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Borelli, as Michael Ay329 said, I think you might find renting a car more hassle than it's worth, especially if you are not accustomed to driving on the correct side of the road. You can take CityJet from major Dutch cities to City airport (although the weekend schedules may not be particularly convenient). Then, you can just hop on the DLR/Tube to get to Euston station and take the train up to NH. The train ride is pleasant enough and hassle free. You can take a taxi from the station to SL or ask Cliff to pick you up.
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You haven't told us if your shoes are still at a trial stage (unfinished) or are the real-Mc-Coy already?

These are throw away test shoes. The first commission will be of the same design, but a new shoe will be done altogether.


Clifford used some really simple black leather to do the sample shoe. Unless he requests it, I will not be shipping this sample shoe back to him.


Michael Ay329 can I ask how long it took from the time Cliff recieved the last to the time you recieved the tets shoes?
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Xenon: I did not ask him as to how much time it took to make the test sample shoe. He did note he needed to cut a new pattern and it was about 3-4 months from the time he got the lasts, until he completed the test shoe. Ironically, I'm glad it took longer than I had expected since I had originally considered a blucher test shoe...but when I realized 3 of the 4 shoes that I want him to make would be of a lazyman design...I figured the lazyman was the way to go for the test sample shoe Had this test shoe been my actual final commissioned shoe with all of the fancy designs that I desire, I might have sent it back to him. But now, instead, I just ask for some adjustments...as previously noted, and I believe we will both be satisfied with the final product...all because I was willing to wait & for 30 pounds, Clifford was willing to invest in our relationship in order to make the test sample shoe. This is a great time saving method as it reduces the likelihood for disappointment on the client's part, and reduces Cliff having to make major adjustments or having to start the shoe over from scratch.
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, and I believe we will both be satisfied with the final product...all because I was willing to wait & for 30 pounds, Clifford was willing to invest in our relationship in order to make the test sample shoe. This is a great time saving method as it reduces the likelihood for disappointment on the client's part, and reduces Cliff having to make major adjustments or having to start the shoe over from scratch.

I completely agree with this appraoch. Cliff suggested it to me this way as well and appreciate that.

I just need to know when I can realistically let my anticipation run wild. I have under control right now though and try not to think about the test shoes or the final shoes. I am patient and I know the final shoe will be worth it from what I have seen so far!
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Borelli, as Michael Ay329 said, I think you might find renting a car more hassle than it's worth, especially if you are not accustomed to driving on the correct side of the road. You can take CityJet from major Dutch cities to City airport (although the weekend schedules may not be particularly convenient). Then, you can just hop on the DLR/Tube to get to Euston station and take the train up to NH. The train ride is pleasant enough and hassle free. You can take a taxi from the station to SL or ask Cliff to pick you up.

Thank you for the advice , but I will be coming in on a weekday on Stansted. No useful train connection there and I'd rather not sit in a bus for several hours. Car won't be much of a hassle, because I'll book it in advance. I've driven on the "correct" side of the road before though, although the steering wheel will now be on a different side than what I'm used to
Advantage of the car will be to get there much quicker, not having to depend on public transport and cabs, and being able to visit factory shops also outside of town.
post #651 of 842
I think Luton is a bit closer and more convenient if you can manage to fly into there.
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anyone know how many pairs Cliff is producing per year?
post #653 of 842
My new boot with vibram sole.

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My new boot with vibram sole.

interesting...
post #655 of 842
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My new boot with vibram sole.

I like it, would be great for fall/winter. Who's the maker?
post #656 of 842
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I like it, would be great for fall/winter. Who's the maker?

Thank you.
But sorry, the maker asked me don't disclose his name on internet. He don't want many people jump in his shop and ask for "fishball" boot.
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interesting...

Why so?
post #658 of 842
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Why so?

when did HK get national service ?????
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My new boot with vibram sole.

They're not balmoral
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Why so?

the boot is quite delicate, but the sole is very massive.
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