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

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  1. hikari013

    hikari013 Senior member

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    +1

    Awesome.
     
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    chipshot Senior member

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    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.
     
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    mrpo0nani Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    mrpo0nani Senior member

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    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.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ 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
     
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    hmm thats kinda weird. i'm sure they use the same hardware on all the shoes.
     
  12. bellyhungry

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Thank you. Will give that a try....
     
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    I've been pretty happy with the Venetian shoe cream.
     

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