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Would you buy any shoes in Claret Misty calf?  Do you think it will be as versatile as the Plum?

Claret Misty is amazing. A bit more reddish than a Plum and would work great with a more casual style shoe, IMO.

I would avoid getting it on their Oxford classics like Philip II or City II though, but would go with the style William bellow!

 

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post #3752 of 4399
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Spirit of Capital.  2011.  Bespoke collection.

John Lobb Paris has names for their bespoke models. 

I thought Spirit of Capital was RTW??
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I just found a loose thread on my JL shoe I wonder how these are fixed. I'm pretty sure they don't restitch them.  Do they glue them,  

 

Its kinda like this picture.  How would a cobbler fix this?

 

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^ I usually burn off small pieces of exposed stitching with a cigarette lighter.
post #3755 of 4399
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^ I usually burn off small pieces of exposed stitching with a cigarette lighter.

really??? What does it do that snipping it off with a sissor wouldn't.  Sorry for my ignorance.

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really??? What does it do that snipping it off with a sissor wouldn't.  Sorry for my ignorance.

It creates a slightly thick and hard burnt end, rather like tying a knot, which prevents further unravelling of the stitching. But this is just what I do. I have no idea if it is received wisdom.
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It creates a slightly thick and hard burnt end, rather like tying a knot, which prevents further unravelling of the stitching. But this is just what I do. I have no idea if it is received wisdom.

ahh thank you.  But it seems so small that the lighter will burn the leather if I get too close.  Is there any other way?

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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post


I thought Spirit of Capital was RTW??

 

They are bespoke models.

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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
 

Claret Misty is amazing. A bit more reddish than a Plum and would work great with a more casual style shoe, IMO.

I would avoid getting it on their Oxford classics like Philip II or City II though, but would go with the style William bellow!

 

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plus one !!!

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ahh thank you.  But it seems so small that the lighter will burn the leather if I get too close.  Is there any other way?
where is the stitch located? From the picture you posted, it looks like a piece of canvas with a loose thread, way different than burning a loose welt thread or stitching on leather.
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where is the stitch located? From the picture you posted, it looks like a piece of canvas with a loose thread, way different than burning a loose welt thread or stitching on leather.

Its a stich on the buckle of william's i have, everything is secure but part of it is popped out.  I want it to go back in.

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I know this may be anathema to some people on this forum, but if you are considering french toe tips and/or soleguards for your Lobbs or any other shoes consider Leather SPA in NYC. I mailed two pairs there based on the Lobb boutique recommendation and I did receive them back 2 weeks ago. It appears very nicely done (not an expert). The metal tips are recessed, and the sole guard beveled and placed after the sole is sanded. I shipped them from Boston to NYC and all went well with email updates. 2-3 week turnaround. They also repaired the heel on one of the wife's Louboutins in case thats an issue.

*i am not posting this to argue the pros and cons of french toe tips or soleguards,just to provide an option for people that are looking for a cobbler*









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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

Claret Misty is amazing. A bit more reddish than a Plum and would work great with a more casual style shoe, IMO.





I would avoid getting it on their Oxford classics like Philip II or City II though, but would go with the style William bellow!


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Thats my next color most likely. I recently ordered an MTO and was going to get warwick with claret misty but ended up switching to parisian brown museum at the last minute. Now i need to figure out what model to get in claret. Second time i talk myself out of claret (switched talland boot from claret to bracken also)
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^^ How much did they cost ^^

I wore my new Becketts for the second time
today and was nervous about banging them up
and wearing them out =)
post #3765 of 4399
40 dollars for the recessed metal tips
40 dollars for the soleguard (you can specify color if you feel fancy)
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