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St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Would you rather me wear black suede shoes? :confused:
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know, but something seems inherently wrong with black suede.
     
  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    it's different, I'll give you that
     
  5. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I dont understand what you do for casualwear.
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Easy, I don't wear casual wear. Well, that's not entirely true. In the rare cases I am casual I often look like a slob. All or nothing. I have one pair of jeans (black) one pair of leather Buterros (black) and about 5 tee shirts (from white to black). I wear this stuff maybe 3 times per year.
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Those leffot chukkas are amazing. :D
     
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    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I saw them in a Leffot e-mail this morning and now I'm obsessed. They're not close to being in my budget, and my mind is churning with ideas of how to make it work.
     
  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Lounging around at home in suits and black shoes?
     
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    Our friend is one of those lounge-lizards, coming out of the shower in a heavy silk dressing gown (preferably Sulka) and with embroidered velvet slippers on his feet.

    (Allegedly, Terence Rattigan cut top that: he was the proud owner of a vicuña dressing gown.)
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a bit of a slob at home. Wine stained tee shirts, and ripped sweatpants.
     
  12. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    It's belated but Good Riddance
     
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    PCK1 Senior member

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    your only a couple of years late...
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think I will buy another pair of Saint Crispins tonight.
     
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  15. JeffArmoury

    JeffArmoury Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have the 524 Chukka in BCK 076.

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    It's one of the best pair of suede shoes I've ever owned. The color has quite a bit of red in it when you compare it to true chocolate suede so that sets it apart. Also the nap is pretty short on the BCK when compared to the Kudu.

    You want me to shoot you a pic of the BCK 076 next to chocolate suede?

    Jeff
     
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    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ Those are excellent, Jeff. What are the soles?
     
  17. dieworkwear

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    Thanks, Jeff! So, is the chocolate suede you're referring to 078? Or is 076 SC's darkest brown suede color?

    My problem is that I have a pair of Edward Green mole suede chukkas coming. I don't mind owning two pairs of brown suede chukkas, but I'd like the SC ones to be different enough in color to justify buying them.

    Also, I assume that BCK is the calf suede? Are Kudu and BCK the only two suedes?

    Thanks for the help, btw.
     
  18. JeffArmoury

    JeffArmoury Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Here's a short guide I put together for Saint Cripsin's Suede. Technically Saint Crispin's works with 5 types of suede, but I only have personal experience with 3 of them.

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    Standard Suedes (no additional charge)

    BCK (Nubuck) - BCK is a split, shaved calf suede with a short nap. The better term for it would be Nubuck and it comes in the most attractive shades in my opinion.

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    JAN (Janus Calf, Reverse Hunting) - JAN is a calf suede that has a slightly longer nap than BCK and is slightly thicker and softer.

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    Extra Suedes (additional charges)

    KUD (Kudu) - KUD is the longest, softest suede that Saint Crispin's offers.

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    You have the added option of choosing from HRS (Chamois Deer) which is durable and short and JAN CM (Janus Calf Marraca) neither of which I have experience with.

    Hope that helps guys.

    Jeff
     
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  19. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wouldn't want split suede.
     
  20. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Very useful info.

    SC leather is ...
     

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