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post #46 of 54
They seem to wear very easily.
post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by Cas Ruffin View Post

They seem to wear very easily.


What wears easily? Do you mean the Botany 500 spectators or do you mean the SA spectators? Do you mean they wear comfortably or do you mean they wear out easily?
post #48 of 54
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Those shoes are from Botany 500. Botany 500? They're still around? I'm from Canada so I wouldn't know too much about Botany 500 . . . but . . . what I do know about Botany 500 is that they supplied Bob Barker's Price Is Right wardrobe and they also supplied Lyle Waggoner's wardrobe for his role as Col. Steve Trever on the Wonder Woman TV series. (I always read the credits whether it be a TV show or a movie.)

Right, they're from old-line semi-cheap suit maker Botany 500. As mentioned, I've got pairs in both color combinations and they sit (kinda) proudly next to my 13 pairs of Allen Edmonds.

By the way (since you hit that link), look at the other Botany 500 at the upper right of the page, if it's still there. It's a kiltie slip-on in a white/black or brown/black basket weave. I bought both of those too. A really swell looking shoe (shows much better in person).

(And perhaps only you might remember when Alex Trebek wore Mr. Guy)

post #49 of 54
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So, I received the Stacy Adams black and white spectators today.

http://canada.zappos.com/n/p/dp/232223/c/61337.html


Here's the low-down:


Fit:

I ordered size 8M and the fit, in general, is about right. It's just a tad too narrow in width and a tad too long in length. If the width was only 1/2 inch wider and the length 1/2 inch shorter, then the fit would be perfect. Overall, the fit is about right.


Style/General Appearance:

Overall, the physical appearance is very spiffy and classy. That's about all I can really say. (What more is there to say, really?)


Quality/Workmanship/Materials:

According to the information stamped inside the shoe, the uppers are leather while the insole and outsole are all man-made materials. The country of manufacture is India (what else is new?) The heel lifts are a very heavy-duty rubber and they look like they can take a licking and still keep on ticking (sorry, Timex!). The outsole, at first glance, look like leather but upon closer inspection are definitely a synthetic heavy duty rubber (or something like that); overall, it looks like the outsole is quite durable. The laces were far too short for the shoe (as far as I'm concerned) so I will have to replace them with longer laces--no big deal. Overall, I know this is not the greatest quality shoe ever (what else did I expect for $81 USD?) but it looks like, overall, that it's a decent shoe for the price I paid. The final price, including shipping, import duties, taxes, and currency conversion, was approximately $132 CAD.

Other comments:

Overall, I think I'm going to keep these shoes. For the price I paid, I don't think I have much to lose. I won't be wearing these shoes any more than about 1 or 2 times a week and I intend to wear them mostly during the summer months, not fall/winter.
post #50 of 54
Congratulations on your spectators
It's all about having fun, so enjoy,
and if you find the soles are wearing too fast,
you can always have some TOPY's put on.
I'll be wearing my old ones too this summer for sure.
post #51 of 54
My gripe with Stacy Adams shoes, is their quality control. They let too many flawed shoes through their screening. Granted, they are not expensive, but if you are going to advertise them as looking a certain way, then they should look right when you get them. Personally, I think many of their discounters are selling seconds, that are known by the company to have flaws. I had to reorder a pair of the JAYMES style 4 times before I got one where the main design stitching on the toe wasn't all crooked. I just recently ordered a pair of ARMENTOs that arrived with lighter colored streaks in the dye on some parts of the left shoe. Its like "Is it really that hard to get all this right? Its just a shoe, not a computer!" They don't seem to get that they might profit more by enriching their reputation with higher standards.
post #52 of 54
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My gripe with Stacy Adams shoes, is their quality control. They let too many flawed shoes through their screening. Granted, they are not expensive, but if you are going to advertise them as looking a certain way, then they should look right when you get them. Personally, I think many of their discounters are selling seconds, that are known by the company to have flaws. I had to reorder a pair of the JAYMES style 4 times before I got one where the main design stitching on the toe wasn't all crooked. I just recently ordered a pair of ARMENTOs that arrived with lighter colored streaks in the dye on some parts of the left shoe. Its like "Is it really that hard to get all this right? Its just a shoe, not a computer!" They don't seem to get that they might profit more by enriching their reputation with higher standards.

So in other words DisgracyAdams, you didn't learn and repeated your mistake 5 times.
Welcome to Styleforum. Stick around. Lurk and Learn some skills here and you'll never go back to that brand again. You may want to heed the advice of the late Nexus6 who recommends exploring Allen Edmonds factory seconds as a step up. (link here http://www.styleforum.net/t/120104/are-stacy-adams-shoes-good-or-poor-quality#post_2088345)
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So in other words DisgracyAdams, you didn't learn and repeated your mistake 5 times.
Welcome to Styleforum. Stick around. Lurk and Learn some skills here and you'll never go back to that brand again. You may want to heed the advice of the late Nexus6 who recommends exploring Allen Edmonds factory seconds as a step up. (link here http://www.styleforum.net/t/120104/are-stacy-adams-shoes-good-or-poor-quality#post_2088345)

 

Is he really dead or are you making fun of his "BANNED" status?

post #54 of 54
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Is he really dead or are you making fun of his "BANNED" status?

I was making light of his SF member status. I am sure he is alive and well somewhere.
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