They are all fine quality shoes.Hi all,
By some reason I can see that Alden is going about £200 more on cordovan shoes than CJ, and £100 than Carmina, at least in Europe.
It is just taxes or also quality difference?
The "import" halo effect, maybe?Odd to me that Alden’s are so much more expensive abroad and Crockett and Jones are so much more expensive in the USA. A two hundred dollar delta either way is hard to explain.
To my knowledge (pretty accurate) Alden does not ship their shoes overseas.The "import" halo effect, maybe?
Before the internet, that was quite often the case, but given time - owing to the web's transparency and shipping costs coming down - my guess is the premium will shrink.
Also, Alden, which I've read (don't know if it's true) can't meet demand, might view the overseas market as only worthwhile if it can capture a premium - otherwise, it could probably sell the shoes in the USA at its "normal" price without the hassle of an oversees effort. That's just a guess though.