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Shoes look nice on the website which is totally meaningless

$450 a shoe is a really high price point to hop into a market with a lot of reputable factories. I would much rather pay under $300 for Loake 1880 or pay $20 more for Crockett and Jones benchgrades.
 

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TLB - mentioned by Justin F (the shoe snob) in his new blog here: https://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2018/03/london-super-trunk-show-2018-brand-highlight-9-skolyx.html

The company: https://www.tlbmallorca.com/

I wonder about Mallorca saturation...
Thank you for bringing these to my attention. They are some very handsome footwear, and appear to be finely made. I suspect they're looking to compete with Carmina, and are priced accordingly. There's some very excellent footwear coming from the Iberian peninsula now.

Shoes look nice on the website which is totally meaningless

$450 a shoe is a really high price point to hop into a market with a lot of reputable factories. I would much rather pay under $300 for Loake 1880 or pay $20 more for Crockett and Jones benchgrades.
Where does one purchase C&J bench grade for $320? :icon_scratch:
 

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Thank you for bringing these to my attention. They are some very handsome footwear, and appear to be finely made. I suspect they're looking to compete with Carmina, and are priced accordingly. There's some very excellent footwear coming from the Iberian peninsula now.

Where does one purchase C&J bench grade for $320? :icon_scratch:
I believe that the gentleman was saying that for $470, he could get bench-grade C & J - though certainly not from a US based brick-and-mortar source, as even in London, in the Jermyn St. store, most all of the bench-grade offerings were somewhere just north of 400 GBP, which should be more on the order of $600+ from a US source. Possibly one can order C & J via the Internet from a source that will subtract the VAT to come down to that price, but one needs to know exactly how a particular model of shoe will fit to do that confidently.

The price point for the shoes seems to be more in line with competing with Carmina.
 

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I believe that the gentleman was saying that for $470, he could get bench-grade C & J - though certainly not from a US based brick-and-mortar source, as even in London, in the Jermyn St. store, most all of the bench-grade offerings were somewhere just north of 400 GBP, which should be more on the order of $600+ from a US source. Possibly one can order C & J via the Internet from a source that will subtract the VAT to come down to that price, but one needs to know exactly how a particular model of shoe will fit to do that confidently.

The price point for the shoes seems to be more in line with competing with Carmina.
Perhaps that's what he intended, but the TLB shoes ex-VAT are around $360, whereas the C&J's are mostly over $500, and their Hand Grade, if that's what he meant by Bench Grade, are mostly over $700.

https://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockettandjones.php
 
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