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ALFRED SARGENT Appreciation: Handgrade, Exclusive, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SuitedDx, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Yowzer

    Yowzer Well-Known Member

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    Well done! Mine are breaking in good as well, heel slip is becoming less of an issue after 3 full-day wears. Very pleased... the squeak reappeared at the end of the last wear however... time for more conditioning I think.
     
  2. meister

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    Day 2 after a cutback on the left toecap and use of oxblood Collonil Diamond crème followed by Angelus Mahogany wax.


    [​IMG]
     
  3. europrep

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    First wear. Acquired by the lovely folks at AFPOS:

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  4. dddrees

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    Very nice.

    Unfortunately by the time I thought about getting a pair they didn't have any left in my size.
     
  5. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    Great variety! No high boots? Really thinking of cutting back my smart shoes as I don't get to wear them as often as I'd like.
     
  6. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Very nice.

    I'm surprised you have so many in black.
     
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  7. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    Black is definitely underrated. My fiance likes the fancy colors of my EGs and Aldens but she always favors my black footwear.
     
  8. greasymonkey

    greasymonkey Well-Known Member

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    i think is not underrated but black just seems to work better for business environment; whilst brown,chestnut, burgundy and other colours cuts across with more versatility and not too formal.
     
  9. wurger

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    I am the opposite, I wear dress shoes during the working week, and there is no time to wear boots. we have a short winter in Sydney, and I only got to wear my chukkas about 4 times this year, and don't see myself wearing it for some time.
     
  10. wurger

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    Yes, Black really brings out the shine in the shoes, and is the most appropriate for business, I never have to think twice about the meetings I am going to have on a particular day if I decided to wear black shoes in the morning.
     
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    Here in the UK it's quite the opposite due to the wet weather I find myself wearing mostly boots. Even in the hot weather they seem to breathe well as my feet don't feel suffocated. Maybe I'll get some Pimlicos some day ;)
     
  12. wurger

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    can't go wrong with 2 eye plain toe derby, they are so elegant!
     
  13. SuitedDx

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    Anyone had any shoes resoled by AS yet? Curious to see their work. A couple of posts in the EG and C&J threads shows the excellent refurbishing job they provide and I wonder how well AS does theirs.
     
  14. Yowzer

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    I would like the answer to AS resole work too. Are AS particular in choosing which shoes they would repair (i.e. do they repair a shoe which was repaired before by others?)
     
  15. SuitedDx

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    Most manufacturers are conservative about refurbishing shoes that have been already resoled by another cobbler. Some are fine with heels being replaced... Don't know anything about AS' resole quality or if they even treat the uppers in the process.
     
  16. Yowzer

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    Thanks. Currently debating whether to topy the Moore to make it last longer or take a risk and wear it as is... [​IMG]
     
  17. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Well-Known Member

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    AS do offer a full refurbishment for £90 plus shipping for a new Exclusive sole and heel. This is definitely the best treat you can give your loved AS shoes, as they put them back on the original last and they get soled as a brand new pair would through the factory.

    They would inspect the shoes first to make sure no damage had been done internally by another repairer first before commencing.

    We offer this service via AS as well, and we can get flush toe plates fitted at the same time.
     
  18. clee1982

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    Good to know
     
  19. wurger

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    Thanks for the info. :)
     
  20. Harrydog

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    I was rather disappointed in my Radwell boots. The color really came out of one of the shoes when I polished them. For what ever reason the color didn't really set. Could see that the laces had rubbed it off the tongue. When polished with brown paste wax many light patches appeared on the shoes. Didn't
    want the hassle of mailing them back to the UK, so I sent them out locally to have them redyed. Meant to take pictures, but.....

    Hope to see them salvaged.
     

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