My humble tailor would charge $35 for such adjustments, but I live in a rinki-dink town in Florida.
I am guessing $50 would be a better baseline...
I just picked up a Bertucci A-2t watch, the two I was looking at had 2 differences: the color, and the movement. One was Japanese, one was Swiss. I went with the Japanese simply because it was the color I preferred, but I was curious if there was any real difference when it came to a basic quartz movement. I'm not very educated about watches if you can't tell.
I tried asking the person who posted the picture, but did not get a response, and have tried every search I can think of to find these shoes, but to no avail. Can anyone identify these beautiful shoes or point me in the right direction? The shape looks something like a Vass U-last to me, but I'm pretty sure they're not Vass because of the dark letters writing on the insole.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
Your first response was nevertheless appreciated and considered carefully.
Der Spiegel also helpful.
I'll have a play with browns and textures and see what comes out of it. If not then the gas hobs are going on.
I bought a Grenson "Fred" commando-soled boot last month. I've wanted them for ages, but being a cheap bastard I was determined to get something in the sale and it never came up in the one I wanted. Anyway, got one in the end. NB Grenson are also among the asshole vendors who overcharge international customers by not deducting the difference for VAT. But that's by the way - mine were $170 on East Dane. Lucky lucky.
So, quality: the leather is polished/corrected although not hideously so. It's still thick and supple and surprisingly nice to wear. The goodyear construction is solid as you'd expect - especially with a double sole AND commando sole, just like this "Curt". You can see from the pictures in your link that the split welt is roughly finished in places, and you can probably see the join rather more clearly than you'd like.
But: these are chunky, casual, knockabout shoes, and now for a reasonable price. I wouldn't pay £200+ for Indian-made shoes, to be frank, but at a decent discount they are solid and fun for all their rough edges. If they had those Curts in (my) half sizes, I'd be tempted myself.
Here's a picture of Fred, my new favourite winter boot:
Another question -
I am still building my wardrobe. I just picked up this suit last week (sorry for bad picture, used an iPhone)
I also have a darker charcoal suit and light gray on the way. Which shade would look better with these suits and which one will be more versatile? I plan on picking a couple more suits before I start work this summer. Black, Navy and Charcoal will be in my closet until then. Any additional input would be greatly appreciated.