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

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

  1. mebiuspower

    mebiuspower Senior member

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    Increase in demand = increase in prices. No different from any luxury brands like Omega, Rolex, Burberry, Porsche, etc etc...

    My next pair will definitely be from Vass!!!
     
  2. maltess

    maltess Senior member

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    I am looking to Carmina and they have increase prices as well, like 40 euros more. My concern now is if we are entering in the overprice territory a bit with CJ and Carmina
     
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    jaywhyy Senior member

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    Every Northhampton shoemaker has been increasing prices over the course of the past decade. EG, JL, and G&G were all well under $1000 USD a decade ago (well with G&G starting in 2008).
     
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    I hear ya brother. Next pair for me will definitely be handmade something for sure, Vass, Maftei, or John Lobb bespoke if I win the powerball.
     
  5. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I don't think increase in demand is the cause of the price increases. I think it's mainly increase for inflation which I think is somewhere in the 4% range (someone correct me if I am wrong in that figure). You are correct that most brands do it though.

    When I bought my Drummonds about 2 years ago, the MSRP was GBP 320.
     
  6. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

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    New Nortcotes today! Phone cam pic makes them look a lot "redder" than they actually are!
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    BaldwinP Senior member

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    Great pics! Happen to have my Northcotes on today as the weather is tending to rain here, with navy pants as it would happen. Except that my shoes have a few more months of wear that could be a photo from under my desk (you're not under my desk, are you?)
     
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    ap10046 Senior member

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    LOL! .....Hope not!
     
  9. Tuur

    Tuur Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful Northcote's. I hope mine will arrive soon :p

    Edit: what's your size?
     
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  10. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

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    10.5E UK
    Ben Silver marks them as 11D US.
     
  11. Tuur

    Tuur Well-Known Member

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    I have UK7,5 so I wonder how different they will look 3 sizes smaller... This is all quite exciting :)
     
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    ap10046 Senior member

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    Even though they are on the 348, they are MUCH "heavier" looking than my Tetburys, that look...elegant...in comparison! The soles are thicker!
     
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    labravajazz Senior member

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  14. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

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    HI DS!!
    When are we going to see some of yours?
     
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    Nice shoes, I saw them or a similar pair listed on eBay recently before being picked up by Shoes of Distinction on there.

    If they're made for McAfee then they would have been made some time before the handgrade specification existed as a name. In my experience, none of the C&J shoes made for McAfee had channelled stitching but all have been of very good quality.
     

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