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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post



Keep in mind this is the result after only three wearings, and not what I would describe as strenuous wearings, just to the office. Not like I was climbing a mountain with them. St. C applies a patina to the shoe to give it that shiny effect (sort of like Alden does wit it's shell, but not as good), but the patina wears off quickly, and there doesn't be a way to restore the effect through normal polishing. Very disappointing, especially on a shoe that costs $1500.00. mad.gif

I worn mine quite a bit, I agree the initial polish does wear off easily but I don't see a problem, I use Bick4 and medium brown cream to restore them. Not box fresh but they look good. My team member Douglas wears his Russian Calf regularly and they look fantastic, I'll ask him how he cares for them.
post #4952 of 6163
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

^ It's an obvious defect. I would insist on a lasting(!) fix or ask for a return and full refund.

Lasting fix? They aren't mis-lasted. Unless you mean for them to use whole new leather

post #4953 of 6163
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Lasting fix? They aren't mis-lasted. Unless you mean for them to use whole new leather

I think he meant permanent. 

post #4954 of 6163
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Lasting fix? They aren't mis-lasted. Unless you mean for them to use whole new leather

Sorry, thought of editing to avoid any ambiguity. Meant 'lasting' as in 'permanent' fix, not just a repaint with the same potentially happening again in due course.
Really curious about Douglas' treatment. I had a Chukka in that very leather in mind but will hold of a bit, or use a diff. "Cru".

PS: Cheers @Diabolical, you beat me to it.
post #4955 of 6163
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

Is that photo with the shoe trees in? How do the shoes fit? Poor fitting shoes can lead to funky creasing. 

Without shoe trees in. I could probably go 1/2 sz down but would need to wear only thin socks. Yes if the shoes dont fit well they can crease in weird spots but i dont find these particularly ill fitting, and just a few wears. Who knows, i guess for 1500 dollar shoes the expectations are higher
post #4956 of 6163
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post


Sorry, thought of editing to avoid any ambiguity. Meant 'lasting' as in 'permanent' fix, not just a repaint with the same potentially happening again in due course.
Really curious about Douglas' treatment. I had a Chukka in that very leather in mind but will hold of a bit, or use a diff. "Cru".

PS: Cheers @Diabolical, you beat me to it.

Ah okay  - understood

post #4957 of 6163
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

Without shoe trees in. I could probably go 1/2 sz down but would need to wear only thin socks. Yes if the shoes dont fit well they can crease in weird spots but i dont find these particularly ill fitting, and just a few wears. Who knows, i guess for 1500 dollar shoes the expectations are higher
Agree totally with you
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The fit definitely can have an effect on the creasing because a shoe can be off in length to alter the location of the creasing. If a shoe is too wide there can be larger creasing due to the extra space above the foot that will move in a different pattern when compared to a shoe that is close to the top of the foot.

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I'd return those russian reindeer shoes and ask for a refund. 

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

I'd return those russian reindeer shoes and ask for a refund. 

Agree completely. Can't believe that's the outcome after 3 wears
post #4961 of 6163
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

I worn mine quite a bit, I agree the initial polish does wear off easily but I don't see a problem, I use Bick4 and medium brown cream to restore them. Not box fresh but they look good. My team member Douglas wears his Russian Calf regularly and they look fantastic, I'll ask him how he cares for them.

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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

Sorry, thought of editing to avoid any ambiguity. Meant 'lasting' as in 'permanent' fix, not just a repaint with the same potentially happening again in due course.
Really curious about Douglas' treatment. I had a Chukka in that very leather in mind but will hold of a bit, or use a diff. "Cru".

PS: Cheers @Diabolical, you beat me to it.

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

I'd return those russian reindeer shoes and ask for a refund. 

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Agree completely. Can't believe that's the outcome after 3 wears

I think I will wait for Leaves to respond with how Douglas cares for his St. C Russian leather shoes.... otherwise these ones are headed to the rubbish heap, as they look like garbage.
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@MoosicPa

I know a great place to discard them smile.gif
post #4963 of 6163
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post


Life of a boss icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif congrats !!!


Thank you at @TtownMD and a Merry Christmas to you, sir!

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Originally Posted by chifromdachi View Post


Thank you at @TtownMD
and a Merry Christmas to you, sir!
Merry Christmas & you welcome !!
post #4965 of 6163
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Originally Posted by mw313 View Post


Wow they are a great choice! Details please


Why, thank you @mw313 and a Merry Christmas to you, sir. As for d-tails, I just wanted to get a croc pair in a rich Dark Brown, similar to

 

the Chappel model by John Lobb. I just wasn't willing to go into Chapter 11 to do it. So, I made the order for a similar style, but with the RIVA

 

last. I worked closely with my man Justin at LS Hawaii and he conveyed exactly what I wanted to the good folks at Saint Crispins and...Voila!!

 

They are so great at matching skins and attending to details. I'm very pleased. So are my eyes and wallet, as they have not been effing gouged.

 

Thanks again, for your compliment, my man.


Edited by chifromdachi - 12/25/15 at 7:59pm
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