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Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Cordovan (Marlow, Darlton, Gifford, Garran, Lindrick, McCallum, Rh

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    I would agree that you can enjoyyour shoes with the leather sole for around 10-15 times before you topy and it would be fine. As for the rest of Fritzl's comments - he has yet to provide a legitimate reason as to why you shouldn't topy...

    I've found that practically topys have:
    a. Enhance my traction on all sorts of surfaces, which include marble, tiles, smooth concrete, pavement etc which i encounter everyday
    b. prolongues the life of your shoe as it wears down slower than leather
    c. dries much quicker in the rain than a leather sole
    d. more cost effective than a full resole. a topy does not inhibit your ability to resole the shoe eventually
    e. causes no structural damage.
    f. does not feel significantly different - personally i don't find it that noticeable
    g aesthetically it is not too noticeable either.
    h. i get peace of mind that i do not have to worry about the weather when i select my nice and pristine dress shoes. i just wear what i feel like!



    I also apply a toe tap which significantly reduces wear on the toe which significantly enhances the look of the shoe when worn.
     


  2. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Can you get a toe tap applied initially and then get the topy applied later if you decide you want to?
     


  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    yes
     


  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    why don't you just read what i wrote. i'm not against topying. i abstain to comment on your reasoning, if you please.
     


  5. itbegins

    itbegins Senior member

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    I was asked if an 11D in the Marlow wingtip would fit a foot that is on the borderline between an 11D and an 11E. From my experience, I would say yes. Would the collective wisdom please chime in?
     


  6. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    My feet are on the borderline of medium and wide and I wear a 10D comfortably in the wingtip.
     


  7. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

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    +1 except in 12d and in the PTB
     
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  8. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    looks like marlows are excluded from the upcoming private sale according to my bev hills SA
     


  9. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    weakkkkkkkk, don't know if my old SA still works in Stanford or not as I haven't really bought anything from a polo store in years, they used to be lax about restrictions years ago though. Been waiting for this private sale to pick up a pair
     


  10. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    they said stuff changes quickly so he will let me know if it changes ... i got the lindricks, pennys, and tassels last round

    want plain toe, short wings, and chukka to get whole set lol but only on sale

    edit: its 30% off and 15% kicker but again excludes the shells for now
     
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  11. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    haha yeah the $500 + tax threshold is what I'm looking for. Really just want the marlows now but will actually be home for the first time in years for a private sale so can go in store and browse
     


  12. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Remember 8 months ago when wingtips and loafers could be had for sub $400 shipped? Ahhh, those were the days
     


  13. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Senior member

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    When does the Private Sale start? Should I have gotten something in the mail already? I have always been notified of private sales in the past, but gotten anything recently. i assume i'll need a code.
     
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  14. sportin_life

    sportin_life Senior member

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    Haven't been to the Rodeo RL for a while. Did they say all cordovan are excluded or just the wingtip Marlows? Do they have any other cordovan in stock i.e. chukkas?

    Got the notice for 40+15% private sale starting 4/27 today in the mail, but it doesn't specify any exclusions.
     


  15. Gauss17

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    I don't know why they would be excluded now, I picked up a pair last year for the 40%+%15 off.
     


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