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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. suitforcourt

    suitforcourt Distinguished Member

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    Please do not quote me on this. I don’t recall what the exact amount was but it was give or take $80.00.

    I have had nick install metal toe taps on more than a dozen pair and they are clean and flush.

    Rob is also an excellent individual to deal with. Great saphir prices at Rob’s.[/QUOTE]

    I definitely want to try Rob. It's great to have a good cobbler in downtown TO.
     

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    Rob's full recraft is 150, seems pretty expensive, I don't have any shoes that needs a full recraft so probably cannot try it out myself lol.

    Toe plate is 40$.

    He said he's going to shrink the leather at instep area to fix my instep issue, will post photos after it's done
     

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    150 is market price in my experience. The cobblers who I've used and use JR soles charge 150-250. Some prices are from years ago so maybe the amounts have gone up.

    Quick Cobbler is 199 which includes JR soles, Topy, and return postage in Canada.
     

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    Thanks. didn't know that. All my shoes are pretty healthy hence never inquiry about full recraft.
     

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    Wait, Leatherfoot is still a thing? Where are they at now?
     

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    Wore these Bonafé last night one of the few Rob’s did.

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    Cheers, was going to check out Sultans fine fabrics as well. Are Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Daks worth a look?
     

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    In my experience, Nordstrom Rack is hit and miss. A bit like Winners. Sometimes there are great deals, and other days high priced mediocre inventory.
     

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    I've wondered how Nordstrom Rack works. I hardly see the brands carried at Nordstrom. So it's mostly lower tier brands instead of mostly being stuff that didn't sell at Nordstrom?
     

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    I find it’s mostly brands I don’t see at the regular Nordstrom’s. From time to time, I will see NS regular line at the Rack.
     

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    I communicated with Rob via e-mail. Seems to know what he's talking about.

    Doesn't have JR soles, but is trying to order some given there is interest.

    $80 for topy and new heels (40 a set). $150 to recraft leather soles otherwise. I also asked about converting existing leather soles to a vibram sole (or other brand) and he also quoted $150.

    Those seem like market prices.
     

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    New Mississauga Harry Rosen outlet opens March 22nd. Looks really nice and much more modern inside.
     

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    Question - does anyone know what is the best source to buy boot black shoe care products?
     

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