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Originally Posted by emiristol View Post

my exact reaction a few weeks ago. just got them back though---this is the first time i've had a pair of SCs recrafted, and i have to say that i'm impressed. when i sent them in they were in incredibly bad shape due to my constant abuse, and actually had water damage all the way to the insole. all fixed upon return --- i know SC is good, but even this is surprising



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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Interesting how both shoes are worn through at the same time.  Its usually right shoe for me.

SC resole price is very good and they do a very good job as well.

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This is the first time I've worn through the sole.  I was also surprised it was nearly the same place, the same amount and the same day.   I really like their service overall so I'm looking forward to the attention my pair will get.  

I seem to remember Phillip having so much pride in their repair shop he recommended that I send my other pairs there for service instead of back to their manufacturer!   I was impressed.  unfortunately the only other pairs I have are GY welted so I would have to check to see if that is something they can work with. 

Their service makes the soles and much of the shoes appear very close to new! 

Yea they did a great job on the resole! How was the price ?

I didn't know that they would do other brands too. Please give us info on what they will do like if GYW shoes will also be done or only hand welted.
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Originally Posted by cezinho View Post

Hello all,

I am planning to MTO my first pair of St C shoes. There are many iconic models, like 633 and 105 and others but I was thinking to start with the chukka. I think the SC chukka is the most amazing chukka in the market and also fills a gap in my shoe rotation (mostly filled with EG so far).

I am thinking on a 2 eyelet chukka in classic last in dark brown suede. Double soles and metal toe taps.

What do you think of this make up? Any advice form your side? Shall I go a different shade of brown? Sole?


Thanks

 

I'm thinking of doing the same thing for my next pair.  

 

I have yet to have a StC made with double soles yet.  I have really enjoyed the Dainite as an alternative to the regular leather sole.  If you have feet that are sometimes hard to find the correct sizing for, I might recommend getting trial shoes before your puchrase.  Seems a little strange for chukkas but it will be very beneficial should you decide to purchase other pairs down the road.  

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Both are great choices!

Can you give some info on the Spigola? Are they MTM?


Yes, @mw313 the Spigola's are MTM. If you'd like to do a pair, or seven:D, I'd recommend The Armoury NYC, during their annual trunk show. LS Hawaii doesn't carry

 

the brand. I was only able to do these as a favor done for me through the owner. Incredible fit. And that peccary...luscious.

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Yes, @mw313
the Spigola's are MTM. If you'd like to do a pair, or seven:D , I'd recommend The Armoury NYC, during their annual trunk show. LS Hawaii doesn't carry

the brand. I was only able to do these as a favor done for me through the owner. Incredible fit. And that peccary...luscious.

Great to know. Do they work with you on pricing during the trunk shows or not since they are MTM?
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Yea they did a great job on the resole! How was the price ?
 

 

$300 for resoling, with an additional $35 for the toe tips; done through the armoury in ny. they can either do a half-resole (as seen in my photo) or a full resole, which replaces the pegged waist as well. since the waist doesn't get much (or any) wear at all they recommend just doing the half-resole. 

 

at least in my case, the shoes were fully re-welted and the insole, etc. were all replaced; also the suede was `refreshed' and looked a lot better than when i sent them in. well worth the money in my opinion. turnaround within 3 weeks from sending them in to getting them back, very impressive. 

 

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I didn't know that they would do other brands too. Please give us info on what they will do like if GYW shoes will also be done or only hand welted.

would also like to know this. 

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Originally Posted by emiristol View Post
 

 

$300 for resoling, with an additional $35 for the toe tips; done through the armoury in ny. they can either do a half-resole (as seen in my photo) or a full resole, which replaces the pegged waist as well. since the waist doesn't get much (or any) wear at all they recommend just doing the half-resole. 

 

at least in my case, the shoes were fully re-welted and the insole, etc. were all replaced; also the suede was `refreshed' and looked a lot better than when i sent them in. well worth the money in my opinion. turnaround within 3 weeks from sending them in to getting them back, very impressive. 

 

would also like to know this. 

 

They increased the prices :o.  Was $250 for resole w/ toe tips.

 

Did your insole got replaced or just a fresh insole sock liner? 

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Originally Posted by mw313 View Post


Great to know. Do they work with you on pricing during the trunk shows or not since they are MTM?


Don't know about trunk show pricing. At some point, hopefully, I'll get to NY during an Armoury trunk show.

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

 

They increased the prices :o.  Was $250 for resole w/ toe tips.

 

Did your insole got replaced or just a fresh insole sock liner? 

 

the higher price might have something to do with the fact that i went through the armoury.

 

as for the insole, now that you mention it, i'm not sure whether it was actually replaced; the sock liner definitely was though. actually, i'm not sure whether it's even possible to replace the insole if only the half-resole was done since both the insole and welt extend back to the heel (i think). 

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Going to my first Saint Crispin trunk show next week.

Got plenty of G&Gs, EGs and Lobbs.

Would be grateful for any suggestions as to a good kick off point for Saint Crispin.

My only caveat - Australian weather doesn't really lend itself to boots. I stretch to demi-boots/bootees/chelseas, but no further.
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Originally Posted by jrb666 View Post

Going to my first Saint Crispin trunk show next week.

Got plenty of G&Gs, EGs and Lobbs.

Would be grateful for any suggestions as to a good kick off point for Saint Crispin.

My only caveat - Australian weather doesn't really lend itself to boots. I stretch to demi-boots/bootees/chelseas, but no further.
Check out there DM, chukka and suede I think they have the nicest suede and softest out of all the brand you own.
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I agree about the suede it's better than EG and G&G, dunno about lobb
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Check out there DM, chukka and suede I think they have the nicest suede and softest out of all the brand you own.

@TtownMD thats a strong statement. If you are telling me that the suede is better and softer than Lobb, it must be down right orgasmic!
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

@TtownMD thats a strong statement. If you are telling me that the suede is better and softer than Lobb, it must be down right orgasmic!
You have five options of suede to choose from I was referring to the gent who wants some thing unique from stcrispin. I don't own lobb suede but I can tell you hands down its lot better than EG, G&G & other etc.
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Boston is correct . . . . Lobb is usually softer and smoother

Bonafe's suede gives Lobb a run for the money believe it or not.


Edited by SoGent - 3/30/16 at 3:23pm
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I'm not saying your wrong (and I don't own any Lobb) but softer and smoother doesn't equate to being better. The only real way to tell would be to own, wear (in rain as well), and clean each pair for a few years and see how they hold up. St.Crispin also has both smooth and hairy rougher suede depending on what you want.
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