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St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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

  1. gusvs

    gusvs Senior member

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    Well, I hope not. My other StC's have the same (just checked), nothing I ever noticed as uncomfortable in any way. It does not feel like it forces inversion at all.
     


  2. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    the ones that you posted in the beginning of this thread seem to have even heels. when you walk barefoot, your heel is basically flat with the flooring surface, these shoes seem like they force your heel a bit to the side. I would just be a bit careful, maybe compare how your feet feel in a different pair of shoes after a few months of wearing these. Anyway, you are wearing them so if they are comfortable to you that is all that matters.
     


  3. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    How does St.Crispin's fit relative to Edward Green or Lobb? Are they sized in UK sizes?
     


  4. gusvs

    gusvs Senior member

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    Depends on which lasts you compare. StC use UK sizing, they have a conversion table on their website: http://www.saint-crispins.com/download_six.html
     


  5. gusvs

    gusvs Senior member

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    I actually just compared that pair with the new pair, and they seem to be of the same heel construction. Anyway, I guess I will know in a few months how they wear over time.
     


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    this. each size can be converted vice versa. it's an international standard.
     


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  8. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Well, one is hand stitched, the other is machine stitched...qualiy difference right there. Doesn't necessarily mean a diminishing of overall "quality" (which is different from durability or luxury), but does necessarily mean a difference in quality in that detail.

    Handstitching in a suit often holds no functional justification, but it's a difficult and artisinal process. The case for mechanical watches is even more extreme.

    Apart from the sheer enjoyment of the fact that someone has gone to the trouble of respecting and maintaining a tradition, from what I understand, hand stitching of the outsole is desirable because of the ability of the hand to pull each individual stitch to the optimal tightness.
     


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    jb, you probably overlooked this important question? thank you
     


  10. Rodney

    Rodney Active Member

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    I just received my two pairs of St Crispins MTO, ordered at their trunk show held at "Sir Max" shoestore in Amsterdam.
    First pair:
    Model - 315
    Last - Classic
    Color - 058, navy blue

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    They turned out even better than I imagined.
    I will post the other pair a bit later.
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  12. Jhors2

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    Wow at the Navy Blue punch cap toes, may I ask price for MTO?
     


  13. ezlau

    ezlau Senior member

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    Saint Crispin charges about $1,600 for MTO for most calf styles (loafer, lace-ups etc)
     


  14. Rodney

    Rodney Active Member

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    That sounds about right.
     


  15. Rodney

    Rodney Active Member

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    This is the other MTO pair that I received a couple of days ago.

    Model - 114 (slightly modified)
    Last - Novello (new last, just amazing)
    Color - Custom, Deep Purple

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