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post #1306 of 2923
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Originally Posted by ezlau View Post

How much did it costs in total? Do metal toe taps and brass nails usually cost extra? The last time at LeatherSoul I paid $1,600 and brass nail was included. I opted not to have metal taps, but am just curious if there are any upcharges.

 

I'll have to dig up the bill and see if that is itemized.  I know that toe taps were extra - I just couldn't say how much off the top of my head.

post #1307 of 2923
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Thanks for the pictures roger,

I'm kind of attracted to the green chukka with buckle strap to be honest. Seems like a nice innovation for a chukka boot. Maybe in dark brown though...

 

Learn to love the green! :D  Seriously, I get that it's not for everyone.  My first pair will be brown, as I mentioned, but my second will likely be a darker green single eyelet derby.  I have strong representation of traditional colours in my rotation, so having a little fun is definitely in my future.

post #1308 of 2923
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Learn to love the green! biggrin.gif   Seriously, I get that it's not for everyone.  My first pair will be brown, as I mentioned, but my second will likely be a darker green single eyelet derby.  I have strong representation of traditional colours in my rotation, so having a little fun is definitely in my future.
Hah you don't have to convince me! I actually talked myself down from ordering green corthay gator shoes not too long ago I figured that at most an article of apparel should have one distinguishing factor - sort of a safety so that it doesn't overpower everything else.

I ended up ordering a full brogue in olive green with heavy burnishing. I don't want my trademark to be green shoes though so I think I'll limit it to just one!
post #1309 of 2923
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Originally Posted by ezlau View Post

How much did it costs in total? Do metal toe taps and brass nails usually cost extra? The last time at LeatherSoul I paid $1,600 and brass nail was included. I opted not to have metal taps, but am just curious if there are any upcharges.

LeatherSoul didn't charge me anything other than the last customization
post #1310 of 2923
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Hah you don't have to convince me! I actually talked myself down from ordering green corthay gator shoes not too long ago I figured that at most an article of apparel should have one distinguishing factor - sort of a safety so that it doesn't overpower everything else.

I ended up ordering a full brogue in olive green with heavy burnishing. I don't want my trademark to be green shoes though so I think I'll limit it to just one!

 

That all makes good sense to me.  I don't foresee multiple green shoes for myself.  Just one killer pair.

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As for the extras - well the bill didn't itemize the individual cost, but there was a grand total of $100 surcharge over the list price of the in-stock store model, which embraced the following additions:

 

Toe taps,

Brass initials,

Customization of the arch support to address my low arch

Thicker sole.

 

I can live with that. :D

 

First class treatment, and first class shoes.  I'm a happy guy.

post #1312 of 2923
I've always been convinced that Saint Crispin's has very reasonable pricing and price to quality ratio for their shoes.
post #1313 of 2923
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I've always been convinced that Saint Crispin's has very reasonable pricing and price to quality ratio for their shoes.

They are, undoubtedly, lovely shoes and they are exceptionally high quality, too.

But I don't know if you can say that a $1600 pair of shoes are reasonably priced.
post #1314 of 2923

Depends on your frame of reference.  How much nicer are a pair of $6k bespoke?

post #1315 of 2923
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Depends on your frame of reference.  How much nicer are a pair of $6k bespoke?

+1. I've had St.Cs that fit better, are better made, and are better finished than bespoke pairs I've received in the past.
post #1316 of 2923
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Originally Posted by ezlau View Post

I've always been convinced that Saint Crispin's has very reasonable pricing and price to quality ratio for their shoes.

They are, undoubtedly, lovely shoes and they are exceptionally high quality, too.

But I don't know if you can say that a $1600 pair of shoes are reasonably priced.

I agree with you, if in reference to RTW standard lines from stock online vendors.

but if you get MTO with last modifications, with a little upcharge, it's sort of decent value.
post #1317 of 2923
Just arrived from the LSBH trunk show. Rounded U cap adelaide in dark bordeaux. Phillip Carr fit me in a 10.5F for the left foot, 10.0G for the right with last adjustments at the ball of foot of both shoes. Fit is the most perfect I have ever had in a shoe. I may have bought my last pair of shoes from anyone else.



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Oh my, those are truly beautiful.

post #1319 of 2923
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Oh my, those are truly beautiful.

+1K
post #1320 of 2923
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Some eye candy from the LeatherFoot trunk show today:



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I like those burgundy ones especially the last which I reckon would be tres confortable. It is reminiscent of a J&M Spade handmade from the 40s minus the shovel.
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