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I have ordered two pairs and will follow-up after I pick them up.  laffiar.com

 

Shoes are MTM.  I ordered Balmoral Goodyear in black and Bolongnese loafers in tan.

 

They have many styles as examples in the store in various colors, leather and finishes.  They were ok with changing some styles to other leathers that I saw on shoes, while certain shoes seemed to be more limited.  

 

After picking style and colors, the cobbler (leather apron-clad) comes into the shop  to measure.  Measuring comprises trying on a couple of shoes in similar styles and sizes, tracings of your feet, and measurements made with a tape including length, across the ball of your foot, wrapped around the ball (two places) and then wrapped around your instep (two places).

 

Shoes will be ready in three weeks.

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Hope this isn't inappropriate (too advertisement-y?), but I want to recommend a shop a lot of people probably already know about: Fabric Corner. It's a common result when doing an ebay search, but a lot of people on this thread recommend getting your own fabric, but I couldn't find any good posts here on how to do it. I was lucky enough to have a friend just push me straight to Fabric Corner, and it worked out great.

 

I know this is my first post here, as I've just been lurking, but the modicum of proof I can offer is over here at http://www.reddit.com/user/tinola, where I've made a similar post and have a longer comment history.

 

This shop is flat out fantastic in their customer service.To just rip directly from my post over on reddit, I ordered enough cloth for two pieces, but actually wanted three (noob mistake). Nic, knowing I was on a timeline for an upcoming event, actually had her husband drive up about 3.5 hours from London to her shop in Leeds to try and get the fabric shipped in time for me. When she missed the day's UPS pickup, she then spent the rest of the evening trying to liaise with the UPS depot and get it shipped anyway. It didn't work out, but that doesn't change how hard she worked her tail off.

 

Anyway, hope this can help others looking to import their own fabric - for the record, I bought no-name 130s (97% wool, 3% cashmere), and the fabric was great. Can instantly tell the difference between it and the Korean fabrics that were in my price range (under 1m).

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Hope this isn't inappropriate (too advertisement-y?), but I want to recommend a shop a lot of people probably already know about: Fabric Corner. It's a common result when doing an ebay search, but a lot of people on this thread recommend getting your own fabric, but I couldn't find any good posts here on how to do it. I was lucky enough to have a friend just push me straight to Fabric Corner, and it worked out great.

 

I know this is my first post here, as I've just been lurking, but the modicum of proof I can offer is over here at http://www.reddit.com/user/tinola, where I've made a similar post and have a longer comment history.

 

This shop is flat out fantastic in their customer service.To just rip directly from my post over on reddit, I ordered enough cloth for two pieces, but actually wanted three (noob mistake). Nic, knowing I was on a timeline for an upcoming event, actually had her husband drive up about 3.5 hours from London to her shop in Leeds to try and get the fabric shipped in time for me. When she missed the day's UPS pickup, she then spent the rest of the evening trying to liaise with the UPS depot and get it shipped anyway. It didn't work out, but that doesn't change how hard she worked her tail off.

 

Anyway, hope this can help others looking to import their own fabric - for the record, I bought no-name 130s (97% wool, 3% cashmere), and the fabric was great. Can instantly tell the difference between it and the Korean fabrics that were in my price range (under 1m).

If you are who I'm thinking you are, that friend would be me.


Edited by Claghorn - 3/11/14 at 3:18am
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If you are who I'm thinking you are, that friend would be me.

Heeeey buddy - by the power of reddit, you are now privy to my mild obsession with Fantasy Football.


Edited by tinola - 3/11/14 at 8:56am
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Anyone know anyone in Dongdaemun that makes shirts? I was thinking about purchasing some fabric abroad and having them made here. I have some friends coming here and theyd be able to bring it.

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