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post #13651 of 20226
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

We call that "grinning."

Whatever it's called, it is a poor job and not-so-good that it got by QC. It really needs to be re-done because with stitches that far apart and that loose, it's begging for dirt and moisture to enter in-between the insole and the outsole.

May I know why this "grinning" happened?
post #13652 of 20226
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

May I know why this "grinning" happened?

Who can say?

The inseamer may have been a novice and just didn't pull the stitches tight. And that's not a gimme if the wax is correct.

The wax may have been more paraffin than rosin.

Someone...again a novice...preparing the shoes/welts for mounting of the outsole, may have damaged the inseam.

Suffice to say it (grinning) is not good.
post #13653 of 20226

Hey Guys, new member what's up!!

post #13654 of 20226
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Hey Guys, new member what's up!!


better luck at Meermin 

post #13655 of 20226
Does this happen more often on thicker leather such as cordovan rather than calfskin? I have a choice to send a pair of cordovan shoes back to the factory to fix this.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Who can say?

The inseamer may have been a novice and just didn't pull the stitches tight. And that's not a gimme if the wax is correct.

The wax may have been more paraffin than rosin.

Someone...again a novice...preparing the shoes/welts for mounting of the outsole, may have damaged the inseam.

Suffice to say it (grinning) is not good.
post #13656 of 20226
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

Does this happen more often on thicker leather such as cordovan rather than calfskin? I have a choice to send a pair of cordovan shoes back to the factory to fix this.

No.

It may be a fluke but bottom line is that this is not something that should just be accepted or lived with. Send them back. Hold them to the quality that they not only claim, but you paid for, and they are capable of.

Your vote counts.
post #13657 of 20226
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Hey Guys, new member what's up!!

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post #13658 of 20226
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 


better luck at Meermin 


Oh No, I'm running out of threads. LOL


Edited by dddrees - 1/19/15 at 2:12pm
post #13659 of 20226
Will redoing the inseam weaken the next shoe? Is the process like resoling a good year welted shoe where there can be a limited number of resoles a shoe can bear? I want to learn if there's any risk before spending my own dime to ship the shoes back to Budapest to do this repair.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

No.

It may be a fluke but bottom line is that this is not something that should just be accepted or lived with. Send them back. Hold them to the quality that they not only claim, but you paid for, and they are capable of.

Your vote counts.
post #13660 of 20226
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Originally Posted by Junior View Post


Thanks!

After seeing those I think I prefer the F last version more.
post #13661 of 20226
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

Will redoing the inseam weaken the next shoe? Is the process like resoling a good year welted shoe where there can be a limited number of resoles a shoe can bear? I want to learn if there's any risk before spending my own dime to ship the shoes back to Budapest to do this repair.
They should cover your return shipping
post #13662 of 20226
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

Will redoing the inseam weaken the next shoe? Is the process like resoling a good year welted shoe where there can be a limited number of resoles a shoe can bear? I want to learn if there's any risk before spending my own dime to ship the shoes back to Budapest to do this repair.

They're hand welted aren't they? There should be no problem...not with the inseaming or the resoling...providing they don't try to cut corners (and I wouldn't imagine that they would).

It actually should be easier than the first time around. And stronger. And tighter....from the looks of the photos.

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Edited by DWFII - 1/19/15 at 5:40pm
post #13663 of 20226
Thank you sir. I'm more informed now and I'm grateful.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

They're hand welted aren't they? There should be no problem...not with the inseaming or the resoling...providing they don't try to cut corners (and I wouldn't imagine that they would).

It actually should be easier than the first time around. And stronger. And tighter....from the looks of the photos.

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post #13664 of 20226
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Probably because it actually is the same pair of shoes smile.gif
selling your pair?
post #13665 of 20226
Just arrived from seller @Notch

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