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(Near enough, CH, I think the principle is the same!)

 

Don - details?

 

George´s shoes from Mallorca:

 

http://www.georges-shoes.com/en/

 

I like the mix of tan suede and maron leather. Only problem is, it´s hard to clean.

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Roger my friend, I said you'd be the first to know...

 

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Roger my friend, I said you'd be the first to know...



Is the blue cobalt or really navy blue?
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Sweet spectators Mimo!  No doubting the contrast there.  Very smart.

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Sweet spectators Mimo!  No doubting the contrast there.  Very smart.

 

 

Sweet spectators indeed. Congratulations on your excellent taste in footwear.

CH

 

 

Chestnut and Navy

 

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Sweet spectators Mimo!  No doubting the contrast there.  Very smart.

 

X2

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Is the blue cobalt or really navy blue?

 

It's very dark in normal inside light; just the morning sun brightening it up a bit through the window.

 

 

Thanks a lot guys! CH, yours is the Fencote, right?  I looked at that (great guys at Herring, and from my homeland too) but thought the last might be too narrow for me.  How do you find it?  I still want the green one if they do a wider fitting...

 

This is made by Barker I think, for an independent in Northern Ireland called Robinson's.  Happened to be on offer in my size, and I've wanted this colour combo for ages.  This is a happy day!

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Thanks a lot guys! CH, yours is the Fencote, right?  I looked at that (great guys at Herring, and from my homeland too) but thought the last might be too narrow for me.  How do you find it?  I still want the green one if they do a wider fitting...

 

 

Mimo,

 

Yes, mine is the Fencote. I'm wearing a 7 Medium, UK. I'm an 8.5D in US. These are very comfortable and plenty of width, as you can see from the laces. Absolutely my favorite pair of specs. Herring is great to deal with too.

CH

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I'm actually glad that Herring had the courage to start their own line of footwear. While the make is by Loake, Barker, Cheaney and some Spanish factory, Herring does offer an interesting mix of regular and fancy designs. Brown calf-blue suede specs, case in point. I remember reading that they use somewhat better leathers on Herring pairs than regular factory pairs to offer something others don't. The more, the merrier.
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I agree.  I have two spectators from Herring (Henley, and Henley II in a different colour) and no complaints at all on quality.  Nor service, which I can recommend heartily.

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I'm actually glad that Herring had the courage to start their own line of footwear. While the make is by Loake, Barker, Cheaney and some Spanish factory, Herring does offer an interesting mix of regular and fancy designs. Brown calf-blue suede specs, case in point. I remember reading that they use somewhat better leathers on Herring pairs than regular factory pairs to offer something others don't. The more, the merrier.

Total agreement. They really have busted loose. I am very tempted to get a pair of the green specs.
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Total agreement. They really have busted loose. I am very tempted to get a pair of the green specs.

 

I find Herring's sizing to be rather generous. I'm an 8.5D in most Allen Edmonds, but a 7F UK is an excellent fit for me in the Fencotes and several other Herring models as well.

CH

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Do you know which last your Fencotes are on?  I was told that last was pretty slender, but that also might mean it's long - I guess it's all about the shape of your foot.

 

I find their sizing varies a lot by maker: The Loake and Barker shoes are a bit more generous (especially the former), and the Cheaney more of a mix: I have two pairs on the 2003 which seems true to size, and slightly narrower in the waist, and one on the 125, which seems big.

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Do you know which last your Fencotes are on?  I was told that last was pretty slender, but that also might mean it's long - I guess it's all about the shape of your foot.

 

I find their sizing varies a lot by maker: The Loake and Barker shoes are a bit more generous (especially the former), and the Cheaney more of a mix: I have two pairs on the 2003 which seems true to size, and slightly narrower in the waist, and one on the 125, which seems big.

 

According to Herring, " Hand made in the Cheaney Factory, England, we’re really proud of these shoes. A stunning two tone brogue crafted on the popular 11028 last."

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Just finished rehabbing a pair of 1930s spectators from Marshalls and gave them the test run at a Shanghai Nights party. Probably first time they had been off a dance floor in what 50 years?

Classic sign of 1930s shoes is narrow width around the lacing area. So a D width looks like a C.






Interesting saddle leather treatment = like Russian calf



Someone used them as a wall feature = hence the (repaired) holes in the soles! Notice the unworn 1930s heel pads.



Exquisite hand done punching on the toecap. Such finesse!



What was remarkable about these was that they were not dry - even the fine lambskin interiors.

I stripped them lightly with thinners/stripper than applied Collonil Diamond/1909 to replenish colour and oils and then some coats of Pecards to remedy the cleaning and rehydrate them.
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