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B.Nelson does a great job

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Great Posts, thanks for the information.
     
  2. NORE

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    I hate to kill a man's business but I agree with this which is why I will only send my shoes to the manufacturer for a resole. There are ways to get it done correctly the first time and quickly. All the rest of you are small tymerz.
     
  3. phototristan

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    I don't like how Alden service puts in "Alden Remanufacture" on the shoes, and also the super long wait.
     
  4. Winston S.

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    Allen Edmonds puts in a little hammer stamp when they recraft their shoes.
     
  5. Goodman

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    Which is exactly why I'm stopping by today to drop off 2 pair of G&G's for some flush mounted metal toe plates.
     
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    Nice! It' selling for $850 on the RL website.
     
  7. Torsion

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    I was a bit puzzled earlier, I took two new pairs over to the shop to get toe plates added. Was charged $80 ($40 each pair). Initially the guy serving me wrote $70 on the ticket then he scribbled it out and wrote the 80 bucks.
    Having only taken a few pairs over about 2/3 months ago I walked out surprised.

    Has anyone else been charged $40 per pair recently? It was $35, I've taken 6 pairs over since April, all adds up but no doubt they do a good job and saves toe damage
     
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    I think he mustn't of liked me :embar: was probably last customer of a tough Friday
     
  10. Winston S.

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    Probably wasn't Nick right? I usually don't see him there on Friday right before close.
     
  11. Torsion

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    I've never met Nick and I'm pretty sure it wasn't him. Definitely wasn't the best client experience in terms of friendliness and when I asked if there had been a price rise the response I got seemed to be like "well of course there has been and you should of known about it"
     
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  12. gyasih

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    It wasn't Nick and the guy can be abrasive, but the end result(s) are.
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

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    If you're complaining about a $5 difference in the cost of toe taps on $300+ shoes I suggest you bow out of the high end apparel game completely.
     
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    Not once did I complain about the difference,just the tone to the response to my query regarding the rise in the price.
    I'm fairly new to NY so perhaps its my misunderstanding of the culture here and the way I was spoken to is how everyone rolls..
     
  15. dslonghorn4

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    Thought I'd x-post my first B.Nelson experience (from Alden thread)..I picked up a pair of Ravello Kirkwoods a few months back, in which I wasn't keen on the commando sole. Had them re-soled to JR leather, and requested antiqued welts and edges with a local cobbler here in Chicago. The cobbler messed up the job and did not antique the top of the welts; I should have followed the advice of many SFers and used B.Nelson. After a few months of contemplation, I called Nick V. and commissioned him to replace/antique the welts the correct way and replace with dark brown Dainite soles. I had a little bit of frustration initially, as I waited an additional 2 weeks after the boots were promised (heavy volume in the shop). Nick was very apologetic, and I received the boots today (last picture with new Color #2 wallet from Ashland Leather). Overall, finally very happy with boots and Nick threw in a can of Saphir Reno for free!


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  16. phototristan

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    Anyone know if B.Nelson can do a resole of the Alden Commando sole (or roughly equivalent)?:


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  17. patrickBOOTH

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  18. phototristan

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    Great!
     
  19. imolazhp_ci

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    no they can't, unless this is recent. because they couldn't 3 months ago. they will do a vibram lugged sole but not alden commando. moulded shoe can do alden commando.
     
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    pB might have been responding to the "roughtly equivalent" part; I always forget Moulded do resoles.
     

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