Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SuitedDx, Jun 11, 2012.
its funny you mention that because from certain angle the toe can look bulbous
^ 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).
^ i totally get what you are saying. its bizarre to say the least. how are the shell ramseys?
Great so far. Have about 8 wears, so can't provide an update on the patina longevity yet.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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:
WHAT? Now THAT is a steal! There's never any in my size though (US 7).
I have a pair for sale in my sig. I might regret that, tho...
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
AS for BB were typically marked US sizes.
DpprDR - thanks for the quick reply, they may be worth going back for another look. I appreciate the info
Have a great week
x-post. AS hatchgrain from NMWA out for their maiden voyage...
Nice model and very nice colors.
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