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Coakleys: London, Canada Cobbler

MrOxford

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Introduction

I have pair of AE Cody (loafers) that needed love. Mailed the loafers to Coakleys in London, Ontario, Canada. I drove to London for the pick-up.

I wanted to thank SuitForCourt for the lead.

Da Before

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The Work-In-Progress


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Thee After

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Final Thoughts


* I had a chance to meet the owner, Gary, when I was leaving the shoe repair shop. He was just arriving for work. The girl behind the counter was very helpful in picking a Saphir creme to give the Cody a redder appeal. :) Thank you!

* Fresh cork means I can re-live the new shoes experience again. Ho....ho....ho.....Christmas in March for me. LoL

* Gary didn't get all the original holes at the toe cap areas. but I'm not fussy about it.

* This loafer and a chelsea boot will be my airport footwear. Less hassle with shoelaces during airport security. Just slip-on and go.

I will share more photos of other shoes when they are done.

All in all, have a great day.
 

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I got some new heels on my AE Kudu CAEN. This was a mail order job at Coakleys. :) I had them shampoo the upper suede. Glad the owner didn't use edge dressing and just left it natural. I like the contrast. As for the dark spot on the back of the boot, it's from rubbing against the metal during my fun on the speed-demon (motorcycle). I mainly wore this boot during my excitement on two-wheels. :) After two seasons, about eight months, I needed new heels.

Da Before

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Thee After

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I had a few pair of shoes in need of the Coakley's midas touch.

The Before Pictures of AE McTavish (short wing tips)

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The After Pictures of the McTavish

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New JR outsoles
*New top lifts
*New laces
*Add a pair of sole guards



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Here's the instagram link showing the videos creating a channel in the outsole and separate video of the completed outsole stitches. Cobbler taking a bit of......pride...... in his work (thumbs-up). :) Coakley's Instagram Videos.

The last couple of days (May 9th and May 10th), the Coakley's Shoe Repair shop got hit with break-ins. If money is not tight at your end, send Coakley some shoes to work on as show of support for small businesses.

Lastly, I am very delighted with the work on the short wing tips oxford. More shoes repair will be on route to Coakleys. ;)
 
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Here's a shell cordovan loafer from Allen Edmonds (Grayson) for a full re-built. Hammer symbol in the (outsole) before picture indicates Allen Edmonds had re-crafted the Grayson the previous time by the prior owner.

Da Before Pics

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Thee After Pics

*New JR outsoles
*New sole guards
*New top lifts
*New footbed

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Thanks for sharing Da Pics

What is the cost for all of this? I'm not sure the shoes are even worth Da Price - you must really love those pairs huh?
 

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Well....we all value different things in life. I like to enjoy my money on certain things. Your question indicate you don't. Namely the shoe pictures I've posted. So why you bother wasting your time posting, here?

When you have money, you get to eat ice-cream. When do you don't have money, you...WATCH.....other people eat ice-cream. So what value you are you are adding to this thread? No need to post a reply. You have a fine day, sir.
 

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Well....we all value different things in life. I like to enjoy my money on certain things. Your question indicate you don't. Namely the shoe pictures I've posted. So why you bother wasting your time posting, here?

When you have money, you get to eat ice-cream. When do you don't have money, you...WATCH.....other people eat ice-cream. So what value you are you are adding to this thread? No need to post a reply. You have a fine day, sir.
😂😂😂

I can post here because it’s a public forum. I merely asked you a simple question which you avoided and went on to ramble about things that have nothing to do with the topic.

enjoy Da ice cream!
 

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