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I once had a pair of Guidi's resoled in Singapore, was very specific about what I wanted (just removed the bottom layer of leather from the heel, don't polish, don't smooth/sand down the sole, etc.). when I returned to pick them up the cobbler had cut diagonally through the heel (presumably to level the boot so it would sit flat) and sanded and polished the heel so much that they looked like formal dress shoes so YMMV.

Which cobbler did you go to? If you need a recommendation I can point you towards the guy that did both my A1923s.

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What's the opinion on the brand Feit?

From what I read online, the brand used to be a lot smaller, and hence had a better grasp on quality control.

But now they supposedly outsource production overseas and in turn have a lower level of quality.

Any truth to that?

IIRC they've always manufactured in China? It's quite a small operation though. I used to have a pair of their handsewn lows, wasn't super impressed with the upper leather though but I absolutely swear by their thick ass buffalo leather insoles - just get one a size or two up, wax the underside to prevent squeaking, throw em in any really uncomfortable pair of baller boots and instant bliss.
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Which cobbler did you go to? If you need a recommendation I can point you towards the guy that did both my A1923s.
IIRC they've always manufactured in China? It's quite a small operation though. I used to have a pair of their handsewn lows, wasn't super impressed with the upper leather though but I absolutely swear by their thick ass buffalo leather insoles - just get one a size or two up, wax the underside to prevent squeaking, throw em in any really uncomfortable pair of baller boots and instant bliss.

Exdeath it was one in the basement of Paragon but this was years ago when I was in SG for a few months on work.

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Exdeath it was one in the basement of Paragon but this was years ago when I was in SG for a few months on work.

Ah got it, thought you were a local. Singapore doesn't really have much of a craftsmanship culture, there's pretty much no shoe repair shop out here I'd trust to do even a GYW repair
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Ah got it, thought you were a local. Singapore doesn't really have much of a craftsmanship culture, there's pretty much no shoe repair shop out here I'd trust to do even a GYW repair

 

Used to frequent Mirrco before I went abroad for a few years; recently returned to find out they've ceased the shoe repair side of their business.

 

Where did you get your A1923's done?

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All this talk about repairing our baller boots.

I got a pair of Incarnation leather wedge sole boots last year. within 10 wears the leather sole started splitting from the boot, probably because it's so thick and heavy
. I took it to a cobble who nailed the heels down, and when I wore the boots last week on a work trip I noticed the sole splitting at the midfoot area.

What's the recommended course of action here? Would i have luck contacting Incarnation directly? What would they be able to do?

or would you recommend just have a cobbler keep reinforcing it?

Attached pic of the boot. the split isn't visible in this pic, but you can get an idea of the sole.

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I'd start with contacting the store you bought it from - seems like a structural defect
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Some green guidi 955 vs Zam linen double layer short pants.

I'm feeling really at home in these.
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Always had love for the deep Green Yuketens. 

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Used to frequent Mirrco before I went abroad for a few years; recently returned to find out they've ceased the shoe repair side of their business.

Where did you get your A1923's done?

Queen's Shoe and Key at Far East Plaza. Just make sure you get the younger 30-something tattooed beng that usually mans the store on non-Sundays, and you have to give detailed instructions and remind him to not polish/grind the sides of the sole. He usually does my dress shoes/boots, and he did a great job rebalancing my A1923s so the vibrammed heels and soles are totally flush with the floor on both.
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Had a small problem with my new Augusta derbyz (posted pic a couple of pages ago). Took them back, and the shop exchanged them for a new pair.
The same model wasn't available so I got the new style with the blue trainer laces in thick horse.
Dyed the laces black last night.
Much better.
....and much prefer the shoe ;-)




Gonna necro this post from 2 years ago because these look cool
Great shape
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They were a super Derby.
Had to size up to sz44 as they were so thick. After a year they softened up slightly but were then a touch to big.
I now own these renna derbys. Softer leather with a beautiful texture. Easier to wear on a daily basis.



Edited by eton97 - 10/11/15 at 2:45am
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Great as well
This season's shape seems different
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Petrosolaum boots arrived. Here's some pics for those that like amateur photography.
Shame to vibram these, cool soles




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Hey guys, got a question to ask with regards to polishing your footwear. I am polishing these pair of A1923 ST3 - pics below (they were marked as black but are more of a light black/greyish tone) by hand with those standard black shoe polish kiwi. I am wondering if the boot would end up turning being darker and closer to black? Leather is Horse.

 

I recall eton did this previously with one of his ST3 as well and it turned out great (think the original color had a greyish/blue hint to it), but that was a while back and I cant seem to find the pictures/post anymore.

 

If anyone could chime in on their experiences that would be great. (what I should use, how should I do it, etc.)

 

To summarise, I am considering self polish my pair of boots in hopes of achieving a better shade of black; and a the same time, I am afraid I will screw it up and end up causing irreversible damage to my boots. 

 

Pics of the boot (if it matters its from SS15)

 

 

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^^very easy to do - i have done it twice on st3s:
1. condition first ( i used saphir renovator ).
2. Then black polish ( i used saphir but kiwi should work just the same). Follow instructions for how long to wait between applying and polishing.
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