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Crockett & Jones or Carmina. http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/news/80216-simpson-negro1 I believe the price above 3600 SEK is before VAT reduction. I think non-EU gets 25% off that price which brings it to about $400.
Last I talked to Philip in October 2012, a full resole is ~$200+ I believe. I think this also includes conditioning the leather uppers etc.
There are many theories behind shoe polishing, and I am still going through the process of finding the way I like best. Some swear by using wax only, some cream only, and some use both. For me, I do both, and I alternate them depending on how lazy I feel. As an example, I met the owner of Saint Crispin, Philip Car who probably knows more about shoes than a majority of the forum members. He told me that he only uses black wax polish for every shoe, no cream, nada.My...
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[[SPOILER]] After 11 weeks of wait. Saint Crispin 104 on classic last.
That's ridiculous. I actually ordered the same design 105 (Austerity brogue) on classic last, except in burgundy on the first week of October. Well, I'll give them a call and thanks for the info. Enjoy the shoes.
I made the edit because according to Luxire's measurement, that's where I'm supposed to measure it up to (meaty part beside your pinky when you clench your fist) - about halfway down my palm. I usually only measure my sleeves up to my wrist + a little, so I was a little surprised by the sleeve measuring instructions when I first saw it too, but thought it would be adjusted accordingly. ***Regarding the 'meaty part' I was referring to the sleeves measurements instruction...
Both my sleeves are buttoned, with the sleeves buttoned the shirt sleeves end right at the "meaty part" of my palms, which isn't usually where I prefer my shirt sleeves to end. As a reference, I wear a 15/38 in Barba and it fits me pretty well in the sleeves (about 34"), while this shirt is about a 35" sleeve length.By professional tailor, I meant a tailor at Sam Cavato in a high end mall, although I think any decent tailor should be able to take measurements according to...
The limit of $ you spend on something is really relative. How much is too much? Personally, I try not to buy something at full retail unless I really like it. The most expensive thing I've paid full retail for is a pair of Saint Crispin shoes at $1,600. Other than that, if you lurk long enough on the forum, or visit a few good sites like www.shopthefinest.com, or a few reputable ebay shop, you can get good quality things at a steal. That being said, I make about $40k...
The sleeves measurement according to the PDF guide was to measure from base of center of back of the neck to about halfway of the center of the meaty part of your palm when you make a fist (beside your pinky). I measured 35", and I usually wear 33". I didn't know that was going to be the true measurement of the sleeves, it's a little too long for my taste. **I thought this length would be adjusted from a body measurement to a shirt measurement from my conversations.Biceps...
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