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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    Does anybody know, if they have shoes like in stock, or are they all made as orders come in?
     


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    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:On the assumption SC only makes about 1500 pair per year...8-10 makers probably sounds about right for a workshop...and also on the assumption that some of the shoe components are outsourced..i.e. sole work.....For a town similar in size to Northampton, remember Brasov has quite a few shoe manufacturers also making shoes for other firms....
     


  3. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:There's a high-end department store in Austria called Steffl that stocks 5-8 range of the SC shoes....They are RTW and also offer MTO service...Prices range from €900 to €1300.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No, no, I mean their workshop. If I order a pair from Leffot from the official StC catalogue, for example I want model 215 in black does St.C have this at their shop they would ship directly to Leffot, or would they start physically making the shoe when they get the order?

    I'm just wondering because if they make them all from scratch upon getting the order then there is no incentive (time waiting) to just order from their book. If I can get a shoe in 2 weeks rather than 4 months that would incentivize me not to get fuddy-duddy on the MTO details.

    Btw, I first read your name as Iloveboobs.
     
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    wurger Senior member

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    Lol, who doesn't ! clearly the first thing that comes to your mind mate.
     
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    I wear my shoes a lot. Wore a hole in the sole of the shoes being sent back to G&G.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    All of my shoes are holy. I mean hole-y. :(
     


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    bottom I understand, but crack on upper, I don't quite get it. I walk a lot in NYC (or used to), a lesser extent when I was in London, but 3 miles a day easy and my upper hasn't crack. Maybe I got lucky, who knows...
     


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    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:lol....very good........... My alias offended 3 types on SF...1) Those who dislike bobbs......2) Those who dislike Lobbs....3) Those who dislike nudity....
     


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    At say 6 pairs of shoes per day, 5 days a week, and 50 weeks a year, that's 1,500 pairs already for one single shoemaker. Or say if I am grossly overestimating their efficiency by 1x, it still takes only two shoemakers to make 1,500 pairs per year.

    By definition, shoemakers are the ones that takes clicked and closed uppers, soles, and lasts and assembles them together into a pair of shoes. Clickers, pattern makers, closers, last makers, fitters, QA, etc, are not shoemakers.
     


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    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:Interesting numbers Chogall....I got the 1500 figures from a quote from SC...couple of years back. I am sure these figures may have increased for 2013 due to popularity of the brand and increased sales outlet from new vendors like Leatherfoot and others....... And presuming their wholesale price of say about €350 to €450 per pair (based on 2x mark-up) their average revenue on 1500 is about €600K...is that alot of wonga for such an operation???
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Still no answer to my question regarding their stock vs. mto. Did it fall by the wayside, or does nobody know?
     


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    You should ask Steven Taffel or St. Crispin.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very nice cgo!

    My latest addition:
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    Cuban heel:
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    These looks greats, very unique colour.
     


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