St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Question: Do we know anything about the calf that StC uses for their shoes? What tannery, standards, etc?
     


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    It is right where the toe puff ends. Doesn't bother me honestly. If they were bespoke it would.
     


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    Come to think of it, you are probably right!

    Was there any particular reason you went with shell, other than looks?
     


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    very strange, why wouldn't they end the toe puff in line with the cap toe, much nicer visually.
     


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    Ease of care, durability.
    I think if they ended it with the stitches the vamp wouldn't be able to bend as freely. I think it is more a question of style having a large captoe than a short puff.
     


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    My answers are much the same as the others. I own one pair of St Crispins. Phillip checked the fit on my foot both sitting and standing, then watched me walk around in them a bit. I spent some time talking to him about the shoes and making choices about what I wanted to order while wearing the shoes. I'd just spent two hours driving from San Diego, so he wanted to see if my feet would swell a bit. Then we went through the same process again. After that, Phillip had me take the shoes off so he could look at the shape of my foot. No measurements taken.
     


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    but the captoe doesn't seem that large nor long....
     


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    Very nice.

    I really like the type of leather being used here.

    Hatch Grain?
     


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    Thanks. Not sure of the name or the model number. I just grabbed the picture off Ethan from the Armoury's Tumbler and showed it to Phillip.
     


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    Guys, I am on the verge of getting some Saint Crispins. I wear a 41.5 for Vass F last; will a UK7.5D fit me for Saint Crispins?Been hearing that we should size down. I wear a UK8E on the EG888 but its slighly long. Will appreciate some advise =)
     


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    The code for it is 'RUS'
     


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    Thank you.
     


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    Damn, that toecap shouldn't bend at all. The crease will likely get deeper in time and that's when the pain hits the ass. One of my Hungarian MTM pairs does this, I believe they were made shorter than necessary as there's nil room in front of the toes. Lucky thing mine are a casual pair, I'd be losing sleep over smart shoes.
     


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    For the StC classic last I have found that sizing down 0.5 from EG 888 UK size is a perfect fit for me, meaning if you're UK8E on 888 I would go UK7.5F in StC (note that StC standard width is F, however for me sizing down to E with some last modifications has been best, but this is highly individual obviously).
     
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