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ALFRED SARGENT Appreciation: Handgrade, Exclusive, etc.

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

  1. Owen Meany

    Owen Meany Senior member

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    I just picked my second pair of the Ramseys. This time in black. Great shoes.... The AFPS special right now gets you a pair of the lasted shoe trees for free…nice!

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  2. cyruschanky

    cyruschanky New Member

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    Thanks but I have already made the order... I emailed Sarah at Bodilley for advice on the size and she got her new consultant from EG to suggest me stick with UK7.5F... The shoes are now being shipped. Hopefully they fit well!
     
  3. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    Great you like your new Ramseys, looking great!
     
  4. Itsuo

    Itsuo Senior member

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    Does anyone know if you can send a pair of AS's in for toe taps? I have sole guards on mine but the toe portion of the soles were damaged previously and while I've had them filled and refinished, it's becoming clear to me that it is a temporary fix. Short of getting them resoled I think metal taps would be a good fix. It doesn't appear to have damaged the welt. [​IMG]
     
  5. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I have those same boots and wore them today in fact. Funny Kyle sent yours with the same criss-cross lacing as he sent mine!
     
  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    its funny you mention that because from certain angle the toe can look bulbous
     
  7. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    ^ I Agree. I own two pairs of Ramsey DBs and they can look bulbous from my top down view when wearing them. Although when ever I look at them in the mirror or catch a reflection of them in the window, the shape looks very elegant ( at least for DBs).
     
  8. NAMOR

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    ^ i totally get what you are saying. its bizarre to say the least. how are the shell ramseys? :slayer:
     
  9. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    Great so far. Have about 8 wears, so can't provide an update on the patina longevity yet.
     
  10. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I put metal (toe) taps on all my shoes. Everyone has varying opinions about them but the rubber ones wear out too quickly for me and I never had problems with noise with the metal (which others hvae complained about). When I lived in NYC, lots of cobblers could add them for $3-$4. Now in MI, I just add them myself (I went to a couple of cobblers and they didn't do a good a job as I wanted). If you want flushed taps Nick V. (B. Nelson/VIP) is the place to go; you can ship your shoes to him in NYC.
     
  11. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    You can send these back to AS for resoling, approx. $150, and ask for metal toe tips to be cut in or they will add metal toe tips for approx $50 plus shipping. Always recommend resoling with the original maker as they put the shoes on the original lasts and finish to a very high standard.
     
  12. Itsuo

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    This is a great idea, I sent B.Nelson a note through their website about the service. Thank you very much.

    I would only consider AS for a complete resole. However I use sole guards on these so the soles are in very good shape (protected under the guards) they don't protect the toe very well and the toes can take a bit of a beating over time so I would like to try to do more to protect them. Thank you for the information about pricing directly from AS!
     
  13. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    X-post from Cool Shoes thread ...

    NYC folks, it appears there are some Alfred Sargent plain toe bals at the Surface to Air sample sale for $90!!!
    http://ny.racked.com/archives/2014/...le_offers_french_chic_at_modest_discounts.php
    See the pic in the second to last row, second from the right. A guy on another forum bought a pair for $90 yesterday and he said there were maybe 3 left. There's a Sargent side zip boot too.

    I don't think he's on SF, so here's a pic of the shoes he bought:
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  14. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    WHAT? Now THAT is a steal! There's never any in my size though (US 7). :(
     
  15. NORE

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    I have a pair for sale in my sig. I might regret that, tho...
     
  16. DuckOB

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    I have a question on the Peale and Co boots sold at Brooks Brothers. Through reading this site I figured the 7wkmarked inside is the last they are built on by AS. Does Brooks Bothers size the Made in England shoes ( whats marked in the boots) - in US or UK sizes? It read 9 1/2 and didnt know if that was 9/12 US or 10 1/2 US . They look to be 2-3 years old. I saw them at a thrift store in great condition but didnt have time to try them on, I may go back

    thanks for the help for a AS noobie

    DuckOB
     
  17. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    AS for BB were typically marked US sizes.
     
  18. DuckOB

    DuckOB Senior member

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    DpprDR - thanks for the quick reply, they may be worth going back for another look. I appreciate the info


    Have a great week
     
  19. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    x-post. AS hatchgrain from NMWA out for their maiden voyage...

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  20. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Nice model and very nice colors.
     

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