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The Official Artisanal "streetwear" footwear (boots, shoes, sandals) thread (Guidi, CCP, Augusta, M.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    except that most cobblers aren't going to distress the soles so the fit in with the aesthetic of the boots...
     


  2. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    Just go to The Firm NYC like everyone on SZ does.
     


  3. eckblk

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    ^This.


    Firm NYC

    Willie's Shoe Service LA

    FJ Western Wear and Boot repair San Jose


    *I'm not sure if FJ will do mail orders but he does damn good work from what I've seen. Firm and Willie's will allow you ship you stuff in.

    Here's Willie's with a full leather sole and heel replacement. (SZ's een's boots) *extra leather up top removed by owner.

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  4. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    wow the after looks fantastic. thanks eckblk.
     


  5. Abraxis

    Abraxis Senior member

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    Huh thanks for the california options eckblk... I have some popped stitching on my oxblood ccp sidezips that I need fixed badly.... I wonder if either is capable of doing that sort of work.
     


  6. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    Go see Jesse at FJ- he'll take care of it.
     
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    Abraxis Senior member

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    Perfect since that's a 20 minute drive for me. New Saturday chore :)

    I should see how they are with vibraming too because.. heh the place I got recommended to by The Archive (Mak's in SF) is NOT cutting it. I mean partly it's my own fault for not heel tapping, but I have 2 pairs of boots that I vibram'd/soled where after 2-3 wears each the edge of the sole where the heel tap would go has already worn down to the leather. The thinness of the material they use is not only thing (Super thin), but its also clearly not nearly as durable as vibram branded solutions. Everything I own that has actual vibramming done (Second hand) is in amazing condition even after walking 40+ miles in each.

    Just upsetting after I've gotten 4 boots done by them and paid ~45 bucks after tax for each pair and having to redo a portion after 2-3 wears for each... upsets me.
     
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  8. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    Chomeo is having his Carpes Vibrammed there right now. I'm sure he's happy to post pics when they get back.

    I know Jesse does use Vibram products for the heel and sole.

    Here is some work from Firm NYC.

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  9. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    how much did the firm charge you for the heel and the half sole topy?
     


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    40-50 bucks but he asks you ship with Fedex return label. The nice thing is Alex gets all of Atelier's stuff so he knows not to paint the soles, etc....
     


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    wow, im suprised/happy to hear you say FJ Western is a nationally acclaimed cobbler of baller boots; he's the same guy I go to for my stuff. How did he get so big time?
     




  13. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    damn stop posting that link everywhere lol
     


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    sure. i'd be happy to E. here's Jesse's work. sorry for the crappy iPhone picture.

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    and here's the sole to one of Eck's boots that received the distressing treatment by Jesse. it looks much better in person.

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