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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. kev777

    kev777 Well-Known Member

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    Didnt you ever see the before / after Church article ???

    http://styleessentials.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/churchs-repair-process.html
     
  2. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    As expected, there is very little to be done with uppers that you can't do yourself. The rest (insoles, etc) require de-constructing the shoe. The best advice is to only pay the re-furb cost if the uppers are in very good condition, or if you are in love with the shoes.
     
  3. mimo

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    Kev - That's impressive - looks like they've even re-closed part of the upper, in the linked article.

    Docker: what Loakes are you planning to get? I can see the appeal of getting two for the price of one, especially if one is still a Church's classic.
     
  4. Docker

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    Im not 100% decided yet, I want a pair of brown brogue shoes as at the moment I have the loake 200b toe cap, loake 206b semi brogues and if I do decide to go ahead Ill also have the black church sydney monks.
     
  5. mimo

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    Just a thought, but if I assume correctly that you're thinking of the 202, maybe push it a bit and try Herring's Loake-made "Richmond". It's an extra £65 (with VAT) over the 202, but unlike that (and the 200 and 206), it's made in Northampton rather than India. More importantly, it looks like a much nicer and more natural burnished leather, rather than the highly-polished binder of the 202. If you want something that goes casual as well as semi-formal, and looks quality, maybe that's the way to go. Barker also make some in that price range that are pretty nice.
     
  6. Docker

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    Nah its definitely 206b, they are also discontinued. I will look into then when i get home :)
     
  7. mimo

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  8. Docker

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    That is correct, I have the 206b and 200b's, I thought you meant that perhaps my 206bs were 202s so I apologise as it was me who misunderstood.
    I must say I do like those Richmonds, something tells me you may have just cost my wallet a further £175 ;) I have decided I will purchase the sydney monks and make a decision on closer inspection whether to return or send them to church for renovating.
     
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    Any suggestions for some ostich quill leather shoes/boots? Something besides Mezlan but not too dear for what amounts to a novelty shoe?
     
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    Meermin is working in Ostrich now..
     
  11. kev777

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    This isn't your doing is it ????
     
  12. mimo

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    Quote: Allen Edmonds now do an ostrich chukka, not ridiculously priced. Couldn't believe it when I saw it.

    Vass do ostrich in pretty much anything you want and don't overcharge so much for exotics.
     
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    or how about a Vass shell booth in multi-color? or maybe even an austerity brogue miller boot that you could stand up in!

    :cheers:
     
  14. Calikid

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    Crockett and Jones Harlech MTO just arrived...


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  15. jerrybrowne

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    Green shell?! Nice. Where did you order?
     
  16. Calikid

    Calikid Well-Known Member

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    Actually the boots are black shell, with green lining....
    I ordered through Aki at the Jermyn Street in London... all through e-mail... a pleasure to deal with.
    pretty much identical to my Peal for BB's burgundy shell boots...
     
  17. ljrcustom

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    Very Nice. Enjoy them!
     
  18. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Calikid, you have been on fire with your purchases. Wow
     
  19. Calikid

    Calikid Well-Known Member

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    Thank you... I thought it was pretty cool to get a Horween stamp on the tongue.
    Yea, I am pretty much tapped out... As Bud Fox would say, 'I got a hit man from American Express looking for me'
     
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  20. NAMOR

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    ^ i agree. i really need to stop
     

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