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Very nice Ben.  But man, do those ever look red / burgundy on my screen.  Would never have guessed Doak.

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Yes sir they do look red & burgundy on my screen also.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I was fit by Philip Car of St. Crispin with slight modifications to an existing last. The fit of the resulting shoes borders on absolute perfection.

Don't let one perpetual whiner distort your perception of the brand.

EG, G&G and St. Crispin's all produce highly desirable shoes and boots.


@RogerP It is great that you were absolutely satisfied by your St Crispin shoes, and, I appreciate your sharing your experience with us.

 

We all have different experiences, and, I guess these forums are to share some of them.  Rather than distorting anyone's perception of any brand, I reported one experience with a pair of St Crispin 523 and what I learned from it when solicited by @parkman24 to do so just like you reported your positive experience with Philip Car and St Crispin.

 

I do not want to hijack this thread.   So, I will keep at that:  Your constant criticism and bashing on me is starting to feel like harassment.   And, I neither understand nor appreciate it.  I'll be happy to pick up this discussion with you to try to come to the bottom of this through PM if you wish. 

 

Please, allow every participant in this forum to express experiences and/or opinions that may differ from yours without consistently criticizing or putting them down for doing so.


Edited by cypi2 - 3/9/16 at 8:07pm
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If by "bashing" you mean pointing out that you are constantly whining and complaining about something, well, one path for you to consider might be doing less whining and complaining. Or you could just keep nurturing that persecution complex and pointing out everything that has ever gone wrong with any purchase you have made and the gross injustice visited upon you by various transgressors who failed to put things right.
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If by "bashing" you mean pointing out that you are constantly whining and complaining about something, well, one path for you to consider might be doing less whining and complaining. Or you could just keep nurturing that persecution complex and pointing out everything that has ever gone wrong with any purchase you have made and the gross injustice visited upon you by various transgressors who failed to put things right.

It seems that you have missed many of my posts.  Also, please spare me the pseudo psychology, unfounded and fallacious judgements on my personality. As I said, I do not want to hijack this thread, I'll take this offline with you.


Edited by cypi2 - 3/9/16 at 8:28pm
post #25971 of 29010

Let's try to finish the day on a more pleasant note.

 

This is what I'll wear tomorrow:  Shepton on a 606 in dark oak/burgundy

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It seems that you have missed many of my posts.  Also, please spare me the pseudo psychology, unfounded and fallacious judgements on my personality. As I said, I do not want to hijack this thread, I'll take this offline with you.

Once again your self-serving declaration that you are going to leave a point alone proves to be spectacularly false. Classic drama queen manoeuvre.

Oh, and those shoes are very nice.
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Once again your self-serving declaration that you are going to leave a point alone proves to be spectacularly false. Classic drama queen manoeuvre.

Oh, and those shoes are very nice.


Come now Rog...stop insulting us...these are obviously not very nice shoes...there are small flaws (somewhere hidden). They are obviously the wrong size due to somebody else being at fault....and just by looking at them I can tell that U.K. customs charged $2 more than they should have (and that this is the obvious fault of EG)...

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Lol - so glad I wasn't sipping hot coffee when I read that.
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Lol - so glad I wasn't sipping hot coffee when I read that.


Well...From my experience...every time I write EG with a question, the current owner (Hilary Freeman widow of John Hlustik) writes me back within an hour and satisifies my every question and demand right on the spot...

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DOAK/Mink Galways
EP khaki English Drill Walts

 

 

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Very nice Ben.  But man, do those ever look red / burgundy on my screen.  Would never have guessed Doak.

 

 

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Yes sir they do look red & burgundy on my screen also.

@BenLeaman <insert comment about your phone being colorblind> :hide:

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I was fit by Philip Car of St. Crispin with slight modifications to an existing last. The fit of the resulting shoes borders on absolute perfection.

Don't let one perpetual whiner distort your perception of the brand.

EG, G&G and St. Crispin's all produce highly desirable shoes and boots.

cypi2 is not the first person I've heard say St. Crispin's last adjustments led to an an uncomfortably tight fit. 

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@BenLeaman
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Lol!
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Wow that was some great feedback... thanks!

 

While it may be a great opportunity to try the shoes of other top notch makers, EG has been great so far. I think sticking with the mentality of "don't fix what isn't broken" is best haha. If the shoes are amazingly comfortable, the quality of the leather/construction is phenomenal, and the designs fit my sense of style and appeal, there is no need to expand the brand! 

Thank you for your words of appreciation.

 

Thanks to the constructive criticism @RogerP and @justonemore gave me offline, I realize that the initial feedback I gave you was blurred by my report of a bad experience with the distributor that ordered my St Crispin shoes. 

 

The last thing I want to do is to turn you off from trying another good shoe maker if you have aspirations to do so.  Let me try to clarify my message.

 

EG is by far my favorite maker, but, just like you and many others, I find St Crispin shoes quite appealing too.

 

In terms of craftsmanship and quality, I believe that EG and St Crispin are essentially playing in the same league. 

 

In terms of service, I am not sure that St Crispin is on par with EG.  But, while I deal directly with EG, I have not dealt directly with St Crispin since they use distributors. 

 

So, I own this pair St Crispin 523 ordered MTO.  And, I have had the worst time with the fit.  I do not know the exact reason for that.  But, in the end, I like the shoes so much than rather than selling them I made them fit with the help a cobbler and of a lot of shoe-eze. (You can find some pictures here:  http://www.styleforum.net/t/257353/st-crispins-appreciation-thread/5445#post_8359958)

 

My impression after wearing shoes from both makers is that St Crispin lasts are narrower than EG’s lasts.  So, if you are used to EG’s lasts and fits and to wearing EG shoes, I would recommend that before you order St Crispin shoes you take ample time to try many different St Crispin lasts, sizes and fits until you are absolutely sure that you have found a perfect fit: 

 

During the fitting, keep the shoes on for a good while. If you can, do a fitting in the morning and another one in the afternoon to make sure the shoes feel great regardless of whether your feet are bit swollen.  And, be prepared to renounce to a particular model if it cannot be built on a last that fits you perfectly well.

 

I’d also recommend that you chose a distributor with a good track record for an excellent after sales service.  For a first order of any brand of shoes, a good after sales service can be helpful if there were any problems.  After all, it is a first time and shit happens…


Edited by cypi2 - 3/10/16 at 8:31pm
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Very nice Ben.  But man, do those ever look red / burgundy on my screen.  Would never have guessed Doak.

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Yes sir they do look red & burgundy on my screen also.

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@BenLeaman
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Haha to be fair my phone and its operator are severely colorblind!

On the other hand I believe it's just the afternoon sun in that photo...I think...maybe I got a special burgundy/mink makeup noone else has!!
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