Crockett & Jones MTO Central

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by hoit1981, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    That is 100% my belief as well NAMOR. Glad to see that I am not the only one. I see the pictures of water soaked ruined Whiskey and shutter.
     
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    wklq76a Senior member

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    This is the only sensible solution [​IMG]
     
  3. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    LoL. You could Toppy the shoes!
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    definitely toe taps!
     
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    S K M Senior member

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    When we're speaking double leather soles you shouldn't worry too much. I've had my Harlechs for three winters, and they're not likely to be resoled within the next two years I reckon. And it's not because they're lazing around in my closet to say the least :D
     
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    aldenfan Senior member

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    Very true! I've actually never toppy-ed any of my leather soled shoes. I've seen toppy on some other shoes and depending on how well it is done, sometimes to me it is very unappealing to me. I would prefer a dainite sole to a toppy that wasn't done well. I'm sure most toppy jobs done are great, but I just overall prefer to have dainite for the longer wear and more water resistence.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ why no love for dainite harlech? thats a great combination and the profile isnt obtrusive either
     
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    aldenfan Senior member

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    I had the flush metal toe taps put on my leather soled harleches and the shop C&J used did a impeccable job. I'm going to have to find a shop US-side that can do the same to my other leather soled shoes.
     
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    aldenfan Senior member

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    Agreed. Leather with the cordovan is beautiful, but the dainite with the harlech boot is a great look as well and you are spot on for the profile of it not being obtrusive.
     
  10. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    I'm using rubber toe tabs (blackies, I think they're called in english?) in all my leather soled shoes. They work just like the ones that are already installed at the heel of the shoes, and they can be replaced without changing the sole. This at least doubles the lifetime of my leather soles…

    Edit: typo
     
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    aldenfan Senior member

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    I'm not familiar with "chaining the sole." What is that and for what is that done?
     
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    S K M Senior member

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    Sorry, typo corrected. Of course I meant changing like in "having to change" :embar:
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    :lol:
     
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    Oh, sorry I misread that. Makes a lot of sense.

    Anyone here done both flush metal ones and the black rubber ones? Any type of comparison you can make on the differences?
     
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    S K M Senior member

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    I'd be interested to know as well. I've always avoided the metal toes in fear of damaging floors, carpets etc., as well as being a little concerned about the potential sound it could make (but probably doesn't) when in stride...
     

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