St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. PiedBeau

    PiedBeau Well-Known Member

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    this maybe ?
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  2. Gdot

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    There seems to be a certain 'graininess' to the leather when it creases? Is this your issue?
     


  3. Dr No

    Dr No Senior member

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    creasing on the toe caps sure seems strange. Any more examples? Is SC more prone to creasing than others?
    Creasing problems on C&J handgrades was one of the things that made me abandon them. SC the same?
     


  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    The toe/vamp is higher than on most shoes, more creases. Also, as Gdot eluded to, as it creases, you begin to see the leather grain
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    The creasing on the right shoe bothers me
     


  6. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    As my first pair of Saint Crispin I can say that the creasing after the first wear is much more pronounced then the Bontoni's or Corthays that I own. Definitely something I will be keeping an eye on during future wears.
     
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  7. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Were you able to try on a pair on the classic last before your purchase, or did you buy solely for aestehtic reasons?
     


  8. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    I did not have the ability to try on but I will say that the fit is very good and the creases are not something
    that really bothers me. I am still very happy with the quality, construction, etc
     


  9. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    saint c's leather arrives ultra dry. a lot of moisturizing is needed.
     


  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Yup. Also the type of leather and finishing.

    What conditioner do you use?
     


  11. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    lexol.
     


  12. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Yes and yes.
     


  13. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Fantastic look.

    the creasing on the captoe =(
     


  14. ezlau

    ezlau Senior member

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    It's fine once you get over it, arent creases part of the character of a shoe anyway? I have 3 pairs of Saint Crispins, they crease the same way as pictured in the few posts above (grainy texture) but I still prefer them over any other shoes that I own.
     


  15. JoeGat

    JoeGat Well-Known Member

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    You may not realize this but St Crispins lasts usually should be worn one half size smaller and wider.

    The creasing on that shoe is identical to the one pair of St Crispins (my first pair) which I bought thinking it was my size.

    I have since gone down 1/2 size and although slightly tight at first wear the remainder of my SC shoes make Edward Green look and feel like cheap crap by comparison.
     


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