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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

is it possible to remove the part for the golf?

Just have them resoled.
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Johns & Pegg shooting jacket, bespoke 40 R/L

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bespoke-Johns-and-Pegg-Tweed-Shooting-Jacket-39-40-/150940748846

Good price on a William Evans tweed jacket

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mens-sports-jacket-/281016596918

Lobb for Aston Martin trainers

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-John-Lobb-Mens-English-Handmade-Leather-Shoes-Size-UK-8-/221149270535

Longmire dress set

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sterling-silver-enamel-dress-suite-Longmire-/140879978545

Tanner Krolle glasses case

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leather-Glasses-Case-Tanner-Krolle-/121012681431

Chester Barrie suit in an interesting twist on PoW - 41R

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chester-Barrie-Austin-Reed-Tweed-Prince-Wales-41R-Suit-/251178825893

NOS Grenfell trench

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grenfell-Windsor-Trench-Rain-Coat-Green-size-40-BNWT-RRP-600-/221149209490

Good price on a Brioni cashmere coat

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brioni-Cashmere-Coat-Black-/170936716385

Lovey Finnigans case

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-VINTAGE-FINNIGANS-CHOCOLATE-BROWN-SUITCASE-DRESSING-CASE-/121012638236
post #9408 of 13041
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

JL Ltd UK 9
Check the heel nail pattern. Death trap.

That is a messy nail pattern there.
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Going, going......Gone!
post #9410 of 13041
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

That is a messy nail pattern there.

Is this too slippery?
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It would be slippery and its also not lined up very well. Looks like a kid nailed that heel on.

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Slippery is an understatement.
post #9413 of 13041
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

It would be slippery and its also not lined up very well. Looks like a kid nailed that heel on.

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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

Slippery is an understatement.

But why would JL do it?
post #9414 of 13041
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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

But why would JL do it?

To prevent the heel from being worn down.

I think the guys are making a big deal out of nothing. Those shoes are a solid staple at an exceptional price
post #9415 of 13041
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

JL Ltd UK 9
Check the heel nail pattern. Death trap.

 

Looks okay to me, not all that bad as the nail pattern is only half arc.  Unfortunately half a size too small to me it sounds.

post #9416 of 13041
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

It would be slippery and its also not lined up very well. Looks like a kid nailed that heel on.

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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

Slippery is an understatement.

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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

But why would JL do it?

Leather heels with rubber corners were unknown until the late 50s. Until then it was either all rubber heels (for cheap shoes) or all leather heels (for luxury shoes and bespoke). Unfortunately the corner of an all-leather heel wears down in next to no time, hence the need to protect the heel with strategically placed nails (a row all around the heel and a second row in the outside corner was a quite frequently used configuration).

The seller states the shoes were made in the early 90s (and the presence of three Royal Warrants confirms that they cannot have been produced before the 70s). At this time the heavily nailed heel would have been replaced by the “1/4 rubber” heel. don’t know why Lobb reverted with these shoes to a more ancient method of heel construction. Maybe the customer asked for it.

I agree, the placing of the nails wasn't to the highest standards in this particular case.

As an aside, Edward Green produced the early RLPL shoes (late 90s) with all leather heels and 110 or so nails (presumably at RL’s request), but they didn't come like that for very long. For all I know, punters might have fallen on their backside and complained, so the specification was changed.
post #9417 of 13041
I can imagine it's going to sound like a canon being fired when you walk on marble floors.
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

I can imagine it's going to sound like a canon being fired when you walk on marble floors.

 

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I kopped it! Thanks for the heads up!

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