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post #2581 of 9362
Black and Navy shell service boots were both 1100. Walnut would be at least that

Thinking if I want navy, I might go with the midnight reverse kudu. Problem is I need a half size because of my wide feet. I wonder how much these would stretch if I went with a half size down...
post #2582 of 9362
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


Damn didn't guy say $1000?

Yes. I thought stye would be $1,000 even as well

post #2583 of 9362
No Walnut shell???

I'm suddenly $1100 richer today !
post #2584 of 9362

The just making up the prices thing bothers me.  10% is material. Can get away with it when you're only selling 15 I guess.

post #2585 of 9362
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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post
 

The just making up the prices thing bothers me.  10% is material. Can get away with it when you're only selling 15 I guess.

 


The items are in demand. Just the way of the world, nephew. 

post #2586 of 9362

Does anyone know why the toe box on the navy shells look puffier compared to other models with a similar makeup?

 

navy shell: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0211/7310/products/SB_Navy_Cordovan1_1024x1024.jpg?v=1389320573

color8: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0211/7310/products/SB_Colour81_1024x1024.jpg?v=1386026776

 

Thanks!

post #2587 of 9362

Yeah but other shell boots of similar quality are 40% less.

post #2588 of 9362
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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post
 

Yeah but other shell boots of similar quality are 40% less.


It just depends which shoemaker you get a pair of shells from.

 

My Rider, Edward Green, and St Crispins shells where all more than this pair.

post #2589 of 9362

Oh absolutely, there are higher priced brands, doesn't change my point though.

post #2590 of 9362
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Damn didn't guy say $1000?

I'm pretty sure i only ever said "around $1000" or "just over $1000", but if i mislead anyone i apologize. Technically speaking this boot should have been a bit more than the Black version because of the lining.

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Navy is darker than I thought - probably great with denim as almost black. I'm not buying but they sure are nice to look at.

It's definitely more obviously blue in natural light. It's a very wearable colour.

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

It is all about the lighting.
I had navy shell Riders that I ended up getting rid of, that like other shell changed significantly in different lighting.
The work in progress pics on the IG account showed this specific pair lighter.
I guess I will see how these come out in person in March...

And as we all know, the price point is all about the demand.... (keep in mind that this thread has been fairly alive with action related to this offering)

The studio lighting tends to be a little flat and i try not to alter the colour of the product shots for consistency's sake. The photo on the homepage and in this thread is the exact same boot and gives a better idea of what colour to expect in natural light. The shells are already at the factory and this sample was cut from the same batch, so the the production run will be essentially identical. I'm not sure whether you're referring to the raw costs of cordovan or the price of our boots, but i can assure you this thread or any other perceived demand has absolutely 0 bearing on our pricing. The raw material costs on a cordovan boot made in our factory with our components is higher than the retail price of many other brands.
post #2591 of 9362
Purchased and glad I did
post #2592 of 9362
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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post
 

Oh absolutely, there are higher priced brands, doesn't change my point though.


Yeah you might be able to pay less for some others, but it usually even cost more for Alden shells when compared to Allen Edmonds. But I have to say it's always been worth that little extra premium to me. I've yet to be disappointed.

post #2593 of 9362
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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post

The just making up the prices thing bothers me.  10% is material. Can get away with it when you're only selling 15 I guess.

This is so far from the truth i don't even know where to begin. 10% would hardly cover the internal materials on any of our boots.
post #2594 of 9362
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Purchased and glad I did


Congrats Michael!!!

post #2595 of 9362
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Originally Posted by guyferguson View Post


This is so far from the truth i don't even know where to begin. 10% would hardly cover the internal materials on any of our boots.

 

10% is a material difference, i.e. its significant, not talking about the cost of materials, I completely agree that wouldn't come close.

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