B.Nelson does a great job

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

  1. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Looks like slipped gemming. Calling DW....
     


  2. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Doesn't look to me like a Goodyear-welted shoe? The "welt" looks more like a "bonwelt" (decorative not structural) and might not be leather. The shoes are either blaked or cemented.

    http://www.barbourwelting.com/welting-products/

    If the shoes do need a new sole, the bonwelt can be replaced.
     
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  3. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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  4. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    I believe the shoes are blaked. Is it possible to replace the bonwelt without replacing the sole too? I'm hoping so because I already had BNelson replace the sole recently.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't see the issue. It looks like a scuff to me.
     


  6. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Bonwelt is usually just cemented into place...although I seem to recall seeing bonwelt blaked along with the upper
     


  7. YoungSweet

    YoungSweet Senior member

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    Does anyone know if B.Nelson can change the width of the shoes?
     


  8. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    I picked up these Edward Green Dovers about a year ago for a song on eBay. The seller totally mis-listed them. In fact, there was no mention of EG in the listing but he did include a pic of the foot bed. I ended up getting them for under $130 shipped :slayer:.


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    They were in pretty decent condition, but I only got a few wears out of them before the sole wore through. I researched and contemplated shipping them back to EG for a factory restoration, but the cost was way too high so they ended up sitting in my closet for most of the summer and fall.

    In November I was sick of looking at these unworn gems, so I turned to my favorite #menswear resource, Put This On, to look for a recommendation. B. Nelson appeared numerous times times, so I then skimmed this thread. I liked the results and especially the price, so I chose the high grade recraft - Joh. Rendenbach sole & heel recraft. For $150 (shipping included), it was certainly higher than my local cobbler but I only trust him with Allen Edmonds.

    In mid-December I shipped the shoes to Nick in NY. A few days after shipment Nick called to clarify what I wanted and recommended an additional repair (I forget what) that would add another $40 to the bill. He said if I shipped these to the EG factory this additional repair would be done, so I agreed.

    They were delivered last night and here are the results. I haven't worn them yet, but I'm very happy thus far. One question for the EG experts: are these dark oak?


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  9. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    How much more do flush metal toe caps cost when having the heels and soles replaced?
     


  10. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    IIRC it was $45 when I had just the metal toe taps installed on new soles.
     
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