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After months of wearing.

Gotta say, great quality for its price. I love them but I'd agree with mrclam that I'm not sure I'd pay more to get more. Plus, I just can't seem to get over the hideous buckle.

Fit is great but note that this is my second pair from zees. First pair is a tad too snug - gives the top of my toe a blister.
post #347 of 480
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After months of wearing.

Gotta say, great quality for its price. I love them but I'd agree with mrclam that I'm not sure I'd pay more to get more. Plus, I just can't seem to get over the hideous buckle.

Fit is great but note that this is my second pair from zees. First pair is a tad too snug - gives the top of my toe a blister.

Did you specify the last/toe shape for those?

I'm really looking at getting a pair of double monks from Zees...
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Did you specify the last/toe shape for those?

I'm really looking at getting a pair of double monks from Zees...

Nope, didn't specify any last. But I did say that I wanted it elongated.
post #349 of 480
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post #350 of 480
For those who recently purchased shoes from Zee, how long was the turn-around time?
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How much is a Zees resole?
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For those who recently purchased shoes from Zee, how long was the turn-around time?

1.5 weeks from walking into the store the first time, took them 2 days to get me a fitted shoe, and then seemed like 7 working days after that to get the shoe itself.
post #353 of 480
Zee's Leather is also now on facebook.
post #354 of 480
I have been a customer of Mayer's for a while and I wanted to get some clarity around one point that was made here on SF.

Is it correct to say that Mayer's and Zee's are in fact different front doors for the same operations in TST?

By placing an identical order at both shops, provided that you are crystal clear on what you want, would you be likely to get exactly the same product?

Many thanks for helping me on this issue!

I am not unhappy with Mayer's but I am not keen on spending double the price for no specific reason.
post #355 of 480
The same factory may be used by both stores, but the leathers are different (I think each store provides the leather to the factory), and the fitting depends on the person helping you. I have two pair from Mayer that fit better and are higher in quality all of the 5+ pair I got from Zees. But I'm not sure the difference justifies the 2x price. Be sure to inspect the finished shoes carefully, as there are gaps in the factory's quality control (crooked stitches from Mayer, which was fixed but never should have given to me in the first place).
post #356 of 480
Do you find Mayer better than Zee? Would you have an address and some pictures of some shoes from them?
post #357 of 480
Hey to you all,

I just placed my order today. I am going to have a double monk shoe made. I have used two different colours of leather, both medium tan and bulguary, I am going to have my fitting on tuesday. Price is HKD1600, and that is included Goodyear welding.

BTW I find the guy who work in there very English friendly, I do think there will be no problem for the English speaker who is seeking to visit the shop.

Once I have the product, I will take some photos before and after additional polish.

I am pretty looking forward to the fitting, is there anything I should bear in mind? I am all new to the MTO shoes.
post #358 of 480
I've also recently placed an order at Zee's: pretty standard dark brown oxfords with an allegedly John Lobb, dainite-esque sole. Will report back when done.
post #359 of 480
I agree with the earlier contributor who stated, "Ive found their leathers to be rather flat and boring". You walk into Tassle's and you can see with the quality of the leather that you aren't just paying for upmarket rent in the Landmark. For USD300 you can get a pair of Allen Edmonds that are made of better materials. My Allen Edmonds also have significantly more comfortable soles. In terms of fit, my feet are different sizes (which is what drove me to try the place out) but somehow my pair from Zee's turned out to be the same length. I guess that leaves style. Sure, they can copy something but if that's all there is, then why bother?
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I agree with the earlier contributor who stated, "Ive found their leathers to be rather flat and boring". You walk into Tassle's and you can see with the quality of the leather that you aren't just paying for upmarket rent in the Landmark. For USD300 you can get a pair of Allen Edmonds that are made of better materials. My Allen Edmonds also have significantly more comfortable soles. In terms of fit, my feet are different sizes (which is what drove me to try the place out) but somehow my pair from Zee's turned out to be the same length. I guess that leaves style. Sure, they can copy something but if that's all there is, then why bother?

leather flat and boring - yup, they really don't finish their leathers at all, so if you want the nice finishing, you've got to do it yourself (see somewhere between page 15-20 of this thread). when i got my black shoes, he had polished it with something that made the leather look cheap and awful. for the entire first day i wore them, i was worried that i'd gotten corrected grain! i cleaned them up at home and they look better now, though admittedly not as good as something you'd get from C&J. for their black leather at least, i daresay that they are at least on par with my black allen edmonds in terms of leather quality.

as for tassel's, i think they are one of few retailers who carry these kinds of shoes in HK, so respect to them for that, but i do think you're still paying a premium for their rent (How can you not be??) last time i was there i saw a pair of cordovan c&j bradfords that just looked scratched to hell, and selling for brand new. another note...i was able to order c&js direct from c&j, pay for shipping, and still come in under tassel's price.

bottom line, i think you get what you pair for, zee's is a good bargain at $200 USD, but if you're looking for fine quality leather and craftsmanship, head elsewhere.
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