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post #9676 of 10357
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Originally Posted by pima1234 View Post
 

Gustin should make oxfords and possiblly chukkas (overall expansion of their footwear); Y or N?

 

No.  IMO they should go back to their roots.  The denim is getting less and less interesting...  Way too many repeats, not a lot new. 

 

 

- They haven't developed a new denim cut...  I'm sure there is demand for a tapered cut with a more normal fitting top block and thigh.  

 

- They have developed new shirt patterns, but don't offer them.  Shirting fabric has been pretty great the past year; sadly I cannot wear them with those high arching side scoops.     

 

- They have interesting sneakers and they seem to be well priced/decently made, but no half sizes...  Its a nice last.

 

- T-shirts & Sweatshirts seem to get good response, expand the category (been doing this a little with t shirts lately).  

 

 

 

This is just MY opinion on where the brand has gone.  I do not fault them for dipping into every facet of the market, you need to try as a small business.  But its missing some key fits.

 

Coupled with the fact that retail is suffering, the US dollar goes a lot further overseas then it used to & designer goods are on sale everyday, with no wait period.  Granted sizing can be limited.

 

Makes this business model and offerings that much more challenging to succeed.  

post #9677 of 10357

I agree with @CanadaCal, and stick with the current product lines and make them better.  Half sizes of shoes/boots is a good suggestion & should be a win for Gustin to get more buyers.  Maybe re-design the buttondowns to cut back on the large scoops many of us aren't so fond of; which they did with the new shirt designs.  Would love to see loop wheeled tees/sweatshirts or short sleeve henleys

 

Also, @pima1234, Gustin did do some chukkas (example: https://www.weargustin.com/store/2670) unless you were thinking more in line with Alden style chukkas with leather soles.

post #9678 of 10357
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

No.  IMO they should go back to their roots.  The denim is getting less and less interesting...  Way too many repeats, not a lot new. 


- They haven't developed a new denim cut...  I'm sure there is demand for a tapered cut with a more normal fitting top block and thigh.  

- They have developed new shirt patterns, but don't offer them.  Shirting fabric has been pretty great the past year; sadly I cannot wear them with those high arching side scoops.     

- They have interesting sneakers and they seem to be well priced/decently made, but no half sizes...  Its a nice last.

- T-shirts & Sweatshirts seem to get good response, expand the category (been doing this a little with t shirts lately).  



This is just MY opinion on where the brand has gone.  I do not fault them for dipping into every facet of the market, you need to try as a small business.  But its missing some key fits.

Coupled with the fact that retail is suffering, the US dollar goes a lot further overseas then it used to & designer goods are on sale everyday, with no wait period.  Granted sizing can be limited.

Makes this business model and offerings that much more challenging to succeed.  

i've moved on from Gustin but I agree with your point about their denim offerings -- way too much of the same stuff and not enough new interesting denim. My hunch is that Gustin's business model it makes it difficult for them to actually develop new denim, since it's highly likely that they get their fabrics either from jobbers or whatever mill in Japan (or Italy) is offering them at the moment. It's also odd because Fall/Winter is just around the corner and the denim campaigns have been pretty sparse. Haven't seen a trucker campaign since they did the re-designed type 3, but they may have peaked out with sales on that one.
post #9679 of 10357

They need a more slimmer fitting chino- something like a 14" leg opening.

post #9680 of 10357

They need a more relaxed fitting pant. :nest:

post #9681 of 10357

There are parts of this I agree with; particularly, a tapered leg with straight waist and thigh would be good to see.

 

I still think there's room for their price point in a nice oxford or blucher.

 

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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

 

No.  IMO they should go back to their roots.  The denim is getting less and less interesting...  Way too many repeats, not a lot new. 

 

 

- They haven't developed a new denim cut...  I'm sure there is demand for a tapered cut with a more normal fitting top block and thigh.  

 

- They have developed new shirt patterns, but don't offer them.  Shirting fabric has been pretty great the past year; sadly I cannot wear them with those high arching side scoops.     

 

- They have interesting sneakers and they seem to be well priced/decently made, but no half sizes...  Its a nice last.

 

- T-shirts & Sweatshirts seem to get good response, expand the category (been doing this a little with t shirts lately).  

 

 

 

This is just MY opinion on where the brand has gone.  I do not fault them for dipping into every facet of the market, you need to try as a small business.  But its missing some key fits.

