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post #8671 of 19398
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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color 8 tankers
argyles otc

Alden does the Norwegian very well. Each time you shoe a pair of them, I get a step closer to getting a pair!
post #8672 of 19398
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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post

Thanks for the response. Did you order directly from Saint Crispin's or through another source. The main reason I ask, is because I am curious as to who gave you the 20% off your first order. Thanks.
-LR

I ordered from Saint Crispin's direct, corresponded with Mr Car, who was really patient and guided me thru the entire process. He sent me a leather samples to aid in my decision at no extra cost too.
post #8673 of 19398
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Look like Jeffery Wests....
I saw some comments about a 1/2 sole job in an earlier post here.
Some in the industry have called me stupid for only doing full re-crafting rather than 1/2 soles. We use dozens of full soles every week. To my knowledge we used 1 pair of Men's 1/2 soles this year.
The reason they have called me stupid is they tell me that the profit margin is greater on 1/2 soles than a full re-craft. Something I'm fully aware of.
I have asked them, would you put a 1/2 sole on your own high-grades? They say no. Then I ask, why would you use them on a customers? The answer I get is, the customer is stupid, they don't any better. That attitude always annoyed me. My response lead me into confrontations a few times. that is, it's the customer that puts bread on our table. If they are naive about something, why not educated them? Why take advantage of them?
The retail price range of shoes we service is $300 up to 15K. If a customer is willing to trust you with that sort of investment why would you compromise your trust in them and, your integrity by cutting corners with a patch job? Makes no sense to me and it's damaging to the integrity of the business.
The fact is, shoddy shoe repair shops (the majority) would rather do 1/2 soles than doing the job the right way. Sure you can make it look pretty but that's only cosmetic.
It's the structure and integrity of the construction of the shoe thats important.
The four most common reasons cobblers use 1/2 soles are:
1. They don't know how to use the stitcher's needed.
2. They are not willing to invest in them.
3. Profits
4. They want of offer a less expensive option.
None of those are acceptable to me. I give #4 some merit however, it's still not right for the shoe. That's where I have to bail.
To add insult, the cobbler that knows he is going to use a 1/2 sole is more concerned with short-cuts (increasing his profit) rather than correcting something he sees. Something the customer will never notice. To that I'll add...that sort of guy isn't concerned with the welt because he knows he's not using a stitcher. So, when he trims the sole, he doesn't care if he severely damages the welt.
post #8674 of 19398
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Originally Posted by lexmann View Post

Christmas gift for myself.263

Herring Rushden - if I'm not mistaken?
post #8675 of 19398
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Son's swag is turned all the way up right there.
post #8676 of 19398
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Alden does the Norwegian very well. Each time you shoe a pair of them, I get a step closer to getting a pair!

you will be please by your decision
post #8677 of 19398
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

Look like Jeffery Wests....
I saw some comments about a 1/2 sole job in an earlier post here.
Some in the industry have called me stupid for only doing full re-crafting rather than 1/2 soles. We use dozens of full soles every week. To my knowledge we used 1 pair of Men's 1/2 soles this year.
The reason they have called me stupid is they tell me that the profit margin is greater on 1/2 soles than a full re-craft. Something I'm fully aware of.
I have asked them, would you put a 1/2 sole on your own high-grades? They say no. Then I ask, why would you use them on a customers? The answer I get is, the customer is stupid, they don't any better. That attitude always annoyed me. My response lead me into confrontations a few times. that is, it's the customer that puts bread on our table. If they are naive about something, why not educated them? Why take advantage of them?
The retail price range of shoes we service is $300 up to 15K. If a customer is willing to trust you with that sort of investment why would you compromise your trust in them and, your integrity by cutting corners with a patch job? Makes no sense to me and it's damaging to the integrity of the business.
The fact is, shoddy shoe repair shops (the majority) would rather do 1/2 soles than doing the job the right way. Sure you can make it look pretty but that's only cosmetic.
It's the structure and integrity of the construction of the shoe thats important.
The four most common reasons cobblers use 1/2 soles are:
1. They don't know how to use the stitcher's needed.
2. They are not willing to invest in them.
3. Profits
4. They want of offer a less expensive option.
None of those are acceptable to me. I give #4 some merit however, it's still not right for the shoe. That's where I have to bail.
To add insult, the cobbler that knows he is going to use a 1/2 sole is more concerned with short-cuts (increasing his profit) rather than correcting something he sees. Something the customer will never notice. To that I'll add...that sort of guy isn't concerned with the welt because he knows he's not using a stitcher. So, when he trims the sole, he doesn't care if he severely damages the welt.

nephew,
that is why you are the best
three generation of outstanding customer service
post #8678 of 19398
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color 8 wt boot
argyles otc
post #8679 of 19398
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
that is why you are the best
three generation of outstanding customer service

+1.

Nick, keep up the good work and Happy Holidays!
post #8680 of 19398
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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I'm speechless - fanfukingtasic Spoo.
post #8681 of 19398
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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color 8 wt boot
argyles otc

Very nice chillin' at the coffee shop, Uncle.
post #8682 of 19398
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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I know it's not really the thread for it, but I need teh deets on those trousers!
post #8683 of 19398
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

The Narvell?

Nope - they are the EG - 'Hewitt'. They must be quite old stock. I'm not complaining at this price.
post #8684 of 19398
Thanks guys, I appreciate the nice words!
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

I know it's not really the thread for it, but I need teh deets on those trousers!

PM'd you.
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

Nope - they are the EG - 'Hewitt'. They must be quite old stock. I'm not complaining at this price.

I need full photographic evidence of RL mansion stock.
post #8685 of 19398
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

Very nice chillin' at the coffee shop, Uncle.

nephew,
thank you
my break from baby sitting for my grandchildren
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