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post #15721 of 31070
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Originally Posted by Merovius View Post

Shoe construction question. These look to be glued, yes?
http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/alfred-sargent-exclusive-collection-price-asc/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-ramsey
Also looks like there are only a few tacks on the heel, shoes look great, construction seems lacking.
Thoughts?

 

Absolutely not glued. Nails in soles are mostly decorative. AS exclusive is supposed to have excellent quality all around and is on par if not better than C&J handgrade.

post #15722 of 31070
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Originally Posted by Merovius View Post

Shoe construction question. These look to be glued, yes?
http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/alfred-sargent-exclusive-collection-price-asc/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-ramsey
Also looks like there are only a few tacks on the heel, shoes look great, construction seems lacking.
Thoughts?

Alfred Sargent Exclusive Collection is a very good quality shoe. I have a pair from recent production and they are not far from full on Northhampton Hand Grade quality. They certainly exceed a C&J benchgrade. No worries about quality

Goodyear welted, closed channel stitching is why you don't see any stitching in the sole.
post #15723 of 31070
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Originally Posted by Merovius View Post

Shoe construction question. These look to be glued, yes?
http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/alfred-sargent-exclusive-collection-price-asc/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-ramsey
Also looks like there are only a few tacks on the heel, shoes look great, construction seems lacking.
Thoughts?


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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Absolutely not glued. Nails in soles are mostly decorative. AS exclusive is supposed to have excellent quality all around and is on par if not better than C&J handgrade.

I have a few pairs of C&J handgrade a few more of the AS Exclusive. I put the AS Exclusive slightly ahead of the Handgrade range.
post #15724 of 31070
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

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I have a few pairs of C&J handgrade a few more of the AS Exclusive. I put the AS Exclusive slightly ahead of the Handgrade range.

This is saying something - as the AS Exclusives currently cost a good bit less than C&J Handgrade.

I will say that the one pair of AS Exclusives that I own have impressed me greatly. The leather is on par with G&G. The soles are Oak Bark tanned leather, closed channel and nicely finished. Sole edges and heels better shaped and finished than a C&J benchgrade.

All in all I say the AS Exclusives are a stellar value amongst the English shoes in their price point.
Edited by Gdot - 6/30/12 at 8:59am
post #15725 of 31070
G., why can't you simply say 'heels'? My goodness, man.
post #15726 of 31070
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

G., why can't you simply say 'heels'? My goodness, man.

corrected and thank you. spelling has never been one of my stronger skills. seems so arbitrary.
post #15727 of 31070

How much shorter should a casual untucked shirt be compared to a tucked shirt?  I've heard 1" - 2" from various places.

 

Thanks.

post #15728 of 31070
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Originally Posted by StormRider View Post

How much shorter should a casual untucked shirt be compared to a tucked shirt?  I've heard 1" - 2" from various places.

 

Thanks.

There is no definitive lenght, but I guess that'd be about right in most cases

post #15729 of 31070
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post


You don't need to name names but it would help to fully understand exactly what happened.
Who measured you? The maker? Some third party? Self?
Is the suit made to the measurements?
If the maker took the measurements it's their suit and their problem. The less involved they were the less it's their problem.


Hi Nicola,

 

Who measured you? The maker?

YES... The maker measured me in person.  I didn't want to self measure to make sure it was done right. So I made sure to meet them so this would NOT happen.  Yet it did.

 

If the maker took the measurements it's their suit and their problem. The less involved they were the less it's their problem.

The maker was 100% totally involved.

 

I'm still waiting to hear from them about how to resolve this...  any thoughts???

post #15730 of 31070
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Originally Posted by Stone34 View Post


Hi Nicola,

 

Who measured you? The maker?

YES... The maker measured me in person.  I didn't want to self measure to make sure it was done right. So I made sure to meet them so this would NOT happen.  Yet it did.

 

If the maker took the measurements it's their suit and their problem. The less involved they were the less it's their problem.

The maker was 100% totally involved.

 

I'm still waiting to hear from them about how to resolve this...  any thoughts???


If the maker measured you in-person, and the suit doesn't fit, take it back and ask them for a new one or to fix the one they made. Depending on how off it is, they may be able to let it out in some places. If it is very "off" then they need to remake from scratch. If you post some picks (feel free to blur out or cut off your head) we would be better able to advise you.

 

If they refuse, personally, I would contest the charge with my credit card company (assuming that is how you paid). Also, if they don't make it right, I would urge you to post the name of the place on this board so that no one else has to go through the same thing.

post #15731 of 31070
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Originally Posted by Merovius View Post

Shoe construction question. These look to be glued, yes?
http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/alfred-sargent-exclusive-collection-price-asc/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-ramsey
Also looks like there are only a few tacks on the heel, shoes look great, construction seems lacking.
Thoughts?

Almost certainly Blake stitched.
post #15732 of 31070

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Edited by Hampton - 6/30/12 at 1:23pm
post #15733 of 31070
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Originally Posted by robert in LA View Post

Almost certainly Blake stitched.

Absolutely not. Alfred Sargent Exclusive Grade shoes are Goodyear welted.
post #15734 of 31070
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Absolutely not. Alfred Sargent Exclusive Grade shoes are Goodyear welted.

Really? It sounds as if you know the line very well, and I do not. Yet from the photo there does not seem to be room for a Goodyear welt in the stack.
post #15735 of 31070
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


If the maker measured you in-person, and the suit doesn't fit, take it back and ask them for a new one or to fix the one they made. Depending on how off it is, they may be able to let it out in some places. If it is very "off" then they need to remake from scratch. If you post some picks (feel free to blur out or cut off your head) we would be better able to advise you.

 

If they refuse, personally, I would contest the charge with my credit card company (assuming that is how you paid). Also, if they don't make it right, I would urge you to post the name of the place on this board so that no one else has to go through the same thing.


Thank you for your comments.

 

The Suit is very off.  It is either too short in the jacket or way too tight in the pants.  I took it to a Tailor and they said they absolutely can NOT fix it and it's un-wearable because you can't make the jacket body longer.  And the pants don't have enough fabric to let out.

 

Yes I did pay with credit card but I am hoping the maker honors their work and still waiting to hear from them. 

The maker took all the measurements and were informed of my concerns and they still got it wrong. 

 

But I am giving them a chance to do the honorable thing and that is why I'm NOT posting who.  I have no problem with letting someone fix their mistake so we can get it done right.  I'm hopeful that will be the outcome.

 

I was just curious to hear your comments because I do NOT think I should have to pay for anything to have it remade from scratch since I didn't do any measurements and met with them to ensure it was done right.  I deferred to their expertise.  I just don't want to hear them say, yeah we'll remake but I still have to pay.  I don't think that would be fair.

 

So thanks for your reply.

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