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.