You (DC Lewis) and It's owners really do look to have some beautiful stuff. I am very impressed with the value you seem to offer. Shoes like this and Carmina are seemingly making it easier to enter the "high end" shoe market for a great value.
Belts are completely handmade by me personally here in the US. All are saddle-stitched with premium leather and hardware. I will probably eventually setup a separate thread for this but for now please pm me.
My upcoming D.C. Lewis navy belt to go with my navy Porter. This is a cel pic from David.
- Refurbishing/relasting services - available? and if they are, cost?
- Lasted shoe trees - when will they be available and will they be available on a stand along basis?
- Benchgrade vs handgrade - what are the differences in construction or materials used? According to KW website, both have beveled waist, channeled soles, and are GY welted.
Sorry for the delay.
Refurbishing services are not available at this time but perhaps in the future. I will look into it.
Lasted shoe trees will be available within a month or so and will be free for those who choose to pay in full up front for pre-orders as an alternative to the $125 deposit.
Kent Wang carries only one D.C. Lewis model at this time- the Clayton. All other "benchmade" shoes are not made by D.C. Lewis so I cannot comment on his footwear.
Originally Posted by Son Of Saphir
it not matter,
all have same problem.
It look very good shoe for price.
I'm sorry but I have to take issue with this. What basis or expertise do you have for this comment? To the best of my knowledge, the French are typically the only shoemakers that have the depressed toe box (which still comes up off of the ground). I think you've picked a single pair of small and well-worn shoes to justify your argument. For reference, have a look at Springline's lasts: http://www.springline.net/mens.htm as well as a side view of any prestigious non-French dress shoe. I don't feel like you can judge the quality of my shoes from online photos of the curve of the toe box. Buy a pair and then feel free to comment .
Originally Posted by justinkapur
My new Navy Porters
sorry for the crappy picture but I was in a hurry and had to share how amazing they are
Thanks! Just wanted to note that the true color is a bit darker-sort of a midnight blue.
Thanks for the pics. I will say that I would like to see better pics from you or some other forummer when they have time (if they haven't already).
Edit: Is the white in the brogueing a result of the pic quality, or is it truly representative?