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post #481 of 1214
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Originally Posted by Drudged View Post

Finally got around to posting my latest two - Ramsey in snuff suede and dark oak. I wear a size 13, so they might look a tad disproportionate!



Great choices.

 

I've often thought about getting a pair myself, but just have yet to do so.

post #482 of 1214
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Originally Posted by Drudged View Post

Finally got around to posting my latest two - Ramsey in snuff suede and dark oak. I wear a size 13, so they might look a tad disproportionate!




Love those Ramseys in dark oak. Beautiful!

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Great choices.

I've often thought about getting a pair myself, but just have yet to do so.


+1 and will likely get a pair eventually. I'm too afflicted with shiny penny syndrome, though, and something always seems to bump the Ramseys down the priority list. I think the Ramseys represent one of the best quality/value combos in a double monk.
post #483 of 1214
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Wow! Chay left? That's HUGE! He's been with them for years! So sad news...

No wonder there haven't been any updates on their Facebook page.
post #484 of 1214
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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post

Anybody throw any light on why Chay Cooper has left AS? And more important has he turned up anywhere ? Cant seem to get to the bottom of it and would love to contact him! True gent and all round good egg !!

That's sad news! Can't image AS without him, a true loss. I was looking forward to a small trunk show with him here in Sweden after the summer, which was roughly planned, guess that won't happen.
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Originally Posted by Drudged View Post

Finally got around to posting my latest two - Ramsey in snuff suede and dark oak. I wear a size 13, so they might look a tad disproportionate!




Nice pairs, especially the snuff suede ones!
post #485 of 1214
Sad news indeed bout Chay leaving AS!

Lovely looking Ramseys. :-) like the snuff. Does anyone own the AS Holburn and please could some pics be posted? I am looking at getting a pair of these.
post #486 of 1214
Anyone know why Chay left? Or is he in the process? Just when I was going to order some Jodhpurs!!!
post #487 of 1214
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

I've (like everybody else it seems..) ordered a pair of AS Moore Cherry from the AFPOS sale, which I received yesterday. Lovely shoes, though I'm a bit concerned with some small cracks on the right toe cap, as well as on some minor ones on the left. See pictures:







I asked AFPOS about it and Sarah replied that I shouldn't worry, the leather is just dry and with some renovateur and some cream the leather will heal and it won't show or get worse. As much as I want to trust AFPOS, since they are always offering great service, I have to say that my experience of similar cracks on shoes before isn't the same. I've tried to get rid of similar cracks with both dubbin graisse, renovateur and cream, and sure you can cover them up, but for me they have always returned almost immediately and I have had the experience that the cracks have been permanent. So to me it is a bit worrying that there are these cracks on a brand new pair of shoes.

What's Styleforums take on this? Is it just normal, or should I be concerned?

Just picking up on this fine cracking on the toe of the AS Moore in Cherry. We have had this pair returned and have rectified this easily with a small application of Saphir Renovateur rubbed in with soft cloth and they are now perfect.




post #488 of 1214
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Originally Posted by Afinepairofshoes View Post

Just picking up on this fine cracking on the toe of the AS Moore in Cherry. We have had this pair returned and have rectified this easily with a small application of Saphir Renovateur rubbed in with soft cloth and they are now perfect.





Now that's a super tempting pair, must resist!!!
post #489 of 1214
x-post with AFPOS AS MTO thread:

They're here!

Thanks to Sarah for changing the shipping address to get them here today. Very pleased with the shoes and the service from AFPOS. The delay is obviously a production issue at AS. But, the quality is very nice.

Some quick shots.

upon first try-on of the 48 last it feels a little tight, but I'm sure they'll stretch a little; length is spot on, heel is pretty solid for a first wear-

AppleMark

a little buckling on the inside of the right shoe only behind the ball of the foot- obviously fit is not perfect. Same thing happens on the same shoe for me on the C&J 348, but not the 363 boot last.



a better view of the burnishing- upon close inspection you can see a little stretching of the leather on the toe cap. No cracking as others have found on different shoes (not necessarily AS)

AppleMark

Overall, I really like the shape of the 48 in person. Not 100% positive on the fit yet.

Some quick observations- the sole finishing is finer than on C&J's handgrade collection- much nicer waist. The leather is on par, at least on initial inspection. We'll see how it does after a few wears. The burnishing is very nicely done. Significantly nicer than C&J benchgrade burnishing.


A few more tidbits-

The box says espresso not oak. I was concerned that the oak would be too light- I got a belt from AFPOS in oak some time ago and it's somewhat light than the shoes. Could be the burnishing. Could be espresso is a handgrade color whereas oak is the exclusive color, much like C&J has two different chestnuts. I prefer the darker brown to the color of the oak belt. Definitely no complaints there.

