Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Oct 1, 2011.
Does anybody know of a good cobbler in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area who does recessed metal taps. I sent a couple pair of Marrlows back to Crocett & Jones NY to have done and they charge $60 per pair. Then you have the long wait with shipping back and forth with additional shipping costs/insurance.
I call local cobblers and ask if they do recessed or flush mounted metal taps and they don't have a clue as to what I am talking about. I hear Nicky B or V's NYC is around $35 a pair.
Crockett & Jones use a tap called a LULU from France I believe and they don't have to cut the toe stitching. Help! Even an LA guy would work better than NY.
Pair of Bluchers in here 11.5 BNIB.
Nice, but clearly not NIB. I hate when sellers misrepresent like this. Still could end up being a nice bargain for someone.
I'm a perfect 11.5 D on the AE 5 last. Not sure if these would be too big. Worth a shot? I guess we'll see how high the price goes.
I'm 12d on the 5 last, and got these in 12d. The fit is great. The sole is pretty stiff, but once broken in I get no heel slip.
Sure, you can use that sole oil for $35 a bottle or just use Kiwi Mink Oil for $3. I've been rubbing it into the leather soles of my shoes for 40 years. Perhaps 2-3 times a year. Even if you don't want to use it on the shoe itself it's good to help waterproof the leather soles and keep them supple.
I wear a 7.5D on the barrie last is it regular that when I tried on an 8.5 it fit better than the 8?
What's stretch like on these? Thanks.
Is it me, or do the eyelets look a little green, as if the metal has corroded?
^ they have. I had a pair with a similar issue. I believe it's a commonality amoungst all the RL ptbs. I've never seen it with any other make/model
hmm thats kinda weird. i'm sure they use the same hardware on all the shoes.
My Marlow seems to have dried up a little bit and I could see some minor water spots (yes, I did wear them under light rain once or twice.)
What is the best way to get rid of the water spots and restore the suppleness?
Try brushing with a horsehair brush, and then smoothing the leather with a deer bone. Both things can be bought at A Suitable Wardrobe's store.
Lacking a deer bone, you can more or less get the same effect with the curved side of a metal spoon.
Thank you. Will give that a try....
I've been pretty happy with the Venetian shoe cream.
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