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post #20476 of 20761
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Monty, how is the leather on those SMs? Thanks for the heads up, btw.

good quality leather. SM are usually well made shoes.
post #20477 of 20761
Pretty hot lately in Sydney. The Americans had this problem sorted in the vintage era

1940s Mesh mamas

post #20478 of 20761

With what looks like wool argyll socks?

post #20479 of 20761
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

With what looks like wool argyll socks?

wool is cool in summer hence the Berbers use it in the Sahara.
post #20480 of 20761
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wool is cool in summer hence the Berbers use it in the Sahara.

It's a little more complicated than that.
post #20481 of 20761
starting a new job and my shoe game needs a major liift. however, my wallet does not allow me to spend as much as many of you like to on footwear.

that said, i am in the $150-200 range. are AE 2nds the best I can do at that price? what about brands on Yoox and such?
post #20482 of 20761
As Mr Monty has pointed out, not sure on which thread, there are a lot of Sutor Mantellassi shoes on Yoox right now that are sub $150 if you have a code. Most of them are bookbinder leather, so after a couple of years they'll look crappy, but by then you will probably be ready to upgrade anyway.
post #20483 of 20761
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Originally Posted by saint View Post

As Mr Monty has pointed out, not sure on which thread, there are a lot of Sutor Mantellassi shoes on Yoox right now that are sub $150 if you have a code. Most of them are bookbinder leather, so after a couple of years they'll look crappy, but by then you will probably be ready to upgrade anyway.

i thought SM were high quality?
post #20484 of 20761
They are, but many high quality shoemakers use bookbinder. It's probably why they are so cheap on Yoox.
post #20485 of 20761
Very cheap on YOOX, but not bookbinder leather puzzled.gif




Edited by mr monty - 2/23/16 at 10:03pm
post #20486 of 20761

these are not from YOOX. Any SM that I have or I have seen with blue soles were top quality leather and construction.




Edited by mr monty - 2/25/16 at 8:51pm
post #20487 of 20761
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starting a new job and my shoe game needs a major liift. however, my wallet does not allow me to spend as much as many of you like to on footwear.

that said, i am in the $150-200 range. are AE 2nds the best I can do at that price? what about brands on Yoox and such?
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

starting a new job and my shoe game needs a major liift. however, my wallet does not allow me to spend as much as many of you like to on footwear.

that said, i am in the $150-200 range. are AE 2nds the best I can do at that price? what about brands on Yoox and such?
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

starting a new job and my shoe game needs a major liift. however, my wallet does not allow me to spend as much as many of you like to on footwear.

that said, i am in the $150-200 range. are AE 2nds the best I can do at that price? what about brands on Yoox and such?

checkout this link to RIDER, some decent $129 dress shoes
http://riderboot.com/product-category/archive-sale-goods/
post #20488 of 20761
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Very cheap on YOOX, but not bookbinder leather puzzled.gif

These are definitely bookbinder:

http://www.yoox.com/us/44858796QB/item#dept=men&sts=sr_men80&cod10=44858796QB&sizeId=

I bought a pair of the brown loafers you show in your post and they are regular calfskin. I also bought a pair of brogues and they are bookbinder and will be returned. Any of the absurdly shiny shoes like the ones I linked to above are, in all likelihood, bookbinder.
post #20489 of 20761
any thoughts on these for wear with chinos? are they ugly?

also, side question: can Blake Construction be resoled?

thanks.



post #20490 of 20761
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

any thoughts on these for wear with chinos? are they ugly?

also, side question: can Blake Construction be resoled?

thanks.



 

It depends on what colour chinos you are thinking about. If you mean the cream coloured ones and if the bottom pair of shoes is black, I don't think that they are a good match. Also, if the bottom pair have big square toes, they are not to everyone's taste! I don't know if Blake construction shoes can be repaired but I would think so. A visit to your local cobbler would soon answer this question.  Best wishes, Munky

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