The British second hand shoe store Abbot’s Shoes has brought in almost 50 pairs of factory seconds from Alfred Sargent, which they now have put up on their webshop available at nice prices. Also briefly about the fact that I’ll be a guest in Saphir’s monthly Youtube “shoe talk show” Shoelosophy on Sunday.
When Alfred Sargent went into liquidation earlier this year (read more about that in this article), all assets were sold by the liquidator. As been mentioned before Paul Sargent (mainly in this interview with Paul) had help buy some of it, like the machines, lasts, patterns, materials etc, and has restarted under his own brand (more on that here in this article). But some were sold to others, like the brand name and all remaining stock of finished shoes, and then also the subs and samples that the factory had. Parts of this Abbot’s Shoes, one of the better online stores for premium second hand shoes, got a hold of, and now have put up online.
Almost 50 pairs can be found, a number of models from the Exclusive range, but also some stuff from their standard range, some things they’ve made for other brands like Peal & Co., Sid Mashburn and Ducker & Son. In most cases it’s about half the price of the RRP, and the various flaws are described and shown in photos. A nice chance to grab some of the original Sargent’s at a good price.
On Sunday I’m a guest in the second episode of Saphir’s new “shoe talk show” Shoelosophy, hosted by Louis Lampertsdörfer of Saphir and Mogada and Milad Malfi of Modum Shoes. We’ll talk some shoe care, how my interest in shoes came to be, debunk some persistent myths about shoes, and answer questions. You can ask your question for the show in Saphir’s stories on their Instagram, and then don’t miss tuning in on Youtube on Sunday at 4PM CET on this link (you can turn on notifications for it straight away do be reminded). Will of course be available to watch afterwards as well.