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post #481 of 564
Well, they answered very quickly to my letter. Accidentally I sent the message twice, and it got two replies from two different people. One of them explained to me why the uneven edges were uneven, he said it was because the leather had had been cut by hand. But he agreed that it looked not very good and offered me to send the shoes back. I was satisfied and thankful. And then I received a letter from another person saying the shoes were looking absolutely ok and that he saw no problem. Hmm...
I sent them back and received a full refund. All in all I'm satisfied and going to order another pair (not Knightsbridge this time).
post #482 of 564

I broke a personal rule an ordered a pair of oxfords online. A saw a sale for a pair of Herring Knightsbridge cap toes for £104.17 plus shipping. My credit card was charged $191.34, which is very close to the current exchange rate of $189.34. They retail on their website for £162.50, so I was expecting a second.

 

My order arrived overnight from London, but they sent a pair of Richmonds in perfect condition. Herring is famous for their customer service and they offered me a £35 refund and processed it in minutes. The money’s already back on my card. I got a very nice pair of shoes for $106 plus shipping.

 

A few observations: They are a very substantial shoe and make my AEs look svelte and demure. They’re more like Aldens, though not as flat in the vamp. Also like Aldens, the leather is very stiff and shiny—more like cordovan and nothing like the picture on their website.

post #483 of 564
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Originally Posted by theplayerking View Post
 

I broke a personal rule an ordered a pair of oxfords online. A saw a sale for a pair of Herring Knightsbridge cap toes for £104.17 plus shipping. My credit card was charged $191.34, which is very close to the current exchange rate of $189.34. They retail on their website for £162.50, so I was expecting a second.

 

My order arrived overnight from London, but they sent a pair of Richmonds in perfect condition. Herring is famous for their customer service and they offered me a £35 refund and processed it in minutes. The money’s already back on my card. I got a very nice pair of shoes for $106 plus shipping.

 

A few observations: They are a very substantial shoe and make my AEs look svelte and demure. They’re more like Aldens, though not as flat in the vamp. Also like Aldens, the leather is very stiff and shiny—more like cordovan and nothing like the picture on their website.

 

 

Nice score there! I've been looking at these as I believe they are pretty much the Loake Buckingham but made on the 026. $130 very well spent.

post #484 of 564
Loake 26 last fit questions....TIA

- I wear 6.5D Barrie, 7D Leydon, 5.5 UK 341/348 C&J, 7D #5 AE; any sizing suggestions, between 5.5 and 6 UK ?
- Loake Kempton (Brown Suede) vs. Herring Gosforth (Cigar Suede); Color seems similar, no? Which one is close to snuff lighter color?
post #485 of 564

I am planing to buy H Holmes II  and I would be greatfull for some additional pictures.

post #486 of 564

I realize this question was posted a while back, but commenting in case it helps anyone else considering the Conistons.

 

The pictures online are very different from the actual boots.  First off, the color online appears to be a chocolate brown, whereas the actual color is somewhere between a mauve and burgundy.  Also, the pebbled leather looks plasticky, and not appealing IMO.  

 

Herring's return process was stellar, and I got an email that my refund had been processed only a couple of days after I returned them (from the UK).

 

I ended up buying the Cheaney Tweed C in Dark Leaf.  The quality of leather seemed a lot higher.

 

Also bought the Cheaney Elliott in Almond Grain, but that's another story.  :)

post #487 of 564
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Originally Posted by dqm45 View Post

I realize this question was posted a while back, but commenting in case it helps anyone else considering the Conistons.

The pictures online are very different from the actual boots.  First off, the color online appears to be a chocolate brown, whereas the actual color is somewhere between a mauve and burgundy.  Also, the pebbled leather looks plasticky, and not appealing IMO.  

Herring's return process was stellar, and I got an email that my refund had been processed only a couple of days after I returned them (from the UK).

I ended up buying the Cheaney Tweed C in Dark Leaf.  The quality of leather seemed a lot higher.

Also bought the Cheaney Elliott in Almond Grain, but that's another story.  smile.gif

Thanks.
I think that was me asking about the Conistons a while back.
I've ended up spending the money of some GMO Meermins which haven't arrived yet, and a pair of Allen Edmonds boots, which are also in transit.
post #488 of 564
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

Herring Exmoor.
Has anyone here got a pair?
Thinking about a new pair of boots for winter but am wondering how practical these would be with all that tweed so close to the ground.

I purchased the Exmoor two weeks ago. As always speedy delivery (got them the day after I placed my order).

