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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

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

  1. Encore

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    They don't carry it. "Boot Black" is a brand name
     

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    Ahh my apologies!
     

  3. Encore

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    NP - It's not as famous as Saphir for sure, heard it's easier to do mirror shine with it.
     

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    Same location, or has it moved?
     

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    Moving nearby to 788 Boyer Boulevard in Mississauga.
     

  6. Encore

    Encore Senior Member

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    rob’s work on toe plate

    Edited: He mentioned he doesn't usually do toe plate alone without topy after he finished the job for me.
     
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  7. Encore

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    Nick’s for comparison

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  9. Encore

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    I like nicks better in this case. Lol
     

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    Do you put the metal toe taps on all your dress shoes? Does it slow down the wear overall for the toes?
     

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    I try not to put metal toe plate if possible. I usually wear it for a couple days and see how the toe work out, and put toe plate if necessary.

    It does help, toe is ez to be damaged, the toe will then last way longer than the sole.
     

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    Harry Rosen Heartland Mississauga grand opening - 20% off entire purchase from March 22nd to March 31st.
     

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    I have quite a few pairs of shoes/boots that have the french steel toe plates (all from the factory when bought) and have found them to be really helpful and does prolong the life of the soles. I've found the toes and heels to be the first to wear out. The middle of the sole where the ball of the foot is is usually pretty good.

    Speaking of Robs, i just dropped by and he said he'll only add steel toe plates with a topy, for $75. He was quite against just adding it without the topy.
     

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    True, I should've clarified that he mentioned he doesn't usually do toe plate alone without topy after he finished the job for me. (After I pointed out that it wasn't very flat, I thought it was some kind of an excuse... my apologies)

    Given he doesn't usually do this kind of work, it may be unfair to judge his skill for toe plate without topy.
     
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    He did mention that he does it with a topy in order to keep the toe plate flush. He mentioned that for welted shoes, the doesn't want to grind down to the stitches for the plate. Also said the factory does the plate first and then stitches, which i'm pretty sure is not the case.

     

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