Alfred Sargent Handgrade - Pictures

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by clintonf, Feb 22, 2010.

Tags:
  1. Groover

    Groover Senior member

    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Location:
    The large town next to the M6 carpark
    Unfortunately these don't belong to me.

    From the new AS Handgrade line, style called Keats. The colour is chestnut with burnishing in the throat and on the heel & toe area. Fiddleback waist is standard on this range.

    For more updates Chay has a blog http://alfred-sargent.blogspot.com/p/home.html

    A few pictures and some close up shots:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  2. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

    Messages:
    3,865
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Looks great, thanks for the link!
     


  3. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    557
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    Yay! My custom last arrived recently from Springline to AS. My try on pair will be coming soon. Can't wait! Still deciding what to do for my first pair. So many options! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  4. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

    Messages:
    5,328
    Likes Received:
    4,827
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Yay! My custom last arrived recently from Springline to AS. My try on pair will be coming soon. Can't wait! Still deciding what to do for me first pair. So many options!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    That is really awesome.
     


  5. fox81

    fox81 Senior member

    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Location:
    Brisbane
    They do look impressive, and i never thought i'd say that about a shoe last.

    did you model it on anything in particular? EG 888? TG73?

    And are they doing you a test shoe?

    Ive also heard that the AS Handgrade's are now considerably more expensive than the initial 450 gbp offering. Any comment on this?
     


  6. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut
    [​IMG]

    looks good [​IMG]
     


  7. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    557
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    Thanks guys!

    Fox81 - to answer your questions, I didn't really model this after a specific last. I gave a bunch of descriptions of the type of look I was going for and Michael seemed to have a good idea of what I was after. I think it came out well and I'll have an even better idea after the try-on pair comes in June. I'll likely get some AS Handgrades from time to time, but I'll also just get some standard shoes from their RTW line using my own last. Chay said they just do a small upcharge for using your own last on stock shoes.
     


  8. forex

    forex Senior member

    Messages:
    6,595
    Likes Received:
    155
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Thanks guys!

    Fox81 - to answer your questions, I didn't really model this after a specific last. I gave a bunch of descriptions of the type of look I was going for and Michael seemed to have a good idea of what I was after. I think it came out well and I'll have an even better idea after the try-on pair comes in June. I'll likely get some AS Handgrades from time to time, but I'll also just get some standard shoes from their RTW line using my own last. Chay said they just do a small upcharge for using your own last on stock shoes.


    I would be careful ordering RTW models made on my own last, they may not turn out as nice as the RTW models. It sounds like you are doing semi-bespoke, your own last but not your design of the uppers.
     


  9. badsha

    badsha Senior member

    Messages:
    1,653
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Slewfoot you lucky bastard. Nice lasts. Had to travel to Springline in North Hampton i take it.
     


  10. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    12,137
    Likes Received:
    607
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    They do look impressive, and i never thought i'd say that about a shoe last.

    did you model it on anything in particular? EG 888? TG73?

    And are they doing you a test shoe?

    Ive also heard that the AS Handgrade's are now considerably more expensive than the initial 450 gbp offering. Any comment on this?


    it wasnt 450 USD?
     


  11. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    557
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    I would be careful ordering RTW models made on my own last, they may not turn out as nice as the RTW models. It sounds like you are doing semi-bespoke, your own last but not your design of the uppers.

    To start with that is correct. We'll see how things progress. The upcharge for using one's own last is that they need to alter the existing pattern on their RTW shoe. This takes time hence the charge. I have confidence AS will get it right.
     


  12. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    557
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    Slewfoot you lucky bastard. Nice lasts. Had to travel to Springline in North Hampton i take it.

    Yep. I was there on my London trip this Winter. You can read more about the process here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=166378
     


  13. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Senior member

    Messages:
    2,619
    Likes Received:
    158
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Location:
    USA


  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,498
    Likes Received:
    8,861
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    ok, fashionistas, here i am thinking i know something about high end shoe brands and, at least today i can't figure out what company AS is. please help me out as the shoes in the photos are lovely indeed. thanx wing cat

    Alfred Sargent Handgrade: http://blog.leffot.com/category/foot...lfred-sargent/
     


  15. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    557
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by