I haven't been on this site in a long time. I bought a pair of John Lobb Becketts a few years back at the Factory Store. It took a while to break them in (a couple of weeks) but obviously in the years I have worn them the heal has rubbed down to almost nothing. On the right shoe there is a hole in the soul so I might need to get it resoled as well.
When I lived in the UK, most of the cleaners and shops there did a decent job of resoling and rehealing at a decent price. That is NOT the case in the US. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and was wondering if anyone knew of a decent place for this here where they can do a job close to what the original was with decent quality leather and craftsmanship, etc... I've heard of Suzanne George Shoes in San Francisco that does Bespoke work but I think this is only for Female shoes, not male shoes.
I would take them to a John Lobb shop, if there was one in San Francisco, but they will just have to send it to John Lobb in the UK anyways, and on top of the astronomical price I will pay to get them rehealed and resoled there, I will also have to pay for shipping there and back... Any suggestions and recommendations would be much appreciated!