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I got exactly the same pair of Double Monk on their winter sale. Overall the fit / quality is very good. However, it seems there is a wooden nail missing on the left out sole(on beveled waist). I am not sure if it is critical to affect daily use(on rainy day, for example.), Should I keep it or ask for a replacement? thanks in advance, guys. 

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I got exactly the same pair of Double Monk on their winter sale. Overall the fit / quality is very good. However, it seems there is a wooden nail missing on the left out sole(on beveled waist). I am not sure if it is critical to affect daily use(on rainy day, for example.), Should I keep it or ask for a replacement? thanks in advance, guys. 

Thats a definite invitation for dirt and moist to go in. Any shoemaker will be able to put a new nail in though if the hole inside is not damaged. In any case you should contact the store and get their opinion. They should cover the costs whether its local repair or u shipping them back for xchange. Personally I wouldnt go outside with a nail missing from the sole.
post #228 of 232

Thanks a lot for your input, MCT358 :) 

 

I spoke to Victor, the Sales person at 7L, he said it is not a big deal(the nails are for decoration purpose only) and eventually i have it solved by myself. Result is quite acceptable at least to me... Very simple to do, frankly, i put the steps here for anyone had this kind of problem (it is minor but still annoying), hope it helps:

 

1. i used a deformed u-clip to measure the depth of the hole, cut a tooth stick tip to match the measurement.

2. use u-clip tip carefully insert small amount of glue inside the hole.

3. insert tooth stick tip inside the hole, use a looney's edge gently press it in to flatten. then use dark shoe cream to color it in order to fade it out among the others.(i used my GF's nail oil :)  

4. et voilà! 

 

post #229 of 232

Just took notice on my FB feed that Septième Largeur now offers their shoe models with crocodile leather! Add to that a custom patina and you've got yourself a pretty rad pair of shoes!

 

post #230 of 232

Hi all, 

Looking for some advice on shoe sizing. I bought a pair of oxfords at Septieme Largeur on a recent visit to Paris. I normally buy a UK size 7.5/8 but have only ever bought decent shoes online and so have never been properly fitted. When I tried on a size 7.5 in the shop the assistant told me it was much too big and recommended a size 6. I managed to squeeze the size 6 on but it was very very tight. He got me to try a 6.5 but said it was still a little big over the toes so said I also needed an insole. The shoes still felt very tight but he said they would loosen up after a couple of weeks of wear. I assumed he knew what he was talking about, and as I liked the shoes, bought them.

 

Since them I've worn them quite a bit over the last few weeks but they're still very tight to the point that my toes feel squashed from the side and my feet become painful. They're even worse with the insole in. 

 

I've emailed the shop but they have said they won't exchange the shoes as they've been worn. They've offered to try stretching them but I have no idea if this is a good idea? 

 

I feel a little cheated as I trusted them to fit me correctly and was recommended to get the size 6.5 as I was told they were definitely the correct size. I'm not sure what to do now as I can't wear the shoes and can't exchange them. Are the shop being unreasonable or should I have just ignored their advice and bought the size I thought was right??

 

Thanks for your advice

post #231 of 232

Good quality leather takes a longer time to stretch. I've had the same experience with their shoe, and with the same unhappiness with the person who sold it to me. ;)

 

You're definitely better off in the long run with a slightly smaller (vs. larger) shoe once it's fully conformed to your feet.

 

I think there was a thread somewhere, and someone (with a huge collection) mentioned that if he were to do it all over again, he would've erred on the side of too small vs too big.

post #232 of 232
Anyone have any experience with the prune calf? I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out how it appears in person. Some photos make the prune look close to black and some look close to their old brown color. Thanks!
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