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Thanks DW, I appreciate the lead. I shall turn to the Germans for resources.

In the conversation about toe plates, I put them on all my shoes as something about my biomechanics leave the toes with more wear. I really don't have much issue with noise (or I have just habituated to it) so the utility outweights premature sole wear.

Interestingly, I have minimal heel lift wear and more often than not replace soles before I even get through half of the rubber lift. I know many end up having to replace this at least once before a resole.

I keep forgetting the folks at O. Baltor & sons in San Francisco. They have much of the same stock as Goetz.

FWIW, IMO, the toe plates that are not inset are less detrimental than flush plates.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

My G&Gs have taps as well, but I would have never paid $100 for it. Meermin & Carmina do it for around $35, and it looks just as good.

 

Given my geography I didn't have a ton of options.

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

FWIW, IMO, the toe plates that are not inset are less detrimental than flush plates.

DW, is that because with toe plates sitting aloft you don't have to skive off a piece of leather and thus have less chance of damaging the thread attaching the sole to the welt? My cobbler uses nails on the non flush ones and I'm not sure whether screws or nails are better.

FWIW, my flush toe plates are very quite but the non flush ones are noisy, especially on marble floors
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Hello All,

My humble contribution of the Rothschild in Vintage Cherry
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post

DW, is that because with toe plates sitting aloft you don't have to skive off a piece of leather and thus have less chance of damaging the thread attaching the sole to the welt? My cobbler uses nails on the non flush ones and I'm not sure whether screws or nails are better.

FWIW, my flush toe plates are very quite but the non flush ones are noisy, especially on marble floors

Yes, that's the way I see it. I suppose it is possible to pick the stitches and restitch after the rebate has been prepared...but unless that's done there is nothing, really, to keep the stitching from coming loose and dirt and moisture from getting in between the outsole and the insole. More troubling is that the screws often get driven into the inseam, which damages it.

Surface plates can be put on with small screws as well and that may reduce the noise.
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Hello All,

My humble contribution of the Rothschild in Vintage Cherry

Lovely shoes - what last are they? You'd think I know my DG70s from my TG73s from my MH71s by now ... shog[1].gif
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Lovely shoes - what last are they? You'd think I know my DG70s from my TG73s from my MH71s by now ... shog[1].gif

Looks like DG70 to me...
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Looks like DG70 to me...

Indeed, they are DG70s!

 

Sharp eye!

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Wow..

http://instagram.com/p/uxbRSvHaJz/

Looks like MH71, Deco black, black or grey suede.

Now, THAT's a balmoral boot!
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Wow..

http://instagram.com/p/uxbRSvHaJz/

Looks like MH71, Deco black, black or grey suede.

Now, THAT's a balmoral boot!
Vintage pearl grey calf
Dark grey Suede
TG73
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I really like antique pine. It's be a nice comparison to my (soon to arrive) EG Edwardian Falkirks
Gaziano & Girling Oakham
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Those look too big
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Wicked wholecut idea:

5 eyelet Sinatra in Chestnut Pin Grain on DG70
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Those look too big
Fit is pretty good actually!
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I just placed my preorder for the G&G St James II Chestnut from Skoat. Looking forward to my first pair of G&G just in time for Spring. Thank you all for your help :)

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