Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My newly arrived (and first pair of) Saint Crispin's:
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    I can really testify to what others have said about Mr. Car; he has been a true gentleman and a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process.


    I think if you stare into these deep enough you might see Adam & Eve. So it goes.
     


  2. rebel222

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    My newly arrived (and first pair of) Saint Crispin's:


    I can really testify to what others have said about Mr. Car; he has been a true gentleman and a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process.


    WOW!!!
     


  3. medtech_expat

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    fritzl was very generous in having some trees made up for my Greshams in Vienna. These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much. Update as well for you black haters: I doubled-down on the Greshams, this time on the 82 last in burnt pine. The last shoe of the EG sale!

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  4. Orgetorix

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    I have the cheapest quality new boots on the face of the planet in these Ritano Wingtip boots. I knew for $70 they would be cheap, but I needed something for the sloppy days that I didn't care about getting messed up. Most people can't tell the difference anyway, and i've had compliments on them.

    After two wears, the stitching is popping out on the crease where the foot bends.

    I don't want to take it to a cobbler, because I want to spend the least amount on them as possible. I don't want to spend $50 or $100 in repairs to a $5 boot.

    I could return them, but I would have to cover shipping costs to the US from Canada, so if I could fix them for cheap, i'd rather do that.

    Any suggestions other than throwing them out? Because I know that is the first thing that came to everyone's mind.

    In addition, i'm a firm believer in quality now. Why spend $70 on a pair of boots that lasted 2 wears when you can spend more but get 10 years out of them? It was a wasted $70 I know.



    Well, since you've dismissed the two most logical options...duct tape?
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    fritzl was very generous in having some trees made up for my Greshams in Vienna. These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much. Update as well for you black haters: I doubled-down on the Greshams, this time on the 82 last in burnt pine. The last shoe of the EG sale!

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    Black power! [​IMG]
     


  6. Slewfoot

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    Wearing my black Grants today for the first time in a while.

    LOVE the Gresham. Getting a MTO pair of Jodphurs in chocolate brown suede from Alfred Sargent actually.
     


  7. medtech_expat

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    Black power! [​IMG]

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  8. bengal-stripe

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    These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much.

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    For boots, you should have opted for boot-sized trees:

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  9. fritzl

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    fritzl was very generous in having some trees made up for my Greshams in Vienna. These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much.

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    actually two and a half hours away from vienna. [​IMG]

    actually, it wasn't possible today to do a pair of trees from the scratch. mr. berta adjusted an existing pair.

    from my archive, mr. berta at work:

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    glad you like your first foray into the three piece world.
     


  10. gusvs

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    Congrats ^^ those are stunning - and that shoe box! :p

    Christsakes they are wonderful !!! Have they been bloody varnished [​IMG]

    Wow... just beautiful. Enjoy and wear them in good health!

    gusvs - killer Saint Crispin's!

    I think if you stare into these deep enough you might see Adam & Eve. So it goes.

    WOW!!!

    Thanks everyone!

    fritzl was very generous in having some trees made up for my Greshams in Vienna. These are my first 3-piece trees, and I like them very much. Update as well for you black haters: I doubled-down on the Greshams, this time on the 82 last in burnt pine. The last shoe of the EG sale!

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    Those look really nice medtech, looking forward to see the Burnt Pine version!
     


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    Gus, those shoes are lovely. Look a bit like my Scafore, actually. [​IMG]
     


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    ^ If I am not mistaken SF member MalfordofLondon has had some experience with Stemar.

    Wow. My first real post and I get a reply from Spoo? I'm giggling like a schoolgirl!

    Thanks for the info. I checked out his site but he doesn't appear to be stocking shoes. (See what I did there?)

    Not to worry, though. I'm new to this whole arena so I probably need to get some gateway purchases under my belt before I start coveting these with any real conviction.

    Still, though, *damn* nice shoes.
     


  13. Mr. Moo

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    Top shoe has Saphir Renovateur applied; bottom has been brushed, but the polishing/buffing is incomplete. [​IMG] Finished [​IMG]
     


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    Interesting colors. What did you do to get those dark shadows?
     


  15. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Interesting colors. What did you do to get those dark shadows?

    I wore them. [​IMG]

    It is only patina.
     


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