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St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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

  1. SushiOfTheGods

    SushiOfTheGods Well-Known Member

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    Just rewrote my post after moving to the laptop :p I hate typing on the phone.
     
  2. SushiOfTheGods

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    Well for me, basically we found a pair of 9G show model that I fit into like a glove except for some areas. We also tested a 10F but that was way too long for me and the 9 was just perfect.
    So I described where it felt tight, he took notes on where should be adjusted (I guess this is the PRET customization part), which was basically adding a patch to the last to the pinky toe area and instep, lowering the topline because Phillip noticed my ankles were on the lower side, making the waist a bit less pronounced to accommodate my flatter feet, and he took a quick measurement around where the instep was - I'm guessing to ensure that the eyelets meet and there isn't a big gap due to my high instep. He also said sizing up to H on my heel/ankle part would not be a bad idea.

    He also showed me this video of the PRET customization while at it.


    I'm guessing if there isn't a sample shoe you fit in, then Phillip would take many more measurements and try to find a last and width that would fit best.
     
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  3. dddrees

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    Very nice.

    Great choice.
     
  4. RogerP

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    Sushi - thanks for all the cool trunk show pics.
     
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    Wow I must admit I did not care for St. Crispin's shoes up to this point. Maybe its because I already have a pair of Maftei shoes. However this model pictured above is wonderful. Is there a name for this model?
    Thank you for the assistance and nice choice.
     
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    Shell on the platform under the CFL's.

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    Black shell wholecuts ^?
     
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    Above was my experience as well. I will add that Phillip recommends an Oxford for a first shoe to get the fit down. He also did a PRET customization and checked my arch and instep. Once the fit is nailed down Phillip can help make recommendations on loafers and boots.


    I was thinking about a wholecut, but there is an upcharge, so I passed this time.
     
  10. chobochobo

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    Wore my RMCH 2012 shoes today. Very nice but a bit tight on the inner ankle side, hopefully it'll get better. And those shoe trees are really tight fitting.
     
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    Upcharge? The upcharge is like $50, who gives a shit when over $1.5k? :confused:
     
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    Pic!?
     
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    :censored: I should have asked. Too late now. Next pair.
     
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    That was my philosophy for my eg galways where I essentially paid the mto fee for leather soles. At that price point I would rather pay an extra fee and get exactly what I want
     
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  15. chogall

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    Better nail the fit first before going seamless wholecut; its not the best 5th pair or 10th pair in a wardrobe.
     
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    I did that, hoping it fits :embar:
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

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    FWIW, I have three pairs of Crispies now, all on the same last and in the same size. All of them fit a bit differently. I think it is just the inevitable consequence of buying largely handmade goods. Also seams, patterns, and type of leather probably play a role in the interior thickness of a shoe as well as how it bends and behaves. This being said, my wholecuts fit the best out of my size 9's.
     
  18. chogall

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    Different leather and pattern will fit differently despite being on the same last.
     
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    Yes, especially brogue stitchings, they affect it the most.
     
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