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Crockett & Jones seconds

TheAdMan

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What are your thoughts on buying shoes listed as "seconds" overall? Have any of you had experience with seconds from crockett & jones?

I'm able to get my hands on a pair of handgrade C&J:s for $160. I cannot see anything wrong with them judging from the pictures.

Should I go for it?
 

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I have bought 2 pairs from SF member and ebay seller salsalocust. They look pretty good to me but I am not a very finicky customer generally.
 

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Of all the C&J seconds I've come across (which are a lot as I shop their sales / factory every year) - I would say that on 80% of them - you can't see why they've been marked as subs.

The rest have imperfections which are so minor - it's a no-brainer at that price.
 

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$160!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I have one pair of C&J seconds, the unlined snuff suede chukka, picked up on eBay. I can't tell why it's a second, either by appearance or performance, though like aj_del I'm also not very finicky. And that's an amazing price for handgrades. If the seller has a good rep, I'd probably go for it, especially since discounted online vendors like Pediwear are very low on stock and will be for the near future.
 

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BTW, I will take handgrade subs for 225 US if the OP wants to flip. PM me
 

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Any cap oxfords in UK7?
For $160 I'd jump on a pair of benchgrades let alone handgrades.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
+1 to everything here. It's a Instakop at that price.

+1. 9,5UK. Whatcha got?
 

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...other than ebay or B&S, any suggestions where to get C&J seconds? Thanks....
 

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Do the eBay sellers just get them from the C&J factory store?
 

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
Do the eBay sellers just get them from the C&J factory store?

Yes.
 

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