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post #271 of 478
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Originally Posted by Carbonless View Post
Nice shoes!

I bought a couple of pairs from Zee's last week and love them. I just emailed him about whether he could reproduce the Barker Black Archdale. He said that he could, but after seeing your pick of the Medallion I am thinking that he may not want to replicate it too precise or else be guilty of forging BB material. Did he show you the correct BB medallion when he did yours? If so, I'm wondering why he didn't come a little closer to the design.

A bit delayed but did you end up making a pair with the BB medallion? IF you did, how did it turn out? And pictures please!
post #272 of 478
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post
Nope, I don't think so. When did you pick up the shoe? Did I saw them in store this afternoon?
Picked them up 29th Nov - I believe my other pair was finished and left there for a few days... I left for Sydney on 30th. Next time i should give precise instructions on the medallion to be concentrated near the front of last
post #273 of 478
I am just done reading this thread - it's very informative! Not only about Zee's but also shoe construction. I am actually in Hong Kong at the moment (for an extended period time, ahem, for legal reasons ) and I am definitely interested in giving them a go. I have been thinking about getting a pair of Tricker's Stow (preferrably custom made with natural finish welt), but unfortunately even the regular version costs more than my modest budget. I am wondering if anyone has had any brogue boots done by Zee's? Also, going back to a related topic discussed earlier on, does anyone have any feedback on their leather bags? Thanks.
post #274 of 478
In the mail today from Zees.



Doing some polishing now..

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post #276 of 478
Any updates? I am thinking of having a few pairs made sometme this year
post #277 of 478
got these made a few weeks ago, and picked them up 3 days ago very nice, even though they run a little large, but nothing serious.
he tried to replicate a last of my santoni bristols, but made them more elongated. STILL very good quality for money
LL
post #278 of 478
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Originally Posted by EricE. View Post
got these made a few weeks ago, and picked them up 3 days ago very nice, even though they run a little large, but nothing serious.
he tried to replicate a last of my santoni bristols, but made them more elongated. STILL very good quality for money

How much did they run you? I am going to be in HK in a couple of weeks, and am thinking of getting a couple of pairs made up.
post #279 of 478
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Originally Posted by Annadale View Post
How much did they run you? I am going to be in HK in a couple of weeks, and am thinking of getting a couple of pairs made up.

Last time I checked it was HKD 1500 per pair
post #280 of 478
You got shoes made for 1500 HKD ?!?!?!?

=~$189 CDN ----->

Cripes, at that price it would be worth the risk of ordering a pair over the phone, and crossing your fingers.
post #281 of 478
I had a pair of boots made in late 2010. Came to HKD 2150 including trees and Topy, and it took one week.
post #282 of 478
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Originally Posted by Geoff Gander View Post
You got shoes made for 1500 HKD ?!?!?!?

=~$189 CDN ----->

Cripes, at that price it would be worth the risk of ordering a pair over the phone, and crossing your fingers.

Well the measurement process is pretty simple. Trace foot on a sheet of paper + measure the circumference with a tape. If your foot is pretty standard it may be okay to do it yourself.

Having said that, I was fitted for a pair in HK last month and they make a mock up in denim and mine did need a bit of tweaking at the denim stage.

My order arrived this week and I am very happy with them for the price 200 AUD delivered to Sydney. The leather is not super dooper high end, but your not paying a lot. And if you have any kind of fit issues, as I do, which make it hard to buy RTW shoes this is this best deal going in bespoke shoes.

You can email them on zeesleather@yahoo.com.hk or call them on 23682851.
post #283 of 478
I've been meaning to update my opinions for a few weeks now.

I've had two pairs made by Zees. Both look great but are abominable to wear.

The first pair had to be taken back and stretched (too small in toe box area and uneven feel to the inside.) Zees were happy to help. These shoes are fine unless you need to walk a few hundred metres. Then they become lead cement boxes. Very, very painful.

Ditto the slip ons I had made a few months later. The problem for me is that there is no inside cushioning at all. Thus, these shoes are easily the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever worn.

BTW, I've had these shoes well over 12 months so they 'aint gonna wear in any better.

I know I can't be the only customer to have these problems so I'm wondering how other people have resolved this issue. I really like the idea of shoes made to measure as I have a very narrow foot and nothing in HK fits. Zee tells me I'm a 9C-D.
post #284 of 478
I experienced the same discomfort issues with my 2 pairs. When told about the lack of inner cushioning, I was told most customers add on Dr Scholl's insoles.

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Originally Posted by ApplesHK View Post
I've been meaning to update my opinions for a few weeks now.

I've had two pairs made by Zees. Both look great but are abominable to wear.

The first pair had to be taken back and stretched (too small in toe box area and uneven feel to the inside.) Zees were happy to help. These shoes are fine unless you need to walk a few hundred metres. Then they become lead cement boxes. Very, very painful.

Ditto the slip ons I had made a few months later. The problem for me is that there is no inside cushioning at all. Thus, these shoes are easily the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever worn.

BTW, I've had these shoes well over 12 months so they 'aint gonna wear in any better.

I know I can't be the only customer to have these problems so I'm wondering how other people have resolved this issue. I really like the idea of shoes made to measure as I have a very narrow foot and nothing in HK fits. Zee tells me I'm a 9C-D.
post #285 of 478
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Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
I experienced the same discomfort issues with my 2 pairs. When told about the lack of inner cushioning, I was told most customers add on Dr Scholl's insoles.

I don't have this kinds of problem about Zee's. And I don't know of any major dress shoe brand has inner cushioning at the toe box area, or actually in any area at all.
If you want cushioning on the insole, it will be fine to ask Zee, I am sure Zee can add it on, since I saw him doing it all the time.
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