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

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

  1. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

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    This version it's very very nice,

    Although I always thought 325 last isn't the best choice with cap toe, I found it perfect for a wingtip but with toe cap in my opinion it looks too bulbous.

    I really prefer for example AS Cambridge on Last 87
     
  2. soender

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    Purdey have a brown grain Coniston version with speed hooks.
     
  3. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Purdey's version has it all! Yet, the price is outrageous. 475 GBP + shipping / around 800 $ + shipping

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  4. soender

    soender Well-Known Member

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    A small price to pay, to look dapper and get compliments from the ladies.
     
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  5. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I have the Coniston in dark brown calf (makeup for Barney's) which I got on sale for a steal and I really enjoy them. At some point, I wouldn't mind getting the tan scotch grain version. I do really like the 325 last although I prefer the 341 slightly.
     
  6. zippyh

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    Actually more like 400GBP once you take off VAT for non EU people. Still quite a bit of a premium over the standard model.
     
  7. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Does the non EU people always manage to get away with no additional custom/import charges in their countries? Would like to know what it's like in the US. As I understood it's like lottery .. Sometimes you end up paying like 20% and completely cancel the EU VAT deduction, yet sometimes you get away with almost nothing ..
     
  8. hoit1981

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    Depends which service is used. If FedEx, UPS, DHL etc. I always get stung. If a local carrier is used and the package handed to the USPS I have yet to get stung. For reference I'm in NYC.
     
  9. soender

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  10. zippyh

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    For USAns, it all depends on the courier used.
    With postal service there's little chance of having to pay anything.
    Fedex/DHL/UPS you'll usually get hit with 8.5% assuming the sender filled out the forms correctly plus the courier's own fees which range from $0 to $30.
    Local state taxes are on the honor system.

    I think Canadians almost always get hit with customs plus local taxes.
     
  11. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Glad for you guys. Basically you are getting the shoes at discount ..
     
  12. kaizo

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    Just had my first professional shoe shine in Vegas at Encore/Wynn! I never really use shoe cream but I should reconsider that especially after seeing the difference it gives to the shine. Interestingly the chap used a strip of canvas and brushed it across rather than in a circular motion and it worked magic.

    Below c and j Wembley:

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  13. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    You should reconsider using some trees also. Those shoes need them bad.
     
  14. Ironist

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    I think it's too late for those shoes. Damage has been done. Going forward though definitely invest the 8 dollars in shoe trees
     
  15. mebiuspower

    mebiuspower Senior member

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    Where can I find boot trees like these???
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  16. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    Yeah I know I dropped by Vegas on the way back to Britain from a conference in mexico so I didn't have my trees. :(

    I wear them pretty much every day so it's taken a massive toll on the creasing front. Amazingly comfortable though. I'll probably get a cordovan pair made on the 360 last in the future.
     
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  17. mebiuspower

    mebiuspower Senior member

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    Everyday wear + no shoe trees = they're ruined. As you can see there's no structure left on the shoes.
     
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  18. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    Preaching to the choir there I know the importance of shoetrees and having a rotation of shoes but these happen to be the first last that fits really well and I'm going to take comfort for now. When I invest in more shoes then I definitely will.
     
  19. kaizo

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    I don't think its that bad though:

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  20. sevenfoldtieguy

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    The coniston never fit very well for me.

    That said, the tan grain version is nice. I don't do blue shoes or blue boots.
     

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