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Maiden voyage:

 

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^^^ Absolutely gorgeous.
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Thanks RP

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wow those dbl monks are beautiful. are they the ramsey? anyone know where to get the best prices for them online?
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wow those dbl monks are beautiful. are they the ramsey? anyone know where to get the best prices for them online?

Those whiskeys are a limited run...and will probably not happen again anytime soon (with the 16 MTO requirement and limited shell).

I always go with AFPoS for my AS needs.
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^ Like DD said.  And yes, they are Ramsey.  

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Cross post from the Balmoral Boot Porn thread:

 

I received yesterday my Herring Holmes II by Alfred Sargent

 

 

 

The sole has open-channeled  stitching and a gently rolled waist.

 

I noticed some small stains on the toe

 

 

on the inside of the lacing zone

 

 

and an almost invisible crease in the leather on the heel zone

 

 

The only thing worth to notice were the droplets like stains on the toe.

I had a chat with Chris of Herring on this matter, he said they were nothing to worry about and will disappear with polishing and time, but it was my choice either to keep them or return them.

In case I decided to keep them he offered me a partial refund.

 

After a hard day of wait, I finally got home and tried them on.

 

Fit is good, maybe a bit on the long side but cannot go half a size down otherwise my pinkie, that is already leaning on the side of the shoe, will surely hurt after some hours of wear.

Finally I decided to keep them!

 

I noticed two small ribbons (white and light blue) in the stitching on the inside of the left tongue

 

 

Any idea if they have a sort of meaning?

 

Finally, today they are out in the wild for the first time!

 

 

 

Already in love with them, even though I expected the colour to be a bit darker than it actually is, will try to darken it with polishing...

 

And I have to thank Chris from Herring for his patience and kindness in listening to all my fussing...

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I have these boots too and mine also have those stains on the toes

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I know people are upset with small stains/small imperfections. A lot of shoes are hand made and hand colored so there will be some imperfections. I am all about making sure if there is any scuffing/staining I want to be the one doing it. I would just embrace it and wear them. Just my 0.02 and I know a lot of folks will disagree
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I agree, despite the marks they aren't visible enough from a reasonable distance to be an issue for me. These are £300 range shoes and i don't think for this price range you can expect complete and utter perfection, If they were Edward Green Shannons/Galways and cost me £900 I would be annoyed by a stains on the toe.

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I agree, despite the marks they aren't visible enough from a reasonable distance to be an issue for me. These are £300 range shoes and i don't think for this price range you can expect complete and utter perfection, If they were Edward Green Shannons/Galways and cost me £900 I would be annoyed by a stains on the toe.

Totally agree. Ironically, EG is known for the toe burnishings. smile.gif

If I was really expecting perfection and inspected every single shoe I have (including EG, G&G, JL), there will be SOME type of imperfection...more so with my hand-welted shoes. Unless it's really bad (e.g., AE's "bowing" problem, Alden's uneven dye jobs) anything superficial will change after a couple of polishes.
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First pairs of AS from AFPOS with probably many more to come.  Great service from Julian.  They really look much better in person than in these photos.

 

Armfield

 

 

Charlton

 

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Congrats. Once you start seeing the AFPOS sales, you will experience true temptation.
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AFPOS is great to do business with. Julian is incredibly helpful and their prices/service are superb. I took out my AS Moores in chestnut tonight to admire them smile.gif sadly enough, I bought them last spring or thereabouts and I still haven't worn them out.

Btw, do you guys have Saphir color recommendations for chestnut? Should I go with a medium brown?
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I have these boots too and mine also have those stains on the toes

Penorish medallion is cool.
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