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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chobochobo, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I have a pair of JL Cheslands that need the sole and heel replacing. To whom should I entrust this task please? thanks
     


  2. luk-cha

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    you could try any take them to the place i get custom shoes from i am sure they will do them for you, esp if you name drop! but they are in TST let me know if you want the address!
     


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    Look for Mr. Wong on the little lane where all the cobblers are off Pedder St, Central. His number is 2522 9624.
     


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    Chochobo: did you end up finding a suitable cobbler to resole your JLs?
     


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    I have a pair of JL Cheslands that need the sole and heel replacing. To whom should I entrust this task please? thanks

    I'd send them to John Lobb.
     


  6. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    No, I haven't looked into the options yet. Been too busy [​IMG] The side street cobbler that I would have entrusted my unglued soles to isn't quite up to this, I think. Last time, I had a pair of Hugo Boss boots that were unglued, and he used nails which you can see on the sole - I wasn't quite expecting that [​IMG]

    Thanks for the suggestions. Ref JL, I'd love to send them to the 'local' JL but I haven't come across one yet. Is there a JL shop in Hong Kong?
     


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    No, I haven't looked into the options yet. Been too busy [​IMG] The side street cobbler that I would have entrusted my unglued soles to isn't quite up to this, I think. Last time, I had a pair of Hugo Boss boots that were unglued, and he used nails which you can see on the sole - I wasn't quite expecting that [​IMG]

    Thanks for the suggestions. Ref JL, I'd love to send them to the 'local' JL but I haven't come across one yet. Is there a JL shop in Hong Kong?


    I'm in the same boat. I'm in the midwestern US and would have to send mine to Paris.
     


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    From the renovation boards on the Mandarin Hotel, it looks like a JL shop will be opening there next to Ferragamo. So perhaps you can take your JL there and they can send if off for a resole back at the JL factory (once Mandarin reopens).
     


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    No, I haven't looked into the options yet. Been too busy [​IMG] The side street cobbler that I would have entrusted my unglued soles to isn't quite up to this, I think. Last time, I had a pair of Hugo Boss boots that were unglued, and he used nails which you can see on the sole - I wasn't quite expecting that [​IMG]

    Thanks for the suggestions. Ref JL, I'd love to send them to the 'local' JL but I haven't come across one yet. Is there a JL shop in Hong Kong?



    your JL soles are glued? i thought JL does not cement or glue their soles.

    also, for your glued boss shoes, wouldn't nails be a better substitution to a reglued sole?

    just curious, thanks!
     


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    No, the Hugo Boss shoes had glued soles. That was back in the day when I thought Boss shoes were high quality [​IMG]
     


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    From the renovation boards on the Mandarin Hotel, it looks like a JL shop will be opening there next to Ferragamo. So perhaps you can take your JL there and they can send if off for a resole back at the JL factory (once Mandarin reopens).

    Sorry, forgot to say that that's the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong.
     


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    No, I haven't looked into the options yet. Been too busy [​IMG] The side street cobbler that I would have entrusted my unglued soles to isn't quite up to this, I think. Last time, I had a pair of Hugo Boss boots that were unglued, and he used nails which you can see on the sole - I wasn't quite expecting that [​IMG]


    These Hugo Boss's came unglued again yesterday - so they're going in the bin. I seem to derive some perverse pleasure in getting shot of my pre-enlightenment clothing purchases [​IMG]
     


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    you should burn them and make a mini movie out of it[​IMG]
     


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    Look for Mr. Wong on the little lane where all the cobblers are off Pedder St, Central. His number is 2522 9624.

    Finally, I got the chance to drop my boots off with Mr Wong. The cost of resoling with new heels too is about 42 usd which isn't bad. He recognised them as Lobbs straight off which is encouraging. I'll update when I get the shoes back.

    As an aside, I also dropped off a jacket for reweaving repair on the sleeve - 20usd for two small holes. Again, I'll update.
     


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    yes, give me all the shoes u dont want, i'll make a mini movie of making a perverse shoe bonfire
     


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