Dear lord, it seems like unless you visit this thread at least once a day you're constantly (and hopelessly) behind.
For those that have used Novelty before how is their quality of work? I'm contemplating adding topy to my dress shoes. If there are other reputable cobblers in the downtown area I'm all ears.
I've used Novelty many times for topys (new and replacement) as well as new heels. In all cases they did a great job and on time. Granted, these were Allen Edmonds. If I wore +$1000 shoes I may be more picky, but short of winning the next Powerball, I think that's somewhat unlikely.
Just a heads up that the Allen Edmonds shoe bank also carries the Bloor Street style (although they never seem to have photos for them on their website). They also have a bunch of other styles that may or may not be Toronto-themed (i.e. "Younge Street", "Richmond Street", "Charles Street", etc.). They also have a "Calgary" model. Go figure.
Every time I get the invite to the HR Samuelsohn MTM event I start trying to convince myself that I need a new suit, but I really don't this time around. Maybe...