BrandiT must be a competitor, I would probably bet money on it since the folks there probably aren't very internet savvy and can dispute any of these comments. I took a pair of Lucchese 1883 boots in that I wore through the leather and heel on, probably should have gotten repaired earlier. They were pretty trashed. The gentleman at the shop where I was purchasing a new pair suggested I go to Nicks. The moment you walk in its like stepping back 60+ years. Small hidden shop, smells fantastic, like new leather everywhere. Very kind polite folks, and a nice old fashioned ticketing system. Told me to pick it up in 2-3 days. I was going out of town and wouldn't be able to get them till next week, but he said they'll be ready anyway. When I went to pick them up, I should have taken pictures. They looked brand new. The job was top rate, and was reasonable on the cost. They even polished up the rest of the boot and repaired some other nicks and scratches. I'm so glad I found this place, as it will save me a lot of $$ in just getting my boots repaired instead of replaced. I highly recommend them for your boot repairs.
Another boot repair screwed up a pair of Anteater boots. I yelped Plano Shoe Repair and brought my Lucchese Ostrich Leg boots there for repair. They did a great job. I live in the Seattle area and will have my son (who is visiting) take these boots back for heel and sole replacement after two years of 250 day per year use. Always go with the Pros.
I went to Nick's on a whim to see if they could fix a pair of my favorite shoes. They did a really great job. I would recommend them if anyone wanted to fix their shoes there.