The truth about Jeffrey Cambell

Updated on Jul 22, 2010
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Jeffrey Campbell… I am going to be dead honest. My Jeffrey Cambell shoes aren’t as great as so many reviews claim.

Am I the only one on earth who thinks his Acne rip offs are just unacceptable?! I mean, you can be inspired by another label but I think stealing a design shouldn’t be paid off with the kind of praising and credits that he gets. Specially if this ‘Alexa wedge’ turned out like a Frankenstein version of Acne’s Atacomba wedges. Let’s not start about the Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe, Alexander Wang, Ashis and even Givenchy they have tried to impersonate. Although I don’t appreciate the brand anymore thanks to these kinds of bad rip offs, Jeffrey’s square wedges did grab my attention. They looked like a brick tied to a shoe, so simple and interesting.

Today the package was delivered. I calmly sign the paperwork that the mailman needs from me and wish him a good day. It takes only seconds but it feels like hours. I feel anxious to shut the door, run inside, slice open the box with the first sharp object I can get my hands on. I see some keys lying on the kitchen table and start poking the box with them. Effects are minimal. I need something better, I go for the biggest kitchen knife we own and slice through the tape that is holding the box together like butter.

Ahhh Another wonderful, fancier box in sight. It says Jeffery Campbell. I open it. A plastic stench comes out. I can smell (and see!) the glue that is keeping the wedges together. Oh the horror! Plastic.. Synthetic.. An image of a huge chinese factory with underpayed employees producing cheap shoes goes through my mind. I go back to the website I ordered them from and find out that it did specifically says “with leather insole”. Are you kidding me Mr. Jeffrey Cambell?! Only the insole is leather? I wish I had saved my 150 Euro’s for Acne wedges I am having sleepless nights over.

My lesson is learned. Cheap always turns out to be expensive. These won’t last long.

Comments (58)

christinaaa
christinaaa on July 11
COOOL!
xlovvex
xlovvex on January 24
lovin it
knguyen87
knguyen87 on November 22
this reminds me how much i need to get some knee highs! xoxo, http://www.apileofstyle.com
Diandra28
Diandra28 on August 31
i think that you might have been frammed by the site itself,not necessarily from the brand. dont forget that JC is sold in a lot of sites,topshop and asos or another ones are great ones where you can buy perfect pieces,knowing that what it seems is what you get.
charmedjealousy
charmedjealousy on August 29
Chic!
trainwrecktaylor
trainwrecktaylor on August 21
I have a pair of his wedges. The leather is literally peeling off. The next time I want a pair of shoes in the 150-200 range, I'm going to buy from Topshop, they have much better quality and more original shoes. He just came out with a pair of bi-color boots (I wrote about this on my blog) that look JUST like the Celine ones.
Kikki
Kikki on August 09
you know, as an animal lover, I kinda appreciate the fact that he didn't abuse of leather but this doesn't really mean that I have to pay 150$ to have a plastic toy that probably will self-destroy itself in 2months and maybe be also dangerous for me! I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU! unfortunately Cambell's shoes are now a 'must have' and people don't even expect them to last... and that's really unfair.
kayemoniquesgonzales
kayemoniquesgonzales on August 08
Gorgeous!
koozle
koozle on August 04
Shoes are sick!
Vianne
Vianne on July 27
Thats is SEXY girl !
chloetrayner
chloetrayner on July 26
chic
cieloong
cieloong on July 26
So rugged! :D
fancypants
fancypants on July 25
I totally have to agree with you. I think a lot of it has to do with such an increase in popularity. I loved the Michelle shoe whenever it first came out, very original and just plain pretty. I was really disappointed by the last batch of shoes from JC. I thought that 90% were flat out UGLY. I do like the pair that you got, however it is a real shame they aren't great for 150+. ):
Jolenevuong
Jolenevuong on July 25
simple, but such a statement!!
Lynz0125
Lynz0125 on July 24
I love the shoes and stockings!
cblknit
cblknit on July 23
Sexy stockings!
mademoiselleruta
mademoiselleruta on July 23
love this. amazing wedges.
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on July 23
nice tights!
daisygirl89
daisygirl89 on July 23
Sorry you weren't happy with the JC wedges- but either way they look badass on you!
lolapalloosa
lolapalloosa on July 23
simple yet edgy, i like!!!
Odette11
Odette11 on July 23
love !
headbandit
headbandit on July 23
Chic! Love the shoes
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on July 23
WOW! Totally Chic:)
rocket_girl
rocket_girl on July 23
Love the shoes!
trendvixen
trendvixen on July 23
great styling. beautiful photo!
Annachiara
Annachiara on July 23
wow *_*
ohyeahdonna
ohyeahdonna on July 23
you rock!
classietrashie
classietrashie on July 23
You look amazing! I love the oversized top and stockings together. I haven't had problems (glue or smells) from any of my three JC shoes :\
psykoKilla
psykoKilla on July 23
I love this look.
EdgyIngenue
EdgyIngenue on July 23
You look wonderful!
nobz
nobz on July 23
love this style!so cool!
lifestyle
lifestyle on July 23
Your shoes are to die for!
AmyIsham
AmyIsham on July 23
The top looks fabulous paired with the shoes and stockings, such a bargain as well. x
Mongrel
Mongrel on July 23
Really cool look. Hmmm. Shame about the wedges- but they still look great. Acne Atacombas are on my wish list too....
Haliman_Singgih
Haliman_Singgih on July 23
Fave!
patriciaprieto
patriciaprieto on July 23
I love this!!!
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on July 23
i liked reading your post... you look great though, even if the wedges werent what you were hoping for!
Fearydea
Fearydea on July 22
LOVE the shoes !!
efrilrissa
efrilrissa on July 22
I love everything in this look!
iVdw
iVdw on July 22
LOVE it!
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on July 22
simple and chic :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on July 22
this is so pretty! love it!
Ray925
Ray925 on July 22
cant go wrong with over the knee socks!
meganroses
meganroses on July 22
i looove this!
kpierre
kpierre on July 22
this is hawt!!
HollyAshley
HollyAshley on July 22
STUNNING<3
maliamazing
maliamazing on July 22
love this! love the ring!
leona_rawr
leona_rawr on July 22
what nice shoes!
intheeve
intheeve on July 22
love this!
fashionluvr
fashionluvr on July 22
Sooooo sorry to read about your experience with those shoes, but despite that, you still look amazing. I love your look. Now put those shoes up for sale on eBay. :-)
mandigarcia
mandigarcia on July 22
LOVE THIS LOOKK
Zigk
Zigk on July 22
Love the oversize shirt and socks combo. :)
vernenciso
vernenciso on July 22
love!
KimzKlozet
KimzKlozet on July 22
Cute!
kitschmoog
kitschmoog on July 22
nice shoes and over the knee socks combination ! very cute !
Shary
Shary on July 22
i love everything about this picture
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on July 22
love this look!
daydreameeer
daydreameeer on July 22
Love that phto and love your style!!
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