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

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

  1. KPDarb

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    Renovateur smells delicious, almost like a skincare product, as opposed to VSC which is much more harsh.
     
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    Personally prefer the darker colors that the shoes/boots come in. As you said, over time they will end up like that anyway, so I'll let them naturally progress.
     
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    In other news their new website went live today

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    Managed to sneak peak before it was closed down again ..

    Nothing spectacular, really. In my experience British makers have their web sites inversely proportional to the quality of their shoes. Which could have it's charms, perhaps ..

    Anyway, there's a new style which looks like a modest brother of a EG Dover, made in brown suede with the City Rubber soles I believe, decently priced as well..
     
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    Yeah.. also wasn't so impressed.

    I was under the impression that the site was to be more geared toward mail order, so what I really hoped for is for them to do something that would make finding your size in a given last easier.... or possible for that matter. Even a chart like Alden has showing the lasts from most narrow to widest would be helpful. Sadly I didn't see anything like that. Don't really understand how they expect people to guess their size in a last they don't know, especially since when I emailed them to ask for size help on a last I have not tried on before all I got was a very noncommittal guess. Shame an opportunity missed.
     
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    Well so now I am seeing USD prices closer to what are charged here in the US -- so is this just a way to now sell for $580 to me what I could have gotten for $420 or so by ordering from the UK yesterday? Perhaps there is still a VAT deduction? I did not look long or explore ordering.
     
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    Quick check.. Cardigan 4 in roughout was going for ~380 GBP w/VAT. From the US, it's now GBP 487.

    No big deal, just jacked the price on a knock-around country shoe by at least $125 (~25%). If that GBP 487 is ex VAT, holy fork.

    On to the next...
     
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    When I was using the website (desktop), on my end at least, it was showing the dollar amount with the pound denomination. What I mean is, if you switch the currency/language it changes the acutely currency but not the amount. I was quoted prices yesterday on a pair and it was not the price listed on the website (in pounds). The US prices listed seem consistent with what I saw in the retail store Saturday in NYC.
     
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    It's wonderful when on Google Search the same Alex model pops up for $405 at Selfridges, and $660 on their own site. Shouldn't be a hard decision on whom I should order the shoe from.
     
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    So even though you switch the pricing to GBP it is still showing US prices correct? I don't see a way to have the site list the U.K. prices like it used to. Hopefully they will still offer the U.K. Prices ex-VAT for US customers through mail order.
     
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    I hope so too, but not really in their best interests.
     
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    @Skelnik yeah that's what it looks like to me. Pediwear still lists the regular Prices in GBP but I usually use the USD to get the sans VAT price.
     
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    It would, unfortunately, be in my wallet's best interest. I would likely discontinue purchasing shoes through them with that kind of mark up. Which is a damn shame, although as it stands now there are no stock items that I'm yearning for (I do kinda like the Cavendish, but not sure about wearing a tassel loafer).

    Now, if the GMTOs continue and the pricing were to remain how it is now, I would still consider some of those.
     
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    I sent Pernilla an email asking about the price of the Harlech ex-VAT so hopefully I'll get clarification in the next couple of days. I doubt they would discontinue mail order from the U.K. Ultimately they get the same amount from a mail order customer as they do from a walk-in customer on Jermyn St. The mail order customer pays the shipping and they don't keep the VAT anyway whether they collect it or not.

    Since the other U.K. stockists are currently listing unchanged prices my guess is C&J's new website is simply able to target which country the customer is viewing the site from and list prices from that market. At least that's my hope.

    They most likely prefer US customers to buy through their NY store but I for one wouldn't purchase at those prices. I suspect there are others who feel the same and though it may be a small percentage of US customers who wouldn't buy any longer it's still lost business.
     
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