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It was difficult for me to stick my phone to get a really good picture of the insole but I couldn't feel the stitches when I put my hands in there for 3 different pairs. Perhaps there is inconsistency with production of their boots. It seems obvious that your pair is Blake-stitched.
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It was difficult for me to stick my phone to get a really good picture of the insole but I couldn't feel the stitches when I put my hands in there for 3 different pairs. Perhaps there is inconsistency with production of their boots. It seems obvious that your pair is Blake-stitched.

 

these are the ones from fw 13 right?

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My gateway drug into SLP
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these are mine from fw15 

 

i guess they didn't do it for the ones that actually looks nicest lol

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No Boots are perfect. I remember buying a pair of 'Indestructible' A1923 boots that would supposedly last a lifetime only to find the soles detaching and ungluing after a mere 5 months of wear. 

 

I've owned RO boots and shoes that came apart, I've owned SLP shoes that came apart and have others that are still solid after a year or two of wear. 

 

My experience with SLP is that for the most part, they are some of the better constructed Fashion boots as long as they are Made in Italy. The Made in Spain stuff always fell apart for me. The original Wyatts from FW13 had better construction overall with the Nails (I haven't seen the Blake Stitch and Nails in boots since FW13) but I haven't had a problem with anything after that either, and I've got some FW15 Wyatts that are holding up just fine. 

 

The reality is that, at the end of the day, If you are dropping $1k on shoes or boots, Be prepared for them to expire or wear them out on special occasions. Personally, I have had great luck with SLP replacing and fixing shoes that have fallen apart after even a year of wear so if you are cautious about your boots falling apart, be sure to purchase them from an actual SLP location or authorized dealer. Even if you pay full retail, consider that an insurance. 

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No Boots are perfect. I remember buying a pair of 'Indestructible' A1923 boots that would supposedly last a lifetime only to find the soles detaching and ungluing after a mere 5 months of wear. 

I've owned RO boots and shoes that came apart, I've owned SLP shoes that came apart and have others that are still solid after a year or two of wear. 

My experience with SLP is that for the most part, they are some of the better constructed Fashion boots as long as they are Made in Italy. The Made in Spain stuff always fell apart for me. The original Wyatts from FW13 had better construction overall with the Nails (I haven't seen the Blake Stitch and Nails in boots since FW13) but I haven't had a problem with anything after that either, and I've got some FW15 Wyatts that are holding up just fine. 

The reality is that, at the end of the day, If you are dropping $1k on shoes or boots, Be prepared for them to expire or wear them out on special occasions. Personally, I have had great luck with SLP replacing and fixing shoes that have fallen apart after even a year of wear so if you are cautious about your boots falling apart, be sure to purchase them from an actual SLP location or authorized dealer. Even if you pay full retail, consider that an insurance. 

Well said. I got my Wyatts from authorized dealer and been told if there any issues they will take care of it by sending it to SLP.
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It was difficult for me to stick my phone to get a really good picture of the insole but I couldn't feel the stitches when I put my hands in there for 3 different pairs. Perhaps there is inconsistency with production of their boots. It seems obvious that your pair is Blake-stitched.

 

The welt on the exterior shelf is 100% fake, gives a nice look in my opinion (especially on the suede pairs).

 

Really strange that the blake stitching isn't visible on FW13, `15 and `16 they are.  I found a review with jodhpurs on reddit where they are visible as well.

 

I wonder if they put the insole over the stitching? (as opposed to the typical method of stitching through the insole)


Edited by anonimar - 3/27/16 at 5:51pm
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my 85cm chelseas are the only sl boots i have where i can't feel the stitching inside the shoe
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Yes, mine are the d02 version. There's a d10 version of that pair as well.
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Slightly off topic but I came across these Enzo Bonafé in Reddit, and I think they look great. When I saw that some people were trying to do an Enzo GMTO that resembled SLP aesthetic I thought it wouldn't capture the sleek look of SLP boots but I now think I was wrong.

 

 

 

 

I think they look great and they're cheaper and much better made than SLPs (hand welt vs. blake stitched with fake welt in the SLP). Less than $600 for non-EU customers with VAT deducted.

 

Reddit link which has also a link to the imgur album with more pics:

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwelt/comments/4bu0kh/enzo_bonafe_janus_sand_jodhpur_initial_impressions/

 

So you have to wait 5 months for a pair of shoes which may not fit, and which you cannot return, and have to be specifically made in a custom makeup, for the exact same price (ordering from EU with VAT deducted) as the SLP jodhpurs. I personally cannot see the point, especially because the colour of the suede isn't that great

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Lady Gaga celebrated her B'day in LA yesterday, Hedi was tehre

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He looks like Loki from Avengers

 

What is Hedi's height? Cause Gaga is 1.55m :o

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The welt on the exterior shelf is 100% fake, gives a nice look in my opinion (especially on the suede pairs).

 

This is what bothers me. In some boots like the cropped jodhpurs, goodyear welt is not an option if you want to keep the look, and blake stitch is the only option. But in wyatts, regular jodhpurs, etc. goodyear welt is perfectly possible, and not only that, they put a fake one on it because it looks good.

 

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So you have to wait 5 months for a pair of shoes which may not fit, and which you cannot return, and have to be specifically made in a custom makeup, for the exact same price (ordering from EU with VAT deducted) as the SLP jodhpurs. I personally cannot see the point, especially because the colour of the suede isn't that great

 

Wait times and the risk that something doesn't fit will always be there (unless you already have a pair of shoes in the same last) in case of MTO. I haven't got into any MTO for shoes but when I've done it for other stuff (Falcon/TOJ, Luxire) it has worked for me, it's no rocket science and if you follow the advice it shouldn't be an issue. Lead times are not an issue for me either.

 

What you get in exchange is a pair of boots that is miles ahead of SLP in terms of construction, so I get the point but I can see that some others might not if they only care about style (perfectly legit).

 

Also, there's many other shades of suede: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0277/2511/files/Hidro_1c2f7fb2-8e7d-4a7f-8dfd-43b3d247f109_large.jpg?3759

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I'm curious...are the blue raws discontinued indefinitely or only available in store?
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