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post #466 of 1304
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post
He may have made the whole story up thinking he could squeeze another EUR 200 out of an idiiot like me, although he didn't strike me as a moneygrubber.However, that may be a part of a very clever cover up also.

Nah! Dont think he is a devious moneygrubber.

He told me he does trunk shows in Germany to which I asked, does he charge more there for his shoes? He said he doesn't. He could have easily charged more due to travel etc.

They could modernise their operations to accept major credit cards though. An e-shop for them is so far off.

Also, the shoe trees are machine made. Dont let its rough looks fool you. For a bit lesser, I would rather get my finished cedar shoe trees with a metal knob on top, though it does have its problems. The frigging knob comes off!
post #467 of 1304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
no. nvm

long story short: back in the days one wasn't charged for the last or the construction method, iirc not even for e.g. stingray(you can call it beta phase). only upcharge i'm aware of was for cordovan, which was € 50,- or so.

the rest is history...

Er, could you in a sentence or 2 explain the greatness of the wood peg method vs the sewn method? No need for the FAQ just a short line would do. I thought the wood peg method gives the shoes a unique look and the shoes are not falling apart.

As for the upcharge, whhhattt! Damn!
I am still thinking of the grey brown stingray piece by Georg or Petkov. I thought the upcharge was a bit too much but now its worse if back in the day, it wont have cost me a cent more than 'normal' shoes. Hell, I would want all my shoes to be in exotic skin then.
post #468 of 1304
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post
Snortle snortle! Was it fritzl who said SCs are made in Romania factory? They seem to have found some love here of late, despite their hand prices. Looks nicer than Vash though.
Anything that is elusive and hard to get will always be loved here. Normally, it will be an Asian male (take your pick) rubbing it in everyone's face. From the looks, I would take Vass over SC, even though another company designed my favorite lasts for Vass.
post #469 of 1304
Personally I prefer the look of SC based on what I see on this forum and on the interwebz. Vash is too 'traditional' in looks.

Hope you solve your JL Prestiges problem.
post #470 of 1304
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post
Personally I prefer the look of SC based on what I see on this forum and on the interwebz. Vash is too 'traditional' in looks.

Hope you solve your JL Prestiges problem.

Haha! Indeed. Paul Goring stepped up. I've ordered 13 different leather choices for the Philip II. I'll only be paying for 12. Things were definitely made right by JLP. I'll be a customer for life. In addition, none of the shoes have gemming (glue)

I still like G&G a lot.

For my blucher dilemma, I plan to add some Vass.
post #471 of 1304
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Originally Posted by Xiaogou View Post
Haha! Indeed. Paul Goring stepped up. I've ordered 13 different leather choices for the Philip II. I'll only be paying for 12. Things were definitely made right by JLP. I'll be a customer for life. In addition, none of the shoes have gemming (glue)

Cough! You ordered 13 JLP?
Damn! We have another Aportnoy in the making.
post #472 of 1304
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post
Cough! You ordered 13 JLP?
Damn! We have another Aportnoy in the making.

I Freakin' wish! I have received 6 pairs so far. The wait absolutely sucks. It's not that big of a deal though, especially since at this point in my career I don't have to wear a suit.

Here is what I ordered:
Prestige, Philip II:
1. Dark brown museum [2 pair]
2. Parisian brown museum
3. Plum museum
4. Chestnut misty
5. Black
6. Dark oak
7. New Gold museum
8. Dark brown misty
9. Parisian brown misty
10. Burgundy
11. Dark brown
12. Antique dark oak
13. Antique burgundy

I am considering pewter museum calf as well.
post #473 of 1304
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Originally Posted by Xiaogou View Post
I Freakin' wish! I have received 6 pairs so far. The wait absolutely sucks. It's not that big of a deal though, especially since at this point in my career I don't have to wear a suit.

Here is what I ordered:
Prestige, Philip II:
1. Dark brown museum [2 pair]
2. Parisian brown museum
3. Plum museum
4. Chestnut misty
5. Black
6. Dark oak
7. New Gold museum
8. Dark brown misty
9. Parisian brown misty
10. Burgundy
11. Dark brown
12. Antique dark oak
13. Antique burgundy

I am considering pewter museum calf as well.

1. Pewter is what they call tobacco. I have it. I prefer a darker black pewter which JL have but still get it nonethless.

Saw their red museum and blue museum. Got their green museum. You should seriously consider them. And where is sky blue museum and off white or pale grey museum? You can consider those too.

2. You are fast on your way to becoming Aportnoy. Although if you are not wearing them for your business-wear, I don't know how it fits with your wardrobe. You wear your JL with jeans?
post #474 of 1304
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post
Er, could you in a sentence or 2 explain the greatness of the wood peg method vs the sewn method?

it's a question of faith and it has been discussed ad nauseum.
post #475 of 1304
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post
1. Pewter is what they call tobacco. I have it. I prefer a darker black pewter which JL have but still get it nonethless.

Saw their red museum and blue museum. Got their green museum. You should seriously consider them. And where is sky blue museum and off white or pale grey museum? You can consider those too.

2. You are fast on your way to becoming Aportnoy. Although if you are not wearing them for your business-wear, I don't know how it fits with your wardrobe. You wear your JL with jeans?

I already tried to get red museum calf. They said they are all out. They are all out of chestnut museum calf. I would love green shoes but I'm scared they might just be a novelty. What would I wear them with? In terms of a suit that is.

I only wear oxford style shoes with suits. Derbies are for everything else.
post #476 of 1304
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post
Snortle snortle! Was it fritzl who said SCs are made in Romania factory?

this is commen sense and this fact is not hidden by them, so what.
post #477 of 1304
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Originally Posted by Xiaogou View Post
I would love green shoes but I'm scared they might just be a novelty. What would I wear them with? In terms of a suit that is.

Brown, grey, khaki. Same colour shirts and yellow shirts. Possibilities are endless.
Ask Spoo. He seems to have a love affair with green shoes.
post #478 of 1304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
so what.

nothing ...
post #479 of 1304
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post
Hope you solve your JL Prestiges problem.

er, why are we discussing machine made shoes out of northhampton in this thread??? just sayin...

ps: xia, i have you on ignore. thankfull to the possibility to read a comment without removing from the list, i dip into your tirades sometimes... nuff said.
post #480 of 1304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
er, why are we discussing machine made shoes out of northhampton in this thread??? just sayin...

ps: xia, i have you on ignore. thankfull to the possibility to read a comment without removing from the list, i dip into your tirades sometimes... nuff said.

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