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

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

  1. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I'm in shock, I received a return email from cj in NY. The price for a handgrade alex is 1250$. Wow that's more than double the price for a bench grade model and 500$ more than the waymouth same show with brogueing unreal. At that rate I'd rather a ladbroke top drawer.
     


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    Factory fresh C&J Pembrokes
     


  3. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I'm in shock, I received a return email from cj in NY. The price for a handgrade alex is 1250$. Wow that's more than double the price for a bench grade model and 500$ more than the waymouth same show with brogueing unreal. At that rate I'd rather a ladbroke top drawer.
     


  4. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    What is the Alex? it is not in the catalogue
     


  5. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    It's in my 2013 catalogue. It's a benchgrade whole cut bal, damn James bond driving up the price Uh!
     


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    kwhunter Senior member

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    Interesting, does not show in their online catalog, that should be the most upto date
     


  7. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I tried a pair on in NY but really wanted a handgrade model. Really clean shoe, sharp. I think sky valet carried it also.
     


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    Need opinions guys; can the tetbury (black calf) work with a suit, without looking off?
     
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  9. Ian L

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    Surely can!!! Bond, James Bond.
     


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    I think what drove up the price is that to get a HG version of the Alex (black wholecut), it would have to be MTO. I think the NYC store stocks HG around $800 and MTO is 50% of that so I that would bring it to the $1250 range. I think it is less Mr. Bond than it is upgrading to HG (MTO).

    At that price you can get G&G Sinatra.
     


  11. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Agreed
     


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    here here
     


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    Far better shoes for the same or less money:

    Vass
    Edward Green
    St. Crispin's (maybe? - $)
    G & G
    many others I can't think of right now
     


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    Islay owners, how do you guys care for yours? I'm using Saphir products, and find that using their wax polish would make sense, but what colour? And would you occasionally use renovateur or cream polish as well? Opinions much appreciated!

    Cheers,
    SKM
     


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    I'm saying no; not because of the model as such, but mainly because of the rubber sole.
     


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