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post #886 of 1214
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Nice NAMOR, the Ramsey looks so much better on a larger size. Proportions works out really well.

its funny you mention that because from certain angle the toe can look bulbous
post #887 of 1214
^ I Agree. I own two pairs of Ramsey DBs and they can look bulbous from my top down view when wearing them. Although when ever I look at them in the mirror or catch a reflection of them in the window, the shape looks very elegant ( at least for DBs).
post #888 of 1214
^ i totally get what you are saying. its bizarre to say the least. how are the shell ramseys? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #889 of 1214
Great so far. Have about 8 wears, so can't provide an update on the patina longevity yet.
post #890 of 1214
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

Does anyone know if you can send a pair of AS's in for toe taps? I have sole guards on mine but the toe portion of the soles were damaged previously and while I've had them filled and refinished, it's becoming clear to me that it is a temporary fix.  Short of getting them resoled I think metal taps would be a good fix.  It doesn't appear to have damaged the welt. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I put metal (toe) taps on all my shoes. Everyone has varying opinions about them but the rubber ones wear out too quickly for me and I never had problems with noise with the metal (which others hvae complained about).

When I lived in NYC, lots of cobblers could add them for $3-$4. Now in MI, I just add them myself (I went to a couple of cobblers and they didn't do a good a job as I wanted). If you want flushed taps Nick V. (B. Nelson/VIP) is the place to go; you can ship your shoes to him in NYC.
post #891 of 1214
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

I put metal (toe) taps on all my shoes. Everyone has varying opinions about them but the rubber ones wear out too quickly for me and I never had problems with noise with the metal (which others hvae complained about).

When I lived in NYC, lots of cobblers could add them for $3-$4. Now in MI, I just add them myself (I went to a couple of cobblers and they didn't do a good a job as I wanted). If you want flushed taps Nick V. (B. Nelson/VIP) is the place to go; you can ship your shoes to him in NYC.

You can send these back to AS for resoling, approx. $150, and ask for metal toe tips to be cut in or they will add metal toe tips for approx $50 plus shipping. Always recommend resoling with the original maker as they put the shoes on the original lasts and finish to a very high standard.
post #892 of 1214
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post


I put metal (toe) taps on all my shoes. Everyone has varying opinions about them but the rubber ones wear out too quickly for me and I never had problems with noise with the metal (which others hvae complained about).

When I lived in NYC, lots of cobblers could add them for $3-$4. Now in MI, I just add them myself (I went to a couple of cobblers and they didn't do a good a job as I wanted). If you want flushed taps Nick V. (B. Nelson/VIP) is the place to go; you can ship your shoes to him in NYC.

This is a great idea, I sent B.Nelson a note through their website about the service.  Thank you very much. 

 

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Originally Posted by Afinepairofshoes View Post


You can send these back to AS for resoling, approx. $150, and ask for metal toe tips to be cut in or they will add metal toe tips for approx $50 plus shipping. Always recommend resoling with the original maker as they put the shoes on the original lasts and finish to a very high standard.

I would only consider AS for a complete resole.  However I use sole guards on these so the soles are in very good shape (protected under the guards) they don't protect the toe very well and the toes can take a bit of a beating over time so I would like to try to do more to protect them.    Thank you for the information about pricing directly from AS!

post #893 of 1214
X-post from Cool Shoes thread ...

NYC folks, it appears there are some Alfred Sargent plain toe bals at the Surface to Air sample sale for $90!!!
http://ny.racked.com/archives/2014/03/11/surface_to_airs_sample_sale_offers_french_chic_at_modest_discounts.php
See the pic in the second to last row, second from the right. A guy on another forum bought a pair for $90 yesterday and he said there were maybe 3 left. There's a Sargent side zip boot too.

I don't think he's on SF, so here's a pic of the shoes he bought:
post #894 of 1214
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WHAT? Now THAT is a steal! There's never any in my size though (US 7). frown.gif
post #895 of 1214
I have a pair for sale in my sig. I might regret that, tho...
post #896 of 1214
I have a question on the Peale and Co boots sold at Brooks Brothers. Through reading this site I figured the 7wkmarked inside is the last they are built on by AS. Does Brooks Bothers size the Made in England shoes ( whats marked in the boots) - in US or UK sizes? It read 9 1/2 and didnt know if that was 9/12 US or 10 1/2 US . They look to be 2-3 years old. I saw them at a thrift store in great condition but didnt have time to try them on, I may go back

thanks for the help for a AS noobie

DuckOB
post #897 of 1214
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Originally Posted by DuckOB View Post

I have a question on the Peale and Co boots sold at Brooks Brothers. Through reading this site I figured the 7wkmarked inside is the last they are built on by AS. Does Brooks Bothers size the Made in England shoes ( whats marked in the boots) - in US or UK sizes? It read 9 1/2 and didnt know if that was 9/12 US or 10 1/2 US . They look to be 2-3 years old. I saw them at a thrift store in great condition but didnt have time to try them on, I may go back

thanks for the help for a AS noobie

DuckOB

AS for BB were typically marked US sizes.
post #898 of 1214
DpprDR - thanks for the quick reply, they may be worth going back for another look. I appreciate the info


Have a great week
post #899 of 1214

x-post.  AS hatchgrain from NMWA out for their maiden voyage...

 

 

post #900 of 1214
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

Got these suede Cambridge boots on the 724 last from No Man Walks Alone today. Fits the same as my Radwells, as expected, and I'm very pleased with them. Should be ready to take on the snow after some Nano Protector spray.





Nice model and very nice colors.

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