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  1. #1
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    Default Putting Zipper in Dress Boots?

    Has anyone had a pair of boots altered to have a zipper added and if so, how did you find someone to do this? I'm contemplating a great deal on a pair of Petrie's but i'd really like to have a zipper put in. Plus, the ankles are a little biggish. Could a zipper help make them fit a better through the ankle?

    i'm in SW Michigan so if anyone has a resource i'd greatly appreciate it!



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    Price can vary and soooo can craftsmanship...so Buyer Beware!! Find a good shoemaker/repair that has done it before...try...and I see that you are..to get a referal from somone who has had it done by whomever you choose...Good luck!
    "Success comes in cans, not in cannots!"



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    I heard that Woodys of Wellington is absolutely the best. They have a website.



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    I had Anthony's of Solana Beach, CA add patent tops to my Konigs. Woody's said they couldn't do it--said you had to BUY them with patent, couldn't add it--but Anthony's did a beautiful job. The Nordstrom's of tack shops, Olson's Tack in Bellevue, WA, gave me Anthony's and Woody's numbers. Woody's would be closer to you, less $$$ for shipping.

    Or ask a local tack shop that carries high-end dress boots who they use.



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    I am actually waiting to pick mine up and see how they turned out. I got a referral (actually several) through others who have had it done and the local tack store. Keeping fingers crossed that they have turned out well.
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  6. #6
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    Default Woody's in Florida

    I've had zippers added to 2 pairs of Petrie Dress boots. I sent them to Woody;s and highly recommend them. I called and talked to Woody who told me exactly what measurements to take for a custom fit. Its been about 10 years ago, but I paid $125.00 back then which included return shipping to PA. Those zippers are still working and Woody's did a beautiful job. I think most pros use them. I think they do have a website if youu google them. I'd never have boots without zippers again!
    "You post all your drama on Facebook and get mad when people judge you? You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you?"



  7. #7
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    I had zippers put in Petries and they could not make the ankle any smaller...I gave up and went back to my custom Vogels.
    "When you think you don't need a coach ...then you're in trouble" Don Imus 2012



  8. #8
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    Thank you so much for all of your thoughts! I think that i may just leave them alone, assuming they fit. I have bookmarked Woody's as seems like a great resources .

    Happpy Riding!!



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    I have had Woody's add zippers-fabulous-anyone else=FAIL!!! A friend of mine ended up with the best deal in history when I had someone put in zippers and then I couldn't zip them up because they took in the calf-they had been worn 3 times so my tiny friend got herself a real bargain, with brand new zippers.



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