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St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. DWFII

    DWFII Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with half soles as long as the repairman knows what he's doing and doesn't create a met bar in the process.

    Nothing wrong until the splice comes apart...again usually due to poor workmanship....and then you end up looking even more like a db with your half soles grinning at all and sundry. :cool:

    On a more serious note...on pegged waist shoes I do recommend half soles simply because replacing/"recrafting" a pegged waist is not only an uncommon skill among repair people, but it is destructive of the shoe. Otherwise, all else being equal...a full or three-quarter sole is always to be preferred.
     
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  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, these are pegged at the waist.
     
  3. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    :nest:
     
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  4. Itsuo

    Itsuo Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Received my first order from The Armoury, the whole process was great and the pairs were delivered on time! Imagine that! I also am very impressed by the sizing. I've got wide feet and even when I normally sized up a half size and ordered a wide width, I would struggle to break-in pairs in less than 3-6mo. These appear to fit excellently right out of the box. Can't wait for my second order which is in process and I'm already considering putting in my 3rd order!
     
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  5. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Well-Known Member

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    Both are awesome. The suede looks like it could walk away on its own!
     
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  6. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Well-Known Member

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    Simple Captoe Boots in Dark Brown Inca. Turnaround time was great, 8 weeks.

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  7. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Ejirardo - those are simple but absolutely terrific. They should prove to be very versatile - I'd get a TON of wear out of something like that. And I applaud your choice of outsole. Congrats and enjoy!
     
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  8. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    This.

    I could reach for those almost daily. Terrific makeup
     
  9. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone in the US purchased a pair of St. Crispin's from Leatherfoot in Canada? How was the experience... anything I should be wary of? Thanks.
     
  10. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Well-Known Member

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    FYI - found out today the price for a pair of standard leather shoes has increased to $1,700 and boots to $1,800.
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Woo! A whole $50! Alert the press!
     
  12. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Well-Known Member

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    I got the pair of boots that I just posted for $1,600 so that's a $200 price increase which while not a huge deal is proportionally a large increase. Maybe not a big increase for you but others do like to know this.
     
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  13. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    I think St Crispins are joining the popularity price spiral/gouging. The shoes are made in Rumania FGS so what's the go?
     
  14. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    SC has always been pricing at a premium to its peers. And the pricing strategy combined with deep customization worked very well for them.
     
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    plus the hype and hoopla compounded by the brilliant marketting of Mr Carr only accentuates the gullibility of its esteemed customers.
     
  16. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Well-Known Member

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    I take it you are not a fan?
     
  17. sstomcat

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    I'm not a fan of any brand, even though I have many pairs of one particular brand. There ought to be a reason why a Viennesse firm is almost despised or unknown in its own country so much so that it had to do away with its own Austro Hungarian tradition and gone full circle. Whereas other firms of same origin are thriving.
    Plus I never quite appreciate anything that is hyped up.
     
  18. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Well-Known Member

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    ????
     
  19. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    You can order through any retailer and retain pret last right? Was going to email leathersoul guy but realized he also doesn't work at leathersoul anymore

    And from yesterday [​IMG]
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    You sound like a 15 year old hipster.
     
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