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Posts by Nick V.

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If you are asking about the Sea Island, any competent shoe repair can replace the soles. Instead of them being made with a Goodyear out sole stitcher like the ones AE re-craft the Sea Islands are stitched with a McKay stitcher. Much like Blake stitched. No big deal for a competent shop that is used to that machine.
In this case they do what you often try to do, distract from the topic.That was, what's the big deal about fixing some slipped gemming?
I agree with most of what you wrote. On the other hand it's not rare that I have a customer that has a particular pair of shoes that has sentimental value to Him. The shoes can be 30/40 years old. He got Married in them, maybe His first job and wants to keep them. If the liners and uppers are good we open them up. You would be surprised to see how often the gemming and stitching are in very good condition. That's got to be some old gemming. I understand your point about...
I apologize if I insulted you (it sounds like I did). I can assure you that,that was not the intention......I was being honest though and sharing my experience. Your assessment of me and how I conduct my business couldn't be further from the truth. But that happens here @ SF. I'm used to it by now.Enjoy your new purchases.
The Vibram Christy was popular many years ago. It sort of disappeared for a while. Now I'm getting many requests for it. Looks like it's back in style again:https://leffot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/DSC_00171.jpg
Apologies for not commenting on this sooner. This is the first chance I've had....My prospective is from the shoe repair end of the business.First, thank you Whirling for taking the time to interview this boot maker and further for sharing your dialog. Quite frankly, from reading about your experience it supports exactly what I have been saying. I have agreed that hand welting is superior to gemming. It's only common sense. The question I have asked is....is it worth the...
I understood....delivered with a sense of humor. I got a kick out of it and appreciated it.Thank you Sir!
Well in all honesty I should have said I don't remember the last one we did that failed as I stated earlier and I'm sure you recall. My sincere apologies for that. Regarding gemming....I always stood by it happens rarely and in most cases we just cement it back without even telling the customer because it's not that big of a deal. I asked the forum if anyone had had there shoes damaged following us installing them. Not one person stepped up. I volunteered several times...
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