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Just read this entire thread and found myself subscribing so I don't miss any more nuggets from you @mw313. Really great input well written. If ever you do start that blog I'll be subscribing there too. Thanks.

Thank you very much. I'm hoping to get one started during the summer as my schedule calms down. I'm going to ask a few friends of mine who currently have men's blogs on their tips for formatting etc.
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Scarosso has good quality for the price. I ordered a pair of MTO chelseas and its a good product

Yea I liked the MTO Chelsea boots that I posted. They are still doing well
post #93 of 102
Carmina & EB look for them in sale 😀
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Carmina & EB look for them in sale 😀

Very true. I was only listing brands based on normal prices but you can fine some great deals for Enzo Bonafè and Carmina on sale. They are superior shoes and when on sale, anyone should consider jumping on them.
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Very true. I was only listing brands based on normal prices but you can fine some great deals for Enzo Bonafè and Carmina on sale. They are superior shoes and when on sale, anyone should consider jumping on them.

 

Hello MW313

 

Could you give us your thoughts on the 1966 line from herring shoes ?

 

www.herringshoes.co.uk/herring

From the web site:

Herring 1966 is the ultimate range of hand grade shoe manufacturing. Every detail has been carefully considered, from the channel stitched oak-bark soles to the narrow waist and finest leathers.
 
 
Thank you !
 
Regards !
post #96 of 102
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Hello MW313

 

Could you give us your thoughts on the 1966 line from herring shoes ?

 

www.herringshoes.co.uk/herring

From the web site:

Herring 1966 is the ultimate range of hand grade shoe manufacturing. Every detail has been carefully considered, from the channel stitched oak-bark soles to the narrow waist and finest leathers.
 
 
Thank you !
 
Regards !


No problem!

 

I have not held these in person but just by looking at them I could tell that they are a nice shoe. I am very well familiar with Herring as a store and brand. They make great products for each price range that they produce for and have shoes from many areas of the world.

 

After doing some quick research these shoes are made by Alfred Sargent and are some of the nicer shoes that Sargent makes. They are closed channel to look cleaner and more upscale, the soles are two toned and the leather used for the soles is of the highest quality. They are make by Baker's of England who produces soles for Gaziano and Girling as well as many bespoke shoe makers. 

 

Great shoes for a reasonable price when looking at the level of quality!

 

Good find and if you buy a pair, please post your thoughts and pictures on this thread!

 

mw

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Originally Posted by shoelearner View Post
 

 

Hello MW313

 

Could you give us your thoughts on the 1966 line from herring shoes ?

 

www.herringshoes.co.uk/herring

From the web site:

Herring 1966 is the ultimate range of hand grade shoe manufacturing. Every detail has been carefully considered, from the channel stitched oak-bark soles to the narrow waist and finest leathers.
 
 
Thank you !
 
Regards !


No problem!

 

I have not held these in person but just by looking at them I could tell that they are a nice shoe. I am very well familiar with Herring as a store and brand. They make great products for each price range that they produce for and have shoes from many areas of the world.

 

After doing some quick research these shoes are made by Alfred Sargent and are some of the nicer shoes that Sargent makes. They are closed channel to look cleaner and more upscale, the soles are two toned and the leather used for the soles is of the highest quality. They are make by Baker's of England who produces soles for Gaziano and Girling as well as many bespoke shoe makers. 

 

Great shoes for a reasonable price when looking at the level of quality!

 

Good find and if you buy a pair, please post your thoughts and pictures on this thread!

 

mw


This is to confirm @mw313's review on Herring's 1966 range.  I own a few pairs of Herring shoes including a pair of their '1966' range Shackelton.   The 1966 last is a sleek last with a slightly chiseled toe, and, it is surprisingly roomy and comfortable. I think that the grade of these shoes is the highest Herring offers, and, as @mw313 mentioned, they are made by Alfred Sargent.  The Shackelton's finishing is very good:  The upper's pin grain is very nice,  and, the soles are beveled with a closed channel.  The price of these shoes has increased since I bought them but the price/quality ratio remains fair to good.  All in all, I'd recommend these shoes. 

Through the years, I have bought quite a few pairs of shoes from Herring and have never been disappointed.  Beyond the shoes, they also offer above par service on my opinion.

Note that Herring currently offers a number of their '1966' range wholecut seconds at an interesting price (I have bought seconds from Herring in the past and the defaults were acceptable given the price discount). 

 


Edited by cypi2 - 4/13/16 at 10:06pm
post #98 of 102

 

 

 

 

Thank you

@mw313
@cypi2

for your responses

 

I own the blue fiennes and the two-tone shackleton, both from the 1966 line, I do not know much about leather quality, but both shoes are comfortable and nice-looking.

 

Some females have complimented these shoes. Which is a first timer for me as far as shoes go.

 

The 1966 lasted shoe trees does not fill up the shoes 100% perfectly because one section of the vamp area is where the lasted shoe tree could have been improved, but other than that, the sides, the toe section, greatly filled up.

 

Sorry about the crappy quality of the pictures, my cellphone camera is cheap as hell.

 

Thank you

 

and Best Regards.

post #99 of 102

Does you know anything about the quality of the Carlos Santos product? It looks quite nice to me, but haven't pulled the trigger on it as yet. 

 

Any insights would be very helpful.

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Thank you
@mw313

@cypi2
for your responses

I own the blue fiennes and the two-tone shackleton, both from the 1966 line, I do not know much about leather quality, but both shoes are comfortable and nice-looking.

Some females have complimented these shoes. Which is a first timer for me as far as shoes go.

The 1966 lasted shoe trees does not fill up the shoes 100% perfectly because one section of the vamp area is where the lasted shoe tree could have been improved, but other than that, the sides, the toe section, greatly filled up.

Sorry about the crappy quality of the pictures, my cellphone camera is cheap as hell.

Thank you

and Best Regards.

Great that you guys agree with my review.
post #101 of 102
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Does you know anything about the quality of the Carlos Santos product? It looks quite nice to me, but haven't pulled the trigger on it as yet. 

Any insights would be very helpful.

I haven't tried them out but if Skoaktiebolaget is carrying them, they must make a good product. I know those guys very well and trust their opinion if there is a new brand.
post #102 of 102

Allen Edmonds

Bruno Magli

A. Testoni

Wolverine 1000 Mile

Frye

 

Brands to Avoid:

Cole Haan

Hugo Boss

Donald J. Pliner

Ferragamo

 

But seriously... never pay full price... In today's day and age, Gilt, Saks, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor...... everywhere has sales at some point... shop them get the $400 shoe for around $250 and then buy a second pair in a style you find interesting! I have never paid full price for a pair of shoes in my life... even the most high end of brands...

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