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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Journeyman

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    I always thought that irony was rain on a wedding day, or a free ride when you've already paid...
     
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  2. sliq

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    LOL
     
  3. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Actually according to the Catholic Irish rain at funeral means the corpse has had a happy life and a good death.
     
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    Seeing as it rains every day in Ireland and the locals are always happy and drunk, I'm inclined to believe the superstition.
     
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    Can shoe repair places add captoes to shoes, they just wont be flush? If they aren't flush do you walk around tapping all day?
     
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    yes and yes
     
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    I don't notice the tapping too much. Just make sure that the toe-taps are really positioned up at the toe of the shoe, otherwise you won't get the full benefit of them.
     
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    Speaking of metal toe caps, I just had my Carmina loafers fully re-soled, re-healed and metal toe caps installed at Coombs in the Strand. Results were pretty good for the price and turnaround time. The sole stitching is fairly rustic, but without sending it back to the factory I wouldn't expect much more.[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys.

    Good feedback JayH van I ask what the rough price of that was?
     
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    I find my steel caps fall out within a couple of weeks. so i just topy the soles
     
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    It was $150 for the whole job.
     
  12. Petepan

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    Quite a lot of wear for something resoled (recently?). Do they provide you with a choice of soles? Was thinking of buying some JR soles.
     
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    Kerry, journalism isn't the only area where standards have dropped in the last forty years.
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    Cut the anchor some slack fox
     
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    He still looks fine?
     
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    The shoes have had about 5 wears since they were re-soled. Coombs also roughed up the soles on the bench sander before I walked out of the shop.

    I doubt they offer more than one kind of leather sole. From initial impressions the new soles are sturdier than the original Carmina soles. I'm sure they can CMT with JR soles if you supply them.
     
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    Herrng Shoes just sent me this:

    HSB16A - 20% off everything

    Please note they cannot send out Loake due to trade restriction.

    Andrew
     
  18. Osiris2012

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    Yep which is a bloody shame would still a pair of burgundy strands, just not at full Aussie prices..
     
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    You said the stitching was rough?. I ask because anecdotal evidence is that standards at Coombs have dropped.
     
  20. JayH

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    Just to clarify, I never said the stitching was rough. The sole stitching would be approximately 3tpi, so that is where the rustic comment comes from. I assume that they didn't go finer as they used the existing welt.
     
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