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Had an old guy in the shop a few weeks ago with a pair of gents shoes.

All the welt stitches had broken, the linings were worn out and uncomfortable. He asked if we could repair them.

We did them and charged £150.

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what a cracking job uk 8)

wish we had the demand for that sort of work and money :)

 

i'm intrigued as to why you used the forepart of his original insole though?

 

The guy wanted the shoes repairing because he had tender feet, he was in his eighties, I wanted to retain the contour of his feet, also the insole was in good condition. I replaced the heel part because of the holes the original nails left.

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well chaps you don't often see repairs of that quality, you have remade the whole shoe more or less i guess we're not worthy....

p.s just as well the the feathers were in good nick

best regards paul

 

Cheers Paul, It's funny you mentioned the "Feather" as we had a bit of a ding dong about this some time ago.

Another member didn't agree that it was called the Feather by some repairers, and prefered to call it the "Prime rib"

Not really impotant though, as long as you know the constrution of the shoe.

I think the Feather was what repairers refered to as the edge of the upper which the welt is sewn to, and the prime rib being the canvas ribbing attached to the insole , then stitched in along with the welt & upper :wink:

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Im amazed he would pay £150 but thats the old school for ya,

I have a pair of reboc pumps from the early 90s that need rebuilt,

think one has a puncture :roll:

Tell me do you make your own thread and laces aswellyou never shoe

us the cows you keep out back for the leather

 

YOU DO SKIN YOUR OWN LEATHER DONT YOU :P

 

I expect nothing less from you mark

 

As a non shoe bod im very impressed by that photostory

Cheers

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this is a really great job, nice to see craftsmen here - did you learn skills from independant shoe maker or from apprentice

either way good work which must have brought satisfaction.

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fantastic job but I can't help but wonder how much the shoes cost in the first place, but still if they is comfy for his poor old tootsies then there ain't no price for that.

 

Well done Mark

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How many jobs do you chaps take in then think , what the f$%^k did I take those in for. If like me you hate saying no to a job.

 

Those are the jobs though that get put on one side for when you have more time, but that time never materialises then you have to make the excuses when the customer calls to collect. Occasionally they are a challenge and you enjoy doing them, getting tremendous satisfaction from the completed job and the smile on the customers face makes it worth the effort, plus the cash of course.

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How many jobs do you chaps take in then think , what the f$%^k did I take those in for. If like me you hate saying no to a job.

 

Those are the jobs though that get put on one side for when you have more time, but that time never materialises then you have to make the excuses when the customer calls to collect. Occasionally they are a challenge and you enjoy doing them, getting tremendous satisfaction from the completed job and the smile on the customers face makes it worth the effort, plus the cash of course.

 

Thats the ones, Oh I'll do them later. just do these first :lol:

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