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post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 

Found :)

 

Hmmm, my description wasn't the best.... but.

 

Hugo Boss Cerber (See picture at http://www.stylecompare.co.uk/product/hugo/boss-cerber-derby-shoes-brown )

 

Unfortunately, it appears that no online sellers have a Brown UK 7 in stock :(

 

I'll keep looking, but I've emailed around 7 online stores asking if they can get it into stock.

post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by teacher2 View Post

Found smile.gif

Hmmm, my description wasn't the best.... but.

Hugo Boss Cerber (See picture at http://www.stylecompare.co.uk/product/hugo/boss-cerber-derby-shoes-brown )

Unfortunately, it appears that no online sellers have a Brown UK 7 in stock frown.gif

I'll keep looking, but I've emailed around 7 online stores asking if they can get it into stock.

Just get off this HB bullshit and buy some real shoes bro'.
post #18 of 24
^^ What he said.

Edit: just had a look at the link. Please don't buy those shoes.
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

^^ What he said.
Edit: just had a look at the link. Please don't buy those shoes.

Thoughts on what is wrong with them?
post #20 of 24
They are:
* 'Fashiony' i.e. not classic, refined, elegant or tasteful
* Of questionable quality and dubious craftsmanship (are they welted or glued? are they made of full-grain calf leather or crappy corrected leather?)
* Not cheap

I think you have a lot of lurking/reading to do on the forums to find out what it is that members on here (many of them with far more knowledge and taste than I) look for in a shoe, and why. It would be a good idea if you did this before spending any money.

(And after you do all that, go to pediwear and buy some Loake 1880s.)
post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 

Fine. You all win.

 

I just cannot find the Hugo BOss Cerber Brown UK7 online...... must be last season (or, last, last season... which is why they are in Australia) stock. Ended up emailing about 14 places or so, but none got back to me with UK 7 brown stock :(. Found a few places that *had* previously sold them for £149, including the Hugo Boss UK website..... but, now they have removed them from their website completely. If I could have got them at that price, I would have instantly.... but, alas, it became a  choice of paying $540... or spending much less and buying shoes online that I hadn't tried on that were better quality. It was a hard choice, but.

 

Just purchased the Herring Chamberlain at  http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=4596 . I figure that I tried on a bunch of shoes (mainly Loakes) that were too narrow.... so I went for the 7G, as opposed to the 7F.

 

The Chamberlain is not the best looking shoe I've found, but, it comes in the G fitting, my size was in stock, I found a promotional code for a free shoe tree* (or 10% off,* but I clearly chose shoe tree), and I *do* like the look of it a lot.

 

The price is alright at about $345.... but I would have preferred some Loakes at closer to $245.... but, such is life. These shoes are, apparently, a touch above Loake 1880 quality, come with shoe polish, bags, cloth and shoe trees.... and have a greater chance of fitting me... so it's worth the $100.

 

Hopefully all goes well, and I haven't merely wasted $60 on shipping charges.

 

Cheers.

 

*For the record, working as of today:
TWTREE for the £35 Cedar Shoe tree set

TWEET10 for 10% off shoes (presumably all shoes, but definitely Herring Premier line)...

 

I tried a handful of other free shoe tree / 15% coupons..... but they were the only two that I found that worked.

post #22 of 24
^^ All I can say is WELL DONE smile.gif

Enjoy the shoes, hope they fit -- and if not, you will nail the fit 2nd time around.
post #23 of 24
They are a nice shoe, not above the 1880 line but the same. They are just a re badged model, can't remember which one though. Last is nice and fwiw I've always found loake to be on the wide side in general.
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks tobias.... *fingers crossed*

 

Charlie's Wardrobe.... RE: 1880.... It is indeed subjective, and I'm still not sure what the answer is.

But:

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-93565.html Says Premier line is better.

 

http://www.mensflair.com/shopping-guide/brand-review-herring-shoes.php says "The materials are commonly higher quality than in the top ranges of the makers - for example, Loake-made models are made from higher quality leather than Loake’s 1880 range." (I note, though, mine are the Cheaney last)

 

And, http://www.styleforum.net/t/133636/shoe-quality-on-these-various-brands says: "personally Herring Premier Or Cheaney for me ............. the Premier Line are def better than the Classic Line which are Loake 1880 Equivalent ish."

 

I haven't found anything that says 1880s are higher quality than the Herring Premier line (except you)..... but, I haven't really gone out of my way to ask Google... so I'm sure there are many that agree with you. In the end, they are similar quality, possibly better, possibly as good, possibly not quite as good.

 

 

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