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post #271 of 755
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
NO WAY! AlanC, am I correct in thinking that the Trads endorse recrafting due to their thrifty nature as well as for aesthetic reasons?

I suppose so. I don't know that 'Trads' are the only ones who advocate it. Isn't that part of the purpose of a quality welted shoe?

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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
Link please, or lost in the crash?

Don't have the link. Could be lost. It was more of an experiment type thing.
post #272 of 755
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
I don't know that 'Trads' are the only ones who advocate it. Isn't that part of the purpose of a quality welted shoe?

That's exactly it. A lot of people do advocate it, yet there seems to be only so many (here) that have gone through with it...And as much as I've abused the search function, I haven't been able to find pictures of a factory EG recraft, or factory recraft of an English shoe of any make.

I'm actually looking forward to my first AE factory recraft, but I suspect it is still some time away. I have no idea where I'd send my English shoes for a recraft.
post #273 of 755
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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post



Gorgeous boots there, you have Have the bottom pair myself.
post #274 of 755
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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post


greekgeeks, nice Alden boots. What is the last for the black boot? The toe shape looks good, but it doesn't look like a Barrie or Plaza last.
post #275 of 755
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
That's exactly it. A lot of people do advocate it, yet there seems to be only so many (here) that have gone through with it...And as much as I've abused the search function, I haven't been able to find pictures of a factory EG recraft, or factory recraft of an English shoe of any make.

I'm actually looking forward to my first AE factory recraft, but I suspect it is still some time away. I have no idea where I'd send my English shoes for a recraft.


I've had several Church's recrafted at the factory. Always been impressed with the work done. On the last pair which went in at 10 years old , they put new toe puffs in, new insoles as well as of course a new sole and heel. They polished them up and sent them back to me with new shoe bags too.

Not had any of my EGs recrafted yet but will do when the time comes
post #276 of 755
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
greekgeeks, nice Alden boots. What is the last for the black boot? The toe shape looks good, but it doesn't look like a Barrie or Plaza last.

Those look like they are on the Grant last
post #277 of 755
^^+1

Thanks guys, esp soaped
post #278 of 755
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Originally Posted by amlai View Post
An update on my #8 shell Indy boot from LeatherSoul (~15mo old):


#8 shell Indy boot (R) next to cigar shell Indy boot (L):



So, I'm scrolling through this thread an my wife sees these shoes. She instantly states "those are sexy." Followed by, "that's the kind of thing I would think about until I bought it." My wife is far more conservative about $ than I.

If the wife thinks they're sexy, I must ask, how does the Truebalance last compare to the Barrie last for size.
post #279 of 755
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Originally Posted by amlai View Post
Haha... believe it or not... they do have trees...

same shoe trees for these as for shoes?
post #280 of 755
Sorry to brig this up again, but I really want to know about their origin... I'm sure any of you gentlemen must know something about the maker or anything...

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Originally Posted by agavilanes View Post
I get these shoes from the Bay. Can any of you gentleman help me with info about the maker? The insole reads Hegarty Shoes, Market of Kettering, England.



I promise to get some shoe trees for them
post #281 of 755
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Originally Posted by agavilanes View Post
Sorry to brig this up again, but I really want to know about their origin... I'm sure any of you gentlemen must know something about the maker or anything...
Do a SEARCH ... Kettering is a region afaik, could well be a now defunct maker or shoe store ...
post #282 of 755
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Originally Posted by agavilanes View Post
Sorry to brig this up again, but I really want to know about their origin... I'm sure any of you gentlemen must know something about the maker or anything...

I'm gonna take a big LEAP and say they were made by "HEGARTY"
post #283 of 755
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Originally Posted by speedster.8 View Post
Do a SEARCH ... Kettering is a region afaik, could well be a now defunct maker or shoe store ...

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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
I'm gonna take a big LEAP and say they were made by "HEGARTY"

THANKS!!! Thats the kind of wisdom I expect... The SEARCH advice is priceless. And the HEGARTY tip... oh my god. Thks again guys...
post #284 of 755
These might have a little too much character... They are Edward Green for Paul Stuart. I figured for 5 bucks it was worth it just to take them home and get a better look, plus they are actually my size. I used cleaner/conditioner and shoe cream, but I'm not sure if anything can be done for them and black captoes don't seem like a good choice for distressed shoes. There is one crack that goes all the way through. Do you guys have any ideas?

I don't have my camera so the pictures are not great.



Huge crack:


Lots of cracks:
post #285 of 755
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
That's exactly it. A lot of people do advocate it, yet there seems to be only so many (here) that have gone through with it...And as much as I've abused the search function, I haven't been able to find pictures of a factory EG recraft, or factory recraft of an English shoe of any make.

I'm actually looking forward to my first AE factory recraft, but I suspect it is still some time away. I have no idea where I'd send my English shoes for a recraft.

I've used both AE and Alden recraft, and was pleased with both. On the English makers since many purchase them at a discount and the dollar has been so weak factory recrafts have been close to cost prohibitive. Also, I think many of us have 1) enough shoes that recrafting isn't something that is needed very often, and 2) most of us have purchased said shoes during the past 3-4 years and there simply hasn't been time to wear them down (especially with #1 as a factor).

Perhaps the stronger dollar will spur some to ship them over.
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