 

Coupled with the fact that retail is suffering, the US dollar goes a lot further overseas then it used to & designer goods are on sale everyday, with no wait period.  Granted sizing can be limited.

 

Makes this business model and offerings that much more challenging to succeed.  

post #9682 of 10357

Yes, more along the line of Alden style. Maybe there's not a big market for that though.

 

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post
 

I agree with @CanadaCal, and stick with the current product lines and make them better.  Half sizes of shoes/boots is a good suggestion & should be a win for Gustin to get more buyers.  Maybe re-design the buttondowns to cut back on the large scoops many of us aren't so fond of; which they did with the new shirt designs.  Would love to see loop wheeled tees/sweatshirts or short sleeve henleys

 

Also, @pima1234, Gustin did do some chukkas (example: https://www.weargustin.com/store/2670) unless you were thinking more in line with Alden style chukkas with leather soles.

post #9683 of 10357

It seems that their denim variety is already quite wide, and no one else is doing it at the Gustin price point, AFAIK.

 

Many are variations on a similar theme, but there's room for that. Different fabric weights, shades (particularly indigo of course, in addition to a nice variety of colors), different fabric styles, etc.

post #9684 of 10357

I received my "Blue Gum Sole Low Top" a few days ago.

 

My first impression is that they are great shoes, exactly as advertised.  The quality appears to be perfect.  I looked all over the shoes and found no flaws, inside or outside.  Some variation in shade of the leather but its nice looking and I consider it to be okay and appropriate.  No flaws in the leather such as wrinkles or cracks like others and myself have found on the white sneakers.  I removed the insoles from both shoes and carefully inspected the inside footbed to check for stains or uneven areas and they are both good.  Apparently Gustin has resolved their prior issue of uneven stained footbeds on the Italian made shoes that caused me to return two pair from some early batches.

 

I like the navy blue leather.  And I like the combination of that color with the yellowish gum sole.  I do think the gum sole is a bit large compared to the leather top of the shoe.  It looks disproportionate.  Maybe it shouldn't come up so high and cover so much of the leather?  This may be true of all sneakers of this style.  The blue and yellow contrast makes it more evident as I didn't notice it as much on white on white versions.  This isn't really a ding on Gustin, more a reason why this style of shoe is not my favorite.  I usually wear medium or high end boots.

 

I'm hoping the sizing works out for me but I'm not 100% sure it will.  I normally wear a 43 or 10, sometimes 9.5 and rarely 10.5.  And I have fairly narrow feet, width B/C.  So I ordered a Gustin 10.  I'm pretty sure that a 9 would have been too short as the 10 is almost right, but a little loose, particularly on my right foot which is a bit smaller than my left foot.  I feel some motion on that right foot that I don't prefer.  Probably my narrow feet are contributing to the loose fit as other's observed Gustin shoes tend to be wide.  I'll try tying it tighter and maybe it will break in okay as it conforms.  The laces are not pulling the top flaps too close together as is often true if width is way off so that's hopeful.  If they made half sizes a 9.5 would likely be a better fit for me.

 

A minor nit: why ship with the lacing inside out?  It makes it difficult to use the laces when they are laced from outside to inside on each hole and it looks the same when tied.  It only takes a few minutes for me to reverse them to normal inside to outside lacing, but why create the bother?  Am I missing some advantage of lacing that way?

 

From a quality and value perspective, I think these are great shoes.  Good work Gustin!

 

 

 

post #9685 of 10357
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Originally Posted by crossfi73 View Post
 

Maybe Gustin does actually read this forum.  The blue T shirts continue...

 

https://www.weargustin.com/store/3778

 

The coloring on them looks pretty cool to me, anyone else jump on it?


I bought the light one because I don't l like the "heatherd" look but do like the variation in color on these and on the oil washed green I have.

post #9686 of 10357
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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post
 

I agree with @CanadaCal, and stick with the current product lines and make them better.  Half sizes of shoes/boots is a good suggestion & should be a win for Gustin to get more buyers.  Maybe re-design the buttondowns to cut back on the large scoops many of us aren't so fond of; which they did with the new shirt designs.  Would love to see loop wheeled tees/sweatshirts or short sleeve henleys

 

Also, @pima1234, Gustin did do some chukkas (example: https://www.weargustin.com/store/2670) unless you were thinking more in line with Alden style chukkas with leather soles.


