So I bought a pair of suede Façonnable Andre crepe soled shoes from Nordstroms back in 2004/2005. Slightly snug fit but the sole was cool and comfy. They somehow got left them in the storage area of the basement (don't ask me why) and they developed a fuzzy mold growth on the sole. Yeah there was some serious chia pet action going on.
What to do? What...to...do?
I know: put them in the sun and the sun will kill all that crap. So I left them on the deck one hot summer day for the sun to beat up. Yes, I know: pure genius.
I got home from work and the fuzzy moss was dead but the rubber was a very dark colour and misshaped and/or melted in some places. Additionally there were small pieces of stone embedded in the rubber that once removed left gaping holes in the sole. Nonetheless I tried them on and walked in them a couple of days later. And that was the last time I wore them
Fast forward to this year. I was going through some clothes to give to Goodwill and I came across them. So I said to myself, "Self? Why don't you get them resoled with a leather sole?"
"Grand idea" I answered "but do we know any cobblers?"
just received my jcrew navy suede wingtip and bucks ....
i like that LElongwing over the jcrew short wing
kinda want to keep but i think i will probably end up returning both just because i spent so much money on other stuff
Hey Romeo, sorry for the delayed response... yeah these are the LE longwing buck called "Archer". I also thought they were going to be kind of clunky, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box and tried them on - pretty lightweight and about as un-clunky as a longwing can be. I ordered a .5 size larger than I normally wear and it fits perfectly.