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Crockett & Jones MTO Central

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by hoit1981, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    From another thread:

    Since you cannot drop this, maybe someone can help me here:

    Background:
    EG sale in London
    Malford of London proxies a few pairs and offers them for sale
    EG Boots sold by Malford of London for 402 pounds shipped to US
    Thinkderm offers boots in EG thread for cost plus shipping. I pm to purchase but back out when costs don't add up for me

    My breakdown of costs:
    End of July 2013 exchange rate of 1 GBP to 1.517 - 1.538 USD
    So cost in USD before fees: $618 range at top of exchange rate for the end of July. I assume some fees involved but surprised by the cost price.


    Thinkderm describes cost to me as:
    Boots + shipping from UK ~670
    Bank fees for foreign currency ~25
    Shipping cost to me with USPS large flat rate ~17

    So cost of boots at $695 per this explanation.

    With this new explanation of paying 5% fee and 3% cc fee (Amex charges 2.7% for me but I'll assume it's different) then you have $30.9 in your 5% fee and $18.54 in CC fees (assuming top of exchange rate cost of $618). So total cost at top of exchange rate: $618 + $30.9 + $18.54 = $667.44. Then you have $25 bank fees on top? But if you are using Amex where does the bank fee come from?
     


  2. jfclarky

    jfclarky Senior member

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    I don't know what shoe you're discussing, but I read Navy Shell...I am in.
     


  3. tdes81

    tdes81 Senior member

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    I'm also interested in navy shell. Any update on that?
     


  4. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    It always totally slips my mind and then I get a reminder here, I will E-mail Lauren right now.

    -Mike
     


  5. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Finally got a response from Lauren. Navy Shell Cordovan is an option in the cards... I already have a Navy Shell Captoe Boot and Tassel Loafer (which they sell stock already).

    Any ideas for a new GMTO?

    Double Monk but Navy?

    -Mike
     


  6. tdes81

    tdes81 Senior member

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    How about a navy PTB, like the Ashdown?
     


  7. stevefok

    stevefok Senior member

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    how about a navy shell + navy grain/navy suede boot?

    A (navy shell + navy grain) avebury or snowdon or Gianni should look pretty sick!
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015


  8. eljimberino

    eljimberino Senior member

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    Did you order them?
     


  9. greasymonkey

    greasymonkey Senior member

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    Lowndes on 341 last in Navy would look awesome. Very versatile with chinos, flannels and corduroy.
     


  10. toblov

    toblov Well-Known Member

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    I might be in on that. What about sole? Im in if rubber!
     


  11. Faster

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    Anyone feeling adventurous?

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  12. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Senior member

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    Depending on price, perhaps.
     


  13. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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  14. eljimberino

    eljimberino Senior member

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    When you order direct from the C&J website can you ask for different soles from what's stipulated in the information run down?
     


  15. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Senior member

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    I believe this would incur a MTO fee. I recently discovered however that when you send your shoes/boots in to C&J for restoration you can swap soles for no extra moneys.
     


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