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Cobbler Union - Bespoke-Inspired, Small-Batch, Luxury Men's Shoes - Official Affiliate Thread

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@Cobbler Union can you show a picture of the Due and the Uno side by side for comparison. I have two Unos, but am curious how they compare with Due
Hi there! Posting the pictures you asked for. We hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.

We are launching worldwide very soon!
  • UNO is a DERBY
  • DUE is an OXFORD
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Hi there! Posting the picture you asked for. We hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.

We are launching worldwide very soon!
  • UNO is a DERBY
  • DUE is an OXFORD
Perfect! thanks! Now please also make a double-monk boot
 

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Are you guys still doing MTO of older models? I'm an honorary investor and I really hope that option is still around.
 

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Hi! It depends on the particularities of the case. Please, contact us at [email protected] with a short description of your project and we will be happy to review.

Thanks a lot for the question and the interest!
Hello there, I wonder if there is a way to get a catalog of the older CU models. Please let me know, I only came to know about CU in the past couple of months and I think I have missed out on some good models.
 

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Hey @arturobelano , we are limiting the fiddleback waist on styles going forward as it was very difficult and expensive to resole. Our current models with the fiddleback waist, styles on the Louvre last, will continue to be produced and all other styles will be flat waisted with the close channeled sole.

Thank you,
CU
Awe, that's frustrating to hear from you guys. I really loved your fiddleback waist models, I'm honestly going to buy one each.
 

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It's time to take control.

Like me, you're likely wondering what the hell is going on! Why can't we get our act together? Why can't we all work collectively to stop the spread of this virus? Why do we feel so helpless? So many why's...

The resulting psychological token from this wild rollercoaster ride cannot be underestimated. Last week, a friend of mine suggested I watch one of my favorite leadership gurus, Simon Sinek, discuss emotional intelligence and feelings during a pandemic in his latest video. In much anticipation, I expected to hear the unshakeable optimistic offer survival tactics required to thrive through this pandemic. Instead, I found a visibly broken, vulnerable Simon. He too had found himself isolated and inferior during the crisis. Very few can deny this: we've all been in a funk, frustrated, and at some point over the past few months.

The next several weeks will be monumental for our country and for each of us. I believe we need a massive paradigm shift. Not just to get this pandemic under control (I'll leave that to the experts), but to regain our mojo.

Unquestionably, it's ok to feel isolated, distant, uneasy about economic uncertainty, afraid of catching this lucid virus, and frustrated during the search of a new normalcy. Give yourself permission to sort through these emotions for a minute or two - but then take action. Regain control. You may be a little off your game - that's normal. Rewrite your goals. Get up. Get dressed. Get going. Know that your inner badass is still there, ready to kick ass again.

Time to get back in the game!

As I shared in my last post, "The Power of Ethical Leadership", while the pandemic has tested even the strongest of minds world-wide, it has also given countless people a platform to showcase awe-inspiring levels of commitment and resiliency. These are the people we must emulate now.

At Cobbler Union, we're going to do our part to help our community by sharing incredible stories of sacrifice, hard work, determination, and vigor. As Jeff Bezos said in last week's congressional hearing, despite our current challenges, we should be very optimistic about our future. Regardless of what skeptics say, the truth is we still live in a world where our dreams can be realized. This virus can't stop us!

So, stay tuned for a compelling "GET BACK IN THE GAME INTERVIEW SERIES" featuring several resilient men and women who, despite the pandemic, are still making sh*t happen everyday.

Thank you always for your support!

Daniel Porcelli
Founder & CEO
 
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"... IT'S THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU GET BACK UP."

Name: Mike H.
Profession: UPS Driver
Location: Atlanta, GA

When we conceived the "Get Back In The Game" interview series, we immediately thought of our UPS driver, Mike. We believe he epitomizes integrity, resiliency, and the utmost dedication to his craft. Mike's workload during this pandemic has quadrupled!

At Cobbler Union, we heavily rely on Mike to arrive on time, pick up customer packages, drop off imported product from our factory, and make sure returns and exchanges arrive safely and undamaged. Customer satisfaction has driven our success, and we slowly earn trust, over time, by doing the hard things well. He helps us build our customers' trust - delivering and receiving on time.

Without Mike, there would be no Cobbler Union during this pandemic. We hope you are as inspired as we are.

Here's what he has to say:

Mike, there's been no working from home for you during the pandemic. While many people have shielded themselves from the virus, you've come to work every day since this crisis unfolded. You've been a hero and our most important business partner. I'm not sure people know or appreciate how hard you guys work.

How would you describe this pandemic from such a unique view point?

Mike H:
"I was taken back to start with, but then realized I was blessed to be able to provide for my family, and it took a lot of extra work for me even after I got home. After being hammered all day, I still have to remain conscious to not walk in the door. First thing I do before seeing my family is undress in my garage, go straight to the shower, and then wash my uniform.

I've been working late hours and don't like it, but I kew some people weren't able to get out and expose themselves to the virus. Many people had to order online to get what they needed, and I had to deliver it to them. It put a lot of stress on my wife and me because we had to work, be a school teacher, be a mom, be a dad, and find the time to play with our kids too."

How has the pandemic affected you personally and professionally?

