- Feb 9, 2011
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Let's be honest, there's no market for these brands here as much as we SFer like to believe. That's why stores like Leather Foot went out of business.I vaguely recall asking him about CJ & EG several years ago and he said that it was in a different price range than what he was targeting so he wasn't looking to stock them
I disagree, somewhat.Let's be honest, there's no market for these brands here as much as we SFer like to believe. That's why stores like Leather Foot went out of business.
Fixed.Let's be honest, there's no market for these brands here at retail price as much as we SFer like to believe. That's why stores like Leather Foot went out of business.
Might have better luck playing Lotto 649.Fixed.
On a less facetious note: I understand your sentiment, though like @othertravel I also somewhat disagree. I think the market is there, but it would require time and commitment to build up a good shoe section of an existing CM menswear store, or a store dedicated to them. Finding and cultivating clientele that won't always hope/wait for significant discounts (40%+), building a robust online presence for local/national/international reach and sales, having great customer service, training your employees on proper shoe fitting + supporting them, this all needs to click.
You know it! Even the casual menswear boutiques are slowly starting to buy brands I like and enjoy that previously didn't have a presence in the city (Sage de Cret, South2West8, Batoner). Meanwhile, most of my CM-leaning brands of choice either haven't/never made it up here or require a dedicated trip to Hamilton.Might have better luck playing Lotto 649.
Creeds…..one of the best in the city. I’m not sure about the wet cleaning part but give them a call and explain what you’re looking for and see what they say.Can someone recommend a dry-cleaner (preferably that does wet cleaning and doesn’t source it out) that can properly handle suits that are a 3-2 roll? Last 2 suits I took for dry cleaning a year back, they pressed my 3-2 suit jackets (Ringjacket) as a hard 3.. took me a week to safely try and correct it (I have my own iron steam press). So never again.. didn’t really want to confront the wet-cleaning store as it was clearly a sloppy job, they burnt and pressed the buttons on the pants.
I need a place that can hopefully properly deal with me taking my stuff in every 6 months (my rotation of cleaning is every 6-8 months).
I want to try and give the wet-cleaner I used to take my stuff in another chance, but I just have a feeling they are over their head.. I don’t want to deal with even bringing in a pair of MTM pleated pants.
price isn’t the biggest concern as long as the work is of quality and I’m supporting a local business.
I don’t want to name the wet-clean store that did this as I don’t think anything malicious was done.
Thank you for sharing. I’m going to drop Ivor an email.Dropped by Ivor's store today and picked up 2 pairs of boots.
Loake Roehampton in oxblood as I love the pebbled look:
And Loake Burford in tan:
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Both fit snug with thicker wool socks so won't be able to use winter insoles. It's always nice to visit Ivor. Never pushy and ensures shoes fit properly.
If anyone is into Trickers, he is clearing those out for over half price. I tried on a pair that have the blind stitched soles. Just not my style and fit wasn't that great.
He also hired another salesman, but Ivor did indicate business is really hurting.