Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

23 Apr 2014 12:03
Thanks for the recommendations. The Herring website is great.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

23 Apr 2014 13:52
Rez wrote: I reckon these look great Noble: http://volls.de/index.php?cat=YUKETEN&product;=YU-BOOT381702&sidVOLLS;=37582d354986011ad060a39fa8157fb0

Avoid McNairy if you can.

Why? McNairy are made by Sanders, I thought? Should be pretty decent.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

23 Apr 2014 13:59
Inevitable fuk bandwagon backlash is why.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

posted 23 Apr 2014 14:00, edited 23 Apr 2014 14:00
DELFOR wrote: Thanks for you input, will check carmina and vass out. Agree on alden price point in the eu, even with a us proxy still works out pretty pricey

Carmina & Vass are better than Alden, but they're a pain in the arse to get hold of. Really not worth it be honest unless you know 100% what size you want. St. Crispin are nice as well - if you're going on holiday near Vienna it's worth checking out the shops there as they usually stock Vass, Crispin etc. much cheaper as well.

I don't know why people bother with Alden to be honest - Alden are the premier USA shoe makers, but the USA has a pretty shit repuatation for shoemaking, that's why all the yanks wet their pants so much at Alden & because they're imports they're very expensive - England, in contrast, has a very good reputation - one of the best in Europe, along with Austria / Italy / Hungary.

Have a look at English shoemakers - Cheaney; Alfred Sergeant or Trickers. So much cheaper than Alden; also Herring Shoes have their own brand which are very good quality and usually cheaper.

I tell you something: if you can get to their factory workshops in Northampton you'll definitely get some very good bargains.
Best
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9944 posts since 21/10/05

23 Apr 2014 14:10
ShaneB wrote:
Rez wrote: I reckon these look great Noble: http://volls.de/index.php?cat=YUKETEN&product;=YU-BOOT381702&sidVOLLS;=37582d354986011ad060a39fa8157fb0

Avoid McNairy if you can.

Why? McNairy are made by Sanders, I thought? Should be pretty decent.

this had pairs from sanders and mcnairy and they are great quality, obviously not tricker's / church's level but they are half the price. For that £100-200 price point and style they are very good
figurine
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6062 posts since 14/5/07

23 Apr 2014 14:20
Same, have a pair of McNairy's and a pair of Sanders, no difference in quality between the two and both have held up excellently over the past couple of years. Loved it when Urban Outfitters stocked Sanders and you could pick them up for next to nothing with several discounts on them or in the sales.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

posted 23 Apr 2014 15:13, edited 23 Apr 2014 15:13
Sanders / Mcnairys often knocking about for cheap in the sales still.

Sanders seem to make everyone's shoes these days, bought some adam kimmel shoes with some ridiculous RRP (at 80% off) only to find they were Sanders Laughing out loud Got a suspicion they make Oliver Spencer's too which would mean a hefty mark up as they seem to go for the £300ish mark these days
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

23 Apr 2014 15:36
DuffMan wrote: Sanders / Mcnairys often knocking about for cheap in the sales still.

Sanders seem to make everyone's shoes these days, bought some adam kimmel shoes with some ridiculous RRP (at 80% off) only to find they were Sanders Laughing out loud Got a suspicion they make Oliver Spencer's too which would mean a hefty mark up as they seem to go for the £300ish mark these days

Anything in a UK8 floating about that you've come across?
blackham
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1861 posts since 17/7/13

23 Apr 2014 15:44
ShaneB wrote: Anything in a UK8 floating about that you've come across?

tkmaxx soho had a bunch of mcnairy boots in a size 8 under a ton last week
RickRude
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4007 posts since 13/1/12

23 Apr 2014 16:36
what boots Blackham?
blackham
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1861 posts since 17/7/13

23 Apr 2014 16:49
think it was their desert chukkas. I'll pop in tomorrow lunch time to see if they've got anything else though
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

24 Apr 2014 14:05
DuffMan wrote: Got a suspicion they make Oliver Spencer's too which would mean a hefty mark up as they seem to go for the £300ish mark these days

They do, they fit/feel the same adn the lad in the shop thought so. I really like these thought I know they're overpriced

DELFOR
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384 posts since 10/2/09

24 Apr 2014 16:12
Out
ShaneB wrote:
DELFOR wrote: Thanks for you input, will check carmina and vass out. Agree on alden price point in the eu, even with a us proxy still works out pretty pricey

Carmina & Vass are better than Alden, but they're a pain in the arse to get hold of. Really not worth it be honest unless you know 100% what size you want. St. Crispin are nice as well - if you're going on holiday near Vienna it's worth checking out the shops there as they usually stock Vass, Crispin etc. much cheaper as well.

