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Saint Crispin shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rsp1, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Those Ugolini shoes have me flabbergasted. I do not know and I don't understand, how they are constructed. They appear to be "seamless".

    Think of a last, think of a great pieces of flat leather laid over. Yes, you can pull the leather over vamp and sides, but on the heel you have an excessive amount, I do not understand how you can pull that under without folds or pleats. I could understand cutting the leather not right through all the way up and adding a dart to ½ or ¾ height to remove the excess. Maybe one of our resident shoemakers, Messrs Melkerson and Myhre, might want to comment.

    But we are talking about "whole cuts", I have never heard them called "seamless". (Who said that whole cut and seamless are exchangeable terms?) Every whole cut I have ever seen has a seam somewhere; usually on the heal, but "˜Jermyn II' is wrapped around the seam. Occasionally you find inferior quality whole cuts like Bavarian "˜Haferl-Schuhe' where an additional seam has been added to save on the leather (turning a whole cut into a three quarter cut).

    The thing is that St. Crispin's call their wholecut model the 'seamless'
     
  2. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    To ease bengal's suffering - I think that someone has in the past called 'BS' on those Ugolini photos - you'll note that there is at least one small part of the side after the heel that is never depicted in the photos. That said, in looking @ them again, they certainly SEEM seamless.

    Hmmm...now my mind is becoming a pretzel.

    EDITED TO ADD: Now I remember a bit more - there may also have been an assertion that the photos depict two different shoes. I did a quick search and can't find the thread I am thinking of (blast it all!).

    Also -- the shoes are beautiful. I agree with those above and below.

    I think you mean this thread at Ask Andy's?
     
  3. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    EDITED TO ADD: Now I remember a bit more - there may also have been an assertion that the photos depict two different shoes. I did a quick search and can't find the thread I am thinking of (blast it all!).

    The pictures are of the same shoe. Look carefully at the way the lace looped and where the loops and ends rested, the pictures are pretty consistent.
     
  4. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    My Saint Crispins:
    [​IMG]

    Quite the beauties! I like the colour brown you chose (as well as the model [​IMG] ).

    A sound investment [​IMG] .

    MtB
     
  5. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    For those that are interested two additional pictures of the sole:

    One
    Two
    Side view
     
  6. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Beautiful Roy, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. TheWorldsFinest

    TheWorldsFinest Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    [​IMG]
    SHOE SHOWCASE: Saint Crispin

    Description:

    Olive Green Monk Strap

    Item #: GM133

    Size: US - 9.5 D / UK - 9F

    Retail Price: $1600.00

    ShopTheFinest Price: $639.00


    Find this item and more by Saint Crispin's at ShopTheFinest.com

    We are very proud to offer what could be considered the finest shoe in the world. Yes, I said in the world. It is hard to judge when you are selling what would be the equivalent of Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, and Ferrari which is the best. All are handcrafted with the finest of materials. But for sheer rarity in shoes this is it. The factory only produces 50 pairs a week of ready to wear shoes. The other production is for bespoke shoes. That production totals only 30 pairs a week. The factory has a grand total of 10, yes 10, employees to make shoes.

    The brand was founded in Austria with only one thing in mind, to make a shoe that is the absolute finest in the world in terms of fit, materials, construction, and workmanship. Literally, second to none. The owner in an interview was asked, “Whose shoes would you wear if you could not wear your own?” He kind of chuckled and said to the interviewer after taking a few moments to think about it, “That is a very good question I have never been asked that. If I had to wear someone else‘s shoes other than my own I guess it would have to be John Lobb Paris, before.” I.E. they are not as good as they use to be. That is an incredibly high standard to live up to, and they do.

    To my knowledge, Saint Crispin’s shoes have never even been offered for sale in the United States before, so this is truly a rare opportunity. Thank you again for all of your continued support. Without it we would not be able to offer such special items for sale.
     

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