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

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

  1. zippyh

    zippyh Distinguished Member

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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.
     


  2. theundeadkennedy

    theundeadkennedy Senior Member

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    And whoever designed these boots for Barney's deserves a raise :slayer:
     
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  3. 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
     


  4. Gdot

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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
     


  6. Liquidus

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    +1 but maybe that's what sells.
     


  7. theundeadkennedy

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    :D
     


  8. theundeadkennedy

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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
     


  9. Ian L

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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?
     


  11. msulinski

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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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  12. Quadcammer

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    i believe thats the wesbourne in chestnut
     


  13. scurvyfreedman

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    +1. Wearing mine today. [​IMG] Nail pattern matches C&J as well.
     


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    There were 60% off at Barney's for C&J
     


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