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Posts by Nick V.

Tell 'em you want the last. See how far that get's ya. Remember you paid for it!
Yup.....A bespoke maker from Portugal stopped in today. We spoke about some of the later issues discussed in this thread. Many times the "adjustments" amount to nothing more than stretching. Remember, he has to stay in business. Given that, if you shell out the bucks for bespoke and he stretched your shoes in the "hot spot" areas to get them to be tolerable comfort wise, did you really get your moneys worth? Further, does he really have the correct (your personal last) for...
Agreed......Added sometimes the message gets lost in not what is being said but the way it's being said.
Thank you Sir--I already have a full plate and also like to spend time with my family (3 kids).It's rare that I get the time to fish the trout streams any more and, there are several good ones within a few miles of my home!!!!
No question a poor fitted shoe can result in premature wear of the bottoms. In this case we are discussing the toe area specifically. Every day I see shoes from very particular customers that are fitted properly. Some even custom Lobbs, Grensons no matter how well they fit the toe wears prematurely. It's a question of their gait and nothing to do with the fit. No matter how well a shoe fits, for some it's the gait and the fit won't change that. One can argue why undercoat...
Fair nuff. Would you use Gorilla glue on a bespoke boot that you made for one of you're clients? Even as a quick-fix?Just asking......
Fair point but, as mentioned we have done thousands of these. And, to my knowledge one screw failed. Consider each plate averages 5 screws that averages 10 screws per pair. 10 screws per pair on only 1000 pair equals 10,000 hand fitted screws. So, what is the probability that a screw will fail? Multiply that by over a thousand pair done. Of course everybody has the right to analyze. They even have the right to over-analyze. But, if you want to play fair in disputing the...
Well if it works for you continue using it. I would never apply it to leather though.....It's not as flexible as other available solutions. It will dry out the leather and MAY eventually cause it to crack. Then you have a bigger problem. I understand that it's very effective on certain materials and esp. when the components are being exposed to lot's of moisture or water conditions. I wouldn't use it on a customer's high-grade shoe though.....
I don't know of any specific product made for filling. Even if there is one we wouldn't have any use for it. As mentioned this only happened once to my knowledge. It was corrected and the shoe never returned with a problem. It's the same idea of a loose -or- stripped screw in a door jam hinge. You remove the screw add some cement and drive some wood scraps into the hole. Let it dry and replace the screw. One can replace the entire jam but, is it necessary, overkill? On...
No.....John Lobb has had a wholesale account with us for over 20 years.They supply us with their own components directly from their factory.Not only are their heel seats leather but the quality is on par with JR leather.They stain the the tops of their heel seats black.Here is a picture taken in the shop today.It shows the top and underside of a pair of Lobb heel seats:
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