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

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







  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    if im getting another dress shoe, i want something that can hold its own and not get buried. the cottesmore is a handgrade quality shoe that is both rare and also difficult to find on discount. that would be my choice if i didnt already have a pair. followed by arran (sevenfoldtieguy, this is the best Arran ive seen yet), and the cranford reminds me of a recent G&G deco mto
     


  2. nepats81

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    rats...was hoping the tetbury or islay would be on sale
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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  4. Liquidus

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    Even with these discounts, isn't it just a little cheaper than buying from C&J UK? (except for shipping)
     


  5. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Hi, I just got a pair of Black Antique Nubuck Tetbury. Have ordered the C&J wax polish, and also looking at getting Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Cream polish.

    For the cream polish, should I get black or neutral colour? On the C&J care video, the french fellow says to apply a neutral cream before applying a wax polish. Is he talking about cream polish or conditioning (renovatuer) cream?


    The cream I am talking about:

    http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/c...phir-medaille-dor-pommadier-cream-polish-75ml
     


  7. The7Ups

    The7Ups Well-Known Member

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    What was the total cost going to be Brummie with the veldtschoen charge added in? A regular Snowdon at list price is 405GBP (might be more now).

    Looks like C&J went out of their way to say to you thanks but no thanks.
     


  8. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    It would have been £675, and then £725.

    I can see how it might look that C&J were like that, and I think it's more down to a lack of formal process with dealing with stuff like that, hence all the backing-and-forthing between shop and factory whilst getting things right. I have to give credit where it's due - the staff I dealt with went out of their way to help with the request and humoured my initial indecisiveness with admirable grace.

    It did occur to me this morning that, because the MTO price is directly related to the original list price of the boot or shoe, then you could argue that the veldtschoen surcharge has, in effect, already been paid...
     


  9. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Assuming it is a benchgrade shoe which last I checked was GBP 320 (GBP 280 with no VAT), the shoe is around $420 before shipping with an exchange of 1.5. I did not check what the current exchange is. Depending on whether you are charged tax in your state (I would) it would almost be the same.

    I think you have to factor in the shipping since it is so much from the UK.
     
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    calidist Senior member

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    Are the C&Js for Shipton & Heneage the equivalent quality of C&J's benchgrade shoes? They seem like quite a deal for $385 less whatever discount code is floating around.
     


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    What makes you think the current model is made by C&J?
     


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    I think they are exactly the same. Handled some that had c&j branded insoles and soles
     


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