There aren't any stockists because they haven't been made yet. The buying is going on now and you may see them next spring if the deal with Bergdorf is over by then. If not you will probably have to get them from Europe or Japan. Bergdorf's buy is pretty small/ lame.
There are something like 30 different models in the collection and only 5 pictured. These wouldn't have been my highlights, although I like most of them except the chukka and the ones with kilties ( which personally I think should not appear anywhere except golf courses).
I just bought an Yuketen plain toe oxford(made in Canada), can someone enlighten as to what is a "VISCOLIZED SOLE"? The heel has something called "Cat's Paw"
Where did you find them? Viscolizing is a method of making a leather sole resistant to water by treating it with special oils. The process has probably been around for over a hundred years I think, and Alden's flex welt soles go through a similar process. Cat's Paw heels were a special brand of heels back in the day and were commonly found on work boots, engineer boots, etc. I'm not a fan of them personally (they wear down kind of fast), but the hardcore vintage/repro folks love them for their authenticity.
I just bought an Yuketen plain toe oxford(made in Canada), can someone enlighten as to what is a "VISCOLIZED SOLE"? The heel has something called "Cat's Paw" I got this exact pair, pretty not your typical Yuketen shoes, but what's your guys view on it, and what kind of pants you will wear it with?
I like those. That's one of the S/S 2010 shoes. I would give them a go with most things short of skinny jeans. You got these from a retailer already?
Robin, thks for your explanation. I bought this shoes in a Hong Kong store called Lane Crawford, and it is a S/S 2009 model, on the back of the shoe's tongue, it mentions made in January 2009. I want to get the brown suede dirty buck, but it was sold out in my size.
Originally I do have some reservation in buying this pair as its shape looks rather plain vanilla from a distance and there are those tabs at the heels and tongue. But when I try it on though, i think it is a nice change from those cap toe and wingtips that I had. And this pair is rather comfortable due to its bigger round toebox. I am looking to incorporate the shoes into few of my more causal looks, I guess need a bit of more planning than wearing the brown dirty buck but hopefully I will make it work.
Those are pretty cool. Lucky to find a pair because no retailer in North America would step to those I don't think. I would wear them happily with some Engineered Garments trousers, tucked in BD shirt and a casual sport coat. Roll up the pants. Or maybe with some dark denim with a nice cuff and some interesting socks.
Those are pretty cool. Lucky to find a pair because no retailer in North America would step to those I don't think.
I don't know why because they are actually a pretty conservative, military-inspired shoe. The plain-ness of them is what I like about them. It allows the shape of the last to come through. I didn't know they were also part of the SS09 collection but they will definitely be available again for next year. edit: as will the dirty bucks you were originally looking for.
The shoes look a lot like a pair of shoes that were made for the US army for soldiers to wear when they were on leave... Amazing shoes. Great buy.
What really surprises me is that Yuketen is using Cat Paws. I thought that mainly hardcore Japanese repro brands like McCoy used them. They are pretty hard to get hold of, as they aren't produced anymore and one would have to find them deadstock.