St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    I usually take US 11 D or US 10.5 E

    in SC I take 9.5F - fits nicely, and ultrasnug, like bespoke almost.
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Joe - post your SC photos.

    What styles do you own?

    My EGs are also great.
     
  3. JoeGat

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    This is exactly what I keep hearing over and over from St Crispins enthusiasts.

    US 10E and my best fitting SCs are 8.5G.

    Bespoke? I know exactly what you mean, I own bespokes from JL of St James, from Cleverley's and from JL of Paris and the MTO SC's are right up there.
     
  4. Dr No

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    But it all depends wether the SC last fits your feet.
     
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    I take JLP 7.5E and the SC classic size 7 F is just too tight. 7.5 is right.
     
  6. JoeGat

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    You want SC's? Let me show you my latest 2 pairs which arrived just in time for the Holidays:-

    1- 105 in Burgundy / Merlot marbled finish (with very slight almost imperceptible golden chestnut undertones). Hand polished to perfection with the usual typical SC hand carved and hand finished shoe trees which slip in and fit like high performance racing pistons! None of that cheap crappy Edward Green "one size fits all" rubbish here.



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    2- 401 Balmoral boot in thick but very soft hide, nice heavy firm but supple scotch grain shaft, sensually soft and smooth inner lining, worked to perfection by the most expert hands. This is what "hand made" is supposed to mean.

    Note the particularly beautiful marbled shoe. Coffee and chocolate on a bed of golden butter and bronze. These are absolutely spectacular!

    Fit? Well, they feel like all the angels in heaven were sent down to massage your feet all day.


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    I know they are affiliate SF vendors and I should not say anything bad about them here, but hey, I need to say it like it is, trust me, EG and G&G don't come anywhere even close to SC, not even by a very, very, long, long mile.

    At this quality I would be happy to pay St Crispins double the price which the average boring old "yesterday's hero" EG charges for their very average quality with their ill fitting shoe trees, or the over rated GG shoes, but, at similar prices? it is just a no brainer? These SC's are mega bargains, I cannot think of better bang for my buck.


    Also, buying SC is a much easier and smoother transaction than any of the annoying experiences I always have with the English MTO and RTW brands.

    My only gripe is that SC used to supply boot trees and I am experiencing a little trouble finding boot trees for this pair of 401's
     
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  7. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    Nice still life shots. Any pics of them in the wild?
     
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    I believe that's a 104 instead of 105. 105 is with brogueing. Very nice color/finish on the shoe by the way. :slayer:

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    Stc boots in the wild on the NYC subway today
     
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    I agree with what you said about how many people have said to size 0.5 down on St Crispins. I strongly disagree against this though, unless you like a super tight fit.

    I'm a 7.5 UK in most shoes, I own 2 pairs of UK7 and the boots is a UK7.5. In my opinion, I think I am a 7.5F in Saint crispin and I regret buying two pairs in UK7. Those two pairs in a smaller size fits me very very snugly, and hurts my pinky toe (callus forms) after walking too much :(
     
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    This looks great
     
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    Brotherhood of the boots :slayer: Wore them in the snow, rain, and then hail today in NYC and visited Leffot. #wearwithoutcare
     
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    You might be right. My last UK7 shoe that I made back in October 2012, I requested Philip to add a little cork to the last, about 1-2mm on each side. So far I've only worn that new shoe once, can't tell if it really helps yet, but I think you are correct about trying to find the correct width. Just wondering though, is it possible for a shoe to be 're-lasted' with a slightly bigger last with the same amount of leather currently? As in, can my UK7 be adjusted to be wider / into a UK7.5?

    I checked with Steven at Leffot today, and apparently a resoling job with StC is about 130 euros or so (much cheaper than Lobb who apparently charges $350), and I believe they condition the leather and relast it during this process? I might be wrong though.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for the information, I might need to consult with Philip to resole my other two pairs to maybe make them slightly wider when they are due for resoling (maybe in a year or two). Care to confirm what the resoling cost is with St. Crispin? From your description, it seems like they do make good observations and suggestions. :satisfied:
     
  14. Son Of Saphir

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    it wins :slayer:
     
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    I coined "Brotherhood of the boot" TM

    We should do a roll call sometime.
     

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