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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I have both EGs (I wear size 9) and C&J on the 348 (8.5). The EG are a snug fit (glovelike), but that is the way they are designed. The C&J on the 348 is a long lasted shoe and feels longer than the 9 EG. I like the EG fit. I use a tongue pad on the C&J and they feel quite good but without it they feel a little looser than I like. You definitely need to get a pair of EGs--go to Steven and Leffot.

Yeah, I get all of my shoes from Steven. (minus C&J, which I am done with). I am due soon for a pair. I am going back and forth between a few different shoes. I really want G&G's, but the G&G's I currently have cut the top of my toe on my left foot. As much as I love them, I am not sure if it is a sizing issue or what.
post #10652 of 19808
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

It can be a tough fit for some. But once you get it right it's awesome.

Interesting, I have an easy to fit foot - sort of 'standard issue' and just a bit narrow.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This last was designed by Tony Gaziano. It is essentially the prototype to the TG73.

Well, that explains why I like it so much. I noticed right off how much it resembled the G&Gs in terms of shape. Although I think I'm done with the TG73 in that I have three pairs on that last. I'm moving on to the DG70 when I recommence purchasing.

I've been on voluntary shoe buying sabatical for a couple of months now. It's been so easy to bear I'm going to hang on a while longer and let my bank account get some rest. I'm now thinking maybe all the way to next fall - but we'll see.
post #10653 of 19808
40 year old C&J.

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post #10655 of 19808
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Yeah, I get all of my shoes from Steven. (minus C&J, which I am done with). I am due soon for a pair. I am going back and forth between a few different shoes. I really want G&G's, but the G&G's I currently have cut the top of my toe on my left foot. As much as I love them, I am not sure if it is a sizing issue or what.

I placed an order yesterday with Steven for a pair of the Winchelsea slip on in Bauxite. Also, he sent me some pictures of things he will have in the shop in the fall. He is doing a new boot and some other things which I think are pretty neat. He will have the Harrogate in a calf/suede which is probably on my list. The Winchelsea won't be in until Decemberish. A long time to wait but . . .
post #10656 of 19808
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Originally Posted by rabiesinfrance View Post

40 year old C&J.
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Looks like the welt could use replacing. It is a bit eaten up.
post #10657 of 19808
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Looks like the welt could use replacing. It is a bit eaten up.

More than that, it looks like someone...not really and truly qualified to do any work on shoes...replaced the outsole (or restitched it) without "picking" the old stitches. It's like perforating on top of perforations...and the end result is a rag--unstable, fragmented and, more often than not, requiring a full rewelt to rescue the shoe.
post #10658 of 19808
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

More than that, it looks like someone...not really and truly qualified to do any work on shoes...replaced the outsole (or restitched it) without "picking" the old stitches. It's like perforating on top of perforations...and the end result is a rag--unstable, fragmented and, more often than not, requiring a full rewelt to rescue the shoe.

Yep, totally.
post #10659 of 19808
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Looks like the welt could use replacing. It is a bit eaten up.

Seems to be a Veldtschoen boots, so it isn't the welt.
Lots of Veldt resoled shoes looks like that with that irregular stitching, I don't know why.
post #10660 of 19808
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

Seems to be a Veldtschoen boots, so it isn't the welt.
Lots of Veldt resoled shoes looks like that with that irregular stitching, I don't know why.

Nah, DWF added, which it looks to be obvious that the old stitching wasn't pulled out either. It is just knotted up. I had shoes look like this that I got resoled at shoddy places before I knew better.
post #10661 of 19808
Yes, the problem is clear, but I noticed that is more common on Veldt Shoes.
post #10662 of 19808
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

Seems to be a Veldtschoen boots, so it isn't the welt.
Lots of Veldt resoled shoes looks like that with that irregular stitching, I don't know why.

Could be...hard to tell from the photo. Hard to tell anything about a shoe from a single photo.

That said, everything else applies--if the stitching was irregular to begin with, then the maker needs to work on his skills. If the stitching is irregular because of a resole job, then the repairmen has failed to achieve a modicum of responsible craftsmanship. Regardless, putting in two holes where there was originally only one is "perforating the perforations."

In either/any case, the welt has been damaged.
post #10663 of 19808
X-Post from AE thread.

Dalton comparison pics before my calf Dalton auction ends and I have to ship them out.

The calf Daltons were probably worn about ten times. Before the first wear I treated them with Saphir Medaille D'or creme in no.2 neutral. It is a beeswax based creme for smooth leather that is meant to clean, nourish, recolour and waterproof. Subsequent polishing was done with shea butter based Saphir Medaille D'or no.3 (light brown).

The walnut Daltons were worn once. I treated them after wear with a bit of Saphir's new neat foot oil based neutral cordovan care cream.

The differences I see are that the calf shoe is lined while the cordovan version is unlined. Also, the AE butyl leather sole has a bit more curve than the JR sole. There is also a decorative stitch around the side brouging on the cordovan pair that is absent on the calf pair.

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post #10665 of 19808
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Tho I do prefer the softer RL PJs. I may have to kop another pair of teh slipperz.
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