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ALFRED SARGENT Appreciation: Handgrade, Exclusive, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SuitedDx, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. BillP

    BillP Well-Known Member

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    I ordered my first AS (Armfield) from AFPOS this morning. As Bogart said, "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
     
  2. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Congrats, AS in my mind is the best balance of style, quality and price.
     
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  3. Northampton21

    Northampton21 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice boots indeed. They are very comfortable too. Really enjoying mine ;)
     
  4. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Senior member

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    Gentleman I am sorry if my searching failed me but I have ordered my first Alfred Sargent from Jcrew the navy suede cap toe in what the call midnight blue. Does anyone have it?
     
  5. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    Glad you like them Northampton21, they take polish really well and definitely one of my favourites.
     
  6. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    Maiden voyage:

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  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ Absolutely gorgeous.
     
  8. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    AriGold Senior member

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    wow those dbl monks are beautiful. are they the ramsey? anyone know where to get the best prices for them online?
     
  10. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Those whiskeys are a limited run...and will probably not happen again anytime soon (with the 16 MTO requirement and limited shell).

    I always go with AFPoS for my AS needs.
     
  11. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    ^ Like DD said. And yes, they are Ramsey.
     
  12. Macs

    Macs Senior member

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    Cross post from the Balmoral Boot Porn thread:

    I received yesterday my Herring Holmes II by Alfred Sargent

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    The sole has open-channeled stitching and a gently rolled waist.

    I noticed some small stains on the toe

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    on the inside of the lacing zone

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    and an almost invisible crease in the leather on the heel zone

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    The only thing worth to notice were the droplets like stains on the toe.
    I had a chat with Chris of Herring on this matter, he said they were nothing to worry about and will disappear with polishing and time, but it was my choice either to keep them or return them.
    In case I decided to keep them he offered me a partial refund.

    After a hard day of wait, I finally got home and tried them on.

    Fit is good, maybe a bit on the long side but cannot go half a size down otherwise my pinkie, that is already leaning on the side of the shoe, will surely hurt after some hours of wear.
    Finally I decided to keep them!

    I noticed two small ribbons (white and light blue) in the stitching on the inside of the left tongue

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    Any idea if they have a sort of meaning?

    Finally, today they are out in the wild for the first time!

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    Already in love with them, even though I expected the colour to be a bit darker than it actually is, will try to darken it with polishing...

    And I have to thank Chris from Herring for his patience and kindness in listening to all my fussing...
     
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  13. OREO

    OREO Senior member

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    I have these boots too and mine also have those stains on the toes[​IMG]
     
  14. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I know people are upset with small stains/small imperfections. A lot of shoes are hand made and hand colored so there will be some imperfections. I am all about making sure if there is any scuffing/staining I want to be the one doing it. I would just embrace it and wear them. Just my 0.02 and I know a lot of folks will disagree
     
  15. OREO

    OREO Senior member

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    I agree, despite the marks they aren't visible enough from a reasonable distance to be an issue for me. These are £300 range shoes and i don't think for this price range you can expect complete and utter perfection, If they were Edward Green Shannons/Galways and cost me £900 I would be annoyed by a stains on the toe.
     
  16. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Totally agree. Ironically, EG is known for the toe burnishings. :)

    If I was really expecting perfection and inspected every single shoe I have (including EG, G&G, JL), there will be SOME type of imperfection...more so with my hand-welted shoes. Unless it's really bad (e.g., AE's "bowing" problem, Alden's uneven dye jobs) anything superficial will change after a couple of polishes.
     
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  17. BillP

    BillP Well-Known Member

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    First pairs of AS from AFPOS with probably many more to come. Great service from Julian. They really look much better in person than in these photos.

    Armfield

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    Charlton

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  18. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    Congrats. Once you start seeing the AFPOS sales, you will experience true temptation.
     
  19. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Senior member

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    FPOS is great to do business with. Julian is incredibly helpful and their prices/service are superb. I took out my AS Moores in chestnut tonight to admire them :) sadly enough, I bought them last spring or thereabouts and I still haven't worn them out.

    Btw, do you guys have Saphir color recommendations for chestnut? Should I go with a medium brown?
     
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    Penorish medallion is cool.
     

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