or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 1411

post #21151 of 37394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Allen Edmonds and Jalan Swirijaya are the only brands I've ever owned that didn't make my feet hurt in some way at some point. Meermin takes a lot of breaking in (and still isn't great). I had a pair of Carmina for about a month; best fitting of their lasts for me. But it just was uncomfortable and they were traded. Yount shoes fit alright. C&J fit ok. But they aren't actually comfortable. Just not uncomfortable.

 

Interesting comment about Jalan Sriwijaya. Are they good? Where did you get them? Strangely enough, though they are made here in Indonesia, they are not sold here. Probably because there is no market for quality footwear :confused:

post #21152 of 37394
They look really nice. Clags got his from Unipair....I think.
post #21153 of 37394
Thread Starter 
Got mine at Unipair. Simian (who picked up the Frui order for UK), has a pair he likes a lot. Held up well to tough wear. He also just got some pants, a jacket, and a suit from B&T. Hoping he'll start posting pics.

Anyway, I like mine a lot. Wore them today. I wish I had gotten another pair while I was there, but none of them spoke to me the last time I was at Unipair.

post #21154 of 37394
I've never owned anything from Carmina. I like things that I can actually try on and see in person when it comes to shoes. Don't see the issue with paying retail for AE just because there happens to be some other obscure brand that may be better for the price. I'd say AE provides a solid shoe for a reasonable price compared to a lot of other shoes out there.
post #21155 of 37394

Would be a bit weird for me to get them via Unipair, knowing that they're made in Bandung. About a two hours drive from where I live... :D

post #21156 of 37394
Thread Starter 
Elio...you can go to their factory!!!!! And they'll sell direct to you.

Make this happen for the love of god. Proxy for meeeeeeeeeeee
post #21157 of 37394
Thread Starter 
post #21158 of 37394

I am intrigued. 

post #21159 of 37394
Y u no try Vass tho?

If you admit you find a lot of shoes uncomfortable, and you drop coin on BNT, so its not like Im giving this rec to someone who never upspends on menswear, why not give a shot on some Vass or something? You might be surprised.
post #21160 of 37394
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Y u no try Vass tho?

If you admit you find a lot of shoes uncomfortable, and you drop coin on BNT, so its not like Im giving this rec to someone who never upspends on menswear, why not give a shot on some Vass or something? You might be surprised.

I love Vass. In terms of comfort, I think my EG are a little more comfy.
post #21161 of 37394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Elio...you can go to their factory!!!!! And they'll sell direct to you.

Make this happen for the love of god. Proxy for meeeeeeeeeeee

Now, why didn't I think of that?!
I'll be glad to go there as soon as I have the chance. Didn't know they sell directly from factory. They didn't tell me when I contacted them...
post #21162 of 37394
I am yet to try EG. One day the boots will be mine.

I recommend Vass becauae they are not that expensive. Telling someone to jump from 300/400 to over 1200 is silly, but to try out something at 700ish is not total crazy talk I dont think.

As far as top comfort goes for me, GG on the 71 is my most comfy fit.
post #21163 of 37394

What kind of money are we talking about for these Jalans?

post #21164 of 37394
Thread Starter 
It isn't about the money. I mean, it is, in the sense that the idea of spending a lot on shoes doesn't appeal to me ($400+). There are folks in the various shoe threads who probably would never dream of spending 1000+ on jackets, 100+ on ties, etc etc but will happily spend 2k on shoes.

I very, very briefly tried on Vass at Kumkang in Korea. Fit seemed fine (and while I don't like the look their known for--the very narrow waist--some of their more standard lasts are nice). Anyway, I'd rather have some Jalans or Meermin's and have a few extra ties. Though if I ever came across some Vass (or any other shoe) that was both comfortable and took my breath away, I'd probably pick it up. But I've yet to see a pair of shoes that truly took my breath away (ties, on the other hand...)


Jalan's are priced a bit under AE with the strong dollar. Comparable quality.

----
Quote:
Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Now, why didn't I think of that?!
I'll be glad to go there as soon as I have the chance. Didn't know they sell directly from factory. They didn't tell me when I contacted them...

I think that's a factory store. Seconds and such.

Anything along these lines:







post #21165 of 37394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

It isn't about the money.

 

It's always about the money. I mean it isn't. The thing is, I don't ind spending some coin on shoes (I seem to spend more on them than anything else) but for an unknown quantity (to me) I'm hesitant.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)