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St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Fiddler

    Fiddler Well-Known Member

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    Hi Reto
    Can you, perhaps, provide a couple more angle of these shoes, so one can gauge the Sailor Last better?
     
  2. Fiddler

    Fiddler Well-Known Member

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    Try this and see if it helps:

    http://pinterest.com/saintcrispins/saint-crispin-s-lasts/
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Depending on the styling on the toe, I can't tell the difference at an arm's distance between the classic and the riva.
     
  4. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Seen those two in action personally; Rica RIVA is really really chiseled.
     
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  5. retozimmermann

    retozimmermann Well-Known Member

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    Bit under the water but will see to put up some pictures later today or tomorrow latest. Cheers, Reto
     
  6. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Much thanks! It does help somewhat but still interested in side to side comparisons of all lasts.

    So far I know Classic and Riva is about the width with Riva being chiseled at the tip w/ slightly less volume. And Sailor last is a generous fit, much wider than Classic/Riva, like a rounded/soft square.

    But there's also boot last(?), screwdriver, etc...
     
  7. retozimmermann

    retozimmermann Well-Known Member

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    Here we go with some pictures of the 580A on the Sailor Last:

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    The Riva last and the classic last are really identical except for the little hump and Chisel of the Riva. The Sailor is, as has been said, quite a bit roomier in the forefoot. Hope these pictures help a bit.

    Personally I think the Classic last is still on top of the heap but there are very nice applications for the other lasts, too, although a bit more limited in use IMO.

    Cheers
    Reto
     
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  8. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic photos! :slayer:
     
  9. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Reto,

    Thanks for the pictures!

    Classic/Riva looks nice but they don't fit me anywhere close as well as Sailor.

    p.s., I like Classic much better. Riva's chisel toe tapering is way too eye catching for my taste. :p
     
  10. Fiddler

    Fiddler Well-Known Member

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    Damn....that is a great looking pair of shoes. Certainly more appealing than any others Ive seen of the same model by other makers. And the Sailor Last is a a beauty. Thanks for the pics.
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Forgive me if they are already posted, but does anybody have any images of their "shrunken" calf?

    Also, does anybody have experience with their buffalo? It looks amazing, but I am curious if it is a stamped grain, or actual buffalo.
     
  12. SoGent

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    there are pics of both in one of my previous posts. the buffalo swatches could be enlarged to give you a better idea of graining
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

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    Thanks, is buffalo softer than calf?
     
  14. SoGent

    SoGent Well-Known Member

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    not particularly. the shaft on the boot is butter soft IRL
     
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  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Those black double monks posted a while back in the buffalo have burned a hole in my brain. A very expensive and tempting hole.
     
  16. SoGent

    SoGent Well-Known Member

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    if they're the ones Malford posted, they've already burned a hole in my pocket.
    took about 3 days & i caved on a dark chocolate brown pair in that leather and i'm NOT a 2 strap guy
    we'll see how they turn out round about August
     
  17. sdolina

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    This is SC shrunken calf and C&J grain for comparison

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  18. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Well-Known Member

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    Today... chukkas in chocolate.

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  19. Leaves

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    Both models are really nice, I picked out that Bonafé model myself, it's an old archive model. I was supposed to meet with SC during their visit to Stockholm but something came up. Hopefully I will see Phillip the next time he visits.
     
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  20. retozimmermann

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    The Riva last is best suited for plain toes and maybe the occasional wingtip, but always only if there is no toe-medallion. For example a Chukka on the Riva is nice, or a monk wothout any decoration in the toe area. In other cases go for the classic. :)
     

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