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** Quintessential Crockett & Jones Thread ** (reviews, quality, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. untouchable123

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    ^They'd be a special order MTO, by the looks of it:

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  4. untouchable123

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    Oh I see, you make a large enough order from C&J and they'll make them! assume its Dainite sole too in red there also,

    thanks for your help
     
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    You can place a single order, if you're prepared to pay a variable surcharge.
     
  6. theundeadkennedy

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    So I got in a pre-order with Christopher Forbes Shoes for a pair of Islays when they recieve stock in what they think may be as soon as February. My delima is this, Barney's all of a sudden has my size in hand.
    I'm okay with waiting a couple of months for Forbes to get their supply and if I do I'll end up paying about $100 less after shipping and import fees, which is definitely nice. I talked to their a customer service rep named Alastair, he assured me that they will eventually receive stock of the boot saying "I just can't commit to timeframe. We will certainly have them in at some point but the waiting list is quite long."
    Part of me is still worried that I may not end up getting a pair. He says he'll receive stock, which I believe, but didn't say whether he would receive enough to cover my pre-order as well. I've never purchased Crockett & Jones shoes before, so I'm not exactly sure how it works with them. When they release a popular product to they keep producing it as long as there's demand or do they do limited runs of certain models, then move onto something else?
    Any help from C&J veterans would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    -J
     
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    Not sure where you are, but don't forget Barney's will likely charge you local sales tax.
    If you can get Christopher Forbes to ship them via Royal Mail/Parcel Force, the chances of getting dinged for customs/duty is slim to none.
    It looks like they use DHL though. In my experience I've been dinged with customs/duty about 1/3 of the time with DHL.
    If you do get hit with duty, it'll be around 9%.
    DHL's fees aren't too bad. My last DHL shipment fees were $6.50.

    Personally I'd just order them from Barney's. Bird-in-the-hand and all.
    Also, given past experience with Barney's, I wouldn't cancel your CF order until you get them.
    Barney's web site sometimes has a tendency to show availability that isn't there.
     
  8. theundeadkennedy

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    And whoever designed these boots for Barney's deserves a raise :slayer:
     
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  9. theundeadkennedy

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    I'm in Alaska so sales tax will not be an issue for me. I used a duties fees calculator I found on a thread dedicated to the topic, and you're right, it was about 9% . I'll definitely take the ordering from Barney's cautionary under advisory. I'm still on the fence on the matter, but as you say bird in the hand.
    Thanks for the advice!
    -J
     
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    That's nice makeup. If you live in a place with coolish summers.

    As to why only Barneys. They order up a few 'special' configurations' every season which are exclusive to them. Lots of stores do this. It's a great way to get a special makeup without paying made to order upcharges. And of course, department stores dump the unsold seasonal merchandise via sales. Which the shoemaker's themselves rarely do.
     
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    I think he deserves to be fired
     
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    +1 but maybe that's what sells.
     
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    :D
     
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    I went ahead and grabbed the ones at Barneys. We'll see if the order is fullfilled or not. Thanks for the advice!
    -J
     
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    Anyone needs Cottesmore? size 9.5
     
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    I stopped by the NYC store today. The salesperson informed me that they will be having a post-Christmas sale on December 27. The prices will be 15-25% off, but on discontinued models only. They have yet to receive the stock from England. Does anyone have any idea what these models might be?
     
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    Can anyone tell me if this Paul Stuart shoe is C&J? It looks a lot like the Westbourne, but with a slightly different color (and higher price).

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    i believe thats the wesbourne in chestnut
     
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    +1. Wearing mine today. [​IMG] Nail pattern matches C&J as well.
     

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