- Offer collar options, button downs or spread.

 

- Increase the back rise on the jeans.

 

- redo the chinos.  I cant buy them because I don't fit within the waist profile.  The pattern also looks "schlubby". 

post #9687 of 10357

I also wish they would design dress shirts with pinpoint and spread collar options.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
 


- Offer collar options, button downs or spread.

 

- Increase the back rise on the jeans.

 

- redo the chinos.  I cant buy them because I don't fit within the waist profile.  The pattern also looks "schlubby". 

post #9688 of 10357

They're sharp. Interested to receive mine.

 

I backed the black black pair, and thinking I could sell the black sneakers with white soles. I like the gum soles a bit better.

 

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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

I received my "Blue Gum Sole Low Top" a few days ago.

 

My first impression is that they are great shoes, exactly as advertised.  The quality appears to be perfect.  I looked all over the shoes and found no flaws, inside or outside.  Some variation in shade of the leather but its nice looking and I consider it to be okay and appropriate.  No flaws in the leather such as wrinkles or cracks like others and myself have found on the white sneakers.  I removed the insoles from both shoes and carefully inspected the inside footbed to check for stains or uneven areas and they are both good.  Apparently Gustin has resolved their prior issue of uneven stained footbeds on the Italian made shoes that caused me to return two pair from some early batches.

 

I like the navy blue leather.  And I like the combination of that color with the yellowish gum sole.  I do think the gum sole is a bit large compared to the leather top of the shoe.  It looks disproportionate.  Maybe it shouldn't come up so high and cover so much of the leather?  This may be true of all sneakers of this style.  The blue and yellow contrast makes it more evident as I didn't notice it as much on white on white versions.  This isn't really a ding on Gustin, more a reason why this style of shoe is not my favorite.  I usually wear medium or high end boots.

 

I'm hoping the sizing works out for me but I'm not 100% sure it will.  I normally wear a 43 or 10, sometimes 9.5 and rarely 10.5.  And I have fairly narrow feet, width B/C.  So I ordered a Gustin 10.  I'm pretty sure that a 9 would have been too short as the 10 is almost right, but a little loose, particularly on my right foot which is a bit smaller than my left foot.  I feel some motion on that right foot that I don't prefer.  Probably my narrow feet are contributing to the loose fit as other's observed Gustin shoes tend to be wide.  I'll try tying it tighter and maybe it will break in okay as it conforms.  The laces are not pulling the top flaps too close together as is often true if width is way off so that's hopeful.  If they made half sizes a 9.5 would likely be a better fit for me.

 

A minor nit: why ship with the lacing inside out?  It makes it difficult to use the laces when they are laced from outside to inside on each hole and it looks the same when tied.  It only takes a few minutes for me to reverse them to normal inside to outside lacing, but why create the bother?  Am I missing some advantage of lacing that way?

 

From a quality and value perspective, I think these are great shoes.  Good work Gustin!

 

 

 

post #9689 of 10357

Chocolate Brown Twill: Yea/Nay?

 

I think it might be interesting to try. I've never owned a pair of slacks in that color. Should be nice along side the Army Duck Green and Heavy Caramel.

post #9690 of 10357
Quote:
Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

 

No.  IMO they should go back to their roots.  The denim is getting less and less interesting...  Way too many repeats, not a lot new. 

 

 

- They haven't developed a new denim cut...  I'm sure there is demand for a tapered cut with a more normal fitting top block and thigh.  

 

- They have developed new shirt patterns, but don't offer them.  Shirting fabric has been pretty great the past year; sadly I cannot wear them with those high arching side scoops.     

 

- They have interesting sneakers and they seem to be well priced/decently made, but no half sizes...  Its a nice last.

 

- T-shirts & Sweatshirts seem to get good response, expand the category (been doing this a little with t shirts lately).  

 

 

 

This is just MY opinion on where the brand has gone.  I do not fault them for dipping into every facet of the market, you need to try as a small business.  But its missing some key fits.

 

Coupled with the fact that retail is suffering, the US dollar goes a lot further overseas then it used to & designer goods are on sale everyday, with no wait period.  Granted sizing can be limited.

 

Makes this business model and offerings that much more challenging to succeed.  

 

Can't agree more for the new denim cut and the box fit shirt.....!!!!!! 

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