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San Francisco Bay Area information thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by stevent, May 13, 2012.

  1. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Pretty sure there isn't a consolidated thread with info for stuff like tailors, cobblers, stocklists of random harder to find items, etc. and it would be helpful to get a consolidated list in place. I'll update this first post regularly as people post. Can also post PSAs or places to avoid.

    Tailors:
    Franz Custom Tailors: http://www.yelp.com/biz/franz-custom-tailors-san-francisco
    Bob Stankovic: http://www.yelp.com/biz/stankovic-bob-menlo-park

    Cobblers / Shoe-Care suppliers:
    Midtown Shoe Repair: http://www.yelp.com/biz/midtown-shoe-repair-palo-alto
    European Cobblery: http://www.yelp.com/biz/european-cobblery-palo-alto
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2012
  2. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

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    thomaspaine Senior member

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    Anthony's Shoe Service: http://www.yelp.com/biz/anthonys-shoe-service-san-francisco

    Honestly, I don't have much to compare it to since it was my one and only time going to a cobbler, but Anthony was super helpful. I bought a pair of shoes on ebay and some fool had painted the sides of the soles black. I was expecting to have to totally replace the sole which he quoted me as $120 or something, but he offered to try sanding off the paint first and going over it with some laquer, which would run $30. I wasn't sure if it'd work, so he said he'd put the $30 towards the $120 if I didn't like it and wanted to totally replace the sole. Saved me almost a $100 and the shoes look great.
     
  4. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

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    Sweet - I wanted to get a Vibram rubber topsole on some new shortwings I picked up...but European Cobblery is trying to charge me nearly $60. I don't remember ever paying that much outside of the Bay Area - anyone have a place they'd recommend for getting a topy?
     
  5. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I use Oxford Tailor. Same building as Franz. I think they're actually brothers.
     
  6. calidist

    calidist Senior member

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    Any other cobbler recommendations in San Francisco or the East Bay beyond Anthony's?
     
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