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post #16636 of 19222
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

Nice! The N&L P&S shoes I've owned who were made by Grenson did not have that sole at all, and like you I've never seen it from them. I'd say Cheaney, they do a lot of rebranded shoes, and I think they look like the soles of the Cheaney Imperial collection, which have the same quite extreme fiddle back. Pic of it here on a pair I owned, if you scroll down a bit: http://imgur.com/a/MxcQw

And we have a winner! They are quite clearly Cheaney made. I wonder if N&L have switched entirely from Grenson to Cheaney for their Poulsen Skone range?
By the way, I check your blog weekly, keep up the good work! Since I live in the vicinity of Borås, it was quite interesting to see your post about my go-to cobbler. Your post about Skomakeri Framåt was also very informative, especially as the samples they show on their homepage are a bit... well, let us just say that I think they left something to be desired.
post #16637 of 19222
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Originally Posted by Jakezero View Post


And we have a winner! They are quite clearly Cheaney made. I wonder if N&L have switched entirely from Grenson to Cheaney for their Poulsen Skone range?
By the way, I check your blog weekly, keep up the good work! Since I live in the vicinity of Borås, it was quite interesting to see your post about my go-to cobbler. Your post about Skomakeri Framåt was also very informative, especially as the samples they show on their homepage are a bit... well, let us just say that I think they left something to be desired.

 

I checked their site now, and it might be correct that they switched to Cheaney for the P&S-shoes (as well as some of the standard shoes, if I'm correct). At least they describe the shoes in the exact same way as they do with your boots, which usually is a hint.

 

Thanks for your kind words about my blog, glad you like it! You're quite fortunate to have such a great cobbler as Jörgen in your town. And yeah, I think Skomakeri Framåt could do with an update of their homepage in many ways..

post #16638 of 19222
Got my Marlows today. These things make me want to go out and kick some ass icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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post #16639 of 19222
Question for Uncle Mac and MOL:

The Marlows do feel a bit tight. Forum wisdom says that cordovan will stretch over time. Any tips on speeding up the process? They've already stretched a bit with the high volume C&J trees inside.

Can I use a shoe stretching solution on the cordo?

I went down down half a size and I'm glad I did. Insole length of 11.75 should be perfect. I would have been swimming in a half size up.
post #16640 of 19222
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Got my Marlows today. These things make me want to go out and kick some ass icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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nephew,
wear your wt in good health
post #16641 of 19222
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Question for Uncle Mac and MOL:

The Marlows do feel a bit tight. Forum wisdom says that cordovan will stretch over time. Any tips on speeding up the process? They've already stretched a bit with the high volume C&J trees inside.

Can I use a shoe stretching solution on the cordo?

I went down down half a size and I'm glad I did. Insole length of 11.75 should be perfect. I would have been swimming in a half size up.

nephew,
from my experience, the cordovan leather does not stretch as calf leather does. you can have the shoes stretched by machine by either the manufacturer or the store that the shoes were purchased
post #16642 of 19222
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
from my experience, the cordovan leather does not stretch as calf leather does. you can have the shoes stretched by machine by either the manufacturer or the store that the shoes were purchased

+1. Just be careful. I had a pair stretched once, and it resulted in a odd texture that I could never get rid of.
post #16643 of 19222
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
from my experience, the cordovan leather does not stretch as calf leather does. you can have the shoes stretched by machine by either the manufacturer or the store that the shoes were purchased

Same experience, I tied to stretch the width on two cordovan shoes, to no avail. It felt ok for a couple hours, then reverted to its original tightness.

I will size up in the future...
post #16644 of 19222
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Same experience, I tied to stretch the width on two cordovan shoes, to no avail. It felt ok for a couple hours, then reverted to its original tightness.

I will size up in the future...

Stretching short grained hide will likely to damage it's structural integrity.

p.s., get some cork and cement to shape shoe trees to your feet shape/dimensions.
post #16645 of 19222
jrd617, on the oft-shared Allen&Edmonds video found on Youtube the company representative says that cordovan doesn't like to be stretched, and picks some some torn uppers at the A&E factory. Most likely they last with haste and won't leave the leather on the last to take shape over several weeks. You may just manage to stretch yours a bit with enlarged shoe trees over several weeks with minimal damage.
post #16646 of 19222

 

Wow, a beautiful pair of shoes!  thumbs-up.gif
 
Myself am a customer of Petkov, wonderful shoes-never again what else!
post #16647 of 19222
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

I checked their site now, and it might be correct that they switched to Cheaney for the P&S-shoes (as well as some of the standard shoes, if I'm correct).

There can't be many Northampton manufacturers left, who haven't made New&Lingwood's 'Poulsen Skone' range at some point during the last 20 years or so. It used to be Edward Green (until the early 2000s), thereafter N&L has dabbled with most suitable candidates.

This is the problem with 'private label' work, suppliers can be changed without anyone noticing. Changes can be for good reasons (better quality, more reliable delivery dates etc.) or for bad reasons (new supplier is cheaper, so retailer can achieve higher margins).
post #16648 of 19222
Maybe not posted before, Septieme Largeur triple buckle boots from their FB page

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post #16649 of 19222

^^ Congrats!  I really didn't like them when I saw them on "The Shoe Snob", but I like them a lot more on your feet.  Lovely colour choice too.

post #16650 of 19222

Got the parcel from Maftei, haven't tried it yet, but the first opinion is "wow"! 

Will make more pics later on.

 

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