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post #43426 of 52334
So first experience of ordering from Robinson's Shoes was looking great, with the shoes being delivered in under a week and 3 days ahead of estimate, despite being xmas.
Unfortunately that went south when I opened the box. Instead of tobacco suede with a light coloured sole they've sent me a very dark brown suede with black soles. Not exactly the same thing...

The model they've sent doesn't even seem to exist on either their nor the manufacturers website so I assume some discontinued model that they mistakenly (I hope) selected and sent. Now to see how well they handle rectifying the situation!
post #43427 of 52334
Ah, that's a shame, lennier. Hope they're able to resolve this for you promptly and with a minimum of fuss.

I received a delivery from Carmina yesterday - burgundy semi-brogues on the Inca last. Beautiful shoes, with one issue - the nails used on the sole of the left shoe come all the way to the inside and poke through by 0.75cm or so. I emailed them last night, and they apologised and are taking care of it for me. Would've been nice not to have had the issue at all, but so far they're handling it well. Can't say I've ever heard of it/seen it happen before.
post #43428 of 52334
That's a surprise TBM. Would have thought quality control would have picked that up.
post #43429 of 52334
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I received a delivery from Carmina yesterday - burgundy semi-brogues on the Inca last. Beautiful shoes, with one issue - the nails used on the sole of the left shoe come all the way to the inside and poke through by 0.75cm or so. .

A real man would have just put up with it. Its been sent as a test of your toughness. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #43430 of 52334
PoP - was that link of yours to Old Dog? If so I'd say those shoes look dark /midnight brown to me not black.

Black suede can easily, too easily, look tacky
post #43431 of 52334
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I think this is a good example of how to pair black suede

My derbys are pretty chunky compared to those monks. I'd never try to wear them with a suit. As you and fxh are both saying, it's a difficult style to match up.
post #43432 of 52334
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

So first experience of ordering from Robinson's Shoes was looking great, with the shoes being delivered in under a week and 3 days ahead of estimate, despite being xmas.
Unfortunately that went south when I opened the box. Instead of tobacco suede with a light coloured sole they've sent me a very dark brown suede with black soles. Not exactly the same thing...

The model they've sent doesn't even seem to exist on either their nor the manufacturers website so I assume some discontinued model that they mistakenly (I hope) selected and sent. Now to see how well they handle rectifying the situation!


Can you share in pics?

post #43433 of 52334
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

PoP - was that link of yours to Old Dog? If so I'd say those shoes look dark /midnight brown to me not black.

Black suede can easily, too easily, look tacky
Yes it's o/o. They looked - look - black on my screen. I could be wrong, I am in a very dark place.
post #43434 of 52334
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I could be wrong, I am in a very dark place.

Sorry to hear that - xmas can be difficult
post #43435 of 52334
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I'd warn against committing to a lease on a flat from overseas.

My plan was to rent a temporary place for 2-3 weeks and look for a place during that time. I like the idea of staying with a family, I'll try and see what is available.

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hey mate, welcome.

whereabouts in Alabama are you from? I've got family in Mobile.

My sister lives in Mobile. I am from a small town about 1.5hrs east called Brewton

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Bro, if you Like Coffee, SWD and Video Games. We will get on just fine smile.gif

What are you studying btw?

Ya dude lets get that PS4 going! I got my BS in Geology from the University of Alabama and continuing to a Master of Earth Science at Melbourne




Does anyone have a good rec for a cobbler in Melbourne? I have a pair of boots that need some serious TLC and I don't trust anyone around here
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I have a pair of boots that need some serious TLC and I don't trust anyone around here

I don't trust anyone around here either. Esp. that Garry guy.
post #43437 of 52334
Where is Garry?

Has he gone on his annual Christmas bender?
post #43438 of 52334
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Ya dude lets get that PS4 going! I got my BS in Geology from the University of Alabama and continuing to a Master of Earth Science at Melbourne

Does anyone have a good rec for a cobbler in Melbourne? I have a pair of boots that need some serious TLC and I don't trust anyone around here


Sounds good to me!

 

I know a few guys have taken their stuff to Rekairs, but what do you mean by TLC?

post #43439 of 52334

I've had good success with David Collins Shoe Repairs just behind 101 Collins St - he always comes across as very grumpy though :)

post #43440 of 52334
PoP re the Black Suede Boots

Another option not summer of course is double pleated and cuffed grey flannel trousers with sky blue shirt and not Brando jacket but a French Resistance three button leather coat, bit retro but for blokes over 50 it harkens back to both the post punk fashion era and has a touch of 50's boho look to it. Or for summer linen navy cuffed and pleated trousers with purple/red polo bit off the beaten path or a linen shirt I wore the first option a bit in the early 80's.

36c at present and Mrs GF who has had her Xmas party today and is coming home with couple of friends and commanded that a) I mix a pitcher of Bombay Saphire, Lemon-Rose Barely water and soda on hand for them along with a couple of good gin cocktail recipes and find True Colours and Parallel Lines for them to listen too, so much for my quite studious afternoon.
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