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

  1. kaizo

    kaizo Senior Member

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    I was at one of the C and J stores in London just now and one of the assistants kindly told me that the price would go up tomorrow so its best to buy shoes today. According to them its inflation increasing the price of leather. I can't remember exactly but cordovan will be around +£40, hand grade +£30, standard grade +£20... (I can't remember exactly so please don't quote me on this one). Just thought I should let you C and J fans know. Sorry if it was already known.
     


  2. greasymonkey

    greasymonkey Senior Member

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    +1 i also found out that Barker and Gaziano & Girling had their price up as of today 1st March. I still think it will not deter prospective shoe lovers from buying their prefered brand.
     


  3. bespoken pa

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    G&G increased their prices to what? 5k man it's getting hard out there for a shoe addict, alden, GG, who's next??
     


  4. bespoken pa

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    Perhaps the gentleman/gentlewoman from CJ can assist me with this. I recently inquired about getting the alex constructed to handgrade specifications, the price I was given with $1250. USD. I certainly understand and am willing to pay a premium for this service however I cannot fathom doubling the cost of the shoe. I really like the product and I'm not special ordering anything of of the ordinary, same last etc. The weymouth is the same shoe minus the brogue for $780.00 USD. I really had my heart set on a handgrade Alex.
     


  5. Frank the sheep

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    A 5% raise...35-40 pounds.
     


  6. kaizo

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    BTW do c and j run a bit big in size? When I tried a size 6 today it felt like a size 7 for most of my other shoes.
     


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    Is the lacing on oxfords on the 337 last supposed to close completely? Here is a picture of my Audley with a visible V-shaped opening.

    I measure 11B/C with one foot slightly bigger than the other, but I suspect that my foot volume is actually greater than indicated by the sizing due to quite high arches and little fingers sticking out. This shoe is UK 9.5E on 337 and it initially felt tight in the vamp under the tongue. After wearing them around the house a bit they start to feel more comfortable in the vamp, but I doubt I will be able to close the V much more.

    I am on the lookout for a few more pairs on the 337 last, but naturally I want to make sure I don't keep buying misfitting shoes. Should I be concerned about the V-shaped lacing or is this part of the design? Are there other C&J lasts or shoe manufacturers that would suit me well?

    Please no comments on the color choice, I needed a pair of black cap toes.

    [​IMG]
     


  8. dijor

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    Interest check: I have a pair of C&J polo brown suede belgrave's brand new in box for sale in size UK9.

    With professional placed steeltips. Price will be 370GBP if there is interest I can make a picture. Shipping from Europe.

    Please sent me a pm!
     
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    Post-winter Islays:

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    Still looking good, just wore mine today.

    I like the blue laces by the way.
     
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    Mine are still in rotation for spring rainstorms.

    Oh yeah... "I have Islays I don't need Galways..." One more time!
     


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    I have Islays, Galways due to be here this Monday. "One more time"!![​IMG]
     


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    Ah see this is how the confusion began lol the guy posted pics of his boots I asked if that was the portmans I got the name confused I meant to ask if that was this: http://m.crockettandjones.com/Product/Cowdray-2-Darkbrown

    Portmans are a totally diff thing it's the 1/2 boot or whatever they call it.

    What was the boot posted? No one did actually confirm what it was, I just somehow managed to confuse the names. Sorry bout that.

    The UK site I meant to say doesn't sell/show a real boot that is handgrade.
     


  14. jdanielca

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    These ones...
     


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    Sure you do, just change up the color. Everyone needs galoways. There now have you have your affirmation :)
     


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