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Shoe Damage - Literally

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Baron, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    I really don't know how I did this, but the damage is done so there it is.

    See if you have a protruding bolt behind your brake or clutch pedal.

    Since you're Californian, I assume that you drive.


    - B
     
  2. Chips

    Chips Well-Known Member

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    I liked Vox when he was less helpful. More snark please.

    Must be running for office....
     
  3. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member

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    NO!

    Send them to me.....I'll handle it in the shop here.

    You have the address at home, right?

    Ron


    Damn - I gave them to the cobbler a couple of hours ago. I should have emailed you directly but it didn't seem like a big enough deal to send them out. If he does a poor job I'll be in touch.
     
  4. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member

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    See if you have a protruding bolt behind your brake or clutch pedal.

    Since you're Californian, I assume that you drive.


    - B


    It wasn't the car. It was definitely in the back yard - on some steps or against the gas grill or something like that. I should have changed my shoes.
     
  5. sho'nuff

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    Damn - I gave them to the cobbler a couple of hours ago. I should have emailed you directly but it didn't seem like a big enough deal to send them out. If he does a poor job I'll be in touch.

    go get them now. im sure they are just waiting around perhaps. my cobbler puts them in wait as he works on other things (he asks me to come by in a week, so the assumption is he didnt work on them yet).
     
  6. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    That 2nd gash doesn't have a flap to reseat.
     
  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't the car. It was definitely in the back yard - on some steps or against the gas grill or something like that. I should have changed my shoes.

    I destroyed a pair of Saint Crispin's at Circuit Mont-Tremblant because I forgot my Pilotis.

    So, I know your pain.


    - B
     
  8. DocHolliday

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    I hear Pilotis is really good for your core.
     
  9. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member

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    I hear Pilotis is really good for your core.

    Poast of the Dayâ„¢
     
  10. Fraiche

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    Out of curiosity, what would happen to cordovan if the same damage was inflicted?
     
  11. CunningSmeagol

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    Out of curiosity, what would happen to cordovan if the same damage was inflicted?

    You would hear a whinny. Or a whneigh.
     
  12. bigbris1

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    You would hear a whinny. Or a whneigh.

    <Insert Vox "Whnay. is short" joke here>
     
  14. entrero

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    Call pest control
     
  15. Don Carlos

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    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Bummer, Baron. Did you take them to Pasquale, or do you know another good cobbler in LA? If the repair goes well, I (and I assume others as well) would be interested in seeing &quot;after&quot; pics.
     
  17. Baron

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    I took them to Willie's on Cahuenga near Melrose. I've used Pasquale's recently - they replaced the Vibram heel on some chukkas with a different brand but same color of rubber heel, and I gotta say the new heel sucks dog balls. WAY too soft and almost in need of replacement again after just a few wears. I'm also way out east so it's a drag to drive to Pasquale's. Wille's does solid work - they have a history of making true custom (bespoke?) shoes for Hollywood (the shop is full of old lasts), though the original Willie is retired and gone and I don't know that the kid that took over has those kinds of skills. They've done some heel replacement, stretching and some other minor repairs for me over the years and I can say they're reasonable and have a speedy turnaround - the monks will be ready for pickup on Saturday. I'll post pictures when I get them back.

    I can say that I'm about 99% sure that I should have just sent them to Ron, and I don't know that I'll trust anybody locally for resoling work in the future on any of my 'good' shoes.
     
  18. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    I destroyed a pair of Saint Crispin's...

    So, I know your pain.


    - B


    totally?

    i feel for you guys...
     
  19. Martin Stall

    Martin Stall Well-Known Member

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    That's serious hurt. Methinks that if you're asking how, you'd be better off taking it to a specialist. A cobbler might do, but only if he is into repairing leather. Most that I know just know how to resole etc.

    I've worked leather a fair bit, but I wouldn't touch that; it's too tricky.
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    I have no doubt that Ron will fix these up nicely, however I did have this problem once after a drunken night at a bar. I ripped the loose pieces off and got cream the same color as the shoe (black) in the tear which took care of the color loss immediately. I buffed them and then put on some black wax, buffed, and repeated a few times. I then started the bulling technique and now you can't even tell that anything had ever happened to them.
     

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