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post #61 of 69
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Originally Posted by chazzz1970 View Post

hi Xiaogou

i really like the metal toe plates that b.nelson did for you. unfortunately i am in london and cant find any cobbler who uses those particular plates which i think are a type of lulus. the lulus that cleverleys use only have three nails in them whilst yours have five screws which are much better - much more robust. i am dying to source them so i can give them to cleverleys to use on my many pairs which have the more fragile 3 nail lulus...

please can you help ? i would order them from teh us if i knew exactly what they are called and if i knew a website to order them from ??

thanks for your help 

charles 

Check this post: http://www.styleforum.net/t/78888/toe-metal-protectors#post_1324856

post #62 of 69
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Originally Posted by chazzz1970 View Post

hi Xiaogou

i really like the metal toe plates that b.nelson did for you. unfortunately i am in london and cant find any cobbler who uses those particular plates which i think are a type of lulus. the lulus that cleverleys use only have three nails in them whilst yours have five screws which are much better - much more robust. i am dying to source them so i can give them to cleverleys to use on my many pairs which have the more fragile 3 nail lulus...

please can you help ? i would order them from teh us if i knew exactly what they are called and if i knew a website to order them from ??

thanks for your help 

charles 

These have only four holes for screws but the shop is based in the UK: http://www.leatherandgrindery.com/lulu-toe-plates-metal

post #63 of 69
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Originally Posted by chazzz1970 View Post

.......i am in london and cant find any cobbler who uses those particular plates which i think are a type of lulus. the lulus that cleverleys use only have three nails in them whilst yours have five screws which are much better - much more robust.....

What about a compromise - Lulus with four holes?

http://www.leatherandgrindery.com/lulu-toe-plates-metal

supplied by a grindery (dealer in shoe components) in New Malden (Greater London). Either you get them, or ask Cleverley to order them.

The plates come without the screws, it is up to the person fixing the 'lulus' whether he utilizes nails or screws. I know from my shoemaker, suitable screws are hard to come-by, woodworking screws are too big and the correct ones come from model making suppliers.
post #64 of 69
post #65 of 69
I'm looking for taps in this style. Have you guys come across the manufacturer or a website where I can order these?
: http://cdn.styleforum.net/2/2d/900x900px-LL-2de9f4b2_NEC_1485.jpeg

I'm also interested to know if anyone can recommend cobblers who provide this service in the Bay Area or HK. Thanks for your help
Edited by doogle - 1/10/14 at 2:01pm
post #66 of 69
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Originally Posted by doogle View Post

I'm looking for taps in this style. Have you guys come across the manufacturer or a website where I can order these?

They are known as "Triumph" or "Boulevard" plates.



You can order them in units of 10 pairs from Goetz Service (Catalogue Nr 780 017 60)

http://www.goetz-service.com/web/home.php?lang=us&nr=5

Goetz has agents throughout the world, there should be one near you.
post #67 of 69
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

They are known as "Triumph" or "Boulevard" plates.



You can order them in units of 10 pairs from Goetz Service (Catalogue Nr 780 017 60)

http://www.goetz-service.com/web/home.php?lang=us&nr=5

Goetz has agents throughout the world, there should be one near you.


Thanks! They seem to only allow commercial orders. I don't have access to their online shop, but I'll send them an email to see if they can accommodate.

Does anyone also happen to know what the exact name of style of the topy used in that pic? (http://cdn.styleforum.net/2/2d/900x900px-LL-2de9f4b2_NEC_1485.jpeg)

Is it a bad idea to do the topy first, and then install the toe plates afterwards? Or does it not matter?

I am travelling in 2 weeks, and B Nelson's turn around time is 10 business days. I'm planning to get the topy installed locally before my trip, wear my shoes for a few weeks, and then when I come back I'll send it in for toe plates.
Edited by doogle - 1/10/14 at 8:08pm
post #68 of 69
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Originally Posted by doogle View Post


Thanks! They seem to only allow commercial orders. I don't have access to their online shop, but I'll send them an email to see if they can accommodate.

Does anyone also happen to know what the style of the topy used in that pic? (http://cdn.styleforum.net/2/2d/900x900px-LL-2de9f4b2_NEC_1485.jpeg)

Is it a bad idea to do the topy first, and then install the toe plates afterwards? Or does it not matter?

I am travelling in 2 weeks, and B Nelson's turn around time is 10 business days. I'm planning to get the topy installed locally before my trip, wear my shoes for a few weeks, and then when I come back I'll send it in for toe plates.

I'd be interested to know.  If you're in Hong Kong we can group our order.

 

If you are going to Topy the soles you don't need the toe plates.

post #69 of 69
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

What about a compromise - Lulus with four holes?

http://www.leatherandgrindery.com/lulu-toe-plates-metal

supplied by a grindery (dealer in shoe components) in New Malden (Greater London). Either you get them, or ask Cleverley to order them.

The plates come without the screws, it is up to the person fixing the 'lulus' whether he utilizes nails or screws. I know from my shoemaker, suitable screws are hard to come-by, woodworking screws are too big and the correct ones come from model making suppliers.

The amount of holes depends on the size and shape of the toe. Some have more than others.
Correct about what is used to fasten them. Nails defeat the purpose because they can be kicked out. Thats likely to happen using a nail short enough that it won't damage the welt. Basically nails won't grip strong enough. Also correct about suitable screws.
IMO they should be brass plated to prevent rust and, a Philip head rather than slotted.
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