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black tassel
merino wool argyles otc
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Black tassels are a sad sort of affair.
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Saint Crispins 105 in CRU 606
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Saint Crispins 105 in CRU 606

Very nice wurger!! very beautiful antique finish 

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Saint Crispins 105 in CRU 606

Beautiful shoes! Congratulations.
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Beautiful shoes! Congratulations.

Stunning masterpiece
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nephew,
looking good
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Cleave, if it's possible to describe in words, could you tell us how you lace your shoes to show no laces inside? Or is this pair just laced for the camera?

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Cleave, if it's possible to describe in words, could you tell us how you lace your shoes to show no laces inside? Or is this pair just laced for the camera?

No and no

They were laced up like this at EG, except there was one crossed over from the second eyelet to the fourth. When trying them I felt as though I couldn't get the lacing snug enough. When home tried em again with the same feeling so went straight to the top instead of crossed over mid-way. See I said I couldn't explain it....

It looks very close to this, top middle, hidden knot.

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Cleave, if it's possible to describe in words, could you tell us how you lace your shoes to show no laces inside? Or is this pair just laced for the camera?

This is the site you want for lacing methods, this form in particular: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straightbarlacing.htm 

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Thanks, guys. I think I might try the Checkerboard!  

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Alfred Sargent lazyman.

These are gorgeous
What last are they?
Thanks
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My second pair of Santoni limited edition in the last month.

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This is exactly the main problem with the brand - they produce such a wide range of differing quality levels from the mundane to the superb that it dilutes the brand equity IMO.  With St. Crispin's you know what level of quality to expect from the product.  With Santoni, you don't - unless you are familiar with varying model designations and what they mean.

 

The benefit, though, is that if you know what to look for you can get an exceptional deal on the better stuff in the secondary market.  I don't, and that fact combined with their insanely variable sizing keeps me away from taking the plunge on web purchases.


Yeah, I am a Santoni fan and through trial and error I figured out which designs I wear in what sizes.  I live in NY and luckily can purchase directly and in-person from the Mad Ave store.  If you buy online for the first time, you have to buy from a place with a liberal return/exchange policy.  But you generally can tell what you're getting by the price.  Once you find the right size for you, it's a wonderful well-made shoe that will last you a lifetime with proper care and will rival many of the top brands.  

 

Those gems in the picture posted by Jazz are more like $3k retail and actually are hand stitched  get this - from the inside out.  You can see it if you take a close look.  I don't know much about shoe making, but that has to be darn difficult to do, and no machine can do something like that that I know of - hence the price.  If you're paying $700 for a pair of Santonis, you are not likely buying anything as fancy as what Jazz posted.

 

I am dying to get my dogs in a pair of SCs.  I was going for Lobb next, but now I think It's going to be the Saints!  I was going to try and defend Santoni, but I just remember seeing some real junk in Nordstroms a few months ago. They would never sell that stuff on Mad Ave and I don't think any pair of SC drops that far in quality. 

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