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post #2506 of 4633
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Grats on everyone picking up some steals at the Brooks Brother's sale, but if this thread has shown me anything it's just how much of a turn-off their brand strategy can be. I honestly don't know what item is made by whom or how the quality compares to some other line they have. The fact that the pricing is as wild as it is just furthers the point...am I buying a $600 shoe or a $200 shoe? 


Yeah its crazy..i understand that the font on the Peal and Co logo on the shoes can indicate the difference between 'cheap' and 'expensive' english made shoes..but is the elongated font for C&J snd the blocky font for Laoke or vice-versa? Also, all the BBBF OCBDs are supposed to be made in the US but i bought one in the clearance that was made in Malaysia.  Outside of Black Fleece i don't tend to bother with Brooks....its too difficult to figure out what you are buying.

 

There are other culprits too...I have three pairs of 'Crockett and Jones' English made shoes from Barneys...and one of those (a pair of bucks) are marked 'made in the USA' ...that bewilders me.

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Yeah its crazy..i understand that the font on the Peal and Co logo on the shoes can indicate the difference between 'cheap' and 'expensive' english made shoes..but is the elongated font for C&J snd the blocky font for Laoke or vice-versa? Also, all the BBBF OCBDs are supposed to be made in the US but i bought one in the clearance that was made in Malaysia.  Outside of Black Fleece i don't tend to bother with Brooks....its too difficult to figure out what you are buying.

There are other culprits too...I have three pairs of 'Crockett and Jones' English made shoes from Barneys...and one of those (a pair of bucks) are marked 'made in the USA' ...that bewilders me.

Can you post pics of your US made C&Js?
post #2508 of 4633
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Can you post pics of your US made C&Js?


I think so....is this visible?

post #2509 of 4633
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Originally Posted by Deoraby View Post


I think so....is this visible?


That's strange. Says Made in England on footbed and Made in US on tongue.
post #2510 of 4633
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Originally Posted by Wrenkin View Post

Dropped by RBC BB. Looks like the 20% extra on BBBF is over. Without it I'm not sure I can justify yet another OCBD.

I purchased two BB2 OCBD shirts on Monday and was given the extra 20% discount by 'Vito', I think his name was. I'm not sure if he was allowed to do so, but thankfully he did anyway because according to him, they want to "get rid of everything as soon as possible". I think there will be more drops in the future.
post #2511 of 4633
They have a pair of the brown double monks in 8.5D. They don't want to sell it because it has some discolouration from being out in the light.

Somebody should try to buy it on heavy discount and polish it up.
post #2512 of 4633
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They have a pair of the brown double monks in 8.5D. They don't want to sell it because it has some discolouration from being out in the light.

Somebody should try to buy it on heavy discount and polish it up.

If it was in my size, I'l snag it.. don't mind doing a small project for myself.

post #2513 of 4633
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I think so....is this visible?

yes i don't really get it...the other two pairs of Barneys C&JS i have are Hallams and Lowndes and they are the same as you would buy in the UK...but these bucks are called 'Suffolks' and don't appear to exist in the C&J catalogue...i wonder if they farm some of their Barney's stuff out?

post #2514 of 4633

Possibly. Could be a way of Barney's getting around import duties. Get an 80% C&J shoe made with just enough US content to call in "Made in USA" and get around the duties. Make money on the added margin. Oddly enough they do it with some Mercedes vans: make them in Germany, dismantle them, ship them, re-assemble in US, voila Made in USA!

post #2515 of 4633
What's a good cleaner in the 20$ range for suits?


50$ at creeds seems a little on the expensive side for a beater suit
post #2516 of 4633
Hey guys,

Brooks Brothers Outlet PSA:

They have these trousers for 80% off:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Madison-Fit-Tonal-Windowpane-Trousers/MJ00139,default,pd.html

They have sizes 30, 34 and don't know what else. Amazing value.
post #2517 of 4633
Thread Starter 
Where does everyone buy their socks? My sock game is weak. I'm looking for well made, comfortable, CBD socks.
post #2518 of 4633
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Where does everyone buy their socks? My sock game is weak. I'm looking for well made, comfortable, CBD socks.

Harry Rosen Outlet has Pantherella and other brands for good prices.
post #2519 of 4633

Invest in a pair of Falke socks. Nice german made, moisture wicking socks. I get mine from Gravitypope or MP. 

 

A good casual alternative would be Lululemon. Durable, and great articulation.

post #2520 of 4633
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Harry Rosen Outlet has Pantherella and other brands for good prices.


Do you know roughly what prices and what sort of selection (sizes, colours, materials) ? 

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