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

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

  1. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Senior member

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    the Chelsea 5 (on the 335 last) is pretty chunky (and to me looks less contoured than even the islay)
     
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  2. EastWestApparel

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    Thanks for the responses, they did send me pics but not great angles so hard tell. Coming from mostly wearing US work styled boots the 335 when tried felt like a ballet shoe, like a chunkier look with jeans etc... Thanks though. Will post if I get them made.
     
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    Gentlemen,

    I am looking to pick up a Coniston soon, and I'm trying to dial-in the sizing. I wear an 8.5UK in the Islay on the 365 last. My Alden sizing is 9D in Barrie. Tricker's 8.5UK on 4497.

    Thanks for the help

    Sean
     
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    68Bullitt Well-Known Member

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    I wear the same size for both Islay and Coniston (12UK) and 12.D Alden Barrie.
     
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    If you start the check out on UpperShoes it says in brackets besides the delivery cost (Tax incl.). I haven't used UpperShoes before but could this mean that they have prepaid the duties on their end? Anyone have experience with UpperShoes? Trying to decide between Robert Old and UpperShoes right now.
     
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    If you have a generous amount of room in the Islay, than you can take the same size. If it is on the snug side, than I suggest you might go with your barrie size. The coniston is a fine boot, which you will appreciate.
     
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    :0
     
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    Why would anybody have a problem with any of this?
     
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    Crockett and Jones is also a small business. They have an interest in protecting their brand position, same as EG, GG, etc. You've likely noticed a fair amount of consistency in the pricing of those brands as well, and for precisely the same reasons. If consumers become accustomed to near-permanent discount, and if the level of those discounts is controlled by third parties, then you've lost pricing power and control over your brand. Which for a high-end company means your screwed. C&J, at the low end of high end, is especially vulnerable to this.

    That said, it's still perfectly easy to get C&J as less than full retail during periodic sales. I have seven pairs of C&J and three have been purchased this way.

    Regarding your comparison with other brands, if you like Carmina's burnishing better then buy them. That's why your reference to "price fixing" above is misapplied. C&J can control their retail price levels using the practices you detailed but they cannot control the purchasing behaviour of consumers in a competitive marketplace. If they've priced too high then they'll find out.

    For me, they have. I can't see myself buying another C&J or G&G not on sale given the increases of the past couple of years. I don't like Carmina so I won't be turning there but have recently started ordering Vass.
     
  11. othertravel

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    On that note, the BB corporate sale is on today for 30% off. You can get a discounted pair of C&J for BB from there.
     
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    Certainly Alden strongly controls pricing on their shoes/boots as well - you can hardly ever find them on sale and people go nuts for the factory seconds list that comes out rarely, so totally agreed. Makers like Alden and C&J are simply trying to protect their reputation and create some consistency in a culture that is obsessed with acquiring everything on sale (not that I wouldn't mind picking up some C&J or Alden on sale!)
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    in other news, today...

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    x post apols
     
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    Allen Dreadmon Senior member

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    I agree with everything said here. Especially the fine boot part!
     
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    Spot on, Alex they are :nodding:
     
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    How long have you had them?
     
  18. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    I don't recall when exactly, a guess would be five or even ten plus years

    Thanks for asking
     
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    theyre looking well for that age! Is this through any particular cleaning routine, or have they had less wear through rotation?
     
  20. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Both I suppose. My tumblr would reveal when they were last worn but I wouldn't recommend you trawl that as I can't be bothered to do so!

    Someone could also check in Rock your socks..., thread which i see you have posted in.

    Best

    Cleav
     

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