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St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    Gentlemen, Thinking of buying my first pair of SC! which model do you prefer 105 or the boots 401?
    looking to wear them with jeans and chinos on the wekends?

    I prefer boots generally but also like the look of the 105 full oxford brogue?

    I wish I could post some picturers but dont have any for now, both shoes can be viewed on madetoorderparis website.
     


  2. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    Gentlemen, Thinking of buying my first pair of SC! which model do you prefer 105 or the boots 401?
    looking to wear them with jeans and chinos on the wekends?

    I prefer boots generally but also like the look of the 105 full oxford brogue?

    I wish I could post some picturers but dont have any for now, both shoes can be viewed on madetoorderparis website.
     


  3. cgo

    cgo Senior member

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    get the 401 in my opinion
     


  4. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    I have the 105 Full Brogues which are nice and versatile but if I was looking for a pair to wear with Jeans and Chinos I would go with the 401 or the austerity brogue boot by St. Crispin. The 105 works better in my eyes with dress slacks or flannels.
     


  5. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    Thank you gentlemen, I will also have to decide on which last suits me best. I wonder if St Crispin offer a repair service if needed once the sole starts to wear off?
     


  6. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    I believe they offer a resole for $200 I think I read somewhere but don't quote me on that. I prefer the classic last to the chisled. I have a pair in both lasts. Good luck.
     
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    The 401 would look much better in the classic last imho.
     


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    Checked with Steve from Leffot at NYC just 2 weeks ago, it's about 120 euros, ~~ 160USD which from what I understand is much cheaper than other brands.
     


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    [​IMG]

    Classic last tree porn.

    Also, I recently learned about a brand called Zonkey Boots which was cofounded by Michael Rollig, the founder of St Crispin's and Phillip Car's cousin. I like this pair of their shoe particularly.

    [​IMG]

    You could see similarities of characters from St Crispin in some of their shoes but at a much more affordable price.
     
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  10. chogall

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    Zonkey Boots don't sell trees AFAIK
     


  11. Farhad19620

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    Thank you for letting me know, yes that is a much better price then some of the other brands. After a serious thought I went for the 105 just because IMHO for me the 401 had a bit too many colours going on with this particular model. I love the boot and will buy it but only if it is in one shade. I will post pictures as soon as I have the shoes.
     


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    120 for a resole is a great price, even if it only replaces the outsole. That's insane cheap for such a high end boot. Kind of encourages me to want to buy more..
     


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    Do they replace the whole outsole or only thefront part, excluding the pegged waist?
     


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    Zonkey Boots seem to only have a limited selection available directly from their site. Does anyone know another place to purchase online?
     


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    What about recraft? SC uses machine stitched outsole (despite its handmade claim) therefore the welt needs to be replaced after a few resoles like most GY welted shoes...


    Why not send them an email if you are that interested?
     


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