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

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

  1. griffon_id

    griffon_id Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to seek your opinion, advise : should a thin player of rubber sole apply to C&J hand grade shoe? I am here in Hong Kong with kinda humid climate some times, and I will have to commute through subway to go to work. How many of you guys have situation like this, and is rubber sole a taboo here?
     
  2. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    If you're afraid of slipping, get another pair of shoes with rubber soles

    Unless you're C&J handgrades's rendenbach soles are already worn bad, I wouldnt do it. I've worn my C&J Belgrave in an equally wet climate of Taipei for years with no problem
     
  3. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, the main people for whom a rubber sole is generally 'taboo' are people who drive everywhere and get relatively less wear on their shoes and boots...

    I've a cover sole on my Skyes as I appreciate (and need) the better traction when I'm walking. I can, however, understand why people might be reluctant to putting one on their handgrades. I'll cross that bridge if I ever decide to get a pair but at the moment I've no pull towards that.
     
  4. theundeadkennedy

    theundeadkennedy Well-Known Member

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    Sweet. I've been pondering options short of a complete resole for when I order a pair of Skyes. I'm back and forth between Alaska and the Pacific Northwest here in the US and leather soles don't work well for me, I have a pair of leather soled Aldens from last year that have yet to see any wear. Hopefully they get some mileage this summer.

    Also, when I googled pictures of the Skye some of your pics from the superfuture forum popped up and I discovered the " shoes that look better with age thread". So thanks for that.
     
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  5. Fred G. Unn

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  6. hanskl

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    C&J charges £60 for a factory resole to dainite
     
  7. jvc44

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    Anyone ever try Meltonian Leather Balm on their cordovan boots or shoes? Results? Thanjs
     
  8. CTBrummie

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    You'll get to see a lot more of my footwear in that thread - a lot of the stuff I wear is older English-made stuff as well as the C&J boots I post in here...

    Is that dealing directly with the factory? Last time I spoke to anyone about this, I seem to remember being quoted £115 for a factory resole and £90 for a resole of any non-C&J pair.

    These were prices quoted by the Birmingham shop, for shoes and boots dropped off there with them handling all transportation. They use Koko's in London for the non-Crocketts stuff.
     
  9. Hampton

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  10. kwhunter

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    Because of the import duty; I bought from Bodileys before but now I buy from C&J directly from the UK since they have the products in stock and believe it or not they have better prices; and the service is awesome.
     
  11. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a price list for C&J in England? I only have a booklet for the NY shop. I didn't realize the UK store would ship to me.
     
  12. Winston S.

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    For Benchgrade I think they start at GBP 320 - VAT as long as prices were not raised.
     
  13. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Well-Known Member

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    wow, so these things are going for about $400 without VAT??
     
  14. SuitedDx

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    Well, closer to $470 if you include shipping and CC fees for international transactions. Still better than getting it locally.
     
  15. kwhunter

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    I don't have a price list, I email them and ask; and compare to the online sellers.
    But considering that the wait time is 0 in most cases, it's well worth it.
     
  16. kwhunter

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    They are going for about GBP400, yes.
     
  17. EBugatti

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    That's why I buy from Bodileys. No import duties and free shipping. Do you think the lower price from the C&J store makes it worthwhile? They charge shipping and I'm not sure they will help you around the import duties. What's your experience?
     
  18. kwhunter

    kwhunter Well-Known Member

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    Import duty is a hit or miss thing...
    and make no mistake, shipping is not free, you have paid for it.
    C&J charge for shipping, bodileys don't but thair price is a tad higher than C&J, shipping inclusive.
     
  19. Liquidus

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    PM me your email and I can send you the price list.
     
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