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post #1996 of 37428
Yeah, the factory shop so seconds, blems etc. I know my shoes so know what to look for.


Those Hallams in particular are without fault, except they are badged up as UK 7, mistakenly, when they are 7.5. I guess that's okay (!)


You'll notice suede is low on those shelves too. Depends when you go... I can score perhaps 10% on visits which is no stress as I have to service a biggish contract down there.


It's all good and lots of excitement in the anticipation of a great kop at 66% off RRP!
post #1997 of 37428

KOPPED

 

 

Cognac Pebble Grain Brogues 

post #1998 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Ping, thanks.

These were from the C & J factory shop, I am very pleased with them. I sometimes work in Northampton (2-4 times a month) and will often do the run around C & J, Lobb etc to see what's about. These were GB£130.

If you're up to speed with your sizing, lasts etc LMK, I'll keep my eye out for you.

Heres a pic or two of what was there recently and to give you an idea bottom price is 130, top price 180 GB£.
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Cr@p! I thut that was your own closet before I read the your words!:lol:

post #1999 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Yeah, the factory shop so seconds, blems etc. I know my shoes so know what to look for.


Those Hallams in particular are without fault, except they are badged up as UK 7, mistakenly, when they are 7.5. I guess that's okay (!)


You'll notice suede is low on those shelves too. Depends when you go... I can score perhaps 10% on visits which is no stress as I have to service a biggish contract down there.


It's all good and lots of excitement in the anticipation of a great kop at 66% off RRP!

 

It's certainly a great deal! Lower prices than Meermin, and probably still less QC issues. Have you ever thought about reselling them? I'm sure you'd make some decent money.

post #2000 of 37428

Is this too rough for CBD?

Charcoal Gray Grenadine Silk Tie #20

or is this texture better?

Gray Piccola Grenadine Silk Tie #13

post #2001 of 37428
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Charcoal Gray Grenadine Silk Tie #20

or is this texture better?

Gray Piccola Grenadine Silk Tie #13

 

 

Don;t you have a silver/grey grenadine already? Anyway, I'd go for the fina, but you'll be fine with the rougher one too.

post #2002 of 37428

The silver/grey is too light for me. I love a dark grey against a pale blue shirt and that's what I am trying to recreate.

post #2003 of 37428

@Monkeyface 

You've been a great addition as a contributor/mentor to this thread. Thanks, man!

post #2004 of 37428
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

I can swing those prices, Cleav. I thought they were much more expensive. You know what I need, so if you see anything in 10D or 9.5D in longer lasts let me know. smile.gif

Luv, sorry our poasts crossed. I'd be happy to keep an eye out for you thing is, as I said earlier in response to Pings kind words you really need to know your sizing and lasts. I had a conversation with Stitch about these Hallams, as you'd expect, he knew exactly that the last would not suit him. Without that knowledge it's a huge punt to buy a shoe/boot unseen, untried. With that knowledge though it's a profitable game.

From a C&J J store they'd be 340 ish, so being able to and try a shoe on that is perfect bar the label is a treat to kop.

All of that unseen is quite a wager.. LMK.
post #2005 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

@Monkeyface 

You've been a great addition as a contributor/mentor to this thread. Thanks, man!

 

I'd make sure that hober tie is actually darker, order a swatch. The tie you have now looks great though. Are you sure you need another grey tie before anything else?

post #2006 of 37428

All this dang shoes talk has got me craving for shoes.

C&J Dark Brown Cordovan.

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/cardiogan-4-darkbrown-cordovan#.Uvfxu_ldWL1

 

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post #2007 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

I'd make sure that hober tie is actually darker, order a swatch. The tie you have now looks great though. Are you sure you need another grey tie before anything else?

Unfortunately, that was a Tom Ford tie that I returned to NM very very recently. I really liked it but wanted to replace it with a Hober grenadine. Really, swatch is the only answer.

post #2008 of 37428
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Cr@p! I thut that was your own closet before I read the your words!lol8%5B1%5D.gif

Oh, how I wish, dear heart!

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

It's certainly a great deal! Lower prices than Meermin, and probably still less QC issues. Have you ever thought about reselling them? I'm sure you'd make some decent money.

There's lots of guys doing that here. Any goog search will turn em up. Thing is it's s full time job in itself and I haven't the time for tyre kickers, whingers and whiners. I know what works for me, I'll always buy from Colmore Row in Birmingham but I'm happy to take a great kop when it's there, for me. Doing that for others as a job does not appeal.
post #2009 of 37428

Ok, Shoes I am now set on I think. I have about 3 more pairs to purchase and after that I can start asking again.

 

I have purged squares, shirts, and ties.

 

What is next? Where is the council?

post #2010 of 37428
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All this dang shoes talk has got me craving for shoes.
C&J Dark Brown Cordovan.
http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/cardiogan-4-darkbrown-cordovan#.Uvfxu_ldWL1

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Doodals, stay on point bro, I didn't think shoes were your priority, if they are and you were to say pick a shoe for me now then I'd be surprised it would feature in anyone's recommendation.
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