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Cobbler in Carmel or Monterey, CA

kaxixi

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Any recommendations for a cobbler in the Monterey Peninsula? I need to resole a pair of RM Williams boots.
 

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Ask the guys at the Alden of Carmel shop who they use.
 

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Go in and ask the shoe dept in Wilkes Bashford.
 

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^ Yes, this is what I'll do. Will report back.
 

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There used to be a large, first-rate shoe repair in Monterey, the place advertised that they'd been voted best in America by someone at some time - I forget the name but ask at any shoe shop and if it's still in business they'll tell you where it is.
 

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Originally Posted by kaxixi
^ Yes, this is what I'll do. Will report back.

Then dinner at L'Auberge.
 

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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC
Then dinner at L'Auberge.


I don't think it's as good since Manzke left though.
 

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SoCal, I take it you like the place?

W-B take their shoes to Federico's in Monterey (the place fits well-kept's description). Resoling was 50-, and takes only a day or two. I'll report back on Monday when I pick up the shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by kaxixi
SoCal, I take it you like the place?

W-B take their shoes to Federico's in Monterey (the place fits well-kept's description). Resoling was 50-, and takes only a day or two. I'll report back on Monday when I pick up the shoes.


Yah looking forward to eating there and/or Bernardus when I come back home in Jan.
 

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SoCal, isn't home further South?

I picked the boots up today. To my eyes, they did a fantastic job. I had (with some trepidation) requested that they add rubber soles, as I've found myself wearing these boots frequently in inclement weather. The new rubber sole is only slightly thicker than the original, and I am happy with the outcome.

They applied edge dressing, redyed the exposed portion of the leather sole, and even touched up the upper in one place where I had damaged it by rubbing up against a curb. They did not shine the shoes, as I did not ask for this, so the shine you see is my own.


 

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Originally Posted by kaxixi
SoCal, isn't home further South?

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From Monterey Bay; but, went to school in Santa Barbara/LA.
 

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I will PM you at some point for recommendations. We are new to the area.
 

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