MH
: "I have to say that I was a little nervous about it because I have a son who has a lower immune system, and we had to be extremely careful around him. Luckily, nobody in my house has gotten it, and other than a handful of friends, my direct house has been blessed to be free of any form of this virus."

How many packages do you deliver/pick up daily? Is this a significant increase compared to pre-COVID?

MH
: "My route typically ranges between 150-250 on average for this time of the season. However, since the pandemic began my truck has between 350-425. Now in terms of pick up, volume has almost quadrupled and I have had some days where they would have to send me another truck to complete the last few pick up's. It's been very hectic at times, but we push on!"

How do you prepare mentally/physically for this influx? Do you feel protected and safe to complete your tasks daily?

MH
: "I start my morning with a little bit of reading from my Bible app. I just try to make sure that I tackle my day with positive thoughts, prayers, and music. Do I feel protected and safe? At times I can say yes, I'm always sanitizing but sometimes I do forget to grab my mask at the last second... it's just TOO HOT."

With the increase of online shopping, do you think you'll be able to manage the increased workload through the end of the year? Are you expecting an even greater uptick in working hours and labor since holiday is less than 5 months away?

MH
: "Yes, I do think that we are pretty much already into what we call 'peak season'. Aside, from having online sales go to their highest numbers yet, I think we are about to slide right into the holidays."

If you had to give our customers who has been in a bit of a funk or a bit depressed, or anyone else for that matter, any advice to get 'back in the game', what would it be?

MH
: "It's not how many times you fall, but how many times you get back up!"

What are you most optimistic about right now?

MH
: "Even though we might not be able to see it, the sun is always shining above the clouds... We have to go out there and just do it."

Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication, Mike! Thank your UPS driver today!
 
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BUYERS BE AWARE

There is something seriously wrong with Cobbler Union's quality control. To anyone looking to purchase a pair of shoes from Cobbler Union, I think you should know my experience beforehand.

I participated in the Honorary Investor program a while back and still had some gift card balance left. I decided to get a pair of Chelseas, so I made my order on August 23rd. Little did I know what I was getting myself into.

I received the pair on September 10th, and the right boot came with a scuff on the heel. Ugh, that's unfortunate, I thought. I shipped them back for replacement. Since the Ritz last fitted alright, I made another order of a pair of Guillaume balmoral boots. This was on September 11th.

A picture of the scuff. It would be fine if it's on a pair of factory seconds, but not on a pair of firsts.
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The pair of "Guillaume" was shipped directly from Spain and received on September 21st. To my surprise, when I opened the box, pulled the boots out of the bags, a pair of beautiful jumper boots in Utah leather appeared in front of me. And, yeah, it came in a totally wrong size as well. That's unfortunate, I thought. So I returned the pair, and Danielle, the customer service rep, promised me a jar of cream as a compensation. Not that the cream would make much of a difference; at least, the attitude is respectable.

CU2.jpg


Then it came to October 2nd, the day I received my pair of Guillaume in the right leather, the right last, and the right size. How could anything go wrong now? Just as I was attempting to put on the right boot, I heard a little thread tearing, and then, the pull loop snapped right off. I was astonished and speechless. They'll be going to Atlanta tomorrow, and my Chelsea replacement will be delivered, too. Wish me luck, guys.

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I hope my disappointing experience is at least entertaining for you. Keep in mind what you might be getting into before ordering your next pair of Cobbler Union.
 

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Just rolled through and picked up a BAMF pair of shoes, socks and a nice pocket square.

CU is good people. Another reason to live in the World's Greatest City (Atlanta) is to visit the shop and see all they got.
 

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BUYERS BE AWARE

There is something seriously wrong with Cobbler Union's quality control. To anyone looking to purchase a pair of shoes from Cobbler Union, I think you should know my experience beforehand.

I participated in the Honorary Investor program a while back and still had some gift card balance left. I decided to get a pair of Chelseas, so I made my order on August 23rd. Little did I know what I was getting myself into.

I received the pair on September 10th, and the right boot came with a scuff on the heel. Ugh, that's unfortunate, I thought. I shipped them back for replacement. Since the Ritz last fitted alright, I made another order of a pair of Guillaume balmoral boots. This was on September 11th.

A picture of the scuff. It would be fine if it's on a pair of factory seconds, but not on a pair of firsts.
View attachment 1471563

The pair of "Guillaume" was shipped directly from Spain and received on September 21st. To my surprise, when I opened the box, pulled the boots out of the bags, a pair of beautiful jumper boots in Utah leather appeared in front of me. And, yeah, it came in a totally wrong size as well. That's unfortunate, I thought. So I returned the pair, and Danielle, the customer service rep, promised me a jar of cream as a compensation. Not that the cream would make much of a difference; at least, the attitude is respectable.

View attachment 1471570

Then it came to October 2nd, the day I received my pair of Guillaume in the right leather, the right last, and the right size. How could anything go wrong now? Just as I was attempting to put on the right boot, I heard a little thread tearing, and then, the pull loop snapped right off. I was astonished and speechless. They'll be going to Atlanta tomorrow, and my Chelsea replacement will be delivered, too. Wish me luck, guys.

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I hope my disappointing experience is at least entertaining for you. Keep in mind what you might be getting into before ordering your next pair of Cobbler Union.
Did you finally get your Guillaume, any initial impressions or review?
 

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