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While at Leffot we put it next to a RTW Asquith. It is really the finishing. The way they treat the leather is different - seems to have been polished differently - more care put into it. I'm not sure if it is a different leather, but it feels and looks a little different - softer - smoother burnishing.The shape of the shoe seems more streamlined to the last - they seem narrower. I think this might be a visual effect due to the waist. One of the most pronounced differences...
Here are a couple ankle boots that I have picked up through Leffot. The Halifax are made on the new Delapre leather - it is extremely soft and supple. It takes Saphir Reno and wax very well - pics are after a couple wears and first shine.
Some of you might remember that I had a pair of Asquith stolen. I had just gotten them back from a recraft. I was able to get the insurance money which I used towards a Top Drawer in the same model. I am extremely happy with how they came out.
Maybe the 606? Interested in what others think.
Agreed. I need Oundle in my life.
I just tried on my TD shoes at Leffot - I was on my way to dinner so I didn't take them with me. The fit is the same (or at least should be). The difference is the finishing and the leather used seems to be a better quality - put side by side against the RTW of the same shoe the differences were very apparent. I'm very happy with how they came out and will post pics next week. That being said I wouldn't go TD in every shoe - just shoes were you want something truly special...
Just wanted to show something regarding EG shoe trees. The typically come in two types that most retailers sell/ provide with their shoes: 888/82 and 202/606. I have, however, gotten different truly lasted trees on two occasions. One was a special order and the other was a top drawer shoe. See below pictures for an 888 lasted tree and comparison against the 82/888 tree. Not sure how much EG would charge for these and what the other lasts look like. 888 lasted tree 888...
That's a lot of blue shell in the last week. And now I know who got the Ullwaters from Leffot in my size (I had been eyeing but never pulled the trigger). Glad you got them!! Enjoy!!
I won't comment on the overall wardrobe, but his Cucinelli jackets/vests always have me drooling.
I'm out for the Aderlay - want to get a pair - Edwardian is just too light for my liking. I might be in for Burnt Pine though. I'm in for zug if you can get it together, however, if it doesn't look likely by May I'm going for something else heavy duty (some kind of country calf) for next winter.
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