Great boots, will surely get a lot of wear. At this moment I have worn them twice, so no problem with dirt so far. I think I will use these (which I use on my clothes): http://silkclean.com/e_product_info.aspx?epId=51 to clean the tweed.

post #489 of 564
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Originally Posted by dqm45 View Post
 

I realize this question was posted a while back, but commenting in case it helps anyone else considering the Conistons.

 

The pictures online are very different from the actual boots.  First off, the color online appears to be a chocolate brown, whereas the actual color is somewhere between a mauve and burgundy.  Also, the pebbled leather looks plasticky, and not appealing IMO.  

 

Herring's return process was stellar, and I got an email that my refund had been processed only a couple of days after I returned them (from the UK).

 

I ended up buying the Cheaney Tweed C in Dark Leaf.  The quality of leather seemed a lot higher.

 

Also bought the Cheaney Elliott in Almond Grain, but that's another story.  :)


What is your opinion about Elliott?

 

M

post #490 of 564
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Originally Posted by Dembowski View Post
 


What is your opinion about Elliott?

 

M

 

Two words:  Love them.

 

The pair on display had a far lighter shade than those online, likely due to being out for a while.  I find the leather rich, and the finish is great.

 

It's a more contemporary last, and fits TTS, IMO.  I sized down one from a US 9D.  I find them quite sleek, for British shoes.

 

For comparison, I visited the Barker shop on Jermyn St and took a look at the Lambourn.  The leather looked cheap, and the finish wasn't nearly as good.  Good for a budget shoe, but I thought the Elliotts were worth the extra 100 pounds.  I also prefer speedhooks for the convenience of putting on and taking off the shoes.

post #491 of 564

Thank you for your replay. I am really thinking about Elliots.

post #492 of 564
Quote:
Originally Posted by dqm45 View Post

I realize this question was posted a while back, but commenting in case it helps anyone else considering the Conistons.

The pictures online are very different from the actual boots.  First off, the color online appears to be a chocolate brown, whereas the actual color is somewhere between a mauve and burgundy.  Also, the pebbled leather looks plasticky, and not appealing IMO.  

Herring's return process was stellar, and I got an email that my refund had been processed only a couple of days after I returned them (from the UK).

I ended up buying the Cheaney Tweed C in Dark Leaf.  The quality of leather seemed a lot higher.

Also bought the Cheaney Elliott in Almond Grain, but that's another story.  smile.gif

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Interesting...
I know here we often quibble over subjective and at times very minor differences but I also have the Coniston and they are one of my favourite pairs of boots. Colour matching monitors over teh intertoobzwebz is tough, I know; I bought them because they were more burgundy. They are certainly lighter than my hefty Grenson Ilkley (and lighter than Trickers I had owned) with thinner leather but certainly does not feel plasticky to me. I do like the last Cheaney uses for these (12508), as well - although it does not work for me that well when it is not on a boot.
I must say that I am a fan of Herring Shoes, in general, though; I also bought their Herring Holmes II balmoral boot for my wedding. Beautiful specimens (wife had joked that I got married as an excuse to buy a pair of balmoral boots). Last is a bit narrow for me but... the things we do for style, eh?
post #493 of 564

Hi everyone,

 

I'm interested in theese two pairs of shoes:

 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=5313

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=2997

 

Do anyone have any experience with this lasts - 2003 and 175? My feets are 288mm long and the max. width is ca. 103mm. My instep is rather high. From Cheaney (chukka boots) I'm wearing size EU 45.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

post #494 of 564
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Originally Posted by Camillo View Post
 

Hi everyone,

 

I'm interested in theese two pairs of shoes:

 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=5313

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=2997

 

Do anyone have any experience with this lasts - 2003 and 175? My feets are 288mm long and the max. width is ca. 103mm. My instep is rather high. From Cheaney (chukka boots) I'm wearing size EU 45.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

 

I am a UK9 and have the 2nd pair Grassmere which is (I believe) made by Cheaney.
Whilst I am not in the same size as you, the pair fits me well. I have normal width feet and a slightly higher instep. 9 is my normal size in other brands/lasts as well.

post #495 of 564

I've heard a alot about how great Herring shoes are (including their own brand made by Loake abd Afred Sargent)

 

I saw that Herring also sell's causal khaki's, sweaters, socks, ties etc. Most of which state that they are made in the UK.

 

I was wondering how their clothing items are if anyone experience has any wtih them?

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