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How did you get ahold of the trees? Is it through Vass or did you source them yourself?
Great looking shoes!

Thank you, I ordered the trees with the shoes through Vass but the shoes were ready first, I asked them to ship the shoes with the regular trees and they just send me these about 5 weeks after the shoes.

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Classic with a great last and leather colour.

Thanks!

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Rikod:  that's the U last right?  Which leather colour is it?  6319 cognac or "antic" cognac?

Thanks, yes it's the U Last in Shell Cordovan, "Saddle" color
post #14012 of 19548
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Group photo of G&G Canterbury on DG70 burgundy cordovan, Carmina boot on Robert-last in Cognac Crodovan and C&J Avebury on 337 in black calf
Unfortunately I managed to pull the pull strap a bit too hard on the canterburys frown.gif
Missing are the - not yet ordered - EG Shannons on 82 last in a dark brown colour (don't know which yet and I am still not sure which sole option to go for)

oh man, i love your carmina bal boots, absolutely stunning, makes me want to order a pair

edit: are they MTO?
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oh man, i love your carmina bal boots, absolutely stunning, makes me want to order a pair
edit: are they MTO?

No they are RTW!

From http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/
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Yes - this is real



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Is he the grandson of the old woman who lived there?

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HERE YOU ARE MY HANDMADE SHOES.

 

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There might be a couple that I might not personally choose, but overall, very nice.

 

 

Well Done. 

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Yes - this is real

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Guys, I've decided what I want to happen to me when I die... I'm not going into the ground in that Kenneth Cole shaped thing, though. Will G&G be interested for the right price?

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Guys, I've decided what I want to happen to me when I die... I'm not going into the ground in that Kenneth Cole shaped thing, though. Will G&G be interested for the right price?

 

Haha just what I thought: all that trouble and makes a hideous square-toed horror like that!

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Ive found a pair of now discontinued church sydney monk shoes that have been well worn for £40 and i can get them refurbished direct fron church for £90 including the insoles, heelsocks and pads saving me £145 if i were to buy brand new. Do you guys think its a good idea?
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Ive found a pair of now discontinued church sydney monk shoes that have been well worn for £40 and i can get them refurbished direct fron church for £90 including the insoles, heelsocks and pads saving me £145 if i were to buy brand new. Do you guys think its a good idea?

 

It's tempting; I've never had a shoe completely refurbished like that by the maker.  If you do it, I'd love to see a before and after.

 

My instinct is that "well-worn", especially on a plain-toe monk, may or may not come back to a fresh-looking standard.  Assuming you're in the EU and paying VAT, then your sums make sense, but I might still be tempted to get some of the last new-in-box stock if you love the shoe.  And that's the other thing: do you love it, or are you thinking "actually I wouldn't mind a monk in this colour" because it's cheap?  If it's the latter, put your £135 towards something you really like instead.

 

If it looks fundamentally sound (no tears, or damage to the welt), and if you really like the shoe then I guess it's worth a punt for half the new price.  But if you're just tempted because it's there, my experience suggests it won't get the wear to justify it, and you're better saving the cash up for something that keeps you awake at night.

 

Here's one more thought: for the same price as a maker's refurbishment, you might be able to get a restoration, resole and custom patina from someone like Alexander Nurulaeff at "Dandy Shoes" Italy.  If you want something completely different but in that lovely classic 73 last shape, then perhaps that's the way to go?  I've been thinking about that for a while; I'm just looking out for the right "base" shoe to experiment with.

post #14021 of 19548
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

It's tempting; I've never had a shoe completely refurbished like that by the maker.  If you do it, I'd love to see a before and after.

My instinct is that "well-worn", especially on a plain-toe monk, may or may not come back to a fresh-looking standard.  Assuming you're in the EU and paying VAT, then your sums make sense, but I might still be tempted to get some of the last new-in-box stock if you love the shoe.  And that's the other thing: do you love it, or are you thinking "actually I wouldn't mind a monk in this colour" because it's cheap?  If it's the latter, put your £135 towards something you really like instead.

If it looks fundamentally sound (no tears, or damage to the welt), and if you really like the shoe then I guess it's worth a punt for half the new price.  But if you're just tempted because it's there, my experience suggests it won't get the wear to justify it, and you're better saving the cash up for something that keeps you awake at night.

Here's one more thought: for the same price as a maker's refurbishment, you might be able to get a restoration, resole and custom patina from someone like Alexander Nurulaeff at "Dandy Shoes" Italy.  If you want something completely different but in that lovely classic 73 last shape, then perhaps that's the way to go?  I've been thinking about that for a while; I'm just looking out for the right "base" shoe to experiment with.

Yeah it is a pair that ive wanted for quite a while and the saving allows me to buy a pair of loakes as well so its tempting to do, jusy a matter of how new they can get them looking based on peoples experiences, the uppers itself are in good nick its just the soles mainly nd i want to get the insoles done for the second hand reason.
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It's tempting; I've never had a shoe completely refurbished like that by the maker.  If you do it, I'd love to see a before and after.

My instinct is that "well-worn", especially on a plain-toe monk, may or may not come back to a fresh-looking standard.  Assuming you're in the EU and paying VAT, then your sums make sense, but I might still be tempted to get some of the last new-in-box stock if you love the shoe.  And that's the other thing: do you love it, or are you thinking "actually I wouldn't mind a monk in this colour" because it's cheap?  If it's the latter, put your £135 towards something you really like instead.

If it looks fundamentally sound (no tears, or damage to the welt), and if you really like the shoe then I guess it's worth a punt for half the new price.  But if you're just tempted because it's there, my experience suggests it won't get the wear to justify it, and you're better saving the cash up for something that keeps you awake at night.

Here's one more thought: for the same price as a maker's refurbishment, you might be able to get a restoration, resole and custom patina from someone like Alexander Nurulaeff at "Dandy Shoes" Italy.  If you want something completely different but in that lovely classic 73 last shape, then perhaps that's the way to go?  I've been thinking about that for a while; I'm just looking out for the right "base" shoe to experiment with.

Yeah it is a pair that ive wanted for quite a while and the saving allows me to buy a pair of loakes as well so its tempting to do, jusy a matter of how new they can get them looking based on peoples experiences, the uppers itself are in good nick its just the soles mainly nd i want to get the insoles done for the second hand reason.

Didnt you ever see the before / after Church article ???

http://styleessentials.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/churchs-repair-process.html
post #14023 of 19548
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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post

Didnt you ever see the before / after Church article ???
http://styleessentials.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/churchs-repair-process.html

As expected, there is very little to be done with uppers that you can't do yourself. The rest (insoles, etc) require de-constructing the shoe. The best advice is to only pay the re-furb cost if the uppers are in very good condition, or if you are in love with the shoes.
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Kev - That's impressive - looks like they've even re-closed part of the upper, in the linked article.

 

Docker: what Loakes are you planning to get?  I can see the appeal of getting two for the price of one, especially if one is still a Church's classic.  

post #14025 of 19548

Im not 100% decided yet, I want a pair of brown brogue shoes as at the moment I have the loake 200b toe cap, loake 206b semi brogues and if I do decide to go ahead Ill also have the black church sydney monks.

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