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post #2926 of 7547
So I got in a pre-order with Christopher Forbes Shoes for a pair of Islays when they recieve stock in what they think may be as soon as February. My delima is this, Barney's all of a sudden has my size in hand.
I'm okay with waiting a couple of months for Forbes to get their supply and if I do I'll end up paying about $100 less after shipping and import fees, which is definitely nice. I talked to their a customer service rep named Alastair, he assured me that they will eventually receive stock of the boot saying "I just can't commit to timeframe. We will certainly have them in at some point but the waiting list is quite long."
Part of me is still worried that I may not end up getting a pair. He says he'll receive stock, which I believe, but didn't say whether he would receive enough to cover my pre-order as well. I've never purchased Crockett & Jones shoes before, so I'm not exactly sure how it works with them. When they release a popular product to they keep producing it as long as there's demand or do they do limited runs of certain models, then move onto something else?
Any help from C&J veterans would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
-J
post #2927 of 7547
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Originally Posted by theundeadkennedy View Post

So I got in a pre-order with Christopher Forbes Shoes for a pair of Islays when they recieve stock in what they think may be as soon as February. My delima is this, Barney's all of a sudden has my size in hand.
I'm okay with waiting a couple of months for Forbes to get their supply and if I do I'll end up paying about $100 less after shipping and import fees, which is definitely nice. I talked to their a customer service rep named Alastair, he assured me that they will eventually receive stock of the boot saying "I just can't commit to timeframe. We will certainly have them in at some point but the waiting list is quite long."
Part of me is still worried that I may not end up getting a pair. He says he'll receive stock, which I believe, but didn't say whether he would receive enough to cover my pre-order as well. I've never purchased Crockett & Jones shoes before, so I'm not exactly sure how it works with them. When they release a popular product to they keep producing it as long as there's demand or do they do limited runs of certain models, then move onto something else?
Any help from C&J veterans would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
-J

Not sure where you are, but don't forget Barney's will likely charge you local sales tax.
If you can get Christopher Forbes to ship them via Royal Mail/Parcel Force, the chances of getting dinged for customs/duty is slim to none.
It looks like they use DHL though. In my experience I've been dinged with customs/duty about 1/3 of the time with DHL.
If you do get hit with duty, it'll be around 9%.
DHL's fees aren't too bad. My last DHL shipment fees were $6.50.

Personally I'd just order them from Barney's. Bird-in-the-hand and all.
Also, given past experience with Barney's, I wouldn't cancel your CF order until you get them.
Barney's web site sometimes has a tendency to show availability that isn't there.
post #2928 of 7547
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Originally Posted by untouchable123 View Post

Hi, New to the forum here and have seen these Islay boots on barney's site and just wondered if anyone knows why they are exclusive to this store only?

Thanks

sorry can't get the pic to upload from photobucket so heres a link


http://www.barneys.com/Crockett%20%26%20Jones%20-%20Islay/502434603,default,pd.html

And whoever designed these boots for Barney's deserves a raise icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Edited by theundeadkennedy - 12/17/12 at 5:32pm
post #2929 of 7547
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Not sure where you are, but don't forget Barney's will likely charge you local sales tax.
If you can get Christopher Forbes to ship them via Royal Mail/Parcel Force, the chances of getting dinged for customs/duty is slim to none.
It looks like they use DHL though. In my experience I've been dinged with customs/duty about 1/3 of the time with DHL.
If you do get hit with duty, it'll be around 9%.
DHL's fees aren't too bad. My last DHL shipment fees were $6.50.
Personally I'd just order them from Barney's. Bird-in-the-hand and all.
Also, given past experience with Barney's, I wouldn't cancel your CF order until you get them.
Barney's web site sometimes has a tendency to show availability that isn't there.

I'm in Alaska so sales tax will not be an issue for me. I used a duties fees calculator I found on a thread dedicated to the topic, and you're right, it was about 9% . I'll definitely take the ordering from Barney's cautionary under advisory. I'm still on the fence on the matter, but as you say bird in the hand.
Thanks for the advice!
-J
post #2930 of 7547
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Originally Posted by untouchable123 View Post

Hi, New to the forum here and have seen these Islay boots on barney's site and just wondered if anyone knows why they are exclusive to this store only?

Thanks

http://www.barneys.com/Crockett%20%26%20Jones%20-%20Islay/502434603,default,pd.html

That's nice makeup. If you live in a place with coolish summers.

As to why only Barneys. They order up a few 'special' configurations' every season which are exclusive to them. Lots of stores do this. It's a great way to get a special makeup without paying made to order upcharges. And of course, department stores dump the unsold seasonal merchandise via sales. Which the shoemaker's themselves rarely do.
post #2931 of 7547
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Originally Posted by theundeadkennedy View Post

And whoever designed these boots for Barney's deserves a raise icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I think he deserves to be fired
post #2932 of 7547
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

I think he deserves to be fired

+1 but maybe that's what sells.
post #2933 of 7547
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

I think he deserves to be fired

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post #2934 of 7547
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Personally I'd just order them from Barney's. Bird-in-the-hand and all.
Also, given past experience with Barney's, I wouldn't cancel your CF order until you get them.
Barney's web site sometimes has a tendency to show availability that isn't there.

I went ahead and grabbed the ones at Barneys. We'll see if the order is fullfilled or not. Thanks for the advice!
-J
post #2935 of 7547

Anyone needs Cottesmore? size 9.5

post #2936 of 7547

I stopped by the NYC store today. The salesperson informed me that they will be having a post-Christmas sale on December 27. The prices will be 15-25% off, but on discontinued models only. They have yet to receive the stock from England. Does anyone have any idea what these models might be?

post #2937 of 7547

Can anyone tell me if this Paul Stuart shoe is C&J? It looks a lot like the Westbourne, but with a slightly different color (and higher price).

 

1000

1000

post #2938 of 7547
i believe thats the wesbourne in chestnut
post #2939 of 7547
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

i believe thats the wesbourne in chestnut

+1. Wearing mine today. Nail pattern matches C&J as well.
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