St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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

  1. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Nothing wrong with half soles as long as the repairman knows what he's doing and doesn't create a met bar in the process.

    Nothing wrong until the splice comes apart...again usually due to poor workmanship....and then you end up looking even more like a db with your half soles grinning at all and sundry. :cool:

    On a more serious note...on pegged waist shoes I do recommend half soles simply because replacing/"recrafting" a pegged waist is not only an uncommon skill among repair people, but it is destructive of the shoe. Otherwise, all else being equal...a full or three-quarter sole is always to be preferred.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, these are pegged at the waist.
     


  3. meister

    meister Senior member

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    :nest:
     


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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Received my first order from The Armoury, the whole process was great and the pairs were delivered on time! Imagine that! I also am very impressed by the sizing. I've got wide feet and even when I normally sized up a half size and ordered a wide width, I would struggle to break-in pairs in less than 3-6mo. These appear to fit excellently right out of the box. Can't wait for my second order which is in process and I'm already considering putting in my 3rd order!
     


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    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Both are awesome. The suede looks like it could walk away on its own!
     


  6. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    Simple Captoe Boots in Dark Brown Inca. Turnaround time was great, 8 weeks.

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  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Ejirardo - those are simple but absolutely terrific. They should prove to be very versatile - I'd get a TON of wear out of something like that. And I applaud your choice of outsole. Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    rydenfan Senior member

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    This.

    I could reach for those almost daily. Terrific makeup
     


  9. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    Has anyone in the US purchased a pair of St. Crispin's from Leatherfoot in Canada? How was the experience... anything I should be wary of? Thanks.
     


  10. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    FYI - found out today the price for a pair of standard leather shoes has increased to $1,700 and boots to $1,800.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Woo! A whole $50! Alert the press!
     


  12. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    I got the pair of boots that I just posted for $1,600 so that's a $200 price increase which while not a huge deal is proportionally a large increase. Maybe not a big increase for you but others do like to know this.
     
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  13. meister

    meister Senior member

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    I think St Crispins are joining the popularity price spiral/gouging. The shoes are made in Rumania FGS so what's the go?
     


  14. chogall

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    SC has always been pricing at a premium to its peers. And the pricing strategy combined with deep customization worked very well for them.
     


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    plus the hype and hoopla compounded by the brilliant marketting of Mr Carr only accentuates the gullibility of its esteemed customers.
     


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