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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, May 6, 2004.

  1. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Jan 6, 2003
  2. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

    Jul 9, 2002
    New York
    Does anybody else get skeeved out by the idea of used shoes?
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Mar 8, 2002
    Moscow, Idaho
    I could never buy used shoes - dead man's shoes don't go on my feet. I'll buy vintage clothing that looks like it was used by a *young* person, or at least a person during their youth (tshirts, track jackets, jeans) but anything that might have been taken out of some old man's closet after he died or was committed to a home - even if it is a Brioni suit - strikes me a macabre. Now, if I know the provenance of the piece (such as pieces used in movies), that's a different story.
  4. kabert

    kabert Senior member

    Feb 23, 2004
    What's the joke?  The leather uppers looks to be in fine shape.  The soles indicate some wear, but don't look to have ever been re-soled.  At first I thought that might be a hole in the soles, but upon examination, it's just a designation of the Crockett & Jones name in gold type.  If someone gets them for, say $55, seems like a good buy to me.

    Personally, I have absolutely no problem buying used clothes or shoes.  If I find a perfect Oxxford blazer at a thrift shop for $45 or a gorgeous Brioni blazer for $160 on EBay, in my size, I'm not going to blink and in fact will get a jolt of glee for having found it.  Same goes for shoes -- I've bought multiple pairs of EG and Lobb shoes on EBay -- some new and some used -- and I frankly couldn't care less about who their prior owner was, as long as the shoes were well taken care of and the amount of wear is clearly/accurately indicated and represented by the EBay seller.  Concerns over who the prior owner was evaporate when the final EBay bid (mine) is, e.g., $78 for a pair of perfect, but slightly used, Lobb "Campus" loafers.  My wife, on the other hand, refused to buy shoes on EBay that aren't new.  To each his/her own, I guess.
  5. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

    Oct 27, 2003
    NJ, USA
    Maybe they're fakes? Full rubber heels seem unusual for quality shoe.
  6. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Mar 23, 2002
    London, UK
    I must be thick. I can't get the joke either.

    I'd guess, the shoes are from the late 60s, early 70s. C & J might well have used rubber heels at that time. (Or the retailer specified them with the order.) Nobody would fake rubber heels with C & J embossed.
  7. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

    Sep 10, 2002
    Melbourne, Australia
    Maybe it's the "SIMILAR CROCKETT & JONES SHOES RETAIL FOR $600.00+" part.

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