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post #286 of 476
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post
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.
I didnt have that problem on my first pair too, but they were a bit wider than I want. Went there again today for another pair, will post picture when i get them. they are 1500 now, and will be 1600 beginning next month
post #287 of 476
Still a great price - will contact them. How good would you folks say they are at replicating based on photos alone?
post #288 of 476
Update: I'm working with Zee's on an order, and they're very easy to work with over email. Cost will be $1600 HKD for the shoes, and $200 HKD for freight. All they need are pics, measurements of the length, width, and insteps of my feet, and one comfortably fitting shoe.

Shoe will be French calf, and I specified a goodyear welt (assuming they will do it, since they didn't say they couldn't), and they confirmed colour based on photos.

Has anyone else gone my route before?
post #289 of 476
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Originally Posted by Geoff Gander View Post
Update: I'm working with Zee's on an order, and they're very easy to work with over email. Cost will be $1600 HKD for the shoes, and $200 HKD for freight. All they need are pics, measurements of the length, width, and insteps of my feet, and one comfortably fitting shoe.

Shoe will be French calf, and I specified a goodyear welt (assuming they will do it, since they didn't say they couldn't), and they confirmed colour based on photos.

Has anyone else gone my route before?

Would be interesting to see how well it turns out (fit wise) !
post #290 of 476
hi all. would somebody kindly post (or pm me) an email address that works. I have had 4 or 5 pair made by the jolly fellows at Zee's (haven't posted will do) sadly their cards always seem have their email address messed up.. cheers! --------------------- ooops, checked the previous pages.. got it! thx.
post #291 of 476
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
As promised, my new wingtip derbies from Zee's.

Made a couple of adjustments to the last: taller toe box, tighter fiddled waist, higher vamp. The result is a more voluptuous shape.

The shoes were originally unpolished since I don't trust their polishing techniques.





Inspired by Benjamin's photo, I went to Zees and got these. They look pretty good to me. Now I need to do some work on the antiquing. Any suggestions?


post #292 of 476
Those don't look half bad. I would use black polish in several layers on the tip of the toe.
post #293 of 476
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post
Those don't look half bad. I would use black polish in several layers on the tip of the toe.

is it also necessary to rub nail polish remover on the smooth areas ( to fade some color) ?
post #294 of 476
I wouldn't
post #295 of 476
I had a couple of pairs of shoes made by Zee's and have just started wearing the first pair. The rim on the side of each shoe seems to dig into the side of my ankle and quite quickly becomes sore.

I've never really had this problem on any RTW shoes I have worn and was wondering whether anyone else has had this problem with their Zee's?

It doesn't feel like this will subside with time (i.e. it doesn't feel like it's a "breaking in" issue), in which case does anyone know if Zee could do anything about this?

Thanks

Dib
post #296 of 476
Hi I would like to ge some shoes at Zees, but I´d rather like it on a bespoke last. Does anyone know a lastmaker in HK, Guangzhou or Shenzen? Or do just some shoemakers do it if I buy their shoes? thanks cocteau
post #297 of 476
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Originally Posted by Dib View Post
I had a couple of pairs of shoes made by Zee's and have just started wearing the first pair. The rim on the side of each shoe seems to dig into the side of my ankle and quite quickly becomes sore.

I've never really had this problem on any RTW shoes I have worn and was wondering whether anyone else has had this problem with their Zee's?

It doesn't feel like this will subside with time (i.e. it doesn't feel like it's a "breaking in" issue), in which case does anyone know if Zee could do anything about this?

Thanks

Dib

No expericence with Zee's but;

IIRC I had this problem with some AEs. I believe either they are cut too high at that part for your foot or the foot bed isn't padded enough. You may wish to add a half or whole insole to the shoe to gain some height. Half (you just use or buy the heel part if the toe box doesn't have extra room) or whole if you have enough room in the insole.
post #298 of 476
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Originally Posted by cocteau View Post
Hi I would like to ge some shoes at Zees, but I´d rather like it on a bespoke last. Does anyone know a lastmaker in HK, Guangzhou or Shenzen? Or do just some shoemakers do it if I buy their shoes?

thanks cocteau

No lastmaker in hong kong anymore. Kow Hoo make their own last but they don't sell it.
I use JV China to make my bespoke last.
Or you can ask Springline in england made it.
Or you can ask flitzl help to order one for you.
post #299 of 476
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post
No expericence with Zee's but;

IIRC I had this problem with some AEs. I believe either they are cut too high at that part for your foot or the foot bed isn't padded enough. You may wish to add a half or whole insole to the shoe to gain some height. Half (you just use or buy the heel part if the toe box doesn't have extra room) or whole if you have enough room in the insole.

+1
post #300 of 476
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post
No lastmaker in hong kong anymore. Kow Hoo make their own last but they don't sell it.
I use JV China to make my bespoke last.
Or you can ask Springline in england made it.
Or you can ask flitzl help to order one for you.

I would not want a last from Kow Hoo, the one pair I got from them are pretty much unwearable.

They are a very poor fit and I wear them for very short periods of time. They make their shoes in China in likely 3 days by machines and then charge hefty prices saying they are made in HK and take 8 months to make by hand.
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