Julian has been fired ... I'm told it was too many screw-ups and inconsistencies.
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Not surprising. I know for some of the past two season boots they were using different US manufacturers and only a select models made by him.
Julian's boots look great, but when handle them and look closely you see the lack of quality control and poor workmanship
this is news to me. Ive handled several pairs of his boots and quality always looked good. it was more or less the styling and prohibitive price tag that prevented me from buying additional pairs. Cordovan would have also been nice
I have been nothing but pleased with my Julian boots. Maybe that is just my luck of the draw.
I'd give him better quality control marks than Alden, but maybe that doesn't mean a whole lot.
I'm told from the peeps that there were significant problems with the engineers that people couldn't even put their feet into - I guess the ankle/vamp were too tight for the size - and inconsistent sizing overall. Also, I think they were ramping up their volume and didn't think he could handle the volume. Who knows? Fashion world drama. I love my Bowery boots that he made (from the very first run).
Clearly slept on this one. I'm also in the camp of people not wild on the flash website.