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

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Beautiful pair! I’m a little more partial to their City and Louvre lasts because I’m a bit of a sucker for the beveled waist even though it serves no functional purpose! I wish it were a more standard feature across all their leather bottomed shoes.
 

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Beautiful pair! I’m a little more partial to their City and Louvre lasts because I’m a bit of a sucker for the beveled waist even though it serves no functional purpose! I wish it were a more standard feature across all their leather bottomed shoes.
If I’m not mistaken, they are discontinuing this model with non-beveled waist hence the low price.

Doesn’t it cost more for a beveled waist to be resoled?
 

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After an hour or so. Just wanted to share my shoe shine regimen :)

Some Reno. Noticed that there are some cosmetic scratches.
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So I went Cognac cream. If I can do it over again, I would have gone with light brown. Maybe the next general cleaning with Renomat. As you can see, the scratches are masked a bit.

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Next, step: Wax a wee bit mirror shine….
 
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Fifth Avenue is a shoe I never understood being so low priced from AE. It's easily one of their best models and the oxblood version is my favorite AE owned shoe and I don't see that changing ever.
I agree. They go on sale maybe twice a year for less than $200. I’ve been eyeing on the dark chili one.

Actually, the only reason I purchased it is if I need to wear a black cap toe in bad weather as i purchased it on with Dainite.
 

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If I’m not mistaken, they are discontinuing this model with non-beveled waist hence the low price.

Doesn’t it cost more for a beveled waist to be resoled?
Not sure about resoling but you’re probably right. My cobbler charges an extra $100 for a closed channel resole but I never asked about the bevel waist. Haven’t needed a resole on any of my shoes that have it yet. I do know some of the newer lasts have a flat waist.
 
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Time for some wax now. Nice and evenly coated…
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So after a quick brushing and a little mirror shine on the tip of the toes only..
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Finished product with the fifth avenue now catching up with the shine :)

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Leather is indeed butter!
 
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UPD: the shoes just like the ones @ducatiti so beautifully photographed arrived yesterday in a lovely shelf-box. I'm wearing them right now. First impressions: pretty comfortable in the front area (very soft leather there). A little bit of heel lift, but hoping it will settle in. A bit wider than AE park avenues or Carmina on Rain last.
Quality-wise - very good, don't see any flaws.
 

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I was almost ready to buy Robert on the EU site, but looks like my size is sold out. Does anyone know if the refills happen often? Also, in terms of sizing, how do they compare to AE sizing?
 

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I was almost ready to buy Robert on the EU site, but looks like my size is sold out. Does anyone know if the refills happen often? Also, in terms of sizing, how do they compare to AE sizing?
It takes 1-3 months in my experience to restock. Sizing for my E width foot is dependent on last. On City and Louvre I wear 0.5 US size up. So 11E AE os 11.5 CU. On 312 it’s same as my AE size. Consider ordering two sizes and returning the one that doesn’t work.
 
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