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agreed mate. But given how few people wear proper shoes here I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone with much experience. IMO if your shoes are good enough that you aren't happy with leaving them with a local then you might as well send them back to the maker.

Given that RM Williams is a world renown master of old school quality sole stitching I'd be very surprised if there wasn't a pool of ex RM people in Adelaide who could repair welted / Goodyear etc soles and do it very well.

Have you tried asking RMs nicely if there is someone they can recommend?
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Given that RM Williams is a world renown master of old school quality sole stitching I'd be very surprised if there wasn't a pool of ex RM people in Adelaide who could repair welted / Goodyear etc soles and do it very well.

Have you tried asking RMs nicely if there is someone they can recommend?

To rewelt the machine welted soles we are talking about you need a Goodyear welting machine, so all that skill is for nought without access to said machines.

AFAIK no one in SA (or Australia for that matter) hand welts shoes.
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*Note* This post is totally non clothing related.

Given the current state of government, budgets and lack of spending within the ACT (plus the Skywhale) I suppose it was inevitable but I've been forced to move interstate and pick up a government job (back to being a public servant). By the start of next month I will be living and working in Sydney. As such I am hoping some the Sydney guys will be able to give me a little advice on good places to live 'cause I've got very little idea. My criteria for finding a new home are pretty simple though:
1. Close to the city (i.e. no further than Ashfield or Chatswood)
2. Within easy walking distance to a train line / train station (about 2km)
3. 2-3 beds and no more than $600 a week total

With the impending move coming up and doing a decent handover at my current place of work I'm a little time poor (have been for a while). With the prolific number of posts that get put up here (bloody hell you guys post a lot, it's awesome) I probably don't have enough time to wade through each page looking for relevant posts, nor do I want to clog the thread with non clothing / style related posts, so I ask that if anyone does have any advice or info please PM me.

Jason, Geoffrey Firman and all other Canberra based members that I have rudely forgotten to include, I wish you well here in the Capital, try not to freeze. Geoffrey, I'm afraid to say it but contractors are now one step closer to becoming an extinct species within the capital. Good luck with the contracting, I hope you can hold out until the current state of things turns around.

Thanks in advance for any information.

LPS
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Why are we talking about re-welting shoes? I was of the understanding that you get at least 3 resoles out of a welt before it's minced, and even then most manufacturers won't re-welt a shoe? 

 

RM's wont touch anything that isn't their own, although they might have a good idea who could help around Adelaide. Adrian at Roberto's will restitch an outsole and I suspect there's a couple in the city that wil. There's also a custom orthopedic shoe maker Panorama way, who has done welted footwear in the past, unsure if it was hand welted, though.

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go the blues!!!

i like joey johns suit... darren lockyer's is suit is super tight.
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Go the Ulurus!

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


Erm, you do realise that a custom, completely hand-made strap from Paris (CF, or ABP) will be less, right?

 

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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

i didnt read your post properly - what is the strap? croc or something exotic?

 

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

And whoa - $1300 for a strap? I'm guessing it includes labour costs (of fairies and angels).

 

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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

That's cheap. I'm up for $1300 to replace a watch strap.

 

No, I'm not kidding.

 

Yes, I do realise that a completely hand-made strap from ABP in Paris will be cheaper. Slightly cheaper, according to their quote.

 

This is not a particularly easy strap to replicate. Even by fairies.

 

Anyway...one way or the other I will work something out.

 

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Congratulations on your owning a (very) rare bird - GGs are rare by any measure, and I have yet to see this model IRL.
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Can anyone recommend a good cobbler in Sydney? I wanna get a commando sole on my Oak Street trench boots eventually and I'm not too keen on the idea of them being ruined by someone with no idea.

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Can anyone recommend a good cobbler in Sydney? I wanna get a commando sole on my Oak Street trench boots eventually and I'm not too keen on the idea of them being ruined by someone with no idea.

Hi mate, this really doesn't answer your question but I get all my shoes done at Coombs in the strand arcade. Turn around time is good, but little over the level of non existent customer service and workmanship (2 of topy shoes recently are loose at front). Give them a call and see if they can do the commandos, but let me know if you find another cobbler in CBD that's good.
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Originally Posted by titsmcgee852 View Post

Can anyone recommend a good cobbler in Sydney? I wanna get a commando sole on my Oak Street trench boots eventually and I'm not too keen on the idea of them being ruined by someone with no idea.

You could try Brice's in Castlereagh Street, behind the new AMZ building. I've had a cheaper pair resoled and they did a fairly good job, although they were a bit liberal with the edge dressing, nothing that a bit of rubbing alcohol couldn't fix. I've also has them put toe taps on a pair of handgrade C&Js and they treated them with respect. Their prices are reasonable and they usually turn things around in a day.

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Boff, I think you're wearing the same MJ Bale suit I'm looking to sell.
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Yes it is, even down to the size! I just checked the receipt, they called it the Blue Haymes Stripe.
It's a gorgeous suit for the winter. I get plenty of positive comments. Don't sell !
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Wiwt. Its a pain uploading via he phone

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Fuck! What is it with this suit?
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post




Yes, I do realise that a completely hand-made strap from ABP in Paris will be cheaper. Slightly cheaper, according to their quote.

This is not a particularly easy strap to replicate. Even by fairies.

Anyway...one way or the other I will work something out.



What's hard to replicate on the strap? My ultra thin reverso has steel supports built into the lug ends to give shape and obviously a PITA to replicate but ABP quoted 350 euro
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What model of reverso is that?
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