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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Thank you RTP! Those are Cigar NSTs on the Aberdeen last.
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    post picture and you will get some thoughts on the matter
    if it gives you any comfort just look at mr dv before and after pictures
    restoration does a good job
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good looking nst
     


  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I"ll just pass along my experience with this. Perhaps others have had different experiences.

    In the last month I have had recrafts come back from Alden and BNelson. Neither had a new corkbed/insole, and each had the exact same imprint as they did prior to the recraft. In the last 6 months I have had recrafts come back from AE. Those also had no new corkbeds/insoles and had the same imprint upon their return. That is consistent with literally every recraft I have had done at each of these 3 places.

    Assuming one is the original owner of the shoe being recrafted, he would typically not want a new corkbed/insole. Indeed, getting an otherwise new shoe back -while still retaining the previous imprint- is a major (if not the most important) reason for going the recraft route in the first instance.

    It is perhaps a service each of these three offer, but it has never happened to me, and I have never specified - one way or the other - whether I want it done or do not want it done.
     


  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, how did it taste good luck on the job hunt you are getting closer to texas
     


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    steve2318 Senior member

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    + 1000
     


  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, nice combo
     


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    would there be anything wrong with using ventian (or saphir renovateur) and obenauf's LP at the same time on indy's?
     
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  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, wear your chukkas in good health
     


  10. ReppTiePrepster

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  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    Today, Alden for BB Medallion CTB with charcoal gray suit...
    OILER]

    nephew,
    looking good in your king medallion cap toe
    one of alden's best models
    wear in good health
     


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    any reason you prefer ventian on cxl?
     


  13. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Thank you Uncle!
     


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    gosheik Senior member

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    Excellent. Thank you!
    Thanks, Don L!

    Thanks!

    Thanks, ReepTiePrepster. That was helpful!

    Appreciate all the responses. I think I'm going to pull the trigger on the cap toe : )
     


  15. sevenfoldtieguy

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    True - I can totally understand the desire for an insole with no imprint under certain circumstances. And i am no cobbler - and don't even pretend to know, step by step, exactly what they do (that is why i pay them to do it). I was just passing along my experience that my pre-recraft insole imprint was precisely the same upon each pair's return. That was my expected result, but your point above about wanting the exact opposite is very well taken.

    I have read over at AAAC where the AE CEO states that AE cannot replace the insole during a recraft.
     


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