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St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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

  1. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    /,.\ shape of the heel
    or
    [​IMG] shape of the heel

    is not normally seen even for bespoke shoes.

    specifically, the very slanted heel stack.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Placed an order for a pair at the trunk show at Leffot tonight. Very excited.
     
  3. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    I am envious of you New Yorkers with easy access to menswear goods...

    What did you order?
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    I'm envious of you non city dwellers with your cheap real estate and lower taxes. :)

    I ordered something likely to not be interesting to anybody on this board:

    Black punch caps on the riva last in shell cordovan.
     
  5. ezlau

    ezlau Well-Known Member

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    Are there any upcharge for Shell Cordovan from the regular calf at $1,600 before tax?
     
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    Yes. Allen actually heavily discouraged me from getting it because of that, and his general preference for calf. He made some negative comments about exotics, even though they will do it. He deemed anything other than calf, "unnecessary".
     
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    Allen? Or did you mean Phillip Car? May I ask how much was the upcharge for Cordovan, and are regular Calf still $1,600?
     
  8. emiristol

    emiristol Well-Known Member

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    Also just visited the trunk show at Leffot. Great shoes. Almost snapped up a pair of dark brown suede double monks, before I remembered I'm already way over my shoe budget for the time being.
     
  9. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Our only edge is great weather out here at the silicon desert. :(

    MTO w/ PRET last customization?
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

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    I don't know what that means?
     
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    Ah, yes. Phillip. I don't know why I thought Allen for a second. Regular calf with custom trees is $1,650 at Leffot. I don't know what the upcharge is for shell. I suggest you contact Leffot directly. Steven said he hadn't worked it out yet. I ordered it anyway and just put down $1,000 in cash as a down payment.
     
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  12. ezlau

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    Ahh, I see.

    MTO w/ PRET Custom as quoted above actually refers to "Pret customization" by Saint Crispin's, where you can add or subtract width on a standard last. An example would be, I had 2 pairs made on UK7F, and later on figured out that they were too narrow. I recently sent my shoes back to Romania where their factory is, and requested it to be re-lasted on UK7.5F, with 3mm added to the toe adjustments. What they do is glue on some wood onto a standard last, and shave it off to millimeter precision as an adjustment to a standard last. I was quoted 60 euroes for adjusting the last, and 25 euro each for polishing and relasting my shoes.
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

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    I didn't do that. A size 9 fit better than any of my tons of shoes I already own did at first. They might be my new go-to brand. We will see.

    That's pretty amazing though. I mean kind of like a MTM shoe with bespoke attention and handwork.
     
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    Do you have a picture of the model? I think black cordovan may be best like Vass "Alt Wien" or "Budapester" styles. I thought of getting something from St Crispins, but sadly my shoe budget for this year (an maybe for next) has been allocated to G&G when they visit next month.
     
  15. chogall

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    No reason to go with other RTW brands once you figured out your PRET MTO customization, IMO. Maybe Vass if you have Vass customized (MTO bespoke) lasts.

    Or go full bespoke.
     
  16. patrickBOOTH

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    I don't have a picture of the model. I didn't consider Vass at all honestly. It sounds weird, but I like getting my shoes from places local and with Vass you just can't do that.

    Full bespoke is still considerably more expensive than St. Crispin iirc.

    G&G's I love the look and styling of a lot of their stock models, but unfortunately the pair I have is by far the most uncomfortable shoe I own. I rarely wear them if I am going to be on my feet for a long time. Don't know what it is, but I have a high tolerance for uncomfortable footwear also so this is telling.
     
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    Is that David Lynch?
     
  19. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    It has been since 2006...
     
  20. ezlau

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    So I mailed my pair of shoes for last adjusting to Phillip recently through USPS, and the last information on the tracking info was on April 17th, showing "Arrival at pick-up point" and Phillip has not received it yet.

    In hindsight, I should have shipped it through DHL as suggested by Phillip :( Anyone has experience shipping to the StC office before (using whichever postal service) care to discuss?
     

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