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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.
Were you in Berlin in person to buy them, or do they have a website?
I had been to Berlin a couple of months earlier, so I decided to give them a try when I realised that the Islay was sold out all over the UK. Unfortunately they don't have a website, but everything was dealt with very swift and pleasantly via email.
Thanks, congrats on the boots.
Handgrade shoes at C&J start at £435, which translates to £362.5 ex VAT. C&J charges £45 for shipping while Pediwear charges £18. Assuming Pediwear has your shoes in stock, you'll be looking at £380.5. Say your bank charges you £/HK$ at 12.50. That works out to be around HK$4,750. It is only HK$350 less than what the retailer here in Hong Kong charges you. But you get the shoes to examine and to try on prior to your purchase. If I were you I wouldn't even consider buying them on-line unless the shoes you fancy are not available at the shop here in Hong Kong.
As for buying them when you're in London to save on the delivery charges, the handling fee of the VAT refund (typically at 1/4 - 1/3 of your VAT refund) would cancel that out.
I'd like to seek your opinion, advise : should a thin player of rubber sole apply to C&J hand grade shoe? I am here in Hong Kong with kinda humid climate some times, and I will have to commute through subway to go to work. How many of you guys have situation like this, and is rubber sole a taboo here?
If you're afraid of slipping, get another pair of shoes with rubber soles
Unless you're C&J handgrades's rendenbach soles are already worn bad, I wouldnt do it. I've worn my C&J Belgrave in an equally wet climate of Taipei for years with no problem
Hehe, the main people for whom a rubber sole is generally 'taboo' are people who drive everywhere and get relatively less wear on their shoes and boots...
I've a cover sole on my Skyes as I appreciate (and need) the better traction when I'm walking. I can, however, understand why people might be reluctant to putting one on their handgrades. I'll cross that bridge if I ever decide to get a pair but at the moment I've no pull towards that.
Sweet. I've been pondering options short of a complete resole for when I order a pair of Skyes. I'm back and forth between Alaska and the Pacific Northwest here in the US and leather soles don't work well for me, I have a pair of leather soled Aldens from last year that have yet to see any wear. Hopefully they get some mileage this summer.
Also, when I googled pictures of the Skye some of your pics from the superfuture forum popped up and I discovered the " shoes that look better with age thread". So thanks for that.
All C&Js are currently 20% off from Edwards of Manchester! Use code jan2013.
I saw it on this G&G and EG thread but wanted to post it over here since they sell C&J too. Just kopped some Hallams.
C&J charges £60 for a factory resole to dainite
Anyone ever try Meltonian Leather Balm on their cordovan boots or shoes? Results? Thanjs
You'll get to see a lot more of my footwear in that thread - a lot of the stuff I wear is older English-made stuff as well as the C&J boots I post in here...
Is that dealing directly with the factory? Last time I spoke to anyone about this, I seem to remember being quoted £115 for a factory resole and £90 for a resole of any non-C&J pair.
These were prices quoted by the Birmingham shop, for shoes and boots dropped off there with them handling all transportation. They use Koko's in London for the non-Crocketts stuff.
Because of the import duty; I bought from Bodileys before but now I buy from C&J directly from the UK since they have the products in stock and believe it or not they have better prices; and the service is awesome.
Do you have a price list for C&J in England? I only have a booklet for the NY shop. I didn't realize the UK store would ship to me.
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