Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.
Who did the resole w/sunken metal taps?
^ Some cobbler in DC is famed for doing sunken metal toe plates at a reasonable price, but the name of the establishment escapes me.
In any case, B. Nelson will do this as well. Testimonials here.
EDIT: I believe the DC place I'm thinking of is either Sky Valet or a place recommended by Sky Valet. Regardless, B. Nelson is well thought of, and at $30-$35, reasonably priced.
Is that like the lesser of two evils?
Do you have a 9.5 in that shoe to sell?
Its not really.
Taking Jerrybrowne's lead I wanted to share my collection. Loved his Dover's in suede. As I said earlier - probably my next MTO. I am happy to hear any ones thoughts on where my collection should go next. I have on order a pair of Cadogan's in mink suede and Ullswater in Mahogany country calf. I do all of my MTO's through Leffot - highly recommended. Thanks guys and enjoy.
1. Canterbury in Black calf on 888 - First pick-up from right here on SF.
2. Asquith in Dark Oak calf on 888 - First MTO
3. Westminster in Mahogony country calf on 888 - MTO
4. Banbury in Brown suede on 89 - Thanks SF
5. Wells in Dark Oak calf on 82 - Thanks SF
6. Elmsley in Burgundy calf on 888 - Thanks SF
7. Frome in Burgundy calf on 82 - MTO
8. Dover in Walnut country calf on 606 - Leffot
9. Galway in Dark Oak and Walnut country calf on 82 - Leffot
10. Westminster in Navy Blue Crup on 888 - Leffot Third Anniversary Shoe
11. Sandringham in Cognac Crup on 202 - Leather Soul
12. Beaulieu in Dark Oak calf on 888 - MTO
Great collection. Your navy crup looks much more blue than mine do!
Holy. Shit. +1, your collection doesn't have to go anywhere next, you can stay right there.
Windsors are older than me and yet they appear to have be holding up better than I am. That's more a testament to the quality of EGs than my self-destructive tendencies
Crup is another word for shell cordovan? I have only see EG describe it that way
Yep, the English (and some other Europeans) call shell crup. Not sure why....
Good to know, thanks. Swh, I'm speechless
A "crupper" is a piece of leather that is attached to the horse and looped under the tail. My guess is the proximity of the "crupper" to location where shell is found is likely how it got its name. Just a guess from someone who was raised in horse country.
8/8.5D is my normal size. A couple pairs are in E width. They are well-guarded. Thanks everyone for the kind words.
Leather Soul claims that EG E width is equivalent to a US D, however, I know other US EG retailers order their EG shoes in D width. I think their D width is closer to the "normal" American width. What are other people's thoughts and experiences on this? I know D fits me better, but E still works.
Additionally, I've heard EG is really busy lately and MTO times are up to 8-9 months right now.
My experience is the EG "E" is and American "D"
I posted these in the shoe damage thread. I picked them up from Leffot and love them.
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