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post #2011 of 2532
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Wow. When did they start charging that much for this? It was ~$200 a couple of years ago.

 

Well they are getting out priced for the value nowadays, but that's just IMO.

post #2012 of 2532
Leathersoul seamless was $2300 last fall. Mine was $2400 (vs $1800 I think) with pret then tax. Then showed up with seam lol8[1].gif since I confirmed a technically different model number even though order sheet said simply so not sure where miscommunication was
post #2013 of 2532
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Leathersoul seamless was $2300 last fall. Mine was $2400 (vs $1800 I think) with pret then tax. Then showed up with seam lol8[1].gif since I confirmed a technically different model number even though order sheet said simply so not sure where miscommunication was

I hope you got money back! That happened once with StC. They put the wrong sole on a pair of boots. I was annoyed at first, but wasn't really out any money so I ignored it.
post #2014 of 2532
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

I hope you got money back! That happened once with StC. They put the wrong sole on a pair of boots. I was annoyed at first, but wasn't really out any money so I ignored it.

Yeah I think most of it back not sure exact pricing but it was close. I technically confirmed 114 in a darker 6972 from a photo by Ethan but we were also going off the purple simply they had on display. Didn't go to trunk show expecting to buy but damn shoes were too beautiful
post #2015 of 2532
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Didn't go to trunk show expecting to buy but damn shoes were too beautiful

That's how they getcha. Sounds like a nice pair of shoes.
post #2016 of 2532
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

That's how they getcha. Sounds like a nice pair of shoes.

Yeah in the end it was definitely worth it, pret fits like a dream

Shoe here when it was new:
post #2017 of 2532
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Originally Posted by jkater1 View Post

Just got word that my first pair of St Crispin's came in. Can't wait for them to get here, here is a picture or it didn't happen.

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wow .... beautiful combinations of materials and colors
post #2018 of 2532

Amazing boots jkater1!

 

Does anyone know how the Sailor last fits compared to the Classic?

post #2019 of 2532
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Originally Posted by jkater1 View Post

Just got word that my first pair of St Crispin's came in. Can't wait for them to get here, here is a picture or it didn't happen.
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Excellent, great looking pair of boots.

post #2020 of 2532
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

Alright:) look good.

Thanks man

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

First thought that sprang to mind for me as well.  That price difference puts you well on the way to a second pair of lovely St. C's.  That's how I'd choose to spend it.  Others may choose differently.

Total agree nod[1].gif

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

the StC seamless wholecut costs $2600.

seamless is cool...but you need to be an afficianado to want something like that over a side-seam

+1

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Yeah in the end it was definitely worth it, pret fits like a dream

Shoe here when it was new: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Noice!
post #2021 of 2532
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I love it when guys come up with stuff like this. Well done.

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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post

wow .... beautiful combinations of materials and colors

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Originally Posted by 500plus View Post

Amazing boots jkater1!

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Excellent, great looking pair of boots.

Thanks!
post #2022 of 2532
Alright, I'm open for flogging but someone must write this: I cannot stand large grain leather in the same dressy pair with smooth, plain leather. Smooth ones are for business, grainy ones for rus in urbe and leisure. Something like "Russian leather" or willow calf is just about fine, but these shrunken calfskins and such... The stomach does grumble.
post #2023 of 2532
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Alright, I'm open for flogging but someone must write this: I cannot stand large grain leather in the same dressy pair with smooth, plain leather. Smooth ones are for business, grainy ones for rus in urbe and leisure. Something like "Russian leather" or willow calf is just about fine, but these shrunken calfskins and such... The stomach does grumble.

 

There's no more reason to flog you for your personal preference than there is to flog others for theirs.

post #2024 of 2532

pardon me but this also needs to be said . . . . fuck a bunch A rules that do nothing beneficial

post #2025 of 2532
***SOAPBOX RANT**********

I think what Ville brings up is an interesting topic that has caused a few ripples way back when with the older posters.

In the big picture view, everything is personal preference. So in that sense, nothing is wrong. Its your taste/money and you should wear whatever makes you happy. But if this site is to be viewed as an enthusiast community, where people come to teach and to learn, then there has to be a framework. No different than other enthusiasts communities (like watches, food etc). There is nothing wrong with a diamond encrusted Rolex, but I probably shouldn't wear it to my job interview at IBM.

Addressing Ville's post, there is a city/country difference in shoes, suits, shirts etc. There are also reasons for the differences, many of which have been hashed out here many times. If you choose to ignore them, that is perfectly fine (I ignore some myself) but you would benefit from knowing the "rule" in order to know how to break it. The great thing about classic menswear is that there is a large body of work that you can draw upon to see "correct" applications, and that the tools of our trade have remained unchanged for over 50 years. Suits/shirts/ties have pretty much remained the same for decades. You look at what people who are considered great dressers (past and present) wear and you take what you can from them. You adjust the choices to fit in with your lifestyle (unless you are a British aristocrat you probably can't get away with some of the Duke's outfits) and you start to develop your style from there. Its an evolving process, at least it has been for me. So what does this all have to do with what Ville said? Well, if there is no right or wrong and its just personal preference, there is no evolution. In that world, we are all great dressers, all of our choices are fine and there is nothing to learn. Scotch grain shoes are fine with a tuxedo, work boots with suits, captoes with jeans etc. What Ville is saying is that, historically (and presently), textured leathers are used in country settings. That does not mean that you have to be a slave to that "rule" but to say that its simply personal preference or a stupid rule, is spitting in the face of the Bruce Boyers/Alan Flussers/Duke/Cary Grant's etc etc etc.

Now I know that RogerP is not someone that I am ever going to see wearing sneakers with a suit and you do not need preaching to, so I know where your post is coming from but there are a lot of guys on here that have the "fuck it, this is my style" attitude even though they have a tremendous lack of style. WAYWN has become very similar to the AskAndy WAYWN that people here used to bemoan and that caused a lot of the Ask Andy people to come over here. There has to be more that "RoboKop!!! and everything being "Amazeballs!!!" for the forum to mean anything. Otherwise its just a mastubatory group exercise; all the purchases are great, all the applications of those purchases are great and everyone looks amazing.

Disclaimer: This is not a dig at the boots mentioned or at RogerP or at anyone that uses Amazeballs.
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