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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by heavyd
OMG pass the kleenex

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Originally Posted by chorse123
I just had B. Nelson completely resole a pair of C&Js and they did a pretty good job. Well worth the $65. I expected it to cost more.

chorse, was it a benchgrade or handgrade C&J? did they do channeled soles?
I've always been worried about re-soling without having the original last - is the fit the same as before?
post #32 of 44
Chorse, do you have pictures by any chance?
post #33 of 44
They are benchgrade, and the soles are not channeled. No pictures yet, but I can take some. I need to get another usb cable, though, as I seem to have lost mine.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by fritzl
I'm sorry, but you compare apples with pears.

Fritzl -

Absolutely, comparing EGs to A/Es is like comparing apples with pears. I would never suggest destroying a pair of high end shoes by resoling them with Vibram soles. This is really an option for salvaging A/E and Alden non-cordovan shoes. I never seem to have enough shoes suitable for wet weather wear (that is, enough to permit a reasonable rotation) and I found that resoling with Vibram solves that problem.

Perhaps the European shoemakers set their repair prices not based on their reasonable costs but based on the fact that there isn't a single repair shop in the US capable of resoling high end shoes? Alternatively, perhaps the high cost is attributable to the fact that only the makers have access to their unique lasts?

I'd be interested in hearing from some European members as to whether they have found high-end cobblers locally and what prices those cobblers charge.
post #35 of 44
The word from C&J on bringing shoes to the NY shop for resoling (ugh):



Yes, you can drop off your Crockett & Jones shoes here at 57th Street for re-soling.

Bench Grade: $200.00
Hand Grade: $220.00

This takes about 8 weeks. They must be sent back to Northampton, England where the sole is stripped down. The shoe is then re-welted, re-lasted, re-corked, re-lined and re-soled. The sole is returned to its original form as when new.
post #36 of 44
Seems that re-soling Benchgrade with C&J may not be good value.
post #37 of 44
Just a question, but what is the difference between a hand grade and a bench grade? Thanks.
post #38 of 44
Does C&J's resoling program mean that you can resole your benchgrades to handgrade standards? Or at least hidden chanelling?
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by Almighty1
Just a question, but what is the difference between a hand grade and a bench grade? Thanks.

Handgrade uses different lasts, better leathers and they have channeled soles (ie, the stitching is covered by a layer of leather).
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by grimslade
Yes, you can drop off your Crockett & Jones shoes here at 57th Street for re-soling.

Bench Grade: $200.00
Hand Grade: $220.00

Do they accept C&Js made for Polo or Brooks Bros. at the NYC store?
post #41 of 44
As someone who has used AE recrafting numerous (5+) times over the years (pre-SF), as well as having had many pairs of shoes worked on by local cobblers... I find a good local cobbler much much better.

Recently, I had the POLO (C&J) Chukka's resoled at Tom's in Chicago for $80, and he did a beautiful job. He knew the boots were super duper and said so when he took them in... I think they are better than new as he gave me a double leather sole.

This is of course in keeping with the fact that you are buying off Bluefly and not paying the $850 retail price for the shoes.
post #42 of 44
^heavyd, could you post pics of the resoled chukkas?

I've considered sending a pair of C&J Polos off to B. Nelson for resoling.
post #43 of 44
When you send shoes to EG for re-conditioning you get more than a new sole. They repair the uppers and finish them to look like new. It's more than the service available from the local cobbler and proportionate to the cost of the shoes when new.

As Hardy Amies wrote years ago, "to fail to care for good shoes is profligacy."
post #44 of 44
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Originally Posted by Old School

Perhaps the European shoemakers set their repair prices not based on their reasonable costs but based on the fact that there isn't a single repair shop in the US capable of resoling high end shoes?

There certainly are. My local cobbler -- here in Grand Forks, North Dakota -- does a resoling job that is every single bit as good as ANY resoling I've ever seen, including the most durable leather I've ever encountered and hidden chanels. This is all for US$55 (that is with an all-rubber heel, though...a stacked leather one would be more).
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