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B. Nelson Shoe Repair in NYC

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sanmateo, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. sanmateo

    sanmateo Well-Known Member

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  2. dah328

    dah328 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they're in my building in NYC, but I've only purchased shoe care items from them. Â What they've said that has surprised me: "I would get custom shoe trees for these" in reference to my Grenson Masterpieces from Bennie's. What they've said that pleased me: "You're worried about the cost of custom shoe trees? Â These must have been at least $800" in reference to my Grensons. Â [​IMG] I haven't had them do any repair work on any of my shoes, though. Â I think my AEs will go back to the factory when they need new soles and I haven't decided whether I will trust my C&Js or Grensons to them when they need new soles (hopefully not for a long time). dan
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    My family has used Nelson shoemaker for thirty years and I highly recommend them. Their repair work is superior to the factory shops. You should ask for either Nick or Tony.
     
  4. Lomezz

    Lomezz Well-Known Member

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    I used to be in the building as well and used them several times for little things.

    FWIW, I once tried to inquire about their sole replacement process for my C&J handgardes, but the owner didn't even make it past the first question which was "what brand/type of leather do you use". All he could say was that they use "premium" replacement soles. He wasn't very forthcoming, so I decided to go with Shoe Service Plus on 55th, which uses Rendenbach oak bark leather.
     

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