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post #301 of 375
Anyone send bnelson their ggs, egs, jls, etc?
post #302 of 375
I've sent my G&G's and Corthay's.
post #303 of 375
How closely did they replicate the original outsold and welt?
post #304 of 375
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Wait, you bought shoes on ebay and sent them to be resoled before trying them on? confused.gif

 

As I live in Australia, it would hardly have been worthwhile to buy them (from the States), have them sent here, send them back and then have them sent here again.

 

As I said, I gambled and lost. But I probably won't lose much.

post #305 of 375
I mean, the welt wasn't changed at all, just the sole. So, I mean if you understand you are not getting a factory finished sole I would say the outcome is pretty damn good and worth every penny when compared to what the factory charges for a resole, which is absurd. I think the Corthay's are posted in this thread somewhere. When you are wearing the shoes neither you, nor anybody else would notice that it wasn't resoled by the manufacturer. To be honest, also, I like the fact that the bottom of the shoe doesn't look exactly the same, it shoes you've worn them well, cared for them, and enjoy function over fuddy-duddy.

One thing I did notice is that from the factory G&G's have this split where the heel meets the rest of the sole. Now, this is just my understanding and may not be fact, but I think in bespoke shoes there is some sort of purpose for this that has to do with the way a shoe is hand made. In the G&G RTW, MTO non-bespoke shoe it is an affectation of the real handsewn process. When I got my G&G's back from B. Nelson this slight split was gone. Does it mean anything? I have no idea, but the only one who would know is me with a microscope.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Anyone send bnelson their ggs, egs, jls, etc?

I have sent a bunch of different makers.
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Thanks guys
post #308 of 375
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Anyone send bnelson their ggs, egs, jls, etc?
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

I recently dropped off and received my RL Marlow shell loafers. C&J wanted $210, BN charged $90. Was very pleased with the results.

Jesus $210? Barney's had C&J chukkas for $199 during their sale...

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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

Jesus $210? Barney's had C&J chukkas for $199 during their sale...

Well, good luck finding C&J Cordovan shoes for $200.

 

Even well used, they'll generally will go for at least twice that amount.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Well, good luck finding C&J Cordovan shoes for $200.

 

Even well used, they'll generally will go for at least twice that amount.

That's beside the point, though. You're paying for a resoling, not a shoe.

 

And RL Marlow's can be had for under $500 during private sale (and for $300 when eddie here on SF has them!). 

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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

That's beside the point, though. You're paying for a resoling, not a shoe.

 

And RL Marlow's can be had for under $500 during private sale (and for $300 when eddie here on SF has them!). 

Now your making a more relevant comparison. A chukka which isn't shell in most cases is not a good comparison or a replacement for wingtip in shell.But keep in mind most people would have no idea that they could get new C&J shells for this amount.

 

Although I agree the C&J price for resoling does seem rather high. Especially when you consider Alden and Allen Edmonds charge about $50 to $75 less. In fact I think this even puts C&J costs about the same probably as John Lobb and Edward Green.

post #313 of 375
EG and JL charge a lot more actually. More because you are getting more than just a resole. They are recrafting. Putting the shoe on the same last, replacing the welt and cork, finsihing work on the sole and so on. It is not simply just a resole. But still, they charge a lot to do this and it takes much longer to get your shoes back. Also, many people have been expressing dissatisfaction with EG recrafting in particular. They are making it harder and harder to do, increasing the price and taking longer and such. They are kind of disincentivizing people to use their recraft service. IMO, it is costing them too much time and good labor that can be put into making new shoes.

Also, it is stupid to compare the price of a shoe on sale with a resole. Like others mentioned you can't compare a simple chukka to a shell shoe to begin with. There is a reason why a chukka goes on sale, but a shell wingtip doesn't.
post #314 of 375
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Now your making a more relevant comparison. A chukka which isn't shell in most cases is not a good comparison or a replacement for wingtip in shell.But keep in mind most people would have no idea that they could get new C&J shells for this amount.

Although I agree the C&J price for resoling does seem rather high. Especially when you consider Alden and Allen Edmonds charge about $50 to $75 less. In fact I think this even puts C&J costs about the same probably as John Lobb and Edward Green.

I think JLP and EG are higher. From what I've seen they're usually 1/3 of the (stock) retail priced footwear. Nick V. does a great job though and I will miss being able to walk into his shop once I move. True honest guy and a boon to us shoe dudes.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

How closely did they replicate the original outsold and welt?

Outsoles are nice since you can request JR soles. Haven't had him do fancy stuff like fiddleback or curve the sides of the welt/sole so I'd shoot him an e-mail to see what your options are.
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I recall people saying that the resole is usually close to 25% of purchase price. I paid a little over $300 for a pair of JL to be re-soled.
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