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1.8mm once bevelled and if done properly is remarkably thin.
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Nice post, fxh!

If anyone in Melbourne knows where they use < 1.8mm thick Topy Elysee, please do let me know. That said, 1.8mm is fine. I've had it done on many pairs of shoes and have no qualms doing it again.

Now, fxh don't go requoting that last line in a whole other context.

I have Delos make me a new pair of shoes when the sole wears out. No need for topy.

/bigtimer foo.gif
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Hashtag Boss...
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Vanda, Rubinacci direct (depending on the ET stock), ASW has few interesting reprint H&H designs by drakes, Charvet for the foo.gif square, Sam hober if you can find nice designs, some of the new Kent Wangs are nice too.

 

Thanks very much, plenty of ideas there to try. Vanda's ones are particularly nice.

 

What's the foo square? I tried searching and I can't turn up anything, possibly a bit of SF history I've missed?

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Hashtag Boss...

Us Princeton Law graduates (same year as Conne) can afford such things.
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Vanda, Rubinacci direct (depending on the ET stock), ASW has few interesting reprint H

Thanks very much, plenty of ideas there to try. Vanda's ones are particularly nice.

What's the foo square? I tried searching and I can't turn up anything, possibly a bit of SF history I've missed?

Cream silk. He hates white linen and uses cream silk in the same way.
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Who here has had OTR double-cuffed shirts converted to button cuff without a new cuff being made from new fabric? I.e. You've had to use whatever's there for the new cuff.
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I agree with your position on Topy's, as well as the need for people to recognise the difference between brands. Not that Topy is the only choice, as I believe Vibram makes a similar range of sole guards. Unfortunately I have yet to find a cobbler in Adelaide who uses either of these. Apparently the brand 'Ausy' or somesuch is quite popular.

One and the same it appears? 

Both my topyd shoes have 'Ausy' in some spots, and 'Topy' in others, on the same strip of rubber...

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Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post

With this wet weather lately I'm thinking about topying my business shoes, as I'll be walking around a reasonable amount and would prefer avoiding death by cobblestones. Tried using the 'search this thread' feature, but not much luck; where can I get a good topy job done in Sydney? 

i get mine done at parramatta since i work out that way. close to the station there's a Hungry Jacks. Behind the hungry jacks is an arcade. Inside the arcade there is a cobbler named Simon. 

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Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post

With this wet weather lately I'm thinking about topying my business shoes, as I'll be walking around a reasonable amount and would prefer avoiding death by cobblestones. Tried using the 'search this thread' feature, but not much luck; where can I get a good topy job done in Sydney? 

Coombs at Strand Arcade and Brices on Castlereagh are old establishments worth trying. I do mine at Kev's Shoe Repairs in the Telstra building on Pitt Street near World Square. My wife used a cobbler in Cronulla who also did a decent job on some of her boots.
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Browsing the internet for pocket squares - it seems that HC's web server has detonated again, currently having a look at Drake's and Exquisite Trimmings, any other suggestions/reccomendations?
Yes sorry this is the 4th time in 3 weeks it's crashed, it's seriously giving me the shits to say the least, especially when I'm powerless to do anything about it until the it gets back to me. Hopefully will be back up directly.
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Coombs at Strand Arcade and Brices on Castlereagh are old establishments worth trying. I do mine at Kev's Shoe Repairs in the Telstra building on Pitt Street near World Square. My wife used a cobbler in Cronulla who also did a decent job on some of her boots.

 

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i get mine done at parramatta since i work out that way. close to the station there's a Hungry Jacks. Behind the hungry jacks is an arcade. Inside the arcade there is a cobbler named Simon. 

 

Thanks guys. I think Coombs will be closest to my workplace so I'll give them a go. Would I be looking at $30 or so per pair?
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Thanks guys. I think Coombs will be closest to my workplace so I'll give them a go. Would I be looking at $30 or so per pair?

You'd be looking at $45 to $50 per pair.

 

As I have said before, the Cobbler's Association have banded together on the pricing of Topy in Sydney.

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In Melbourne, IIRC Rekaris was the cheapest @ $35. Not sure of the exact thickness of their topy, though satisfied.gif
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Call it a Topy and it's a chunky piece of rubber suffocating your delicate leather shoes; add "Élysée" to the name and it's the latest stylish addition to your bog standard clodhoppers, allowing you to safely navigate French cobblestones while puffing on your Gauloises and having your photo blogged leaning on a fixie... It's all in the marketing you see laugh.gif

FWIW, I think Topyd shoes can look as well, if not better, than the original leather soles - if done properly. Not to mention the obvious longevity benefits already discussed.






I don't topy all my shoes straight away though, I usually wait until it's time to get the first heel replacement done at the same time.
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