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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. wklq76a

    wklq76a Senior member

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    ^Yeah you may be right on the eyelets. I was thinking it might look a little naked with blind all the way up. What would you (and the other participants of course) think of a combo of blind and brass?
     
  2. tifosi

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    I think brass might not be too bad. It's not like it will stick out like a sore thumb like it would on a black boot. The eyelets will blend in on the whiskey I feel.
     
  3. budapest12

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    I have no say in this but I agree with Tifosi. Could be nice look. Formality is not really going to be dramatically altered given that it is a blucher-style boot with a storm welt. If you could wear it for business casual with blind eyelets, I doubt the brass eyelets will stop you.
     
  4. wklq76a

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    This is the picture I saw that made me think blind eyelets all the way up make it look naked. Could be a different story with whiskey though.
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  5. tifosi

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    I personally think blind eyelets are for bal boots. I have to go back and look at the pics from the last round.
     
  6. Hirsh

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    They look great - I'd wear them to death if they were as comfortable as they are attractive!:)
     
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    Happened to stumble on these...C&J Northcote. Very nice.
     
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    ^ Indeed! I've been waiting for mine for about 2 months now. Factory says they should be done in a few weeks [​IMG]
     
  9. tifosi

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    Gorgeous!
     
  10. wklq76a

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    I heard back from Lauren this morning. In regards to the time scale it is around 10-12 weeks, and the £675 price quoted earlier was including VAT. The price without the VAT will be £562.50. Shipping to the US will be an additional £30.

    I also asked about the possibility of an "interesting" lining color. Any thoughts on this?
     
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    $985US shipped. Ouch.
     
  12. rydenfan

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    on the higher side for sure. However based off the quality of the work I have seen in Hoit's photos I think its justifiable. I would assume an Alden Whiskey boot would be north of $800 at this point from any retailer (if one ever even exists again) and think that some of the finish work is higher on the C&J in regards to welt stitching and a few other details. VIberg is getting $1,100 I believe for shell makeups and again I would probably say the C&J detail work is better and that they have more experience with shell. But it is still A TON of money for footwear to any half way sane person...
     
  13. zippyh

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    FWIW, the original Harlech order was 500GBP not including VAT or shipping. This was end of October.
    Plus today's currency conversion mean the current price is an additional $20 or so compared to back then.

    Current price is a lot of money but I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.
     
  14. wklq76a

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    Yeah it is a big sum to pay for footwear, for sure. But for me, a whiskey shell boot is an itch that I will simply have to scratch sooner or later, and I believe the prices will only go higher from here on out. Might as well pick it up now, especially in a makeup I want exactly!
     
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  15. hoit1981

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    Original run was £479 plus £30 in shipping (£509 total, at a rate of approximately 1.59 £/$ = $809). This run of £562.50 plus £30 in shipping (£592.50 total, at a rate of approximately 1.66 £/$ = $983.55).

    I agree with zippyh. I would still purchase at this price, but am thankful for the historic price.
     
  16. wklq76a

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    Maybe I'd feel better about the price if I saw more pics of the last run of whiskey Harlechs...got any handy, guys?
     
  17. hoit1981

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    Wearing mine again today. I'll try to post some pics later - it's raining at the moment so don't want to go outside.
     
  18. budapest12

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    Just an observation/speculation: the hang-up on price for rare makeups like this is much more common on the MTOs where the participants, rather than the vendor, drive the transaction. If C&J announced a pre-order for this boot, in the same specs and at the same price, same turnaround, etc..., open to only 6, people would claw over one another for it and the 6 slots would sell within 2 minutes of going live.
     
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  19. hoit1981

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    I would agree with this 100%.

    Also, if C&J have just said they can only make 6 pairs of these, then I think it's likely this is the last of the C&J whiskey. Something to consider, especially with the talk of rare shell becoming rarer.
     
  20. rydenfan

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    +1

    It would be a frenzy...
     

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