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post #3916 of 19111
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Originally Posted by gusvs View Post
My newly arrived (and first pair of) Saint Crispin's:










I can really testify to what others have said about Mr. Car; he has been a true gentleman and a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process.

I think if you stare into these deep enough you might see Adam & Eve. So it goes.
post #3917 of 19111
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Originally Posted by gusvs View Post
My newly arrived (and first pair of) Saint Crispin's:


I can really testify to what others have said about Mr. Car; he has been a true gentleman and a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process.

WOW!!!
post #3918 of 19111
fritzl was very generous in having some trees made up for my Greshams in Vienna. These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much. Update as well for you black haters: I doubled-down on the Greshams, this time on the 82 last in burnt pine. The last shoe of the EG sale!

post #3919 of 19111
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Originally Posted by worth View Post
I have the cheapest quality new boots on the face of the planet in these Ritano Wingtip boots. I knew for $70 they would be cheap, but I needed something for the sloppy days that I didn't care about getting messed up. Most people can't tell the difference anyway, and i've had compliments on them.

After two wears, the stitching is popping out on the crease where the foot bends.

I don't want to take it to a cobbler, because I want to spend the least amount on them as possible. I don't want to spend $50 or $100 in repairs to a $5 boot.

I could return them, but I would have to cover shipping costs to the US from Canada, so if I could fix them for cheap, i'd rather do that.

Any suggestions other than throwing them out? Because I know that is the first thing that came to everyone's mind.

In addition, i'm a firm believer in quality now. Why spend $70 on a pair of boots that lasted 2 wears when you can spend more but get 10 years out of them? It was a wasted $70 I know.


Well, since you've dismissed the two most logical options...duct tape?
post #3920 of 19111
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
fritzl was very generous in having some trees made up for my Greshams in Vienna. These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much. Update as well for you black haters: I doubled-down on the Greshams, this time on the 82 last in burnt pine. The last shoe of the EG sale!


Black power!
post #3921 of 19111
Wearing my black Grants today for the first time in a while. LOVE the Gresham. Getting a MTO pair of Jodphurs in chocolate brown suede from Alfred Sargent actually.
post #3922 of 19111
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
Black power!

post #3923 of 19111
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much.


For boots, you should have opted for boot-sized trees:

post #3924 of 19111
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
fritzl was very generous in having some trees made up for my Greshams in Vienna. These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much.


actually two and a half hours away from vienna.

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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
actually, it wasn't possible today to do a pair of trees from the scratch. mr. berta adjusted an existing pair.

from my archive, mr. berta at work:


glad you like your first foray into the three piece world.
post #3925 of 19111
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post
Congrats ^^ those are stunning - and that shoe box! :P

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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post
Christsakes they are wonderful !!! Have they been bloody varnished

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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
Wow... just beautiful. Enjoy and wear them in good health!

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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post
gusvs - killer Saint Crispin's!

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
I think if you stare into these deep enough you might see Adam & Eve. So it goes.

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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
WOW!!!

Thanks everyone!

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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
fritzl was very generous in having some trees made up for my Greshams in Vienna. These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much. Update as well for you black haters: I doubled-down on the Greshams, this time on the 82 last in burnt pine. The last shoe of the EG sale!


Those look really nice medtech, looking forward to see the Burnt Pine version!
post #3926 of 19111
Gus, those shoes are lovely. Look a bit like my Scafore, actually.
post #3927 of 19111
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
^ If I am not mistaken SF member MalfordofLondon has had some experience with Stemar.

Wow. My first real post and I get a reply from Spoo? I'm giggling like a schoolgirl!

Thanks for the info. I checked out his site but he doesn't appear to be stocking shoes. (See what I did there?)

Not to worry, though. I'm new to this whole arena so I probably need to get some gateway purchases under my belt before I start coveting these with any real conviction.

Still, though, *damn* nice shoes.
post #3928 of 19111
Top shoe has Saphir Renovateur applied; bottom has been brushed, but the polishing/buffing is incomplete. Finished
post #3929 of 19111
Interesting colors. What did you do to get those dark shadows?
post #3930 of 19111
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Originally Posted by JDelage View Post
Interesting colors. What did you do to get those dark shadows?

I wore them.

It is only patina.
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