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post #136 of 150
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Probably some more details about the quality of the shoes.


Thanks, Smartass..... I was asking if there were specific details wanted.

post #137 of 150
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Thanks, Smartass..... I was asking if there were specific details wanted.

I think I'm smart enough to identify the question and answer it.
post #138 of 150
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I've got 4 pairs of their shoes and a chelsea boot prototype (it's supposed to go on sale in the fall) coming in a few days.  I know the store and the owners fairly well.  What would you like to know?

 

Hi! Mainly the quality of upper used and finish.

post #139 of 150
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I think I'm smart enough to identify the question and answer it.


Hello rbhan12

I own 7 pair of shoes from CU, I find them really comfortable and of excellent construction, you are getting a lot for what you are paying., Theis MTO is fantastic. I would recommend them any time.
post #140 of 150
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Hello rbhan12

I own 7 pair of shoes from CU, I find them really comfortable and of excellent construction, you are getting a lot for what you are paying., Theis MTO is fantastic. I would recommend them any time.

 

Even the RTWs have plenty of great-looking models that are quite unique IMO.. Would you say they compare favorably to Carmina?

post #141 of 150
I couldn't rate with Carmina since I don't own them but better than AE, Sanders and Loake.
post #142 of 150
Quick shout out to the guys at Cobbler Union. I was at Ponce City Market here in Atlanta and discovered they had just opened up a storefront there. Owners Daniel and Steven both spent a lot of time with me discussing fit, their various lasts etc. they are very passionate about what they are doing. I had been curious about CU since first seeing this thread pop up a couple of years ago, and it was nice to see and touch their shoes in person. Most of my shoes are G&G or Vass U last, so you can get a picture of the aesthetic I tend to like. I found their last shapes very much to my taste, and construction and finish appear very good for the price point.

I walked out with a pair of bal boots on their louvre last, which I found looks and fit quite a bit like the Vass U last (meaning, I had to half size up, but it accommodated my high instep very well. The toe box is narrow but that's not a problem for me.

My first impression on quality is that they seem on par with my Carminas, so overall pretty nice.

Daniel and Steven were friendly and very attentive, and invited me to join their Thursday night shoe polishing happy hours. (Never knew such things existed, but sounds interesting!)

Will report back after the boots some time in the feet...
post #143 of 150
If they run narrow then I probably have to skip...
post #144 of 150
One of these days I'm going to find my way to their store...
post #145 of 150
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If they run narrow then I probably have to skip...
I felt the louvre last fit a little small overall (did not try other lasts) but with half size up accommodated my high instep and wide-ish ball very well. I size up to F width in G&G for example. Toe box is narrow for sure though (not a problem for me but could be for some though no one on here has mentioned a problem with yet)
post #146 of 150
Yesterday I recieved a parcel from Cobbler Union, my new MTO Winston but in austere brogue version. I have to say that I am impressed eventhough they are my 5th MTO from CU.

The austere brogue is quite versatile, can be used with suits and jackets / trouser combination, it is a tad dandish because it has not the restrain of a plain oxford and says loudly that you know 2 or 3 things about shoes; all of that in a sublte way.

The last is a tad elongated and looks so due to the small mouth, it comes with the usual quilted heel cup from CU, the strawberry red linning will not be the first option for some people, but the beauty of it is that is hidden. My first linning option was yellow, but this one is great.

Thank you Daniel and Sebas!





post #147 of 150
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Originally Posted by JUAN MANUEL View Post

Yesterday I recieved a parcel from Cobbler Union, my new MTO Winston but in austere brogue version. I have to say that I am impressed eventhough they are my 5th MTO from CU.

The austere brogue is quite versatile, can be used with suits and jackets / trouser combination, it is a tad dandish because it has not the restrain of a plain oxford and says loudly that you know 2 or 3 things about shoes; all of that in a sublte way.

The last is a tad elongated and looks so due to the small mouth, it comes with the usual quilted heel cup from CU, the strawberry red linning will not be the first option for some people, but the beauty of it is that is hidden. My first linning option was yellow, but this one is great.

Thank you Daniel and Sebas!






Nice. What is the turnaround time and surcharge on the MTO?
post #148 of 150
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Yesterday I recieved a parcel from Cobbler Union, my new MTO Winston but in austere brogue version. I have to say that I am impressed eventhough they are my 5th MTO from CU.

Congrats on the shoes, but I am flummoxed - is it not possible for the wing's tip of an austerity to have a stitch at the top point? This isn't unique to CU, most (all?) austerity brogue's I've seen have the same thing - where the tip is apparently unattached. That is something that would bother me aesthetically and worry my long term about the tip getting worn or torn.
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The MTO surcharge is USD 250, and also have a GMTO program. The delivery time is around 4 - 6 weeks, you can find more info at : https://www.cobbler-union.com/
post #150 of 150
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Congrats on the shoes, but I am flummoxed - is it not possible for the wing's tip of an austerity to have a stitch at the top point? This isn't unique to CU, most (all?) austerity brogue's I've seen have the same thing - where the tip is apparently unattached. That is something that would bother me aesthetically and worry my long term about the tip getting worn or torn.

You have a keen eye, this does not happend in my other CU longwings but a good point to double check in the next ones.
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