I don't know why people bother with Alden to be honest - Alden are the premier USA shoe makers, but the USA has a pretty shit repuatation for shoemaking, that's why all the yanks wet their pants so much at Alden & because they're imports they're very expensive - England, in contrast, has a very good reputation - one of the best in Europe, along with Austria / Italy / Hungary.

Have a look at English shoemakers - Cheaney; Alfred Sergeant or Trickers. So much cheaper than Alden; also Herring Shoes have their own brand which are very good quality and usually cheaper.

I tell you something: if you can get to their factory workshops in Northampton you'll definitely get some very good bargains.

Alden are one of the few true US shoemakers left. Allan Edmunds and rm Weston being bought by other companies and as a consequence quality has dropped. Had a look at meermin they do a Mto which at first glance looked pretty cheap, but sounds like they are made in India or China. Crockett and Jones have got some lovely shoes.
DELFOR
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384 posts since 10/2/09

24 Apr 2014 16:14
DuffMan wrote: Sanders / Mcnairys often knocking about for cheap in the sales still.

Sanders seem to make everyone's shoes these days, bought some adam kimmel shoes with some ridiculous RRP (at 80% off) only to find they were Sanders Laughing out loud Got a suspicion they make Oliver Spencer's too which would mean a hefty mark up as they seem to go for the £300ish mark these days

Oliver Spencer's shoe range are made by sanders I belive
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

24 Apr 2014 18:39
DELFOR wrote: Out
ShaneB wrote:
DELFOR wrote: Thanks for you input, will check carmina and vass out. Agree on alden price point in the eu, even with a us proxy still works out pretty pricey

Carmina & Vass are better than Alden, but they're a pain in the arse to get hold of. Really not worth it be honest unless you know 100% what size you want. St. Crispin are nice as well - if you're going on holiday near Vienna it's worth checking out the shops there as they usually stock Vass, Crispin etc. much cheaper as well.

I don't know why people bother with Alden to be honest - Alden are the premier USA shoe makers, but the USA has a pretty shit repuatation for shoemaking, that's why all the yanks wet their pants so much at Alden & because they're imports they're very expensive - England, in contrast, has a very good reputation - one of the best in Europe, along with Austria / Italy / Hungary.

Have a look at English shoemakers - Cheaney; Alfred Sergeant or Trickers. So much cheaper than Alden; also Herring Shoes have their own brand which are very good quality and usually cheaper.

I tell you something: if you can get to their factory workshops in Northampton you'll definitely get some very good bargains.

Alden are one of the few true US shoemakers left. Allan Edmunds and rm Weston being bought by other companies and as a consequence quality has dropped. Had a look at meermin they do a Mto which at first glance looked pretty cheap, but sounds like they are made in India or China. Crockett and Jones have got some lovely shoes.

Don't get me wrong - I like Alden, they're good shoemakers making very good stuff. But I don't understand why people in Briton pay top dollar for them (effectively paying the import duties on them as an American export) when we've got just as good, if not better, English shoemakers for much cheaper.

I think it's probably because a lot of the fashion houses don't stock the likes of Crocket & Jones or Cheaney - definitely worth having a look though.
DELFOR
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384 posts since 10/2/09

24 Apr 2014 19:39
Yeah agree, I tried on a pair of dark blue pebble grain cap toe c & j boots yesterday. Looked great, the colour on the leather was lovely, came over as black. Great silhouette too, not too blocky either. I imagine if the end or such like stocked them they would fly. But I guess price point wise, they are a little more expensive than church's or trickers and they stops retailers stocking them
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

25 Apr 2014 08:40
DELFOR wrote: Yeah agree, I tried on a pair of dark blue pebble grain cap toe c & j boots yesterday. Looked great, the colour on the leather was lovely, came over as black. Great silhouette too, not too blocky either. I imagine if the end or such like stocked them they would fly. But I guess price point wise, they are a little more expensive than church's or trickers and they stops retailers stocking them

You're right - I think Cheaney are massively overlooked as well. Cheaper than C&J.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

25 Apr 2014 11:12
Trickers & superdenim.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

25 Apr 2014 14:39
I always loved these St. Crispin boots:

varnoir7
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864 posts since 16/10/11

28 Apr 2014 19:48
Can anyone comment on the sizing of Meermin loafers? For reference, I sized down .5 in their double monks.