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My experience was the opposite, owner of the company emailed me and Elizabeth has been superb over the phone. She did me a nice favor too.
Same. I originally spoke to Kirstin (I think) and she located some burgundy leather for my custom Maliseet order. Later, Elizabeth helped me out with a last-minute change to my order. I received the shoes a week before they were expected to ship.
post #92 of 182
Despite all the competition, I think quoddy still comes out on top. I've had excellent customer service and their shoes are just perfect. I like their styles and custom made options.
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You guys are treating these shoes like their Gods gift to man. I don't see what the big deal is. These are hipster shoes for Japanese wannabes. Tell me one celebrity who wears any one of these brands. They even have no name brand recognition. You guys should wear Sperrys I can't tell the difference :laugh
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You guys are treating these shoes like their Gods gift to man. I don't see what the big deal is. These are hipster shoes for Japanese wannabes. Tell me one celebrity who wears any one of these brands. They even have no name brand recognition. You guys should wear Sperrys I can't tell the difference :laugh

Absolutely.
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You guys are treating these shoes like their Gods gift to man. I don't see what the big deal is. These are hipster shoes for Japanese wannabes. Tell me one celebrity who wears any one of these brands. They even have no name brand recognition. You guys should wear Sperrys I can't tell the difference :laugh
If you're serious than you're a touron, if you're not well then you're funny, "no name brand recognition" "tell me one celebrity who wears any one of these brands?"
post #96 of 182
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You guys are treating these shoes like their Gods gift to man. I don't see what the big deal is. These are hipster shoes for Japanese wannabes. Tell me one celebrity who wears any one of these brands. They even have no name brand recognition. You guys should wear Sperrys I can't tell the difference :laugh

I'd much rather be a Japanese wanna-be than a celebrity wanna-be in ubiquitous mall brand made in China shit like Sperry. Fuck name brand recognition, most name brands sold out long ago (Levi's, Sperry, the list goes on and on).
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post #97 of 182
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You guys are treating these shoes like their Gods gift to man. I don't see what the big deal is. These are hipster shoes for Japanese wannabes. Tell me one celebrity who wears any one of these brands. They even have no name brand recognition. You guys should wear Sperrys I can't tell the difference :laugh
i guess thats one way to look at it, however, this is actually american footwear so i do not understand the japanese wannabe comment. as you might know their is a huge demand for americana footwear in japan. many japanese consumer demand the best (which is why yuketen sells 75% - 80% of their production to asian markets) and in that regard they are ahead of the average american consumer. if you cannot tell the difference between these shoes and sperrys (which i highly doubt if you compared in person) then you are not their target consumer. consumers of these shoes demand the best and settle for nothing less.
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i guess thats one way to look at it, however, this is actually american footwear so i do not understand the japanese wannabe comment. as you might know their is a huge demand for americana footwear in japan. many japanese consumer demand the best (which is why yuketen sells 75% - 80% of their production to asian markets) and in that regard they are ahead of the average american consumer.

if you cannot tell the difference between these shoes and sperrys (which i highly doubt if you compared in person) then you are not their target consumer. consumers of these shoes demand the best and settle for nothing less.

His point is hilarious in the first place, as in it would be Americans copying Japanese who are copying Americans with made in America, Americana inspired footwear. But we'd be better off buying made in China Sperrys as then we wouldn't be copying the Japanese who are copying our tradition of footwear which has been all but lost to mall brand bullshit like Sperry save for Maine manufacturers mentioned in the thread. I'm grateful for Japanese buyers keeping brands like Yuketen viable.
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Tell me one celebrity who wears any one of these brands. They even have no name brand recognition.



Let me guess, you wear uggz because brittany spears wears them don't you?

Be honest.
post #100 of 182
bump the poll thread to the top....Quoddy is winning this one, I think...
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You guys are treating these shoes like their Gods gift to man. I don't see what the big deal is. These are hipster shoes for Japanese wannabes. Tell me one celebrity who wears any one of these brands. They even have no name brand recognition. You guys should wear Sperrys I can't tell the difference :laugh
Hmmm....since when did a celebrity wearing something become the litmus test for, well, anything? Judging by the crazy influx of mass produced and micro produced mocs these days, I'd say you're a bit out of the loop yourself. Aside from the fact that versions of these shoes have been in constant production for over 100 years. Better get back to your TV...time to consult the WB on what to buy tomorrow at the mall... Oh - and I vote for the brand that is handsewn in Maine...
post #102 of 182
At some point all things must come to an end and it looks like this poll is getting close. A few thoughts for me. The difference in Yuketen vs Quoddy is at its essence the difference between work and play. In Yuketen there are more playful choice of sole material and leather-more crepe, more buffalo, more patterns. Not that Quoddy doesn't offer inane choices, the crepe soled ring boot comes to mind. I love the crepe sole (until they get hopelessly dirty) and will always gravitate there as a result and as a result Yuketen is at the top of my list. However, when I'm feeling more subdued, or at work a good camp sole will due and Quoddy's choices are appreciated. However this question comes back to choice, all this conversation about quality seems ridiculous in my estimation and really is a veiled discussion about aesthetic which is really why anyone is truly here-the pursuit of aesthetic appeal.
post #103 of 182
yuketen offers around 30+ more styles then quoddy in any given season. yuki uses higher quality and much more interesting materials. yuketen also offer first-rate bags, belts, wallets and luggage. each season yuki pushes the envelope in moc designs, which is something i admire. if you talk to people in the footwear industry he is considered one of the most creative people in the field and he designs off different inspirations, which is very difficult to do. if you compare the companies side by side (yuketen v quoddy) its not even a comparison, imo. quoddy is an excellent company but they offer the same thing each season. for them to move forward they need to start designing mocs and not just "update" a classic style. i am excited to see is the growth of osb and see what they do in the coming years. in my talks with him he has a lot of really cool ideas and he listens to what customers want and need, which neither company mentioned above does at the moment.
post #104 of 182
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At some point all things must come to an end and it looks like this poll is getting close. A few thoughts for me. The difference in Yuketen vs Quoddy is at its essence the difference between work and play. In Yuketen there are more playful choice of sole material and leather-more crepe, more buffalo, more patterns. Not that Quoddy doesn't offer inane choices, the crepe soled ring boot comes to mind. I love the crepe sole (until they get hopelessly dirty) and will always gravitate there as a result and as a result Yuketen is at the top of my list. However, when I'm feeling more subdued, or at work a good camp sole will due and Quoddy's choices are appreciated. However this question comes back to choice, all this conversation about quality seems ridiculous in my estimation and really is a veiled discussion about aesthetic which is really why anyone is truly here-the pursuit of aesthetic appeal.

Hail Quoddy...


Yes, this poll is winding down. Quoddy is clearly the winner. And by a massive landslide, I hasten to add. Deservedly so. Well done, Quoddy. Well done!

Although the original poster of this thread is a total fucknut who in the end doesn't seem to respect the brands he polled on (and doesn't know the difference between Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan)...I must point out that polls like this must be taken with a grain of salt. I don't think this was a poll simply on shoe quality. It also factored in price, availability, how hot the sales reps are, family and geographical connections, etc etc etc. In the end though, I don't know if anyone in this forum really understands shoe quality....or if anyone here is the typical good-looking guy on the street either that these brands look good on....but that is better left unsaid....

So yeah, Hail Quoddy....
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+ 2 votes is a landslide?
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