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post #8791 of 10357
What's with that weird/ugly seam in the back of the boat shoes? I've never noticed that before but maybe it's a feature of most?
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Originally Posted by Klemins View Post

What's with that weird/ugly seam in the back of the boat shoes? I've never noticed that before but maybe it's a feature of most?

 

Most boat shoes have that seam.

 

I think $160 is too much given I can get an Allen Edmonds Kirkwood or Maritime which is made of chromexcel and which will fit me really well since they have width sizing for $175--and that's before the sales that they inevitably have on them (last year, I got my Kirkwoods for $125). 

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post #8794 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Klemins View Post

What's with that weird/ugly seam in the back of the boat shoes? I've never noticed that before but maybe it's a feature of most?

 

Pretty standard. Here are Sperrys:

 

post #8795 of 10357
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Originally Posted by crossfi73 View Post
 

Pretty good discount from the brand:

 

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s/boat-shoes/2-eye-boat-shoe-carolina-brown-chromexcel.html

 

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s/boat-shoes/read-boat-shoe-naturalchromexcel.html

 

Assuming Rancourt is the one making these for them.

 

I don't think they're Rancourts. The stitching near the eyelets is different.

post #8796 of 10357
boat shoes look good

hope they do some other handsewns; I'd love a natural CXL penny loafer
post #8797 of 10357

So the boat shoes are made most likely by the same people (both in maine) as sperry. For the same price (or a bit more) than the sperry gold cup (the premium line). And you have to wait a few months.

 

So, same people, same (or more expensive) price. Longer wait.

 

I don't see the savings.

post #8798 of 10357
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Assuming Rancourt is the one making these for them.

Looks more like he work of Highland Shoe Company. But not 100% sure.
post #8799 of 10357
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

So the boat shoes are made most likely by the same people (both in maine) as sperry. For the same price (or a bit more) than the sperry gold cup (the premium line). And you have to wait a few months.

 

So, same people, same (or more expensive) price. Longer wait.

 

I don't see the savings.

 

From Sperry's website:
"Gold Cup shoes by Sperry feature exquisite hand-sewn craftsmanship, and are made from superior materials like premium Italian leather, rawhide laces, 18k gold-plated eyelets, and super soft lambskin lining."

 

I think Gustin's sell is that they are using Horween cxl leather, so it's a true made in America boat shoe, so I assume their price point is aimed in comparison to Rancourt or Oak Street.  I'm personally not really into boat shoes (I prefer penny loafers), but it looks like a good product to add to G's shoe line.

post #8800 of 10357

Italian leather is not necessarily inferior to horween though...

 

(many high priced dress shoe makers use French/German/Italian calf for their shoes, only using Horween for more casual leathers CXL/Shell/etc)

 

I understand your point about the 'made in america' comp, but if sperry is literally made by the same people it seems weird to compare to rancourt or oak.

post #8801 of 10357
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Italian leather is not necessarily inferior to horween though...

 

(many high priced dress shoe makers use French/German/Italian calf for their shoes, only using Horween for more casual leathers CXL/Shell/etc)


I agree 100%, but from a price comparison, I'm assuming Gustin is simply comparing $160 to other Horween leather boat shoes from Rancourt & Oak St Bootmakers ($250-260 range)

post #8802 of 10357
Also would like to point out this should be nearly identical to OSB's, which are priced at $262, assuming I am right about Highland making them. Since Highland makes them for OSB.

But as I look at these vs OSB now I see a lot of differences.
post #8803 of 10357
The Sperry Gold Cup line looks clearly inferior in quality to the Gustin offering, IMO, and does not appear to be from the same source
post #8804 of 10357
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Originally Posted by prozach1576 View Post

boat shoes look good

hope they do some other handsewns; I'd love a natural CXL penny loafer

I'm really hoping for this.  I posed the question on their instagram release of the boat shoe, but no response. 

post #8805 of 10357

Oak Street looks good. Anyone know if its lined or not? (I prefer lined)

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