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Originally Posted by gusvs View Post

Received these yesterday smile.gif



Yesterday I had not seen ... I'm really beautiful and I like the proportions much.

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Those are very elegant loafers...I really like the hand stitching and contrast stitching of the apron...I like that apron in general...and the shape of the last is very good for that loafer.

Is it the classic last?

I would buy those shoes...

Thanks. Yes, a modified classic last.
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

They picked a bad pair as MTO sample - noticed the blemishing to the leather around the toe section of the right shoe. 
These would have been marked as Rejects if they were John Lobb shoes. 

Just my 2c. 

Good eye, I did not notice this and I'm usually pretty good at picking things like this up. I think with the marbled color it didn't jump out to me.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

These "creases" are what's known as "fat wrinkles." As a general rule, they only appear in the shoulder and margins of the hide. Best practices dictates that vamps be cut from prime leather...in the best part of the hide--the kidney area. Prime on any hide is roughly one third the total square footage.

Thanks for the info. I assume that this will always be there and no product will be absorbed there? I would think that with the finishing that St Crispin did and it is still there it would always stay that way.

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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

And....what is your point???? 

At $1700 a pair - there should be NO blemish, stretch marks around the Vamp. Period!!!!


I completely agree with this. I went home and checked my pair and it does not have the issues that the pictured one did have. If it did, I don't know if I could've got too upset since I did get them through their last pair page. I would expect a small company like them that says they use onlly top quality materials to not have this issue. But then again, I am an ignorant amerecaan.
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

 So did you order a pair in 611 and ask for the antiquing or did you just mention wanting a final color and let them decide how to provide it for you?  Also would you mind linking me to a photo of it? 

Started off wanting something like a deep eggplant/ burgundy mix....but that was not possible....so they made it a bit darker while building them....but i think the reseller i bought from ended up polishing them with a lot of black.
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Started off wanting something like a deep eggplant/ burgundy mix....but that was not possible....so they made it a bit darker while building them....but i think the reseller i bought from ended up polishing them with a lot of black.

Interesting, I'll keep that in mind.  Thank you. 

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My first pair of Saint C's

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My first pair of Saint C's

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cool ... can you show me more pictures? I'd like to see more of your profile ... very unique color. Compliments
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Originally Posted by Germanicus View Post

Well, it's, at least to a certain degree, a handmade product made from natural materials, so there will always be incosistencies, wheter you can see them or not. Unlike EG or JL they don't increase their prices every 6 months and despite working in low income Romania their workers want to be paid and compared to the English makers they don't have the same upcharge in the US. They are a small company doing their best in producing nicely styled shoes and probably can't afford to accomodate every Americans wishes who dislikes the fact that nature still exists and has an influence on a natural product. Go and check the seats in you BMW and you will finde the same inconsistencies if you look closeley, the leather has only received a heavier chemical treatment. Or easier, just make yourself believe it's the sprezzatura you all love so much, it'll ease your mind.

 

 

We appreciate natural leather products has its flaws and blemishes.

We appreciate SC a small and well run workshop which keeps productions to a ceiling to maintain QC.

We appreciate SC produce one of the finest RTW set of shoes amongst its peers.

What we don't appreciate are sub-standard products that should not have left the factory QC department in the first place.

For goodness sake, stop comparing this product to a BMW.  It's far superior.

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WTF is your problem?
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My BMW is way nicer than a pair of StC's...

 

What planet are you from???

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Framed and hanged - sketch done by a friend of my Saint Crispin's
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you don't , uh, have that on one of the walls in your house right?
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I do. And you thought you've seen all the narcissism on SF lol8[1].gif
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I do. And you thought you've seen all the narcissism on SF lol8[1].gif

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Framed and hanged - sketch done by a friend of my Saint Crispin's

...if this isn't lifestyle dandyism, as defined by seeing the unnecessary stylistic trouble for the process alone, then nothing is. I have a Rubinacci handkerchief, one L. Fellows print and a portrait of Brummell hanging on the wall. This shuu portrait is unnervingly inspirational. My thumb goes out to your illustrative friend.
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