The sockliner says AS handgrade, not exclusive for AFPOS. But, it's a half liner. The sole is exclusive. It's just odd that they would put the handgrade liner in, but cut it for a half liner (I assume the handgrade have a full sock liner, but I'm not sure). Could be that it's cut for the heel of the 48 last, so it's easier to work with, but it was a surprise.

The stitching is very uniform and well done. None of the finishing issues that others have had with AS MTO.

I wouldn't hesitate to do this again when AS restarts its MTO program. The only thing is, I would anticipate an 8 month delivery rather than 4 even if they promised 4.
post #490 of 1214
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

x-post with AFPOS AS MTO thread:

They're here!

Thanks to Sarah for changing the shipping address to get them here today. Very pleased with the shoes and the service from AFPOS. The delay is obviously a production issue at AS. But, the quality is very nice.

Some quick shots.

upon first try-on of the 48 last it feels a little tight, but I'm sure they'll stretch a little; length is spot on, heel is pretty solid for a first wear-

AppleMark

a little buckling on the inside of the right shoe only behind the ball of the foot- obviously fit is not perfect. Same thing happens on the same shoe for me on the C&J 348, but not the 363 boot last.



a better view of the burnishing- upon close inspection you can see a little stretching of the leather on the toe cap. No cracking as others have found on different shoes (not necessarily AS)

AppleMark

Overall, I really like the shape of the 48 in person. Not 100% positive on the fit yet.

Some quick observations- the sole finishing is finer than on C&J's handgrade collection- much nicer waist. The leather is on par, at least on initial inspection. We'll see how it does after a few wears. The burnishing is very nicely done. Significantly nicer than C&J benchgrade burnishing.


A few more tidbits-

The box says espresso not oak. I was concerned that the oak would be too light- I got a belt from AFPOS in oak some time ago and it's somewhat light than the shoes. Could be the burnishing. Could be espresso is a handgrade color whereas oak is the exclusive color, much like C&J has two different chestnuts. I prefer the darker brown to the color of the oak belt. Definitely no complaints there.

The sockliner says AS handgrade, not exclusive for AFPOS. But, it's a half liner. The sole is exclusive. It's just odd that they would put the handgrade liner in, but cut it for a half liner (I assume the handgrade have a full sock liner, but I'm not sure). Could be that it's cut for the heel of the 48 last, so it's easier to work with, but it was a surprise.

The stitching is very uniform and well done. None of the finishing issues that others have had with AS MTO.

I wouldn't hesitate to do this again when AS restarts its MTO program. The only thing is, I would anticipate an 8 month delivery rather than 4 even if they promised 4.

Very nice
post #491 of 1214
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Originally Posted by Afinepairofshoes View Post

Just picking up on this fine cracking on the toe of the AS Moore in Cherry. We have had this pair returned and have rectified this easily with a small application of Saphir Renovateur rubbed in with soft cloth and they are now perfect.





Yeah, Sarah sent me the pics as well. Looks really good now, a shame I already purchased another pair and couldn't afford both. For the future I know that if a new pair comes with similar small creases from some maker it will be easy to get them fixed. Don't know if its cause I had build up with new polish before treating them with renovateur, that made it impossible to get rid of them in my previous experience with similar creasing.
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Now that's a super tempting pair, must resist!!!

Except for the small creases they were lovely. Now when they are gone I would take a plunge if I'd were you..
post #492 of 1214
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

Yeah, Sarah sent me the pics as well. Looks really good now, a shame I already purchased another pair and couldn't afford both. For the future I know that if a new pair comes with similar small creases from some maker it will be easy to get them fixed. Don't know if its cause I had build up with new polish before treating them with renovateur, that made it impossible to get rid of them in my previous experience with similar creasing.
Except for the small creases they were lovely. Now when they are gone I would take a plunge if I'd were you..

I am trying to buy a blucher (need to increase my casual collection), I have way too many blamoral..., it is however super tempting...
post #493 of 1214
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

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The sockliner says AS handgrade, not exclusive for AFPOS. But, it's a half liner. The sole is exclusive. It's just odd that they would put the handgrade liner in, but cut it for a half liner (I assume the handgrade have a full sock liner, but I'm not sure). Could be that it's cut for the heel of the 48 last, so it's easier to work with, but it was a surprise.
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Fwiw, I have three handgrades and all three have half liners. Bengalstripe once posted that that's typically done on fine shoes. I can't remember why... The custom boots I have from DWFII--easily my nicest pair--also have this.
post #494 of 1214
regret not getting the Moore ffffuuuu.gif
post #495 of 1214
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

regret not getting the Moore ffffuuuu.gif

I am positive you don't need another shoe, just like me shog[1].gif
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