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Had a nice visit yesterday with Cleverley. Did an in welt fitting for a pair of George boots, and was shown this sample of vintage, old stock Freudenberg waxed calf. Really great leather that is similar to Horween's Chromexel, but much higher quality. Was told they only have enough for 2 pair of shoes. Going to remake this Boot I had made by St. Crispin, but with a veldtschoen construction, ridgeway sole, the waxed calf and an unlined Mehta Caterina...
Personally dislike ventless unless we're talking a tuxedo. Looks like a woman's jacket.
I would demand a refund.
I don't think a 2 shoe wardrobe is practical, especially if you live in 3 season weather. One also can't reasonably justify a 10-20 shoe wardrobe as being a necessity. One reasonable approach is to have a mix of bespoke shoes and RTW. All of my favorite shoes are bespoke, however I actually prefer to wear RTW on the weekends and while traveling. Gives the bespoke shoes time off, and it doesn't bother me if the RTW pair get screwed up somehow.
Any difference in longevity between cellastic/plastic and leather? Or initial and long term comfort? TIA
Surprised there are no bids on this whiskey shell boot on the rare 379x last. http://www.ebay.com/itm/291606061955?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
I just went through a similar weight loss/ alterations issue with my SR suits/coats although there was enough weight loss to require recutting the shoulders etc, so serious work.Poole told me that they won't charge for taking in waist at trouser and coat, but will charge for shoulder work at cost. I thought this was very reasonable especially since they are insisting on fittings for their alterations etc. Steed is charging for the work at cost, also involving shoulder...
Yeah that's crazy expensive. Sounds like they don't want your repeat business.....
Are those Vibergs? If so, I can understand the reluctance to return them given how hard they are to source. Personally I would return them, however. It's not even a performance issue- they should not have been sold as firsts.
Any leads on navy on navy herringbones that are medium weight? This is for a sportcoat. Ideally it would be a medium sized bone and not so flimsy that it would be confused for an orphaned suit jacket. Something in a tight weaved shetland would be great. TIA
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