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

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

  1. Wade

    Wade Senior member

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    the c&j site says there is sale in stores, anyone know how much of a price drop there is?
     


  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I have several models on the 341 and 325, and various other lasts, shoes and boots, shell and calf. All are laced, none are slip-ons.

    My Peal models and RL models are all US9.5D. My C&J factory models are all UK8.5E.
     


  3. inimitable

    inimitable Senior member

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    IIRC, benchgrades were down to about £270. Some handgrades at about £330 (although might have been seconds, cant remember)
     


  4. Nikos

    Nikos Senior member

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    I do not doubt this, however I asked for the price of Pembroke/Islay/Skye from one of their London stores a couple of days ago, and there seemed to be no discount at all. They quoted the exact same prices as Pediwear and other online stores.
     


  5. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Pembroke/Islay/Skye are typically stock, sales are predominantly on discontinued, seasonal, or seconds. They don't have blanket sales on all their styles. I think the sale is also over, no? The sale in NYC ended 2 weeks ago I think.
     


  6. Nikos

    Nikos Senior member

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    In that case, I guess it only makes sense if you visit the store.
    It seems to be on, for Europe at least.

    [​IMG]
     


  7. jssdc

    jssdc Senior member

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    It's still on. I emailed one of the Jermyn St stores to see what HG they had available in my size (8.5 UK). I don't have details because I wasn't interested in the results - Portman in brown (already own), Brunswick in black (don't do Derbies), Grenville in tan (tempted but not really a whole cut fan), and Marston in chestnut (don't do loafers).
     


  8. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Do they sell to US costumer by chance? Or do they insist you contact the NY C&J store?

    Edit: I just emailed them, so we will see i guess...
     
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  9. jssdc

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    Most of my C&J I've bought from the Jermyn St store - both in person and via mail. When the latter they deduct VAT and ship Parcel Force (so no customs fees). I've been pretty happy with their service and responsiveness; they even installed toe plates in my last order (Selbournes in black and chestnut). I still don't understand why they don't have an e-commerce platform but none f the British shoemakers seem to.
     


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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    You can order from them. Each store actually carries a specific inventory of C&J so it's easier ot contact each of them directly and find out what they have in your size. It's interesting that C&J stores across the pond are on sale and I was told by SA in NYC a couple weeks ago it was the last day (which has been consistent with the timeframe of sales of C&J, JLP, etc.). I wonder if inventory has not been moving as quickly and they've had to extend their sales. Anyway, haven't posted for show and tell in a while: [​IMG]
     


  11. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Just as an update, UK store promptly responded. In my 10.5G UK size, they had the following:

    Finsbury Black £241.67
    Dartmouth Black £250
    Draycott Black £241.67
    Merton Black £241.67

    I was told VAT was already taken out on those prices. I wish I was tempted, just reached my black shoe quota, but hope someone can use this info.
     


  12. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Decent C&J PSA:

    C&J for Richard James: Free shipping + VAT deduction for outside-of-EU countries.

    They're made to benchgrade standards but with channeled soles (so somewhere in-between bench and handgrade?).

    The total price comes out considerably cheaper than BB C&J ($450 compared to $650).

    http://www.richardjames.co.uk/shoes/fw020-0104.html

    Thanks to Stephen at Malford of London for info on the quality of the shoes.
     
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  13. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I have a question about C&J outsoles. I have 2 pairs (Westbournes and BB Peal monk straps) that I have owned for about 8 months and see wear about once a week each. It seems to me that recently, the shoes have become much more slippery than they have been in the past. I slide all over the place in the marble-floored entrance to my building. I even slip a little on dry pavement sometimes. I have other pairs of Alden and C&J both older and newer, and have never experienced this on any of those shoes. Has anyone else had this problem?
     


  14. SuitedDx

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    Honestly have no idea but maybe your building just started waxing the floors better? A long shot is that the hot/humid weather is affecting the moisture of the floor... maybe it's a conspiracy? :tinfoil:

    I do find my C&J shoes to be dangerous on marble flooring. The hospitals I work in are waxed REGULARLY and I am guaranteed to slip with my C&J; less slippage occurs with my other shoes (EG, AS, G&G, etc.). In my situation, my guess is the nails used in the heels are the culprit though.

    Hint: walk slower indoors...
     


  15. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Quote:Well, it sounds like you and I have similar experiences walking on marble floors in C&Js then. I don't have this problem with the other makers I own (AE and Alden).
     


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