any hesitation. Were it between the Islay and Alden brogue boot in Ravello shell it would be a dilemma for me.
post #2102 of 7547
I have Northcote and Chelsea also. Don´t know if i can compare the three of them since they are totally different boots. Northcote with rubber sole is my winter boot that i use for a dressy look, it´s a UK7.5E but i could have gone with a 7E but took 0.5 size bigger to be able to use a thicker sock. The Chelsea boot i use during late spring/summer/ early autumn, since it´s a leather sole and i don´t have topys. Nice boot with jeans and chinos. Hartland will be used same period as the chealsea but even more casual.

I also own a G&G Canterbury, Carmina suede boot and Loake Pimlico (chukka with dainite). The Loake is for winter casual wear.

Many boots but then i live in Sweden. Sometimes i wish i lived were i could use loafers year round smile.gif
post #2103 of 7547
Frank sounds like Loake pimilico is closest to heartland?


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post #2104 of 7547
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Frank sounds like Loake pimilico is closest to heartland?
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Yes but very different. Hartland has a sleak last, single dainite sole and unlined suede. Very light and not much stability, almost feels like a sock compare to Pimlice who has double dainite sole and lined?? suede. The Pimlico feels like a more robust boot. If you want this, Hartland is not the shoe you are looking for. Just google and check out the pics of the two.
post #2105 of 7547
will do thanks, i like color offering in hartland, but tetbury profile better...
post #2106 of 7547
for those who have ordered via UK from US Directly, any difference between going through specific shop vs the mail order service at 25 royal exchange, which is also a shop? thanks....
post #2107 of 7547
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Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post

for those who have ordered via UK from US Directly, any difference between going through specific shop vs the mail order service at 25 royal exchange, which is also a shop? thanks....


I bought the Northcote and Keswick from Barneys New York and they cost over $100 more than buying from UK with delivery charges.
I bought Tetbury & Brecon from UK mail order (web) and prices are much lower than US. You'll save over $100 with shipping.

Sizes are the same eventhough US merchandise is sized accordingly.
post #2108 of 7547
I recall I saved approx. $140 buying the Islay from a UK-based shop rather than Barneys.
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Lindrick in da house!!! Just got these today - basically NIB from a private sale and not from the current RL stock.

 

 

More pics at:

http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/30902037144/the-ralph-lauren-lindrick-boot-made-by-crockett#notes

 

A big thanks to NAMOR for the heads up (in another thread) and to the seller who was a real pleasure to deal with.

post #2110 of 7547
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Lindrick in da house!!! Just got these today - basically NIB from a private sale and not from the current RL stock.



 





 



More pics at:



http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/30902037144/the-ralph-lauren-lindrick-boot-made-by-crockett#notes



 



A big thanks to NAMOR for the heads up (in another thread) and to the seller who was a real pleasure to deal with.




They are available in brown and black at RL site now, albeit very price at $1,100. On sale, they go for $700

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11908888&cp=1766205.1766242&ab=ln_men_cs3_shoes&parentPage=family
post #2111 of 7547
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post

I recall I saved approx. $140 buying the Islay from a UK-based shop rather than Barneys.

That is about right.
On sale, I picked up some C&J from Barneys for 70% off. Quantites were limited and the "warehouse" sale was for one day.
post #2112 of 7547
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Originally Posted by Saratorial_Splender View Post


They are available in brown and black at RL site now, albeit very price at $1,100. On sale, they go for $700
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11908888&cp=1766205.1766242&ab=ln_men_cs3_shoes&parentPage=family

 

Yeah, I know, it's why I wrote that I didn't get them from the current stock although I did get photo positioning tips from the RL and Epaulet sites smile.gif I actually got it for close to the sale price as well.

The sales are great if you're in the US but RL doesn't ship to Australia.

post #2113 of 7547
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Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post

for those who have ordered via UK from US Directly, any difference between going through specific shop vs the mail order service at 25 royal exchange, which is also a shop? thanks....

 

for items like C&J chukka boots, it's generally cheaper to order from the UK 3rd party retailers . . . although prices from C&J Jermyn in London (ex VAT) do appear to be cheaper than C&J NYC. managed to snag a pair of 'cranford' chelsea boots for 320 GBP inclusive of shipping, for instance . . .

 

but if you time your purchases correctly with regards to sales at Barney's NY, Brooks Brothers, or Ralph Lauren - you can snag some wonderful C&J models at 50% off (i.e. $300-$400 / pair range) . . . plus they have easy return policies (with the exception of barney's warehouse sales), so lower transaction costs . .. 

 

you should be mindful too of the potential customs / brokerage fees involved with various courier services used by UK 3rd party shops. . . items shipped via fedex or ups can involve brokerage fees in the $30-$70 range per pair - on top of what you pay in shipping costs . . . whereas with dhl, or royal mail - i've never ever encountered such problems.  malford's is the best in this regards, since he ships via royal mail.  but edwards of manchester is also good since his shipping charges are reasonable, and he uses DHL.  

 

with a fine pair of shoes, however, i ended up getting a pair of AS cambridge boots shipped via fedex, and got whopped with an additional $70 in brokerage fees, which totally sucked . . . true the shipping is free.  but only if you keep the boots.  in the event you want to return, shipping costs are deducted from your refund, and you end up spending another $50 to send your boots back. so basically, those fees can add up in a big way . . .

 

still cheaper than buying domestically, i suppose, if you wind up keeping your purchase - but always be on the lookout for ways to avoid fedex and ups brokerage charges . . .

post #2114 of 7547
Does C&J let you order direct from their UK store if you live in the US? Sounds odd since they have an NYC outlet. Ordering from other UK retailers is tough because of the low stock.

Either way, I'm not usually one to defend markups, but I find C&J to be decent value for the $500-600 they charge in the US for benchgrade. Much prefer their offerings to Alden or Church's.
post #2115 of 7547
Any place one can get a pair of C&J's Lingfield Chelsea boot?
Can't find an 11 in dark brown..
Edited by ap10046 - 9/4/12 at 10:26pm
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