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post #61 of 89
anybody heard of bexley? they're a french brand that sells, so they claim, goodyear welted shoes for a little above $150, and "hand made goodyear welted" shoes for above $250. models shown on their website are not that impressive, imo, but you can't ignore the price if they are of good quality. http://www.bexley.com
post #62 of 89
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
anybody heard of bexley? they're a french brand that sells, so they claim, goodyear welted shoes for a little above $150, and "hand made goodyear welted" shoes for above $250. models shown on their website are not that impressive, imo, but you can't ignore the price if they are of good quality. http://www.bexley.com
I own the Santa Monika leather "sneaker" It is not welted (just as the website says). The leather is decent, about like my Loding (that is to say a little stiff and cardboardy) but still miles better than most mainstream shoes. Leather seems fullgrain. The interior has held up very well other than two loose threads inside, have worn them very heavily since 2001. I am not sure about their handmade ones; just have in mind they declared my shoes as commercial goods so I got hit with a nice import duty by UPS. I would probably go with Loding other than Bexley but: Loding site is completely in French (my french is really bad) and they don't seem to communicate well via email. Plus their sizes seem to be a bit crazy.
post #63 of 89
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Originally Posted by tiger02
Construction is not good, but I like some of the styles. You can get similar styling from Martegani or Certo. If you find a style from Magli that you really like, try to get it cheaply, at least 50% below retail, if not 75%.

Tom

B.M. Platinum collection shoes are made with very good quality materials and workmanship. But, regular B.M is no different than Hugo Boss cemented shoes.
post #64 of 89
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Originally Posted by skalogre
PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES! I am feeling that if they look as good as they sound my order will be on its way to Seok very soon. Oh dear
It's hard not to respond to such an enthusiastic call. My friend seems to need a little more time with her photos, so here are some taken by another friend of mine. On the customer reviews front, 5 different customers should be getting their shoes within 2-3 weeks, so I'd imagine you'll have the great, good, bad, and the ugly about Schuberts all very soon. Edit: This pair of shoes are from the premium calfskin. I can do $30 off ($315-$30) on these for orders submitted until this Saturday.
post #65 of 89
NM, I was way off. I like the shape of those.
post #66 of 89
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Originally Posted by acidicboy

What a pity that this shoe is only available in black!
post #67 of 89
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
What a pity that this shoe is only available in black!

so true.
post #68 of 89
What do you think of this boot? I'm turned off to the Tyrwhitt Chelseas based on recent complaints about the corrected grain leather...
post #69 of 89
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Margaret
What do you think of this boot? I'm turned off to the Tyrwhitt Chelseas based on recent complaints about the corrected grain leather...

Hey margaret, on the chelsea thread recently I posted a link to an Alfred Sargent chelsea that was pretty affordable. Here's the link:

Alfred Sargent Chelsea

I don't really know about the quality or anything, but it's something to consider. Personally, I went with the CT boot because the good reviews of this boot overwhelm the bad reviews.
post #70 of 89
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Hey margaret, on the chelsea thread recently I posted a link to an Alfred Sargent chelsea that was pretty affordable. Here's the link:

Alfred Sargent Chelsea

I don't really know about the quality or anything, but it's something to consider. Personally, I went with the CT boot because the good reviews of this boot overwhelm the bad reviews.

Thanks for the suggestion, but all that stitching is too much for me; to my eye, the leather on the Bexley looks to be of somewhat better quality as well. You don't care for the Bexley?

This jodhpur from that website is not bad, though, I must say. For the price.
post #71 of 89
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Originally Posted by Margaret
Thanks for the suggestion, but all that stitching is too much for me; to my eye, the leather on the Bexley looks to be of somewhat better quality as well. You don't care for the Bexley?

This jodhpur from that website is not bad, though, I must say. For the price.

It's not that I don't care for the Bexley - I think it looks nice. I just don't know anything about Bexley and wanted to just give you another option. I'm not really even sure what the differnce between corrected grain leather and regular leather is to be honest with you. That's why I just go with names that are familiar.
post #72 of 89
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Originally Posted by odoreater
It's not that I don't care for the Bexley - I think it looks nice. I just don't know anything about Bexley and wanted to just give you another option. I'm not really even sure what the differnce between corrected grain leather and regular leather is to be honest with you. That's why I just go with names that are familiar.

I'm not 100% clear on the deal with corrected leather either, but intuitively, it just seems that with an artificially-created surface texture, the leather won't absorb polish particularly well and therefore won't be kept well conditioned. I sometimes worry that my patent formal pumps will have the same issue, but I wear those 3x/year MAX, so it's really not a big deal. I need to read a tutorial on shoe construction.
post #73 of 89
Not only that, but scratches destroy the artificially-created surface texture. With full grain leather, scratches can be treated with shoe cream and/or polish.
post #74 of 89
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
I'd like to see pics of these boots as well!
Wee hah







post #75 of 89
Woa are those boots from Schuberts Bespoke? I likey!
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