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post #11596 of 21775
I recall PatrickB re-soling a pair of EG with Nick, and he was happy with the results. Might have to review the B. Nelson thread to be sure...
post #11597 of 21775
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

Has anyone resoled their shoes with B.Nelson or another cobbler outside of G&G? Hesistant to spent the $500+ on a refurb

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post #11598 of 21775
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I recall PatrickB re-soling a pair of EG with Nick, and he was happy with the results. Might have to review the B. Nelson thread to be sure...

b neslon did a fine job on a pair of my CJs.
post #11599 of 21775

G&G charges $500 for a re-sole?????

 

Might as well buy a new pair of shoes at that price...

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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

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Wow, I didn't know it cost that much! I don't even know if EGs is in that range...
post #11601 of 21775
That's basically the Barneys (and Spoo) sale price, lol
post #11602 of 21775
Well it will cost at least $100 to ship it back and forth to England but I am not sure how much is just re-crafting.
post #11603 of 21775
This thread gets more and more depressing all the time...
post #11604 of 21775
The solution, of course, is to have 20+ pairs so that any one pair will virtually never need recrafting
post #11605 of 21775

I have 50+ pairs of shoes and have only re-soled a few times... C&J re-soling is nowhere near the cost of G&G at $500...if that number is truly correct

 

That number seems outrageously high...are we sure it is accurate?

post #11606 of 21775
Considering GG's current policies, i don't doubt that $500 is the re-crafting fee.

If they are making an effort to focus and streamline their RTW, and minimize MTO, it would be consistent for GG also to minimize their re-crafting services...
post #11607 of 21775
I wouldn't expect big sales at BG anytime soon. I think part of the reason G&G pulled out of Barney's was that they were unhappy with the pricing model of deeply discounting models every season. I'd imagine they have an understanding with BG to keep that from happening there.
post #11608 of 21775

I disagree with you Jubei...

 

C&J urges everyone to re-sole through C&J...they make a ton of money on that kind of stuff and it is relatively easy - it is a very HIGH MARGIN service. The costs of the materials and labor is minimal compared to what they charge.

 

C&J is much larger and more streamlined and geared towards RTW than G&G so it is the opposite...if G&G is moving towards a business model more similar to C&J it would make sense that they should be pushing people to re-sole through them.

 

C&J produces 170,000+ pairs of shoes per year.

 

I might add on this note, that C&J has a relatively high upcharge for MTO compared to their RTW pricing...often in the $400-$500+ range for design changes. It seems that G&G is moving in this direction also...with high upcharges for design changes.

 

They are moving towards a more C&J geared business model.

 

DONKEY, GET WORKING AND GET THOSE SHOES PUMPING OUTTA THAT NEW FACTORY :deadhorse: 

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I wonder what the margin on shoes like this is...

 

C&J's annual revenue must well over $100 million...so what is their profit margin...they are definitely a highly streamlined business...but I also know that costs have increased recently due to luxury brands (i.e., Hermes & LVMH) buying many of the top tanneries and making it more difficult for C&J to acquire quality leathers (they have been either giving them lower quality forcing C&J to go elsewhere or charging more for the same quality)

 

Any shoemakers care to speak up about the profit margin involved in something like this?

 

Any idea how many RTW shoes G&G produces per year?

post #11610 of 21775
Whatever my plans were to get GG MTOs they are now gone. I seriously think they are now overpriced. Am really now tempted to get Bestetti Novecentos!!!
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