1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

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

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    10,969
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    English Flower Garden
    I'm liken these more as they/I get older. What does that say about me? (rhetorical)

    [​IMG]
     
  2. chipshot

    chipshot Senior member

    Messages:
    1,930
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    So my wife just called and said the shoes I ordered from C&J England carried a $49 tax. She had to pay UPS. Wondering if there is a way to avoid this in the future. I have other makeups coming from UK soon. This looks like a VAT charge to me but I have not seen the actual documents. Either way I have some new shell awaiting me when I get home tonight.
     
  3. K. Nights

    K. Nights Senior member

    Messages:
    564
    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Sounds like you got hit with duties. There is no way to avoid this, unfortunately. It may not happen every time though.
     
  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

    Messages:
    8,333
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Location:
    Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
    There is no way to avoid duties entirely, but specifying shipment by registered post (versus a courier) minimizes your chances of getting dinged. In my experience, couriers almost always collect duties on behalf of the import country, and among these, UPS and DHL are the worst for getting the duties calculation massively wrong - then adding some extra brokerage fee salt to that wound.
     
  5. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

    Messages:
    4,613
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Location:
    The Forum
    
    It really a hit or miss situation with the import tax and handling fee. Royal Mail/USPS appears to have fewer incidents (anecdotal evidence). Other carriers tend to have "handling fees" or something to that effect that are SIGNIFICANTLY higher than the actual tax. The latter, from my experience, is really what hikes up the costs.

    Technically there is a tax on imported goods dependening on the items. This is pretty much like sales tax and I just accept it.
     
  6. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

    Messages:
    2,531
    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Location:
    El Paso
    I had 3 pairs shipped from one of the shops on Jermyn St late last year. They were shipped ParcelForce in the UK, then transferred to the USPS for delivery here and I paid no duties/fees. As others have said, UPS, DHL, sometimes FedEx, almost always collect duty and fees. From anecdotal info, and my one experience, your chances of escaping these fees increase if you request C&J to use ParcelForce.
     
  7. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Senior member

    Messages:
    445
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
  8. roadway

    roadway Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Part of today's Great British Railway Journeys on the BBC went to Northampton, there is a short piece about the Crockett & Jones factory. It is on the BBC iplayer in the UK for 3 weeks.
     
  9. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,181
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Location:
    In the Hudson
    I specifically requested that the whiskey Harlech MTO be sent to the USA via either ParcelForce or Royal Mail. This was in an attempt to avoid fees & taxes but I'm aware that some of us may have to just suck it up.
     
  10. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND
    

    So what is in the box? :)
     
  11. chipshot

    chipshot Senior member

    Messages:
    1,930
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    
    Not what you want to hear this time of the year .. Summer will be here before you know it.. Unlined Harvard ..
    easy on the feet... at least in my current situation .. Blessing really..
     
  12. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,323
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    C&J Belgrave Hand grades.

    They are that lovely vintage red brown colour so I just use Colonill burgundy crème on them to enhance the red.

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  13. embromides

    embromides Member

    Messages:
    18
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2013
    Ah, the summer......

    I would be very interested to hear you opinions on your new cordovan Harvards. I ordered the cordovan Henley some time back. They had double leather soles and consequently were so heavy to wear as a summer shoe I had to return them. They were in burgundy, perfectly matched and beautifully made. I"m wondering if I should opt for the Harvard in its place....

    I imagine your Harvards are light in weight? Is the sizing true, considering it is unlined? A review of them would be very helpful to myself and, I suspect, other forumites.
     
  14. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,109
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    OMG! these Islay boots are really nice and well made, the best part is they fit me very well. I may have to keep them LOL
    Picturers to follow later.I have also recorded the program from ITV 2 yesterday to watch later!

    I was debating between these and the EG Auderley boots but these fit my purpose better plus you cannot find any on E-bay LOL
     
  15. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

    Messages:
    2,137
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    NBPT, MA
    

    Sadly available in UK only. Is there a way around it for us in the States? You Brits get all the cool stuff :)



    Congrats on the Islays. I've been wearing mine several days a week since purchase before Xmas. Most of my shoes & boots are worn once a week at most but I'm still firmly in the honeymoon stage. We've had a lot of rain and snow in the last month so the dainite sole has been a joy.
     
  16. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    10,969
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    English Flower Garden
    


    Very noice



    Leave it with me, it will be difficult, but will try.
     
    1 person likes this.
  17. chipshot

    chipshot Senior member

    Messages:
    1,930
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    
    The unlined are much lighter than the double leather lined version .. Of which I also own. Sizing is the same, I am 9.5D US and take 8.5E UK. Very slight heal slip as they are brand new, I expect the soles to loosen up with wear. I put then up against my unlined Van lasted Penny and the length is the same. These are slightly narrower in the forefoot toe box. Comfortable as heck right out of the box. Will be sporting these here today as it's going to be 76. Ahh
     
  18. Attolini

    Attolini Member

    Messages:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
  19. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    10,969
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    English Flower Garden
    Off CJ shopping with the Duchess tomorrow, she's looking at Chatsworth 2 and wanted her Jods nicely cleaned to wear, thought I'd done that. Pic shows different gotta get right in there will she notice…



    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2014
  20. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Senior member

    Messages:
    445
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    i believe whilst a little pricey for just one program, the link to a vpn (uk ip address) would work

    http://www.my-expat-network.co.uk/
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by